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E-bikes are a common mode of transportation in Europe and China. However, these bikes are now also growing popular in other countries including the US. In addition to providing an efficient and easy commute, these bikes are helping consumers cut down on costs associated with automotive vehicles.
A great number of brands are releasing their latest electric bikes in 2021, and with big name brands like Fiido, Nukeproof, and Veloretti announcing their latest releases, it’s getting more difficult for consumers to choose a bike. When it comes to eBikes, buyers look for specs based on their personal needs and preferences. Let’s take a look at the aforementioned three brands’ latest bikes and how they compare with each other.
1. Fiido X
Fiido X’s release was announced earlier in July and so far it is a crowdfunded product that will be shipped to backers after the funding project closes. While Fiido’s last bike, the D11, was relatively a pocket-friendly buy, the brand has doubled the price for its latest release, the Fiido X. So is this bike worth the money? Let’s find out!
Unlike other e-bikes in the market, your height and weight will not matter when you consider purchasing the Fiido X. Whether you’re 5 feet tall or 6’5, this bike will be perfect for a person of any height. In addition, it can support a total weight of approximately 120 kg.
The bike is equipped with the DMEGC 18650 lithium battery, which has a lifespan of 5 years. The replaceable battery charges in about seven hours and provides a power-assisted range of 130 km. The maximum speed of Fiido X is also a whopping 25 km per hour, which is faster than most electric bikes.
The torque sensor in this bike can easily detect when you switch from moped mode to pedal mode or vice versa. The Fiido X is also waterproof; however, we wouldn’t recommend riding it during heavy rainfall. This bike can be folded in half and according to the company, a standard SUV trunk can fit three of these bikes when folded.
From its magnesium alloy frame to its color, everything about this bike screams sophistication. The design is not only modern and fashionable, but it is also extremely sturdy. So if you’re someone who looks for functionality as well as futuristic designs, the Fiido X will prove to be a perfect fit.
The Fiido X also comes in two other versions; the Fiido X Lite and the Fiido X (US). The US version has a different maximum speed [32 km/h] and a motor of 350 W, due to the varying laws in Europe, UK, and the US. However, the Lite has the same maximum speed but a different brake system; cable brakes instead of hydraulic brakes.
2. Nukeproof Megawatt 297
Nukeproof has been a big name among cyclists and their premium-priced bicycles have been a dream for many. So, when the brand announced the production of E-bikes, everyone was more than happy. The Nukeproof Megawatt 297 is the brand’s Mega bike with a motor.
This bike has 3 variants and five different sizes. However, the price of all these variations is relatively on the higher side. So, let’s take a look at the bike’s specs and figure out if it’s worth all the hype.
This bike is specifically targeted towards adventure junkies and its specifications and build are manufactured to meet their specific needs. The 29-inch front wheel and 27.5-inch back wheel give this bike an unmatched grip and power. The comp, elite, and factory, all variants come with different shock absorbers; the RockShox Super Deluxe and Fox Float X2.
All the variants have the same powerful drive system backed by Shimano STEPS EP8, 250W, 85Nm. The battery installed in comp is 250W, while the two other variants carry a battery of 630W. From its tires and saddles to the handlebars, everything represents the brand’s existing non-eBike, Nukeproof Mega.
The five sizes; small, medium, large, X-large, and XX-large can all carry a weight of about 23 kg or more. So, if you want to take to the mountains for adventures and stunts, this bike will be a perfect companion.
The bike’s design may not be as aesthetically pleasing as the Fiido X. However, with the variants and the sizes, this bike has all the more functionality, especially for someone looking for a stunt-proof bike. The bike is higher-priced than the Fiido X, so we expected it to have a more aesthetically pleasing design.
3. Veloretti Ivy
As a Dutch brand, we expected a lot from Veloretti’s latest launch. After all, we have brands like Veloretti to thank when it comes to the global popularity of bikes. Its latest editions, the Ivy and Ace, come with a silent and powerful mid-engine and a full-service app to keep track of the bike. Let’s take a look at how the Veloretti Ivy compares with the other bikes.
With a 518W battery and a range of 120 km, the bike can be recharged with any outlet. Even though the batteries and removable, the company claims the bike only needs a power nap to get through the week. In addition, the 65nm torque mid-engine is directly connected to the pedals instead of the torque.
The fully automatic e-bike shifts gears according to speed shifts. So when riding the Veloretti Ivy, you don’t have to worry about a complex gear system that comes with many electronic bikes. You can also track the bike with a GPS system that sends notifications to the phone app.
Features such as the anti-theft alarm and hyperbolic lights make this bike safe and easy to use for many. The Veloretti Ivy has a motor of 250W and Schaeffer hydraulic brakes. With Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, and 4G connectivity, this bike provides advanced features unlike that of Fiido or Nukeproof.
With a sleek and modern design and three colors to choose from, the Veloretti Ivy is a sight for sore eyes. When it comes to the bike’s make and design, the Veloretti may be the best out of the three bikes mentioned in this blog.
The Fiido X is perhaps better than Nukeproof and Veloretti’s latest releases solely based on the fact that it provides both functionality and a design that’ll turn heads on the road. However, if you’re someone who likes off-roading adventures, then the Nukeproof Megawatt 297 will be a good fit for you, even though we’re sure the latest features of the Veloretti Ivy have caught our attention.
In the end, the final decision comes down to your personal preferences and budget. Which of these E-bikes do you think are worth the purchase? Let us know!