Denago City Model 2

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Release Year
Charge Time
4.5 Hours
Maximum Range
40 Miles
Top Speed
20, 28 mph
500 W
65 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 13.6Ah
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Gearing Type
58 lb
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Denago City Model 2. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

14 reasons to buy

  • The City Model 2 is sold as a step-thru and step-over.
  • Each frame is available in two sizes: the step-thru fits 4'11" to 6'5", and the step-over fits 5'0" to 6'4".
  • This bike includes lock-on grips, a bell, a kickstand, and a high-resolution display.
  • The City Model 2 has a relatively high payload capacity of 300lb.
  • Owners can adjust the speed limit between 11mph and 28mph.
  • The 3A charger provided with this bike cuts charging time by one-third compared to the 2A chargers typical of this price range.
  • The frame geometry is suspension-corrected, so owners can fit a suspension fork to enhance comfort and handling off-road.
  • Several users enjoy the smooth ride offered by the 2.6" puncture-resistant tires.
  • An expert finds the microSHIFT thumb shifter suitable for recreational riding.
  • One tester praises the braking power of the Zoom hydraulic brakes. Another says they felt confident riding on slick, wet pavement.
  • The thumb throttle only works when pedaling, preventing riders from accidentally taking off.
  • Denago's US dealership network makes it easier for riders to test-ride, find the best fit, get advice, or receive post-purchase support.
  • Reviewers agree the City Model 2 is ideal for local commutes and fun neighborhood rides.
  • For extra security, owners can lock the display with a PIN code.

4 reasons not to buy

  • One expert believes a throttle that only works when pedaling may frustrate experienced riders.
  • The exclusion of lights, fenders, and a rack means buyers must spend extra to expand the bike's safety and utility.
  • Two reviewers say the hub motor needs can't tackle steep hills using the throttle alone.
  • One user thinks the higher assist levels could be overwhelming.

Bottom line

The Denago City Model 2 is a commuter e-bike available in a step-thru or step-over frame and a choice of two sizes. Testers like the smooth ride, confidence-inspiring brakes, and slick looks. However, the motor can struggle on steep hills using throttle power alone. Furthermore, lights, fenders, and a cargo rack are needed to create a safer, more effective all-weather commuter. These extras add to the cost and raise the weight. Overall, the City Model 2 is a competitive option at this price, but buyers should consider their specific needs carefully before purchasing.

Expert Reviews

88/100 based on 1 rated expert review
Ebike Escape

Denago City Model 2 Review: Elevate Your Commute With the Perfect Fusion of Style and Function

We were pleasantly surprised with our review of the Denago City Model 2. This e-bike is in a competitive class but has some great features that help it stand out. The 500-watt motor is powerful but will need some pedaling on hills.

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Electrified Reviews

Affordable Commuter That’s Actually a Good Value

In the ever-expanding universe of e-bikes, the Denago City Model 2 shines brighter than the stars in the Milky Way.
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Pixxa Drum

Test Riding Denago City 2 E-Bike….This Thing Moves!

I am officially impressed. This sucker just flies. You almost have to be careful, if you’re on a higher level of assist.
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