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When you hear “foldable bike,” you probably think of some cheap metal on a couple of wheels that only goes faster than your legs, and often you would be right. However, the Fiido has created an electric bike that uses high-quality materials for a more convenient, compact fold to fit your bike where you need it.
The material alone is enough to compete with other folding bikes, but Fiido’s D11 is much more than the standard bike; it is a premium electronic bike. These days, e-bikes often sell for an average of $2000, some even selling for as high as $10,000! The D11 only costs $1000, but is the price too good to be true?
Fiido’s D11 looks unique and stands out from other e-bikes, or any bikes for that matter. The bike has a seat that rises well above its frame, giving it a modern look.
The Fiido D11 weighs just under 30 pounds (12.9kg), making this electric bike is extremely light compared to other folding bikes on the market. This is a huge plus when it comes to mobility and the ability to transport it and carry it up flights of stairs.
Most bikes gain weight along with the compactness supported due to the additional parts it takes. This can be somewhat counterintuitive since the bike does fold, but then it has become harder to pick up, a foreign problem to the D11.
The D11 has an adjustable seat to allow riders of most sizes. Inside the seat post is the bike’s battery. It is pretty large, especially compared to other e-bikes, but it’s not noticeable until you take it out to charge. Some bikes have a battery that you cannot remove, making it a pain to charge, having to take the whole bike inside to charge. While you can keep your bike outside, having a removable battery makes you much more susceptible to having it stolen.
On the handlebar, there is an LCD screen that looks simple and sleek. It tells you how fast you are going and which of the seven speeds you’re currently on. The display is very minimal, showing only what you need, which is perfect. The only downside is that it can be challenging to see when the sun hits it at a certain angle. This won’t be too detrimental to your ride, but it is annoying that the sun, of all things, can affect your ride.
Fiido’s D11 has an 11.6Ah battery, meaning you can ride it for 100 km (approximately 62 miles). This is not too bad at all for an electronic bike; in fact, that range is equal to some e-bikes that sell for twice as much. To put the “e” in the bike, you need to connect a small cord from the battery to the input before you are ready to ride.
Hidden at the rear wheel is the bike’s 35nm 250W geared motor. With the D11’s throttle button, the engine helps to push the bike to reach 25 km per hour (approximately 15 miles per hour). Again, for the price, that is not bad at all. But if you’re looking for speed, a bike that doesn’t even reach the average legal limit of 32 km/hr (20 mi/hr) may not be the best choice for you.
Of course, one of the bike’s main selling points is the fact that it can fold. This is insanely helpful for storing your bike and transporting it in the car. The bike doesn’t lock into its fold, meaning that it’s difficult to carry with one hand without its pieces moving around, but it’s not too much trouble.
One considerable downside is that the D11 is not suitable for off-road activities. If you are looking to buy this bike, chances are, you are looking for something to commute on to work on roads, in which case this won’t be an issue. But the bike comes with no suspension at all, meaning that you will feel every bump you roll over. Again, not a big deal if you plan on staying on the roads, but it’s important to mention.
While the bike’s features may not match up to what’s out there, its price keeps it in the running as one of the cheapest, most efficient e-bikes.
It’s a rare quality on any bike, especially an e-bike, and is insanely helpful for storage purposes.
Foldability almost always comes with extra weight, but not the D11. The D11 manages to keep the weight reasonable (around 30lbs) even with the ability to fold.
The battery may last you a good while, granted you keep it locked up and in a secure location. The battery on the D11 can be easily removed and could be the target of theft if not careful.
The D11 is reasonably fast, however not as fast as some of the other e-bikes in its class. However, the D11 makes up for the speed with its reasonable price. The trade-off may be perfect for some.
Fiido’s D11 is one of the cheapest yet highest quality e-bikes out there currently. While many similar e-bikes in its budget fail to reach their lower weight, higher speeds, and lasting battery, the D11 prospers.
It’s impressive in almost every aspect and definitely has plenty of value for your money. In almost every respect, aside from off-roading capability, this bike shines and is well worth your consideration.
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