Engwe L20 2.0 E-Bike Review: A Second Chance That Shines
What is it?
The Engwe L20 2.0 is a fat-tired, folding e-bike packed with great features at a budget-friendly price.

What’s in the box?
The bike, well packed
Bike manual
Small tool kit
Charger manual
Tech specs
Motor: 750W 52V, 75 N.m torque, 1125W peak power
Suspension: Front suspension fork, suspension seatpost
Battery: 52V 13Ah Lithium-Ion battery
Accessories: Front and back racks
Foldability: Yes – foldable
Weight: 68.3 lbs
Display: Color LCD
Tires: 20” x 3”
Max Speed: 20 mph under throttle alone, 28 mph while pedaling
Frame materials: 6062 Aluminum
Recommended Height: 5’8” to 6’5”
Charge Time: 6-7 hours
Miles per charge: 80 miles (claimed)
Pedal Assist: 5 modes
Design and Features
The design and features of the Engwe L20 2.0 fat tire e-bike closely resemble its predecessor, but with significant enhancements:

Foldability: The original L20 was a fixed frame, while the new L20 2.0 folds easily in three simple steps: fold the handlebar down, fold the pedals up, and then fold the bike in half. This feature adds convenience for storage and transport.

Display and Controls: The previous L20 had a small, monochrome display integrated with the controls, which was difficult to read and operate. The L20 2.0 boasts a large, colorful, centrally mounted display with intuitive, easily accessible controls near the left hand grip.

Weight: The new model is lighter, weighing in at 68.3 lbs compared to the original’s 77 lbs. This reduction in weight is crucial when folding and lifting the bike.

Tire Size: The original L20 had 20” x 4” tires, while the L20 2.0 comes with 20” x 3” tires. This change contributes to the weight reduction and slightly affects ride comfort.

Suspension: Both versions feature front suspension forks, but the 2.0 adds a suspension seatpost, significantly improving ride comfort by absorbing shocks.

Racks: The original L20 had robust, basket-like racks. The 2.0 version has lighter, flat racks, aiding in the bike’s overall weight reduction but slightly less durable.

Range: The original claimed a range of 90 miles, which was optimistic. The L20 2.0 claims an 80-mile range, which, due to the bike's lighter weight and smaller tires, is a more realistic estimate.

Speed: The L20 2.0 can reach 20 mph on throttle alone and up to 28 mph with pedal assistance, making it faster than its predecessor.

Build Quality: The build quality of the L20 2.0 has seen substantial improvements, with consistent welds and better alignment of parts.

Price: The original L20 was priced at $999. The L20 2.0, however, is available for $799, making it an even more attractive option.

The Engwe L20 2.0 comes well packaged, and assembly is straightforward with adequate instructions provided in the manual. With basic hand tools and a bit of patience, the bike can be assembled in about 45 minutes. For those less comfortable with DIY assembly, a local bike shop can assist for a nominal fee.

The Engwe L20 2.0 performs admirably, particularly noting its new foldable feature. While it’s still relatively bulky and heavy at nearly 70 pounds, folding it allows for easier storage in smaller spaces. Its speed capabilities are impressive, reaching up to 28 mph with pedal assist. The improved display and controls make operation intuitive and user-friendly.

The ride quality is smooth and controlled, with the smaller tires contributing to a more road-sensitive feel but balanced out by the suspension seatpost and front suspension fork. The bike is ideal for both fun rides and commuting, offering a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Final Thoughts
The Engwe L20 2.0 fat tire e-bike is a remarkable improvement over its predecessor. It addresses previous issues, adds valuable new features, and is more affordable. If you’re in the market for a compact, foldable e-bike, the Engwe L20 2.0 is an excellent choice. It’s a testament to how sometimes, the second iteration can truly be the charm. Check it out—you won’t be disappointed.