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The Denago Commuter Model 1 is an eBike that can replace your car in urban environments. Commute to work or school at up to 28 MPH on this Class III eBike. Features suspension fork and seatpost, integrated headlight, fenders, rear rack, and a sleek hidden battery. Traditional double-diamond frame design.

Commute Model 1 was named "best new commuter eBike" by the editors of Bicycling.com and appears on their list of "18 best electric bikes you can buy right now."

Denago Commute Model 1 Top-tube eBike

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The Denago Commuter Model 1 is an eBike that can replace your car in urban environments. Commute to work or school at up to 28 MPH on this Class III eBike. Features suspension fork and seatpost, integrated headlight, fenders, rear rack, and a sleek hidden battery. Traditional double-diamond frame design.

Commute Model 1 was named "best new commuter eBike" by the editors of Bicycling.com and appears on their list of "18 best electric bikes you can buy right now."

Class III eBike with pedal assist up to 28 mph and 20 mph on throttle alone.
Class III eBike Up to 28 mph on pedal assist, and 20 mph on throttle alone.
652.8 Wh Battery for excellent range.
652.8 Wh Battery Go farther with premium LG Cells.
A 500 Watt power rear hub motor.
500 Watt Rear Hub Motor Climb hills with 500 Watts of power.
50 Nm of Torque give you optimal acceleration for your ride.
50 Nm of Torque Optimal acceleration for your ride.
45+ miles of Real-World Range. *Depending on several riding condition factors*
45+ miles of Range Ranges based on real-world tests*
Suspension fork and seatpost Ride with extra comfort and control.
Integrated Headlight Powered by the eBike battery and controlled from the handlebar remote.
Digital Handlebar Display Key stats at a glance; plus PIN code feature to help keep your eBike secure.
Top tube frame Classic double-diamond "look"
Hydraulic disc brakes Stopping power with oversized rotors
Locking battery Key keeps your battery secure
Kickstand Easy parking
Rear rack and fenders Sturdy, durable construction
  • Woman walking with Denago Commute Model 1 eBike

    An urban eBike that can replace your car

    Class III eBike; ride up to 28 MPH on pedal assist and 20 MPH on throttle alone.

  • Denago Commute Model 1 eBike integrated battery

    Sleek, hidden battery

    652.8 Wh lithium-ion battery integrates in the down tube for a stealthy look, and locks with a key for additional security. Built with premium LG cells.

  • Denago Commute Model 1 eBike integrated headlight

    Integrated headlight

    Integrated headlight is powered by the eBike battery and controlled from the handlebar remote. There's also a rack-mounted rear red reflector - add 3 AAA battery to turn it into a powered taillight for night rides.

  • Denago eBike 3 amp fast charger

    3 Amp fast charger

    Recharge 50% faster than competing eBikes - that means you can get a full charge for the evening commute during the work day.

  • PIN Lock security on Denago Commute Model 1 eBike

    Digital LCD display with PIN lock

    Monitor your speed, distance, battery charge, and other data on the high-resolution handlebar display. Set an optional PIN code for additional security.

  • Rear hub motor on Denago Commute Model 1 eBike

    500 watt hub motor

    Plenty of torque for climbing hills, even when you're carrying a laptop or groceries.

  • Denago eBike parked in front of a glass office tower

    45+ mile range

    Enough for commuting to work or school without needing to charge during the day. Range varies based on conditions and usage patterns.

  • Bicycling.com's "best new commuter eBike"

    Commute Model 1 was named "best new commuter eBike" by the editors of Bicycling.com and appears on their list of "18 best electric bikes you can buy right now."

