F - wheel DYU D2 Folding Electric smart Bike - EU Plug £356.84 w/code delivered @ Gearbest
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F - wheel DYU D2 Folding Electric smart Bike - EU Plug £356.84 w/code delivered @ Gearbest

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Found 14th Nov
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Okay, this is something different from me
Was having a look at electric bikes a while ago and didn't see this back then, I've had a little nose around on this model and it's actually pretty impressive. We had the Xiaomi one posted not so long ago at £435, which has a lower max weight and is slightly heavier.

The Xiaomi one has bigger wheels, so there is that to consider, I think by 4". Looking at the spec sheet, they both cover the same kind of distance (45km in moped mode) and this one shows 5km/h faster (max speed 25km/h) than the Xiaomi (20km/h)

Anyways, for £78.16 less than the xiaomi model, it doesn't sound bad at all.

So this one -
Lighter (Only by 500g)
Smaller Wheels - by 4 inches
5km/h faster 25km/h vs 20km/h
Max weight 120KG (Xiaomi 100KG Max)

Cost £78.16 less than the Xiaomi Model
It depends what features you're interested in, but both worth considering

Shipping insurance is £7.90 more, which I don't see as a deal breaker, in this instance

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Main Features:
● Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame, lightweight body and folding design
● Three riding modes: manual power, electric power and electric moped power, meeting your different needs
● Smart App password locking ( scanning the QR code in user manual ), anti-theft protection
● Bright induction front light ( App switch auto / manual mode ) and back braking light, increasing cycling safety in night
● Double disc brakes in front and rear wheels, cruise control, convenient riding
● Powerful 250W motor and 5.2Ah large battery capacity

Specification:
- Size: 102 x 50.5 x 94cm ( unfold ), 102 x 20 x 72cm ( fold )
- Wheel: 12 inch inflatable rubber tire
- Pedal height: 10cm ( from ground to pedal )
- Wheel size: 12 inch
- Max load: 120kg
- Max speed: 25km/h, up to 30km/h ( adjusting by App setting )
- Battery: 72W, 5.2Ah imported Li-ion battery
- Mileage: 20km in pure electric mode, ( 45km in moped mode )
- Max gradeability: 25 degree
- Working temp: -5 - 45 Deg.C
- Motor: 250W
- Plug type: EU plug
- Input voltage: 100 - 220V
- Charging time: 3h

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Will be the biggest box ever to have its customs value stated as under 15 USD.
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Will be the biggest box ever to have its customs value stated as under 15 USD.

looks pretty similar to the Ancheer that costs £400

the Ancheer has no pedels

Just 1 fold. Will they allow me to take it in the underground

"Folding" folds in one spot, the handlebars.

Seriously though that is neat. I've been looking at ebikes but find a lot of the cheap options skimp on the bike to support the e so been leaning towards a decent bike and modding it with a BBS02 later myself. This one seems to do the e side well and then shrink the bike part till it's cheap. Not sure I'd trust 12" wheels out on the roads where potholes are plentiful.

Looks good but I need to excercise not have the bike do it for me !
Besides I don't have the room to store even a folding bike
And why always an EU plug ?????
Edited by: "PhilK" 14th Nov

very tempted by this. Just a bit worried about the size of the wheels, and not being able to cycle at a decent speed.

allsa0016 m ago

very tempted by this. Just a bit worried about the size of the wheels, and …very tempted by this. Just a bit worried about the size of the wheels, and not being able to cycle at a decent speed.


Just noticed there are no gears so that's a sensible worry. If they seriously think you can pedal it at 15mph the gearing must be pretty high so no fun to ride up a hill without the motor.

CampGareth4 m ago

Just noticed there are no gears so that's a sensible worry. If they …Just noticed there are no gears so that's a sensible worry. If they seriously think you can pedal it at 15mph the gearing must be pretty high so no fun to ride up a hill without the motor.


I have just looked at the video, and it looks tiny. With the seating position and handlebars in that position, I think it would be impossible to get any power from cycling. It is more suited for just nipping to the shops or around the park I think.

