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Denago City Model 1 Top-tube eBike

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City Model 1 includes both pedal assist (choose how much help you want using the digital controls) to cruise at up to 28 MPH, as well as a thumb throttle, which can propel you at up to 20 MPH without pedaling. There’s a large LCD display showing your speed, distance, time, battery life, and other information; plus a kickstand for easy parking. Includes Kenda puncture-resistant tires, powerful hydraulic disc brakes for safer and stopping, and Shimano’s 7 speed drivetrain.

  • Range up to 45 miles*
  • Pedal assist 5 levels, up to 28 MPH
  • Throttle up to 20 MPH without pedaling
EBike Features

48 Volt electric system with pedal assist and throttle

City Model 1 is equipped with a 48 volt eBike system including battery, motor, controller, and display. Choose from 5 levels of pedal assist at up to 28 MPH while pedaling, or use the throttle to travel up to 20 MPH without pedaling. 

Powerful 500 Watt hub motor

500 Watt hub motor with plenty of torque to make climbing hills a snap.

High-capacity battery for more range

We've included a big, 652.8Wh battery with premium LG cells so you can go further between charges. 

When you're done, the battery can be charged both on and off the bike, using the included 3A fast charger in just 3-4 hours - 50% faster than many competing eBikes.

Easy to read LCD display

High-resolution digital dashboard shows your speed, trip distance, time, battery charge level, pedal assist level, and more at a glance. It's even got a backlight for night riding.

Class III eBike, customizable for your needs

City Model 1 ships in Class III eBike configuration (up to 28 MPH on pedal assist, up to 20 MPH on throttle) and can easily be adjusted using the built-in settings on the display. 

The speed limiter can be set from 11-28 MPH to help you meet local trail access rules and requirements, or to accommodate riders who simply prefer lower speeds.

Real-world range testing

Denago is committed to honest, real-world range estimates. You won't find "your mileage may vary" estimates here - we tested our eBikes under real riders on real terrain.

Most riders will experience more than 20 miles of range using throttle exclusively and 40 miles or more on pedal assist.

Our 250 pound test rider, using throttle only, traveled 23 miles on a single charge, with outdoor temperature of 38°F, including more than 20 stops and starts along the route.

Learn more about range testing.

5 levels of pedal assist

City Model 1 features 5 selectable levels of pedal assist (PAS), so you can choose the right speed for your needs.

PAS 0: no motor assist
PAS 1: 15 MPH
PAS 2: 17.5 MPH
PAS 3: 20.5 MPH
PAS 4: 23 MPH
PAS 5: 27 MPH
Throttle: 20 MPH

Speeds will vary slightly depending on terrain, headwinds, rider weight, and battery charge level.


Top SpeedMotor
28 MPH on pedal assist, 20 MPH on throttle

Shengyi, 48V, 500W

Thumb throttle, left side

King-Meter K5242 LCD with speed, motor power, trip distance, odometer, trip time, battery charge level, and walk mode functions

LG 48V, 13.6Ah, 652.8Wh, Semi Integrated style

Speed, Cadence

ChargerSafety Data Sheets (SDS)
Multi-voltage 110-240V, 3A Fast Charger with USA plug

For 24/7 Chemical Emergency Response and SDS Information, call 1 (800) 255-3924

Download: Denago eBike safety data sheets (PDF)

Download: King Meter K5242 Display Instruction Manual (PDF)


Shimano 7 speed drivetrain

City Model 1.0 is easy to ride with a 7 speed drivetrain from Shimano. The thumb shifter shows you what gear you're using at a glance, and each shift clicks right into place - no complicated drivetrain to figure out.

Safety features

Includes Kenda puncture-resistant tires and powerful hydraulic disc brakes for safer and easy stopping, even in wet weather. A convenient kickstand makes parking a snap.

EBike-rated tires with puncture resistance

Flat tires are no fun, so we used Kenda's Kwick Seven-5 Sport tires with K-Shield to minimize punctures. They're eBike-rated to handle higher speeds, and use a reflective sidewall for increased safety when riding at night.

Comfortable riding

Regardless of your body type, City Model 1 is packed with features that keep you comfortable so riding is fun. We’ve included a wide, padded saddle, plus a stem with angle adjustment so you can raise and lower the handlebar. 

There's also a quick-release clamp to allow saddle height adjustment on the fly, so friends and family can ride, too.