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Top Speed:
28 MPH on pedal assist, 20 MPH on throttle

Motor:
Shengyi rear hub motor, 48V, 500W, 50 Nm torque rating

Throttle:
Thumb throttle, left side

Display:
Denago LCD with speed, motor power, trip distance, odometer, trip time, battery charge level, and walk mode functions, plus PIN lock security feature

Sensors:
Speed, Cadence

Battery:
48V, 13.6Ah, 652.8Wh, Fully-integrated style, LG cells

Charger:
Multi-voltage 110-240V, 3A Fast Charger with USA plug

Safety Data Sheets (SDS):
For 24/7 Chemical Emergency Response and SDS Information, call 1 (800) 255-392

Download:
Denago eBike safety data sheets (PDF)

Watch: Ebike Escape's review of the Commute Model 1

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    Traditional double-diamond frame design

    Classic "look" frame style with top tube. Commute 1 is also available in a Step-thru frame style.

    Shop Commute Model 1 Step-thru 
  • Denago Commute Model 1 suspension fork

    Suspension fork

    Front suspension absorbs bumps from rough pavement or gravel roads.

  • Denago Commute Model 1 suspension seatpost and padded saddle

    Suspension seatpost and padded saddle

    Riding with a sore rear end is no fun! We've included a wide, padded comfort saddle; plus a suspension seatpost to absorb road shock.

  • 2.6

    2.6" wide, eBike-rated tires

    Commute Model 1 sports some of the widest tires in its class - that means more traction and rider comfort. They're punctured resistant and feature reflective sidewalls for enhanced visibility.

  • Microshift 8 speed drivetrain

    Microshift 8 speed drivetrain

    You'll always have the right gear for uphill, flats, headwinds, or tailwinds. Wide-range 11-32 tooth cassette offers very low gear for climbing hills. There's even a built-in cover to keep your pants leg away from chain grease.

  • Metal fenders Denago Commute Model 1 eBike

    All-metal fenders

    Durable all-metal fenders keep you dry in wet weather and road spray off your bike.

  • Denago Commute Model 1 eBike parked on kickstand

    Kickstand

    Easy to park at home, at the store, or office.

  • Front hydraulic disc brake on Denago Commute Model 1 eBike

    Powerful hydraulic disc brakes

    Faster, heavier eBikes demand more stopping power. Commute Model 1 includes hydraulic disc brakes with oversized rotors, plus motor-interrupt safety switches.

  • Woman buckling a bicycle helmet

    Built-in rear rack

    Easily carry groceries, a laptop, or change of clothes on the included rear rack.

  • Adjustable angle stem

    Adjustable stem

    No need to hunch over. Adjustable-angle stem allows you to easily raise and lower the handlebar for comfort.

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FRAME AND FORK

Frame and fork:
6061-T6 Aluminum Alloy, Top tube (step-over) style

Kickstand:
included

DRIVETRAIN

Pedals:
Platform, aluminum alloy, 9/16” with reflectors

Crankset: 
Aluminum alloy, 170mm, 42 tooth chainring, built-in cover protects pant legs from the chain

Bottom Bracket: 
Sealed, square taper, 138mm, English thread

Rear Derailleur: 
Microshift, 8 speed

Cassette:
8 speed, 11-32 teeth

Shifter:
Microshift 8 speed, Rapidfire Plus

Chain:
KMC Z-Series, 8 speed, 3/32”

COCKPIT

Handlebar:
Zoom aluminum alloy, 31.8mm diameter, 660mm long

Grips:
Black rubber, lock-on style

Stem: 
Aluminum alloy w/adjustable angle, 31.8mm clamp, 1 ⅛” threadless

Saddle:
Comfort padded, black with white Denago logo

Headset:
1 ⅛”, sealed, threadless

Seatpost Clamp:
Zoom, quick release

Seatpost:
Zoom suspension, 30.4mm diameter, 350mm length

BRAKES

Levers: 
Hydraulic disc with motor cut-off

Calipers:
Hydraulic disc with motor cut-off

Rotors: 
180mm, 6 bolt type

WHEELS

Tires:
Denago P-1195, 27.5 x 2.6", eBike rated, puncture resistant, reflective sidewalls

Tubes: 
Denago 27.5 x 2.6”, schrader valve

Rims:
Aluminum Alloy, 36 holes, 27.5”

Hubs:
Front - 6 bolt disc, nutted, 36 holes; Rear - 6 bolt disc, Shengyi DGW22, nutted, 36 holes

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

Nipples: 
Brass

WEIGHT AND PAYLOAD

Complete eBike weight, with battery:
66 lbs

Maximum rider weight:
280 lbs

Maximum cargo capacity: 
55 lbs on the included rear rack

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

Complete eBike
Lithium-Ion battery
Keys
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!

