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Fiido aims for flexible off-road utility with T1 Cargo ebike

Fiido aims for flexible off-ro...
Fiido has soft launched the T1 Cargo ebike in the US, with sales to more regions starting in April
Fiido has soft launched the T1 Cargo ebike in the US, with sales to more regions starting in April
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Fiido has soft launched the T1 Cargo ebike in the US, with sales to more regions starting in April
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Fiido has soft launched the T1 Cargo ebike in the US, with sales to more regions starting in April
The T1 Cargo sports a 750-W rear-hub motor and 960-Wh removable battery
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The T1 Cargo sports a 750-W rear-hub motor and 960-Wh removable battery
Front fork suspension, step-through frame and basket-mounted front light
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Front fork suspension, step-through frame and basket-mounted front light
Three levels of pedal assist can be selected via the control to the left, and there's a thumb throttle to the right
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Three levels of pedal assist can be selected via the control to the left, and there's a thumb throttle to the right
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After targeting commuters with a couple of successful crowdfunding campaigns for the D11 and X fast folders, it looks like China's Fiido is now looking to ride into the US utility ebike market with a familiar-looking model called the T1 Cargo.

Unusually for Fiido, the T1 Cargo hasn't been launched on Indiegogo but has gone straight to general sale in the US, with availability in other regions following in April.

The cargo ebike features an aluminum alloy step-through frame with internally-routed cabling that's strikingly similar to the look of the RadRunner cargo ebike from Rad Power Bikes. It comes with a 750-W rear hub motor offering three levels of pedal assist and thumb throttle for a top speed of up to 50 km/h (31 mph), while the inclusion of a Shimano seven-speed derailleur makes for ride flexibility.

Instead of the seat tube battery selected for its recent crowdfunded folding ebikes, Fiido has opted to equip the T1 with a removable 48-V/20-Ah Li-ion battery that sits behind the seat post. The per-charge range is claimed to be up to 150 km (93 miles).

The T1 Cargo sports a 750-W rear-hub motor and 960-Wh removable battery
The T1 Cargo sports a 750-W rear-hub motor and 960-Wh removable battery

The ebike comes with a lockable and adjustable coil-sprung fork and a suspension saddle, which flips out of the way for easy access to the battery.

There's a sturdy-looking basket with dual-beam light to the front and cargo platform at the rear, also with a built-in light. Fiido has opted for cast alloy rims wrapped in 20x4-inch CST fat tires, which the company reckons are suitable for off-roading as well as city riding, though we'd prefer something a little more knobbly for that. Stopping power comes from disc braking, and a kickstand and fenders are included.

The Fiido T1 is on sale now for US$1,599, which is a hundred bucks more than the latest flavor of the RadRunner.

Source: Fiido via Elektrek

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6 comments
6 comments
Michael son of Lester
No thanks, I'll stick with my North American-made Biktrix Juggernaut. While a few parts are Chinisium, the majority aren't.
BlueOak
Scrolls down to closing paragraph for the pricing… and pleasant surprise, $1,600 rather than $3,000. Still a bit rich for my blood given the theft prone nature of these but getting closer!
ljaques
That would be a rugged rider with no suspension, front OR rear. Worth maybe $750.
ljaques
At least it didn't have the whitewall tires they put on the Rad2.
Trylon
@ljaques, you're mistaken. Those aren't whitewall tires. They're blackwall tires that have a reflective stripe for nighttime safety, a common feature on many tires for city or commuting use, and the stripe is far too narrow to qualify for whitewall. Actual whitewall tires have many times the light-colored area, extending from rim to tread.
ReservoirPup
The specs and design are better than those of RadRunner. The price is quite reasonable. Hopefully a few scooterheads will switch to ebiking thanks to this bike.