Fiido X release date

The bike will be launched on Indiegogo on 13 July, but there’s currently no word on when it will be shipped to backers. It's likely it will be close to the end of 2021 for buyers in the UK and US.

We don’t usually write about crowdfunded products before they’re fully backed, but last year’s D11 campaign saw over $1m raised, so it’s likely the X will see similar success.

Price & Availability

There are two models: the X and the X Lite. The only differences between the two are that the Lite has a smaller-capacity battery and mechanical rather than hydraulic disc brakes.

The X will cost $1999 (around £1500), which is roughly twice the price of the D11. However, the super early bird price brings that down to $1099 (roughly £800) or $1399 for early birds (approximately £1000).

We don’t yet know the X Lite’s price, but the super early bird price is $899 (£650) and early bird $1099 (£800).

Features & specs

Fiido says it listened to feedback from D11 owners and has made four main changes for the X:

  • A smoother-looking frame without ugly welds
  • An anti-theft system for the battery
  • Fewer visible wires
  • A torque sensor for smoother power delivery

And from the photos Fiido sent to us, there are very few external wires: mainly just the brake cables which disappear into the top tube.

Fiido X

The frame is certainly a lot sleeker and has a much neater internal hinge than the D11’s bulky external one.

The battery, which still cleverly lives in the seat post now uses rails within the seat tube to transmit power to the motor instead of having an ugly external cable.

Fiido X release date, price, specs

Just behind the seat tube is an integral rear light – in the frame, not the battery this time - and below that is a keypad for security instead of physical keys, though Fiido hasn’t yet explained exactly how this works. However, an x-ray image from the Indiegogo page shows an internal locking mechanism that appears to secure the battery to prevent it from being removed.

Fiido X release date, price, specs

The company will launch a companions app in early 2022 that will allow you to monitor the bike remotely, suggesting that it may have GPS and an e-SIM, though this is unconfirmed.

It says that it has gone for a “leading torque sensor system” and a motor with 40Nm of torque.

The magnesium alloy frame weighs only 3kg and, fitted with a 417.6Wh battery, the X weighs in at 17.5kg (around 38lbs). That’s not bad, especially considering the 130km (81 mile) claimed range.

Fiido X release date, price, specs

The X Lite has a 208.8Wh battery which is said to be good for up to 60km (37 miles). That also means a 600g weight saving, bringing this model to just under 17kg.

Unlike with the D11, where the company made some outrageous ‘ultralight’ claims by omitting the weight of the battery and seat, we’re inclined to believe the figures for the X and X Lite.

Fiido X release date, price, specs

Like the D11, the Fiido X has traditional gears so you ride it like a normal bike without using the motor and still be able to climb hills. It has a 7-speed Shimano rear cassette and a 52T chainring.

It has kept the 20in wheels, which makes the X small when folded up, but this won’t provide the same level of comfort as larger wheels.

Here are some key specifications:

 

Fiido X

Fiido X Lite

Battery Type

Seatpost Battery (Rail-type Power Supply)

Seatpost Battery (Rail-type Power Supply)

Battery

36V 11.6AH

36V 5.8AH

Battery Brand

DMEGC 18650

DMEGC 18650

Charging Time

7 hours

4-5 hours

Operating Temperature

-10°~50°

-10°~50°

Battery Warranty

1 Year

1 Year

Light

LED Lights

LED Lights

Security System

Fiido Security System

Fiido Security System

Display

 LCD with USB Charging Port

 LCD with USB Charging Port

Sensor

Torque Sensor

Torque Sensor

Max speed

15.5MPH(25KM/h)

15.5MPH(25KM/h)

Gear System

Shimano 7 Speed

Shimano 7 Speed

Motor

Brushless Geared Motor

Brushless Geared Motor

Moped Mode Range

130KM

60KM

Brake System

Hydraulic Brake

Cable Brake

Frame Material

Magnesium Alloy

Magnesium Alloy

Folding System

Hidden Folding Mechanism

Hidden Folding Mechanism

Seat Post

Adjustable Battery Seat Post

Adjustable Battery Seat Post

Net weight

17.5KG

16.9KG

Input Voltage

100~240V

100~240V

Crank

52T

52T

Tire Brand

CST

CST

Tyre Size

20*1.95 inch

20*1.95 inch

Folded Size

84*40*59cm

84*40*59cm

Bicycle Size

150*58*100cm

150*58*100cm

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