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Fiido X e-bike recalled due to risk of breakage

Fiido, maker of cheap electric bikes, has stopped selling its bikes Fiido X and is preparing a recall after discovering a bug that could cause the foldable e-bike to break in two. The company confirmed the issue to The edge and says it will release more details by April 12. The recall was first reported by electr.

When The edge We reviewed the $999 Fiido D11 e-bike in 2020 and came to the conclusion You get what you pay for. However, the $1,298 successor Fiido X was an improvement in almost every way, leaves us optimistic over the late-stage prototype we tested earlier Start on Indiegogo. Good.

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The pre-production Fiido X tested by The Verge.
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge

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A closer look at the Fiido X’s hinge.
Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge

The Fiido X is built on a lightweight magnesium frame and features a new folding mechanism. This is where the error seems to lie.

In a statement posted to the private Fiido X E-Bike Owners Group on Facebook, a company representative says it received an erroneous framework report on April 3, which Fiido was able to confirm at its Shenzhen R&D lab. “Due to the fact that this bug poses a serious security issue, we are now asking all users to temporarily stop using X as there is a risk,” wrote a Fiido representative. “Relevant details on recall implementation, user protection plan, root cause analysis and technical improvement plan will be released before April 12.”

As we said in our description of the Fiido X, “support will always be an issue with these direct-to-consumer e-bikes.” Now, six months later, this global recall is becoming a real test for the fledgling company. Founded in 2016which has shipped hundreds of thousands of e-bikes around the world with the help of Indiegogo.

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Fiido statement posted in the private Fiido X E-Bike Owners Group on Facebook.

https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/8/23016232/fiido-x-break-in-two-recall Fiido X e-bike recalled due to risk of breakage

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