Carry more by adding a rear rack

City Model 1 offers built-in mounting points for an optional rear rack. Carry lunch, groceries, a change of clothes, or even a spare battery for extended exploring.

Assembly tools included

City Model 1 includes a wrench for the pedals and axle nuts, plus a handy multi-tool with hex keys and screwdrivers. 

Everything you need to assemble your new Denago at home, and perfect for on-the-road adjustments.

Powerful hydraulic disc brakes

We've included Zoom hydraulic disc brakes with oversize rotors to reduce stopping distance, even if it's raining.



6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy, Top tube (step-over) style


Class III ebike

up to 28 MPH on pedal assist

up to 20 MPH on throttle

Up to 45 mile range* (varies based on terrain, assist level used and rider weight)

LCD display with speed, distance, time, and pedal assist level functions


Platform, aluminum alloy, 9/16” with reflectors

Aluminum alloy, 170mm, 42 tooth chainring

Bottom Bracket: 
Sealed, square taper, 126mm, English thread

Rear Derailleur: 
Shimano Tourney, 7 speed

Shimano Tourney, 7 speed, 14-28 teeth

Shimano Tourney, 7 speed, trigger

KMC Z-Series, 3/32”


Zoom aluminum alloy, 31.8mm diameter, 660mm long

Handlebar Bell:

Black rubber, lock-on style

Adjustable angle, 31.8mm clamp, 1 ⅛” threadless, 90mm extension

1 ⅛”, sealed, threadless

Velo Plush Comfort with lift handle

Zoom aluminum alloy, 30.4mm diameter, 300mm length

Seatpost Clamp:
Zoom, quick release


Zoom HB875 hydraulic disc with motor cut-off

Zoom HB875 hydraulic disc with motor cut-off

180mm, 6 bolt type


Kenda Kwick Seven.5, 27.5 x 2.2”, K-Shield puncture protection with safety reflective stripe

Kenda 27.5 x 2.2”, schrader valve

Aluminum Alloy, 36 holes, 27.5”

Front - Quando Disc, nutted, 36 holes; Rear Shengyi DGW22, nutted, 36 holes

36 Black ED13 gauge spokes front, 36 12 gauge spokes rear



Complete ebike with battery:
53 lbs

Maximum rider weight:
280 lbs

Maximum cargo capacity: 
50 lbs


Complete ebike

Lithium-Ion battery



3 Amp fast charger

Owner’s Manual

Quickstart Guide

Assembly Tools (pedal wrench, multi-tool)

Front, rear, and wheel reflectors

Shipping weight: 73 lbs

COVID-19 has created specific challenges in the bicycle industry, especially around the availability of the components required to manufacture ebikes. As a result, we reserve the right to make substitutions of equivalent components of equal or better value to ensure we can consistently deliver our ebikes in a timely fashion. Thanks for understanding!


This geometry chart is available as a high-resolution, printable PDF.


Quickstart Guide version 1.0 PDF.


Assembly options

DIY Assembly:

  • Ships UPS / FedEx Ground to your home
  • Tools included; assemble it yourself
  • Get expert help via phone, live chat, or email
  • No additional charge

Get help from an assembly partner:

  • A leading bicycle retailer will assemble and tune your new bike
  • Available in most zip codes - select a partner bike shop during checkout
  • Additional charge applies

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Designed for performance

All the power you need

  • Class III eBike 
  • Up to 28 MPH with 5 levels of pedal assist
  • Up to 20 MPH on throttle without pedaling
  • 48V system with 500 Watt motor helps with headwinds or hills

Lithium-Ion battery

  • Lightweight, won't weigh you down
  • Includes 3 Amp fast charger
  • Premium LG cells; 13.6Ah, 652.8 Wh capacity

On the road or trail

Easy to ride

  • Shimano drivetrain with visual gear indicator shifter
  • Sleek internal cable routing
  • Includes kickstand and bell
  • Saddle includes carry handle for easy transport

Standard safety features

  • Puncture-resistant tires with reflective sidewalls
  • Powerful disc brakes with motor cut-off
  • Visual display shows your speed, distance, remaining battery life, and more
Size and Fit

Denago City Model 1 Top-tube Size Recommendations

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Hailey is 5'4" tall

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Ashley is 5'5" tall

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Justin is 5'11" tall

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Graciela is 5'2" tall

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Javier is 5'6" tall

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Steve is 6'2" tall

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Brett is 5'11" tall

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Customer Reviews
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Bill W.
United States


Everything was great. Super easy to assemble. Great instructions - easy to follow. We're lovin' the bikes!! Highly, highly recommend.

