Fiido T1 electric bike review: Cramming a big battery and tons of value into a utility e-bike

by Micah Toll

But while it ostensibly shares a very similar frame – one that we didn’t really see on the market until Rad introduced it a couple years ago – the Fiido T1 isn’t a direct clone or even a copycat knockoff.

Those exist, and plenty of players in the market try to just knock off popular e-bikes by producing 1:1 clones. Instead, Fiido actually added a number of features and components that increase the bike’s utility.

Fiido T1 tech specs • Motor: 750W rear geared hub motor • Top speed: 40 km/h (25 mph) • Range: Claimed 150 km (93 mi) but more like 50% with mixed throttle riding • Battery: 48V 20Ah (960 Wh) Weight: 36 kg (79 lb)

Fiido T1 tech specs (cont'd) • Brakes: Tektro mechanical disc brakes • Price: $1,599 • Extras: LED display, included head/tail/brake LED lights, 3 pedal assist settings, thumb throttle, suspension fork, suspension saddle & seat post, included front basket, included fenders/rack

There are a number of key components that I really like about the Fiido. Those mag wheels don’t just look nice, they also mean you’ll never have to worry about spokes loosening up over time or breaking

The giant headlight mounted on the included front rack gives you tons of visibility up front and extra storage capacity. I also really like that they don’t charge extra for the front rack.