Shame though, as I actually think it looks pretty cool.

the black one is on flashsale for 198 pounds delivered to uk..?
deal of the decade,
no pedals just electric goes for 15 klms with one charge 2 hours charging time

I'd argue with that range, most electric bikes have 8ah or more, this has 5.2ah, so I think in real world use it will do 15 miles tops possibly less.

fwheel.cc/pro…d2/
Actually even their own website says 20km, so make that 12 miles tops.
Edited by: "winchman" 14th Nov

winchman8 m ago

I'd argue with that range, most electric bikes have 8ah or more, this has …I'd argue with that range, most electric bikes have 8ah or more, this has 5.2ah, so I think in real world use it will do 15 miles tops possibly less.https://www.fwheel.cc/product/dyu-smart-bike-d2/Actually even their own website says 20km, so make that 12 miles tops.


Kinda claims 72V though which'd be roughly right for lithium ion. That's 370Wh which isn't bad at all. Top end bikes tend to be 500Wh.

dundeemaltman18 m ago

the black one is on flashsale for 198 pounds delivered to uk..?deal of the …the black one is on flashsale for 198 pounds delivered to uk..?deal of the decade, no pedals just electric goes for 15 klms with one charge 2 hours charging time



No front brake nor seat height adjustment on the black motor-only model?

AndyRoyd5 m ago

No front brake nor seat height adjustment on the black motor-only model?


still a cracking deal though

Or you could buy a normal bike and burn that lard off.

flintymutt34 m ago

Or you could buy a normal bike and burn that lard off.


A bike's purpose is to help you get to places quickly. A fitness bike's purpose is to exercise. This is not a fitness bike, in fact this one gets you to places quickly and comfortably (not sweaty).

CampGareth13 h, 27 m ago

A bike's purpose is to help you get to places quickly. A fitness bike's …A bike's purpose is to help you get to places quickly. A fitness bike's purpose is to exercise. This is not a fitness bike, in fact this one gets you to places quickly and comfortably (not sweaty).


A motorbike’s purpose is to get you to places quickly. This thing is also far from comfortable with that seating position.

flintymutt49 m ago

A motorbike’s purpose is to get you to places quickly. This thing is also f …A motorbike’s purpose is to get you to places quickly. This thing is also far from comfortable with that seating position.


Not gonna argue that this is a good bike, it isn't, but the motorbike has a whole load of downsides like needing petrol, a license, taxing, MOTs, insurance etc so isn't in the same price category as a pedal bike.

Please buy some.

I got the Xiaomi electric bike for £350 during the 11.11 flash sales

Also max weight is not 75kg, that is incorrect. The official rating by Xiaomi is 100kg. Plus after the firmware update the max speed is 25km/h now.
Edited by: "Erazor01" 15th Nov

Found this video on youtube

wheelive.net has some reviews of some similar bikes..

Does peddling this charge the battery like on a hybrid car? Would be handy for a commute of it did. Wouldn't want to run out of juice on the way home!

lanky7834 m ago

Does peddling this charge the battery like on a hybrid car? Would be handy …Does peddling this charge the battery like on a hybrid car? Would be handy for a commute of it did. Wouldn't want to run out of juice on the way home!


Nope. Also the physics of charging by pedal power make it unrealistic unless that's all you want to do with your waking hours. Use mains power.

When i'm out on my Ebike, i constantly get asked "Does it charge the battery as you're going along ?"
I tell them "Yes it does, it has a perpetual motion setting" I then point at the display on the bars. They then nod accordingly.

Biker.Jeff10 m ago

When i'm out on my Ebike, i constantly get asked "Does it charge the …When i'm out on my Ebike, i constantly get asked "Does it charge the battery as you're going along ?"I tell them "Yes it does, it has a perpetual motion setting" I then point at the display on the bars. They then nod accordingly.


Mmm, if a strong head wind can slow me down significantly what do you think losing 20W of my 100W to charge the battery will do, apart from give me a full charge in 18 hours continuous cycling time?