Kimberly C.
United States United States

My Husband Loves It.

I bought this e-bike for my husband as he has aged out (HaHa) of a regular bike. He raves about it and tells everyone how great it is. It arrived perfectly packed and took about 45 minutes to assemble. Great purchase and I will probably buy another for myself soon.

Mark E.
United States United States

Best e-Ride by far!

This bike is exactly what we’d been looking for and more. We love that we can go full petal assist or full throttle when we’re a little lazy. The acceleration is fantastic and it’s surprisingly powerful, but not nearly as heavy as other e-bikes we’ve tried. By far our favorite way to get around town. Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Review
Donald D.
United States United States

great bike

this bike is great goes a good speed gets me from point a to point b i can't get a drivers license so this is a great investment love this bike and would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a good ebike its reliable and dependable and they will help you 100 percent with everything if you need it

United States United States

Switching from RadPower IMMEDIATELY

I'm fairly new to the eBike community and when I first explored my options I came across RadPower Bikes. After a couple months of riding I realized the styles, the weight and the price just weren't realistic. Not to mention the customer service was horrendous. So when I finally sat down to do some proper research for good-looking, reliable, high quality eBikes, Denago popped up. It's hard to describe the astounding difference I've felt in the short time I've had the City Model. The comparison is like night and day as I feel like I can go anywhere and everywhere with speed, comfort and a timeless frame style that constantly catches eyes and consistently gets inquiries from people asking where they can get their own. I've finally found the perfect fit! Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Review
Mike R.
United States United States

Hands down, best e-bike for the money below $2k

Quick revelation - I've been an ebike shop owner for over 7 years. Tested hundreds of different models from a multitude of brands. Reliability is the most important attribute I focus on, then after that it's ride comfort and overall performance. The City Model 1 is one solid ride, very comfortable, and I am impressed with the overall build quality. Denago gets all the little things right, including a very legible display that you can see in all lighting conditions, a very strong yet quiet motor, and a battery pack that is the most robust I have seen on any e-bike brand in this price range. This is important and not to be taken for granted on these e-bikes. It's not going to pop out, or get loose, and certainly is very easy to remove or store. Gears shift smoothly, as they should, and the hydraulic brakes are smooth and arrive 'true' out of the box. These attributes may sound boring to you, or like they should be a given, but trust me when I say they are not as consistently present as one would want, when it comes to e-bikes in this price range. Ride a lot of different e-bike models, and then come check out how solid and comfortable and easy boarding e-bike this City Model 1 is. You will love this City 1 and own it for a long time to come. It's a great first e-bike, and an even better long term e-bike investment that I predict you won't regret owning a few years down the road. Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Review
Daron R.
United States United States

Pizza E-Biking

Makes eating pizza while riding uphill a breeze. Smooth cruising and no effort to spike the HR, but a feel good spin for the legs and filling up the tank. On a serious note..this bike is solid, smooth, has good brakes and surprisingly fast. I ride the flats and downhills without pedal assist to get more outta the legs and love it. You do need to anticipate the power engagement for when it kicks in and be on it with the brakes to slow it down. Loving the town and neighborhood adventures on the Denago. Our family has two. 105mi on one and 565mi on the other due to our kid going back and forth from home to town this summer for work and school. It’s taken a load off our plate driving kids around and saving $ and fuel use. Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Review
Leah G.
United States United States

Demagogue City Model Step-thru

Received the bike and had a local bike shop assemble the bike. The support staff from are terrific. The support staff called me several times to make sure all went well and I left them know I was very pleased.

United States United States

Absolutely exceeded my expectations and get ready to belly laugh!

To say that I found the bike incredibly fun to ride is an understatement. Much faster to ride than I expected and absolutely love the configuration of where all the buttons are (changing the gears, accelerating buttons, and throttle). I was laughing and smiling the entire ride through Truckee and it handled all the hills amazingly well! I am now even considering selling my golf cart as it's easier to get around, much faster to ride, and no limitations to where I can take it! I rode it to get a beer at the clubhouse in Tahoe Donnor and immediately struck up a conversation with a couple of people who were coincidently looking at bikes. I let them take the bike for a ride and they came back, looked at me, and said they were going home to buy 2 of them! For the money, I cannot imagine a better investment into working out, experiencing the town I live, avoiding having to hop into my car for quick trips to the grocery store, and overall enjoyment of my "new backyard" in Truckee! I was literally smiling the entire ride and didn't have that 2nd beer at the clubhouse as I just wanted to get back on the bike and cruise around town!

