The Chinese budget folding e-bike brand Fiido are taking to Indiegogo to crowdfund for their latest creation, the D11. Proclaimed as a "nearly perfect urban folding e-bike", they say it offers up to 100km of range, and the total weight is just 12.9kg.
The D11 has a clean, sturdy-looking aluminium frame, and interestingly they've integrated the removable 36V battery into the seat tube. Range of up to 100km is pretty massive for a folding e-bike, giving the average train commuter a fortnight's worth of journeys on a single charge with economical use of the assistance.
The spec looks solid and dependable, with mechanical disc brakes, 7-speed Shimano gearing and 20 inch wheels. It's cadence-sensing rather than torque sensing (to be expected on the more affordable end of the market) with the motor delivering up to 250 watts of power and cutting out at 25km/h as standard.
There's a front beam and a rear light integrated into the seatpost, while the D11's folding dimensions are 84x40x59cm; they claim you'll be able to fold it in as little as five seconds. While 12.9kg isn't the lightest folding e-bike we've seen (see the Hummingbird Electric) it's light enough for the average human to be able to carry it up or down a flight of stairs fairly easily.
Renowned for their budget prices, numerous bikes in Fiido's existing range are currently selling for less than £500 on their website; and while the D11 has an RRP that is equivalent to just over £1,000, earlybird Indiegogo backers can get up to 38% off, which means you can pick one up for around £630.