Update | Fiido X (2022) launches as an electric bike with an upgraded display and a new PAS-0 mode
Update: Fiido has now responded to our queries and has confirmed that this 'new' X and the V2 "are different names for the same e-bike", and is thus the one with which its backers' rewards should be fulfilled.
Original Article: Fiido has announced that it will release a "new" version of its flagship X electric bicycle soon. It will have the same "minimalist" magnesium-alloy, torque-sensor-enabled frame as the one that raised about US$1.5 million on Indiegogo in 2021; however, the OEM asserts that it will have some potentially worthwhile upgrades in this apparent refresh.
The "new" X will also have the same seatpost-integrated battery (with a capacity of 417.6Wh in the current version); however, it is to be secured with an "improved" version of Fiido's keypad-based security system. The OEM has also added a mode that allows the bike to be pedalled without the motor on (PAS0) in this version.
The OEM has also upgraded the 'X 2022' with a saddle, handlebars, and folding mechanism in terms of improved comfort, grip and magnetic interface respectively. Fiido also plans to release it with a brighter, more legible trip computer that can switch between miles (mph) and kilometers per hour (kph) and display an odometer this time around.
The 'new' Fiido X is also to be upgraded with a protective derailleur hanger this time around - in other words, it is also known as the V2 that the original crowdfunding campaign's backers were promised when the V1 was recalled in 2021.
The OEM has yet to announce how much it will cost to new customers, although it is unlikely to vary much from the US$1,799 price-tag commanded in the US, EU or UK (or US$1,999 in Canada) for the 350W/68-mile (110km) range version of the current model.
How are you doing? This is Kenson, the Public Relations Lead from Fiido.
We're currently preparing to <wbr />introduce the new Fiido X. It <wbr />is an upgrade from the <wbr />previous one and we are <wbr />trying to raise awareness of <wbr />it.
I know you have published reviews of the Fiido X but this <wbr />upgrade is substantial and we <wbr />believe there is value in <wbr />covering the new Fiido X.
The improvements include:
1. A full Shimano 7-speed shifter
2. A new PAS0 (Zero power-<wbr />assistance) mode
3. An upgraded meter (Both MPH <wbr />and KPH available, improved <wbr />brightness, odometer included)
4. An upgraded passcode security <wbr />system (power saving mode <wbr />included)
5. An upgraded handlebar (better <wbr />grip with better comfort)
6. A derailleur hanger is included for protection
7. A saddle with more comfort
8. Upgraded magnetic folding <wbr />units (unwanted rotation <wbr />removed for better reliability
Here is the press kit for your reference, including the brand introduction, product introduction, and photos.