Fiido X review: with a magnesium alloy frame and torque sensor, it is the most innovative of all

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Born on Indiegogo as a sort of evolution of the D11 (here the review), with its magnesium alloy frame, a torque sensor, a saddle that includes the battery and a numeric keypad thanks to which, without a security code, the Fiido X it will undoubtedly be one of the most particular electric bicycles on which you will set your eyes in this period.

And it will be so not only for its design reminiscent of VanMoof's bikes or for the particular safety system for the battery pack, but above all because it is actually the most advanced model ever produced by the company.

Then it is totally legal: with its 250w motor, the speed limited to 25 Km / h and the total absence of the accelerator, the Fiido X can turn without any problem on the Italian roads. And, with its torque sensor, it does this pretty well too.

Fiido X review: folding electric bike, with great autonomy and with torque sensor

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Unboxing

Basically, the packaging of the Fiido X it is slightly more compact than those of other electric bikes, and this is because it will be delivered practically pre-assembled. The only thing that will need to be done is to mount the pedals, the saddle, and the mudguards which, however, and I must emphasize this to safeguard the sanity of those who buy it, use a method to say poco very inconvenient for fixing: to be able to mount them you will waste time because the screws to be used are small, awkward and there is no information on the procedure in the manual. But you will succeed.

Design and materials

The first thing you will notice if you have already dealt with a D11, is that the Fiido X it is a real evolution, with several very interesting innovations. The frame is no longer in aluminum alloy, but is now in magnesium alloy, and has a weight of 3Kg. Of course, the motor, the battery, the wheels and all the rest will bring the total weight of the bike to about 20 kg, but its size when closed is proof of any type of trunk: once folded the Fiido X occupies a volume of about 80x80x35 cm, which makes it perfect for anyone who needs a bike to use in the city, but also to be transported on public transport and, why not, to take with them on the road.

The battery is integrated in the seat post which, just like with the D11, is very long and heavy, but which no longer needs to connect any cables because it will be the hook that tightens and locks the seat itself that acts as a connector: in in a nutshell, once the saddle is positioned at the right height, it will be necessary to act on a closing hook that will block the tube as a vice and will engage connectors inside a guide.

Fiido X review Chinese electric bicycle legal torque sensor best price discount coupon italy amazon

The only real disadvantage of this system is that the handlebar is not height adjustable, which could slightly limit the minimum height and maximum height of the saddle: the company indicates that the minimum value is 84 cm and that the maximum is 109 cm, which makes this model very comfortable for people not excessively tall. In my opinion, anyone under six feet will be able to use the bike without too many compromises.

And right under the saddle then, there is another excellent news. A numeric keypad has been positioned at the rear with which not only can you activate the release of the saddle, to extract it and recharge the battery regardless of the frame, but which will work as a sort of anti-theft device: to be able to turn on the system you will need to enter a numeric code to 6 digits which is customizable.

Fiido X review Chinese electric bicycle legal torque sensor best price discount coupon italy amazon

The typical Fiido on-board computer has been placed on the handlebar and is practically identical to what we have already seen on the other models. The backlit display is quite visible even in direct light conditions, it allows the switching on and off of the LED headlights and the management of the three different pedal assistance modes that lead respectively to 10Km / h, 15 Km / h and 25 Km / h.

Fiido X review Chinese electric bicycle legal torque sensor best price discount coupon italy amazon

There are two disc brakes, one front and one rear, but in this model they are no longer mechanical but hydraulic, and can be adjusted in a decidedly immediate way by means of two small screws positioned on the knobs. The wheels are from 20 inches but they use tires that are perhaps too thin for my taste, 1.75 inches thick, but which make sense: in this way not only does the friction with the road decrease and the range increases, but the weight of the bicycle is substantially reduced electric.

Engine and gearbox

the very small 250w motor was placed in the rear wheel. Given the size it is clearly not a hub motor, that is, it does not use magnets but gears, which increases noise and torque, but reduces the maximum speed which still reaches 25 Km / h. And this is also thanks to 417Wh battery which is integrated into the saddle, and which in fact is able to guarantee good acceleration even uphill and to manage even very steep roads honestly.

Fiido X review Chinese electric bicycle legal torque sensor best price discount coupon italy amazon

It has a great torque sensor that works very well even on the steepest roads and will never abandon anyone on the bike. The 40 Nm of torque can all be felt and the sensor is able to identify in a very precise way the force applied to the pedals and make the motor intervene instantly. And it is precisely the presence of this torque sensor that makes the absence of an accelerator almost superfluous, because as soon as you start pedaling, the electric motor also intervenes in uphill starts or with the wrong gear: two scenarios in which in bikes that do not they are equipped with the accelerator becomes almost obligatory.

Fiido X review Chinese electric bicycle legal torque sensor best price discount coupon italy amazon

Fast and accurate too the Shimano gearbox, which is very different from that seen in other electric bikes, is of high quality (as well as the chain) Chinese and which allows the management of the 7 relationships through a lever system located on the right side of the handlebar.

The road test

La Fiido X is one of those electric bikes that are not only beautiful to look at, but also fun to ride. provided, however, that you use it mostly in the city and on even road surfaces, and there are two reasons: first of all, the 20 ”tires are too thin and of not exactly excellent quality that can be used comfortably on pavé-type surfaces and fear holes, the saddle then does not integrate no cushioning system, and both the ditches and the "barrel" deriving from a road surface poco they all feel uniform. The road holding is good, but personally I would avoid riding this bike on cobblestones.

Fiido X review Chinese electric bicycle legal torque sensor best price discount coupon italy amazon

All in all though, and always keeping in mind that it is one electric city bikeFiido X it is very comfortable to drive, also and above all thanks to the extremely light magnesium alloy frame, which makes it very manageable, the presence of the torque sensor, and the excellent double disc braking system that is able to lock the wheels in stable and fast way.

Battery life

The battery of the Fiido X it is lithium-based and, according to the company, should allow you to travel around 130 km with minimal pedaling assistance and over 800 charge cycles. Personally, however, the results obtained in my tests are different. In the mode with the least assistance, the KM that can be covered are about 100, which become about 60 when the engine is used at its maximum power.

Fiido X review Chinese electric bicycle legal torque sensor best price discount coupon italy amazon

On average the charger which is not very noisy and which takes about 6 and a half hours to fully recharge the battery of the bicycle.

Price and considerations

The price of the Fiido X is $ 1799,00 on the company's official store but, through the box you find below, you could buy it at a discount with a coupon of $ 200, which would lower the figure to $ 1599,00 (i.e. about 1620 euros with the current exchange rate). Furthermore, until October 26th it is possible to participate in the extraction of a discount coupon of 1000 dollars, which would lower the amount necessary for the purchase to 800 dollars. And yes, I realize that many of you may think that this is a bit too high for a Chinese bicycle, but now this is the market and personally I am of the idea that given the technology that the company has integrated in this model and the “miraculous” presence of a torque sensor, the sum requested by the brand is quite in line with the offer.

Fiido X review Chinese electric bicycle legal torque sensor best price discount coupon italy amazon

Of course, I would have liked to have seen tires of higher quality or at least able to absorb vibrations and shocks a little better and yes, given the non-height adjustable handlebars, taller people might have some difficulty in terms of comfort: but if you are less than 1.90 meters tall and you are looking for an electric bike for the city all to do, beautiful and full of technology, then the Fiido X it could be for you.



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In the world of technology since 2007, a computer engineer by training, he shares his passion for tech with that for animals and good food. He believes that technology must always be within everyone's reach, and for this reason he loves to explain it in the simplest and clearest way possible. Reviews are his daily bread.
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