Carrying a bicycle on public transport is another pleasure. The same goes for the trunk of a car. That’s if the bike can be folded.
The latest complex model from the Chinese company Fiido, in addition to a significant power reserve, is equipped with a torque sensor, battery, and security system with a smart combination lock. The model came out in two versions, X and X Lite, and the design as a whole resembles last year’s D11, with a few significant changes.
In the X configuration, the frame is made of magnesium alloy (instead of aviation aluminum, as was the case in D11), which allowed reducing the total weight to 3 kg. The folding mechanism is hidden inside the frame, like the wires, creating the impression of “pure forms”. When ready to ride, the dimensions of the bicycle are 150 × 58 × 100 cm, when folded – 84 × 40 × 59 cm.
Both versions are equipped with a brushless gear motor with a torque of 40 N * m and a maximum speed of 25 km / h, a torque sensor, and a Shimano speed switch with seven stars. LED headlights are also integrated into the frame. For those who often forget or lose their keys, Fiido X has a smart combination lock, as well as an application for real-time bicycle monitoring.
Also included are X hydraulic disc brakes and a 36 V / 11.6 A * h battery in the seat post that helps pedal for 130 km. The X Lite has no hydraulic brakes, and the battery is less powerful: 36 V / 5.6 A * year, ie it will be enough for about 60 km. As with the D11, Fiido will raise funds for production on the Indiegogo platform. The campaign started on July 13. The first investors will get X Lite for $ 900, and X – for $ 1100.