Fucare’s new Gemini X electric bike pairs a novel-looking trellis-style frame with some high-performance electric bike parts to create a fast Class 3 e-bike that looks at home on both the streets and the trails.
The frame is rated for 400 lb. (181 kg) of load and gives the Gemini X a look all its own, at least for now. We rarely see e-bikes rated for such heavy loads, though we also rarely see e-bikes with this frame design.
Part truss bridge, part Erector Set, the frame uses narrow diameter tubes that wrap around the forward-mounted 48V battery while still leaving an open area on top to allow for battery removal.
A second battery is housed just behind the seat tube, resulting in a combined 20.8 Ah. With 998 Wh of total battery capacity, Fucare claims a lofty 55 miles (88 km) of range on throttle-only riding, or an even further 80 miles (130 km) under pedal assist.
The 750 W hub motor in the rear wheel will provide 20 mph (32 km/h) of assist on throttle-only riding or an even faster 28 mph (45 km/h) when the rider uses the highest pedal assist level. That keeps the Gemini X in Class 3 designation for street legal operation in the US.
Suspension is provided up front with a spring fork that features both pre-load adjustment and lockout. Moving a bit higher, the bars house a large 5.3″ color screen to display pertinent ride data like speed, distance, battery charge level, pedal assist mode, and more. There’s also a USB charge port in that screen that can be used to help keep your phone or other USB-powered device topped up on your ride.
Moving further back along the bike, a 7-speed Shimano transmission gives a range of gear ratios for those that will use the pedals as more than staggered foot rests.
Both wheels include hydraulic disc brakes for quick and maintenance-free stoppers, and those wheels get wrapped in 4″ wide rubber. The fat tires are only 20″ diameter, striking a balance between wide tires for comfort and cornering, yet maintaining a smaller diameter for reduced sized and improved nimbleness.
A step-through version of the e-bike is also available.
Both models include a rear rack, ABS fenders and LED lights in the base price of $1,899. The company is also throwing in a cable lock, though it looks like you could cut through it with a pair of safety scissors, so you may want to consider a higher-end lock for an e-bike investment of this price.
Those that want to add even more accessories like a rear basket can trick the ride out for extra utility, but even the base model seems to be nicely spec’d.
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