Just recently, FIIDO introduced another small and compact electric bike called the FIIDO D11. So, I was able to get my hands on this bike to do full testing.
Thus, in this article, I will share with you my impressions of the build quality and what a city electric bike is capable of. I myself have a bicycle for about one week and I cannot yet talk about the problems that I encountered. I will definitely update this post and after several months of daily skiing, I will tell you about all the problems that I encountered.
Now a little about the price, I can’t call FIIDO D11 cheap. Since the current price for the new model from FIIDO will cost you $ 1300. But since September 21, a promotion is taking place and you can buy a bike for $999 if you use coupon D11BIKE. This offer only applies to the first 200 units.
The first thing I liked about the new bike was, of course, it looks. This is a stylish bike that comes in a wide variety of colors. On the technical side, the D11 has 20-inch wheels, a 250W electric motor, dual disc brakes, an 11.6 Ah battery, and many other interesting features.
Therefore, let me start my full review of the new FIIDO D11 bike with its unboxing and then I will tell you about its design, as well as the pros and cons.
FIIDO D11: Specifications
|Motor rated power:||250W|
|Wheel size:||20×1.75 inch|
|Battery:||11.6Ah Li-ion battery|
|Rated voltage:||36V 2A DC|
|Product weight:||18.5 kg|
|Product size (L x W x H):||148 x 57 x 110cm (UNFOLDED); 84 x 40 x 59cm(FLODED)|
Unboxing and packaging
The new model of the bike is delivered in the most ordinary cardboard box. It was strange, but I did not find any information about the name of the company and its technical features.
But the positive side is the dimensions of the box, which were approximately 90 x 46 x 67 cm and weighing 22.5 kg. Oddly enough, but at first, I thought that it was some other device that came to my review. But as it turned out later, it was an electric bike from FIIDO.
I found the following components inside the box. This power adapter, charger, hex wrenches, wrench, pedals, a removable seat with a built-in battery, and the bike frame itself.
Each component was well packed with bubble wrap and the bike frame was fully protected with foam. Therefore, the bike came to be intact and without any scratches or damage. I especially liked its very compact dimensions, but let me tell you more about them in the appearance section.
Design, assembly, and materials used
Before talking about the appearance of FIIDO D11, I want to note that it took me about 5 minutes to assemble all the components out of the box. It is very easy to assemble it, but if something is not clear, then the instructions describe all the assembly steps in detail.
Pay attention to the design of the frame itself. At first glance, it may seem massive and thick, but this is only a deceptive assumption. Since the weight of the entire bike does not exceed 18.5 kg, and this is taking into account the weight of the battery itself.
In addition, I really liked the look of the bike frame itself. For example, he got very smooth lines and this can be seen on the back of the bike. This design element looks good and looks pretty.
For many people, the size will be an important parameter. Because in big city life there is little room for big things. In the case of the FIIDO D11, it will not take up much space – 84 x 40 x 59 cm when folded and 48 x 57 x 110 cm when unfolded.
I also want to point out that I did not find any strong welds. They are often found in more budgetary bike models. In general, the build quality of the entire electric bike is at a fairly high level. The frame itself is made of aluminum alloy, which can withstand a human load of up to 120 kg. Therefore, even big people will be able to ride a bike without too much trouble.
My weight is about 75 kg and my height is 180 cm. At the same time, I could safely move on city roads without any discomfort. If you are less or a little more, then I think that there should not be any special problems during movement.
Another interesting feature is the built-in battery in the seat. It received a capacity of 11.6 Ah. But about its performance a little later. I just want to note that the convenience of removing and charging the battery was a comfortable method for me. I didn’t have to carry the entire bike to a power outlet every time to recharge the battery.
On 20 inch wheels, you’ll find disc brakes. They worked pretty well in practice and the braking distances were very short. There are seven more sprockets on the rear wheel to help you choose the right gear ratio when pedaling if your battery runs out. This is not without the well-known company Shimano, which produces both the machine itself and the sprockets for shifting.
There are LED lights on the front and back. The brightness of the lanterns is quite high and it makes no sense to be afraid to drive at night. In my practice, the road was lit 5 meters ahead and the road visibility was very good for me.
On the steering wheel, FIIDO D11 is an LED screen, a bell, a speed switch, and two brake pedals. In this regard, everything is standard here, as for a typical electric bike. Now let’s talk a little about performance and my riding experience.
Performance and ride
Taking into account its lightweight and size, the FIIDO D11 bike is capable of traveling as much as 100 km on a single charge. But this is taking into account that you will pedal in addition to the electric motor. As for the electric motor, the bike is equipped with a standard 250W motor.
As practice has shown, it is sufficient for everyday trips in an urban environment. I could easily overcome even a strong climb without any problems. The maximum speed on electric traction was 25 km per hour, and if you still help with the pedals, then the speed can be even higher.
I want to note that if you drive only on electric traction, then the cruising range will be from 30 to 60 km. It depends on the environment in which you will be driving, as well as on the weather conditions, the ascent of descents, and the weight of the passenger. Despite this, even 30 km of pure traction will be enough to get to work or study back and forth, if the distance is about 15 km.
The time to fully charge the battery is not the fastest – about 7 hours. But if you charge every night or all day at work, you will be able to drive a lot on pure electric traction.
As I said, there is a small LED screen on the steering wheel. It shows the following information – battery level, speed, distance traveled, and operating modes. As for the modes, there are only three of them – these are eco, standard, and maximum.
Now a little about driving performance. I went every day to the office, where the distance was about 12 km and my personal opinion is a comfortable bike with good dynamics. It easily picks up speed even downhill, and if you need to brake sharply, then the dual disc brakes will help you on the positive side.
I also tested the bike on a bad road. For example, I drove through sections of a dirt road or paving stones. And as my practice has shown, large 20-inch wheels handle bumps well. And the soft and comfortable seat did not bring me so much discomfort to the butt point. And this is despite the fact that the bike did not receive any shock absorbers, both on the handlebars and on the frame.
Of course, FIIDO’s e-bike is mainly for urban roads, but if you need to drive a small section of a bad road, then the D11 is able to overcome it.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
FIIDO D11 is a stylish city bike that has a beautiful appearance and good build quality and materials used.
I liked a few solutions – it’s the built-in battery under the seat, not in the frame itself. Also, the dynamics, acceleration gives me indescribable emotions, which I do not want to say goodbye to, even when you arrive at your destination.
Quite good indicators of the maximum range, in combination with electric traction and foot power, you are able to drive about 100 km. And this is a good indicator, as for a modern electric bike.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
As I said, currently you can get FIIDO D11 at a low price. Coupon and discount included, the bike will set you back just $999.99 with coupon D11BIKE.
Definitely, I can safely recommend an electric bike for purchase. It has an attractive design with compact dimensions and good dynamics.