Secrets behind TENWAYS' smooth tech: The clutched hub

Secrets behind TENWAYS' smooth tech: The clutched hub

Our signature smooth ride has become well known to riders around the world, as each new model hits the streets. Indeed, one reviewer was so impressed, they marked the whole experience of receiving and riding their TENWAYS e-bike as 11/10!

We know that our enthusiastic TENWAYS community enjoys exploring fascinating peeks behind the scenes, so read on to discover just one of the secrets of our silky-smooth riding performance – the hub motors.

 

No ordinary hub motors

Crucial factors in providing the smooth riding experience in several TENWAYS models are the high-tech clutched rear hub motors – powerful driving forces with a quiet and unobtrusive presence. They have been carefully designed to be lightweight, compact, and, ultimately, stealthy. They’ve also been built to last, ready to work alongside all the other long-lasting components such as the Gates Carbon belt drive, to bring Tenwayers years of smooth riding joy.

 

Let's get down to the details

There are two hub motors powering various TENWAYS models, the Mivice M070, and the TENWAYS C9.

The M070 sits in the Lightweight City series CGO600 Pro, CGO600 and CGO800S e-bikes, and features a patented clutch mechanism, that provides reduced internal friction and enhanced efficiency compared to many e-bike hub motors – both crucial factors in delivering that signature smooth ride.

The motor is crafted from automobile-grade materials, selected for its excellent durability. Care has been taken during the design process to perfectly balance all the mechanical and performance considerations – the motor's weight, size, and ability to provide needed power assistance to riders in a nuanced and responsive way. The result is a hub motor weighing only 1.7kg, and with an outer diameter of 80mm – the size of a typical 8-speed internal dynamo hub.

 

The production methods for these hubs are at the top of the game. Each motor is 100% built by automated processes, to minimize the risk of human error and ensure absolute consistency and quality. The precision during assembly is at a micron level, helping to ensure the hub's quiet operation, at less than 55 decibels – that's equivalent to the sound of an electric toothbrush.

Ultrasonic, automated internal welding adds to the motor's enhanced durability – this is a process that produces a clean, tight seal with zero seams or welding points, for a super-durable bond.

M070 essential specs

  • Rated power 250W
  • Maximum torque 40Nm
  • Rated speed 220 rpm
  • System efficiency ≥ 80%
  • Weight 1.7kg
  • Shell outer diameter 80mm
  • Water/dustproof rating IP65


With the TENWAYS C9 Motor we’ve taken our commitment to ensuring a smooth riding experience even further. Featured on one of our latest models, CGO009, this motor offers significant advantages and ensures a more refined ride.

 

TENWAYS C9 key features:

  • More power: The 45Nm maximum torque provides greater assistance and hill climbing ability.
  • Quieter: Operates at just 45dB, even lower than the M070’s 55dB.
  • High water/dustproof rating: Rated at IPX7, offering superior protection against the elements.
  • Highly durable: Advanced welding technology and superior pinion ensure a lifespan of at least 10 years.
  • Silky smoothness: Minimal internal friction and enhanced efficiency for the ultimate smooth ride.
  • Sleek and compact design: Weighs just 2.2kg with an outer shell diameter of 120mm.
  • Advanced technology: Precise control of energy and power ensures maximum range, and lower carbon emissions.
  • Responsive riding: The whole C9 drive system constantly samples data from the highly sensitive torque and speed sensors at a frequency of up to 80Hz. Other information on e-bike speed and speed of pedal rotation is relayed to the controller, ensuring responsive control and high efficiency.

 

Share your experience

Have you already fallen in love with the signature TENWAYS smooth ride or experienced the TENWAYS C9 Motor? We love to hear your reviews, and there are plenty of folk sharing their experiences with the Tenwayers community in our Facebook group – a friendly, welcoming space where people far and wide are exchanging stories about their TENWAYS adventures. Come join the fun!

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