FIIDO M1 Electric Mountain Bike Buyers Review (October 2020)

FIIDO M1 Electric Mountain Bike

FIIDO M1 Electric Mountain Bike

  • ✔ LED Screen Ensures Nighttime Visibility
  • ✔ Fat 4" Tyres Give This Mountain Bike Great Off Road Grip
  • ✔ 250W Motor
  • ✔ 7 Speed Professional Transmission System
This folding electric mountain bike really does look the part. It's a very impressive bike, especially when you look at the price tag.

Dual Shock Absorption Structure

equipped with cst20 * 4.0 tires,52 tooth chain disk and Shimano 7-speed transmission with good shock absorption effect and riding stability.

Lithium Battery

Built-in detachable rechargeable, a large battery capacity of 12.5ah at most, with a long endurance.

Three Riding Modes

Pure electric mode, riding mode, and electric power-assisted mode.  When the accelerator is turned, it is automatically electric mode; without the fuel gate, stepping on the pedal is electric power-assisted mode.

Folding Body

The body is made of high-strength aluminum alloy, light and rust-free; the body supports folding in half, which is suitable for most of the car’s back-up carriages.

250W Brushless Motor

lower power consumption, 20% stronger endurance and larger starting torque.

Dual Disc Brake

Front and rear dual disc brake, more stable and effective brake.

Background

Fiido is based in Shenzhen, China and is a relatively new name in electric bikes. The M1 is the only full-suspension model aimed at off-road riding.

That should be obvious from the seriously wide four-inch tyres, though their thickness is accentuated because these are 20in wheels, not the 26- or 29in rims you typically find on mountain bikes. So the M1 is an unusual beast. It’s a folding, electric bike with compact wheels that has proper off-road aspirations.

Folded

When folded, the M1 measures 960x790x450mm. So it is no Brompton. It isn’t trying to be a Brompton, to be fair to Fiido, and the mere fact that it folds makes it a lot easier to get it into your car, or on a train. The handlebars and pedals fold, too, and there’s a built-in stand beneath the crank which keeps the bike upright when folded.

Battery Capacity

More on that shortly, but the battery itself has a larger-than-average capacity of 12.5Ah. Compare that to the 8.8Ah battery supplied as standard with the Carrera Vengeance-E. Bigger batteries take longer to recharge, and from empty you’ll be waiting about 8-9 hours for the M1’s to reach 100%.

You can remove the battery when the bike is folded for charging separate to the bike. The key is required to remove it, as well as for turning on the ignition: the electronics will not power on unless you insert the key and turn it to the correct position.

Fiido claims a range of up to 100km which is almost certainly unobtainable, even in the perfect test conditions it specifies for this figure. A more realistic real-world range for road riding is around 40-60km / 30-40 miles, so long as you are pedalling the whole time. Expect around half of that for off road, which is much tougher.

Performance

Given the weight and fat tyres, the M1 is surprisingly sprightly. The motor offers a good amount of torque and easily propels you up hills. I say you, but what I really mean is me, and I weigh slightly less than the 70kg Fiido uses for the maximum range calculations.

Summary

It’s also supremely good fun to ride off road: not necessarily for actual mountain biking, but for woodland trails and any surface that isn’t tarmac. If you want a bike mainly for road riding, there are better choices.