Dan F.
United States United States

Hit a home run when choosing a ebike

Bike came in immaculate condition. Fun to ride and easy to operate. Would do the exact same thing again. The people from would keep in touch with me every step of the way, giving me updates every couple of days and even sending my photos when the bike was completed. This is the type of service and quality that companies have been missing. Can’t go wrong with one of their bikes, lots of extras you can even get put on the bike with their white glove service.

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Mike S.
United States United States

Quality bike at a great price point

Bike was delivered in just a few days. Very easy to assemble. Blown away at the quality and performance of this bike. I bought this bike for my wife so we could ride together. Whenever we would ride together in the past, I would be frustrated that we couldn’t go faster, and she was frustrated that we were going too fast. Every ride required marriage counseling when we were done :) Not any more. We went on a ride yesterday with me on my standard bike and her on this ebike and we averaged 16mph and she was giggling and smiling the whole time. This is a game changer! Don’t hesitate with this bike.

Greg F.
United States United States

Joy of Bike Riding Again

As a young man growing up in Madison Wisconsin I biked everywhere. Its a platinum class bike city. As a older man, I had given it up. Now thanks to, I have found the joy of bike riding again. Living in Baraboo bluff county I don’t have to dread the hills and my knees. My Denago lets me power up the highest hills to enjoy the views. has the bikes and products, you need for your own adventures. Quality customer support to handle any questions or needs that arise. Thank you again for the bike and your support. Greg F Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Review
Mark R.
United States United States

Haven’t started my car for weeks!

Thanks to these awesome bikes I haven’t started my car for weeks. My wife purchased our first Denago three weeks ago and I put 150 miles on it the first week. I purchased my Denago the following week and have not been off it since. We love these bikes and now considered them a permanent lifestyle change. Thank you Denago. PS: 2021 Subaru Outback for sale. Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Review
John V.
United States United States

My wife loves her Denago!

Recently bought a Denago City Model 1 for my wife who suffers from knee and hip pain. The bike came quickly and was easy to put together with a quick call to customer service which was very helpful!! I test drove it and was impressed with how intuitive it was. I now get left in the dust by my wife on her ebike when riding uphill on my old bike! A second Denago may be in my future!!

Roland M.
United States United States

Great purchase for my aging knees

Love this bike! I've had multiple knee surgeries and gave up on riding. Denago got be back out again on the road. Run, don't walk, to your computer and get one for yourself.

Jim G.
United States United States

Love it!

Super easy to assemble. Handles nice. Great power. The whole family is fighting over who gets to ride it when we go out for a ride.

United States United States

In Love with my Ebike!

I’m in love with this E-Bike! I got the step-thru in coral and I get compliments on it wherever I go. It’s such a fun color for the beach town I live in. My bike came just in time for the hike in gas prices so I’ve been using it as much as I can to go to the beach, grocery stores, farmers market, yoga class, you name it- and it’s saved me so much money! I’ve had a few other eBikes before but this one has the most power and holds a charge the longest compared to the others. I’m a big fan! Everyone should own a denago ebike � Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Review
United States United States

I LOVE the bike!!!

I LOVE the bike !!! I am just a casual biker and had a goal of 250 miles before the end of summer. Have had to up my goal as I am up to 145 already. I love that no matter how windy it is I can still ride with no issues. I have gotten 80 mi before having to recharge so that is great.

United States United States

The perfect e bike!

I am in love with my denago ebike. I got the step-thru frame in coral and I get compliments everywhere I ride it. It came just in time for the hike in gas prices- and it has the perfect amount of kick to it that I barely need my car anymore. The charge outlasts my old ebike by a lot as well. 10/10 purchase I recommend it to all of my friends! Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Review
United States United States

Best Bike Ever!!!

Received the bike one week after ordering. Service for extra parts was phenomenal. Just had my first ride and was quite a thrill. No doubt a fun summer ahead with recreational riding. As always wear a helmet. Safety first. Denago City Model 1 Step-thru eBike Review


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This product can expose you to chemicals including (Cadmium, Phthalates, Bisphenol, Nickel (Metallic), di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate "DEHP"), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to