Electric Bike Report's review of the Commute Model 1

  • Estala is 5'9" tall

    Shown riding Commute Model 1 Step-thru, L/XL

  • Advait is 6' tall

    Shown riding Commute Model 1 Top tube, L/XL

  • Zack is 6'2" tall

    Shown riding Commute Model 1 Top tube, size L/XL

  • Anna is 5'9" tall

    Shown riding Commute Model 1 Step-thru, L/XL

  • Brent is 5'11" tall

    Shown riding Commute Model 1 Top tube, L/XL

  • Dave is 6' tall

    Shown riding Commute Model 1 Top tube, L/XL

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Our size and fit recommendations

Denago recommends:

Size S/M for riders 5'0" - 5'9"
Size L/XL for riders 5'9" - 6'4"

Watch: Electrified Reviews on the Commute Model 1

  • Denago eBike multi-tool

    Multitool

    Our multitool has all the hex keys and screwdrivers you'll need to complete assemby.

  • photo of Denago pedal and axle nut wrench

    Pedal and axle nut wrench

    Fits pedals and axle nuts, perfect for your home shop or to take on the road.

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    Expert guidance

    Instructions in the box. Free help via phone, live chat, or email.

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    Fast delivery

    In-stock eBikes are delivered in just 1-5 business days, depending on your state.

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Documents for the Denago Commute Model 1 Top tube eBike

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Geometry Chart

Denago Commute Model 1 Top tube eBike Geometry
Last updated: October 31, 2022 (PDF)

Quick Start Guide

Denago Commute Model 1 eBike Quick Start Guide
Last updated: October 31, 2022 (PDF)

Owner's Manual

Denago Commute Model 1 eBike Owner's Manual
Last updated: October 31, 2022 (PDF)

Display Instructions

Denago Commute Model 1 eBike K5274 Display Instructions
Last updated October 31, 2022 (PDF)

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08/16/2023
Sheridan M.
United States United States

Feels like Flying!!

Ive always ridden bikes my whole life, but as I get older, this has allowed me to keep my mileage up. It rides so smooth without the extra power but when I need it, the different modes allow me to stay in the saddle longer and travel further!

JC
08/15/2023
Jim c.
United States United States

Size concerns

Bike is smooth and rides well. Be aware though that the size chart is misleading. i am 6’ tall and the L/XL bike is too big when mounting dis-mounting. I tried (after the purchase) a S/M size and it is perfect. So, be sure you try the mount/dismount and don’t make the mistake that I did. Website is misleading.

GC
07/30/2023
George C.
United States United States

Time Outside

I'm 63 and the hills had made biking less enjoyable than in my youth. My wife and I purchased the Durango Commute and really enjoy the bikes. The ease of use is a game changer. You just get on and go. The bike glides with ease. I am so glad we got them. We are not riding together and enjoy. Well worth the price

DK
07/26/2023
Dan K.
United States United States

A great ebike!

My wife and I just purchased two Commuter Model 1 ebikes. They are a joy to ride !! Very powerful and can go scary fast too !! We love the wide tires for extra stability on sandy or gravel paths. On our first ride we went 15 miles and only used 10% of the battery life. (OK, it was a dead flat canal path, but still just 10%!!)

MM
07/24/2023
Malcolm M.
United States United States

AMAZING Bike

I've been riding the bike over the last few weeks and have loved every second of it! Thank you!

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CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING


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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.