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Fiido has a snapping-in-half problem with another of its e-bikes

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Alex Bowden

Alex has been editor of ebiketips since 2021. He previously contributed news, reviews and more to and has also had a parallel (largely lapsed) career writing about cricket for various publications.


1 year 5 months ago

Isn't this always a problem with magnesium? Light it may be, but fatigue it is prone to...

Fatigue and cracking plagued the Kirk magnesium bike, IIRC.

It plagued high-end, light-weight motorcycle wheels made from magnesium for a while. In motor industry, magnesium sees a good bit of use for race-spec parts, where its lightness is worth it and the (lack of) durability is less of an issue.

Magnesium. Cool material. But not good for making durable parts from - if those parts are stressed.