Review of: Fiido D2 Folding Electric Bike.
Use for: urban riding conditions (not designed for off-road riding).
Adjustable seat/handlebar height suits most riders
Shimano 6-speed gear system
Introducing: the Fiido D2 16" Folding Electric Bike
The Fiido D2 comes folded compactly inside a box with a user manual and a small set of tools. Once you snip off the nylon ties, it’s easy to unfold the body and handlebar sections and secure them in place. The final steps are to attach the seatbar and tighten or adjust the necessary parts.
HandlebarOn the left side of the handlebar you have a switch to turn the headlamp on or off. Just beneath that is the mode selection switch where you can choose between 3 different running modes. Pressing the red button below that switch will sound the electric horn. Also on the left handlebar is an adjustable bracket to secure your cellphone (especially handy when you’re using GPS). Immediately below is a USB port to charge your phone while you’re riding. You can check the battery level by viewing the LED screen on the right handlebar. The bike is fitted with metal mudguards with rubbery shields at the ends to protect you from splashes.
Riding In the RainThe FIIDO D2 ebike has a IP54 waterproof rating. Riding your ebike in the rain is possible; after a short ride, just towel-dry your bike and you shouldn’t have any problems. The bike is protected against solid objects and splashing of water from any angle. However, riding in heavy rain for an extended period of time is not recommended, as water could reach the electrical areas in such conditions. For the same reason, you should avoid using a pressure hose to clean your ebike. (See our article: “How to Maintain an Electric bike“.) To cushion your ride, there is an adjustable air shock-absorber below the seat, on the rear part of the frame. You can use a regular air pump to increase the pressure, or press the valve to deflate it for a “softer” ride. There are other adjustment options you can take advantage of to customize the bike to your personal preferences. The handlebar height and angle are both adjustable, as is the seat height. Combined with the air shock absorber, this makes the Fiido D2 a very comfortable electric bike to ride. It’s an amazing feeling when you seem to “float” over obstacles.
It is very easy to secure and lock the frame folding mechanism. The handlebar and pedals fold very easily as well. You’ll be able to fold the ebike in a few seconds (after a little practice!).
Battery and Charger
The 36V 7.8AH lithium battery is built in and is recharged through the charging port on the bike (US charging cable). Charging time is 4-5 hours.
The battery has a maximum range of 50 kilometers on one charge (in assisted mode). Using electric power only, the running time is 25-30 km.
Motor and Accelerator
This ebike is propelled by a 250W brushless hub motor which can achieve 25 km/h. You’ll find the electric throttle on the right-side handlebar grip. The more you twist the throttle towards you, the faster you’ll go! Until you get used to the bike, be careful when you use the throttle – it accelerates quite rapidly.
Dual disc mechanical brakes on front and rear wheels make the braking system as safe and effective as possible.
Manuals and Tools
The Fiido D2 ebike comes with a battery manual and an operating manual, which describes how to operate the bike, how to fold it, how to set the working modes, where all the components are located and a detailed list of the ebike’s specifications. And there’s a handy tool set too, so you can put the bike together as quickly as possible.
The Fiido D2 folding electric bike is an ideal ebike for riding around town, commuting and general road use. For design, construction and price, it can rank as one of the best folding electric bikes.