Engine-Lab NGN E450

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
4 Hours
Maximum Range
60 Miles
Top Speed
20 Mph
Watts
500 W
Torque
80 Nm
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 14Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
65 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Engine-Lab NGN E450. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • The NGN E450 is available as a step-through model in either red or white.
  • Assembly is minimal, requiring the attachment of only the handlebars and pedals.
  • The high-step NGN E450 is available in blue or black.
  • A low-maintenance and grease-free belt-drive puts chains to shame.
  • As a single-speed, this bike’s drivetrain is simple and low-maintenance.
  • The NGN E450 comes equipped with a rear (40lb) and front (20lb) rack.
  • 80Nm of torque is available, which is ample when it comes to hill-climbing.
  • This rig is fitted with hydraulic disc brakes and 180mm rotors. Cheap at the price!
  • A headlight and rear brake light are integrated into the NGN E450’s motor.
  • Full fenders are included with the NGN E450.
  • Jinkies! The NGN E450 comes packed with a folding lock.
  • The NGN E450’s swept-back handlebars are ergonomic.
  • Riders enjoy the upright stance encouraged by the NGN E450.
  • Riders of differing heights will be gratified by a fully adjustable stem.
  • The inclusion of an independent throttle was ‘unbelievable’ to one buyer.
  • Owners describe Engine-Lab’s customer service in glowing terms.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Removal of the battery can be fiddly, as it sits under the downtube.
  • The single-speed rear hub provides a limited gear range.

Bottom line

The NGN E450 is Engine-Lab’s first bike. It is available with a standard high-step frame or in an easy-access step-through model. It comes fully-equipped for commuters, with front and rear racks, integrated lighting, full fenders and a folding lock. It is a single-speed bike with five levels of pedal assist. This results in a simple and low-maintenance drivetrain which might result in a slightly limited gear range. The NGN E450 ditches the chain for a carbon belt, which is grease-free and long-lasting. One owner sold their car after buying the NGN E450, which they describe as "the best electric bike under $2000".

Expert Reviews

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Engine-Lab NGN E450 Review – Sleek City Commuter

We’ve got this carbon belt instead of a chain so we don’t have to worry about any of these extra cables and derailleurs. I’m thinking it’s more of an urban vehicle; something you’d ride around the neighborhood, take the kids to the pool, pick up groceries but then if you wanted to, go out and hit up a national park, ride some of those trails.

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User Ratings

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