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Old 11-20-21, 04:52 AM
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Folding e-Fat bike

Saw this in a mall in Munich yesterday.

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Old 11-20-21, 10:53 AM
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Saw this in a mall in Munich yesterday.
It's actually a pretty good folding electric bike. I'd also recommend checking out the Lectric XP. It's a steal! Lectric eBikes - Electric Bikes Made Simple


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Old 11-21-21, 09:29 AM
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How much do these e bikes weigh? I can see the folding taking up less space. I wonder about its tranportability.
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Old 11-21-21, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by jfouellette View Post
How much do these e bikes weigh? I can see the folding taking up less space. I wonder about its tranportability.
It varies according the specs and build. There's some in the 30 something lb range, and others that easily approach 70 lbs. I'm interested in a Fiido X myself. I know it's not a fat tire bike,...

Fiido X Folding Electric Bike | Torque Sensor


This Fiido M1 Pro is fantastic though,... Fiido M1 Pro Folding Fat Tire Electric Mountain Bike | 500W
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Old 11-21-21, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post
It varies according the specs and build. There's some in the 30 something lb range, and others that easily approach 70 lbs. I'm interested in a Fiido X myself. I know it's not a fat tire bike,...

Fiido X Folding Electric Bike | Torque Sensor


This Fiido M1 Pro is fantastic though,... Fiido M1 Pro Folding Fat Tire Electric Mountain Bike | 500W
Have had my eye on one for awhile now, really neat design. If I ever go with a ground up electric it will be this one.
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Old 11-22-21, 01:28 PM
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That D21 is really sweet. Too bad they aren't shipping to the US.
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Old 11-22-21, 02:32 PM
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I bought two fat ebikes on Alibaba about a year and half ago, before the supply chain & shipping cost went to hell..


The fat tires are a bit overkill for pavement operation.
If most of your riding is done in mud, sand or snow the fat tires would make more sense.
On the pavement they are really noisy at speed, handling is rather vague, especially when you keep tire pressure low at 15 psi., that's great for off-road operation though.
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Originally Posted by kayakindude View Post
Have had my eye on one for awhile now, really neat design. If I ever go with a ground up electric it will be this one.
Which one? I like the Fiido X for commuting. It's a bit overpriced though,
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That D21 is really sweet. Too bad they aren't shipping to the US.
Yeah, it's definitely a nice ride. Hopefully it'll come back in stock.
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Old 11-23-21, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post
It varies according the specs and build. There's some in the 30 something lb range, and others that easily approach 70 lbs. I'm interested in a Fiido X myself. I know it's not a fat tire bike,...

Fiido X Folding Electric Bike | Torque Sensor


This Fiido M1 Pro is fantastic though,... Fiido M1 Pro Folding Fat Tire Electric Mountain Bike | 500W
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video in full before getting this bike.
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Old 11-23-21, 08:25 AM
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Watch this video in full before getting this bike.
I'm not even remotely interested in a Brompton. I've seen all of the reviews for the Fiido D11 & D21, including this one. The Fiido X looks similar, but performs differently as well. But, like I said, a Brompton is an invalid suggestion to me. This is a purpose built ebike. So is the brommie.
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I'm not even remotely interested in a Brompton. I've seen all of the reviews for the Fiido D11 & D21, including this one. The Fiido X looks similar, but performs differently as well. But, like I said, a Brompton is an invalid suggestion to me. This is a purpose built ebike. So is the brommie.
I was not suggesting the Brompton.
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Old 11-23-21, 08:31 AM
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I was not suggesting the Brompton.
Ok,... Then we're on the same page.
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I think the Fiido in the video is a good choice if it fits the rider. I ride a mini velo and I'm short (5'5") so this would not be a problem. Will battery and parts be available in the future? It would be unfortunate to discard the bike if not.It's also an assisted e-bike not a scooter (hill test in the video).

PS: Did I see he went through a stop sign (at 8:25) at high speed (41 km/h)?

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A 60-75 pound fat tire folder is pretty awful as a recreational ride on pavement if you're used to riding a lightweight bike. This one was fun on packed sand om the western shore of Lake Michigan, but that's one day out of the three summers that I've owned it. It was just kind of heavy riding on the county highways in Door County. It's a commercial bike, but there are no showrooms. You work on it yourself or find am indy mechanoc. Battery/motor are generic. In fact, it has a second battery.



This is my converted Downtube, on a skinny model's diet. I've put a very small battery under the seat, good for about 13 miles, enough to get to the picture spot .. It's 30 pounds lighter. Much more fun to ride. As a DIY bike, I'm responsible for everything on it.

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Old 11-23-21, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post
It's actually a pretty good folding electric bike. I'd also recommend checking out the Lectric XP. It's a steal! Lectric eBikes - Electric Bikes Made Simple
For the price and availability during supply chain problems, the Lectric XP 2.0 are very good value.
I bought one to try out, not disappointed for its price. Performs well, offer good range & not as heavy as a fat tire ebike.
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The thing to remember if you're a foldy used to regular bikes is none of these things are light and you won't be carrying one far, and stairs would not be fun at all. The low end of the weight class is 40 (I'm doubtful of the 30 pound claim) and most that fold Dahon-style are 50 or more.

I recommend them for their ability to store small and occasionally stuff in a van, just don't plan on rushing for the train with them.
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I doubt anyone would consider a fat bike or fat ebike to be easy to carry for long distance.
If your designated purpose for ebike include frequent carries onto public transport with flights of stairs to contest, probably better off with electric scooters.
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The thing to remember if you're a foldy used to regular bikes is none of these things are light and you won't be carrying one far, and stairs would not be fun at all. The low end of the weight class is 40 (I'm doubtful of the 30 pound claim) and most that fold Dahon-style are 50 or more.

I recommend them for their ability to store small and occasionally stuff in a van, just don't plan on rushing for the train with them.
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I doubt anyone would consider a fat bike or fat ebike to be easy to carry for long distance.
If your designated purpose for ebike include frequent carries onto public transport with flights of stairs to contest, probably better off with electric scooters.
The Fiido D and X are commuter capable IMO.
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Let's put it this way because anyone can try it and maybe they'll like it: A 37 pound bike is not something I want to sling around stairs and trains every morning. A non-e 6-speed Brompton with fenders, rack and dynohub is pushing 30 and I think that's too heavy, but to each their own. Just make sure you know what you're getting with a folding ebike, is what I'm saying.
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Old 11-25-21, 11:19 AM
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Title of thread is: Folding e-fat bike, I think it would be understood that folks are not looking for lightweights as priority.
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It was just a thought because it's in a non-ebike forum and may be seen by a lot of non-e users who only know regular folding bikes. I see an absurd amount of advertising for folding ebikes that present them as viable for multi-modal commuting as if people can just grab one and run to the train. I wouldn't post a comment like this on the ebike forum.
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Good thing is you wouldn't need a ring as it's so loud on the payment you will be heard. Had fat electric bike coming from behind, I thought it was 4x4 with AT rubber.
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