CampGareth3 m ago

Mmm, if a strong head wind can slow me down significantly what do you …Mmm, if a strong head wind can slow me down significantly what do you think losing 20W of my 100W to charge the battery will do, apart from give me a full charge in 18 hours continuous cycling time?




I know, people just dont understand the physics of it.
I've given up trying to explain it to them.

Ever heard of dynamos, regenerative braking and pulse driving (or just coasting). All ways to generate a small amount of power when a hybrid isn't using the battery for driving. I wasn't suggesting it was the only way to charge it just did it offer a way to extend the riding time Vs just electric

Anyway it does state that you get about 20km as an ebike or 45km in moped mode so there is some logic behind the question 😋

lanky789 h, 16 m ago

Ever heard of dynamos, regenerative braking and pulse driving (or just …Ever heard of dynamos, regenerative braking and pulse driving (or just coasting). All ways to generate a small amount of power when a hybrid isn't using the battery for driving. I wasn't suggesting it was the only way to charge it just did it offer a way to extend the riding time Vs just electric Anyway it does state that you get about 20km as an ebike or 45km in moped mode so there is some logic behind the question 😋



A car has an engine to recharge its batteries. A car also has a lot of weight, so the regenerative braking releases a lot of energy for battery recharging.
Ebikes are nothing like Hybrid cars.

lanky7810 h, 3 m ago

Ever heard of dynamos, regenerative braking and pulse driving (or just …Ever heard of dynamos, regenerative braking and pulse driving (or just coasting). All ways to generate a small amount of power when a hybrid isn't using the battery for driving. I wasn't suggesting it was the only way to charge it just did it offer a way to extend the riding time Vs just electric Anyway it does state that you get about 20km as an ebike or 45km in moped mode so there is some logic behind the question 😋


As Biker.Jeff says, it's basically all in the energy source. Regen braking makes sense if you just look at a cyclist at the top of a hill about to ride down. If you consider how they got to the top of that hill then regen braking becomes charging the battery by pedalling but with extra steps. That's before you consider that batteries, controllers and motors aren't 100% efficient, or that pumping power back into the battery will require extra circuitry which adds weight.

The small number of times some form of regeneration has been fitted to Ebikes in the past, its turned out to be at best a gimmick and at worst a hindrance. It adds complexity, weight and causes drag for only the tiniest amount of charge back into the battery. It has a lot of disadvantages with almost no advantages.
Its the reason the vast majority of Ebikes dont bother with it.

Fair enough. I was thinking that the amount of charge generated would be proportional as the bike is only a tiny fraction of a cars weight so, while it wouldn't generate as much as a car, wouldn't need to for a similar effect. I'm old enough to have had old school bike lights running from dynamos so know pedal power does gereate a little bit at least lol.

I've ordered one as its compact enough for me to carry into the office and charge at work anyway, solving the issue of needing to charge mid working day if the battery gets low on the trip out. That hopefully cuts my commute cost to almost zero without the risk of running out of juice (although there's always good old pedal power if it comes to it).

Anyone else got one? I've seen good things about the D1 version (From when it was £400 too) so I'm hoping the second gen one is even better. Looks like its lost the cruise control though...

lanky7820th Nov

Fair enough. I was thinking that the amount of charge generated would be …Fair enough. I was thinking that the amount of charge generated would be proportional as the bike is only a tiny fraction of a cars weight so, while it wouldn't generate as much as a car, wouldn't need to for a similar effect. I'm old enough to have had old school bike lights running from dynamos so know pedal power does gereate a little bit at least lol.I've ordered one as its compact enough for me to carry into the office and charge at work anyway, solving the issue of needing to charge mid working day if the battery gets low on the trip out. That hopefully cuts my commute cost to almost zero without the risk of running out of juice (although there's always good old pedal power if it comes to it).Anyone else got one? I've seen good things about the D1 version (From when it was £400 too) so I'm hoping the second gen one is even better. Looks like its lost the cruise control though...



How did you get on with this lanky?

They're going for £301.08 on gearbest now. How much did it come to all in including delivery/import etc?
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