Fiido T2 Longtail cargo eBike review – Carry your stuff with ease!

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Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 0REVIEWI’ve previously reviewed one eBike, but wanted an eBike that I could haul some cargo. The Fiido T2 Longtail Cargo eBike came along for review and I was intrigued by the cargo capacity and the form factor of the Fiido T2 Longtail so figured I would give it a try.

What is it?

The Fiido T2 Longtail Cargo eBike is a multifunctional cargo E-bike built to handle everyday tasks.

What’s included?

  • Fiido T2 Longtail Cargo eBike
  • Tool Kit
  • Front Rack
  • User Manual

Tech specs

  • 750Watt motor
  • 998Wh battery
  • 200kg (440 lb) load capacity
  • 87-pound weight
  • 20×4 tires
  • 7-speed Shimano shifter
  • Color LCD

Design and features

The Fiido T2 Longtail Cargo eBike came mostly assembled. Assembly was easy and I actually prefer a partially assembled bike because you get a chance to see how things are put together. The battery was mostly charged, but it’s a good idea to put the battery on the charger before you start assembly so it will be close to full when you finish assembly.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 1

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 2 The Fiido F2 came very well packaged

The Fiido T2 is a hefty bike weighing in at 87 lbs. However, that’s understandable as it’s designed to be able to carry a load of 200kg (440 lbs). Obviously, being a longtail cargo bike, it’s also longer than most bikes, so consider that and your storage area.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 3 The Fiido T2 has some serious cargo capacity

Propelling T2 is a 750Watt motor with 60 Newton Meters of torque with a cadence sensor (XD Brushless geared motor). The cadence sensor is the one thing that I really think holds this bike back from being excellent. A torque-sensing motor is much better, and honestly, I think all eBikes should have them.

Powering the bike is a 998Wh battery (DMEGC battery cell). The battery is easily removable and has a charging time of 7 hours. The tilting seat also makes removing the battery simple. I did notice that there is no cover for the battery connector when the battery is removed. This makes it possible for rain to get into the connector if you remove the battery when outdoors.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 9 Easy to remove battery
Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 8 The battery connector is exposed when the battery is removed

The Fiido T2 is advertised as having a 30-mile range with throttle only, and up to 62 miles with pedal assist in eco mode. The weight of the rider and the terrain will have an effect on the range. I weigh 230lbs and found the range to be about 25 miles with mostly throttle use and running at about 25mph most of the time.

Speaking of speed, the T2 can easily reach its advertised speed of 28mph. It also performed well going up the small hills we have here. The 7-speed Shimano shifter with 5 pedal assist modes makes for a nice range of gearing when pedaling.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 6 Shifter and throttle

The tires are 20×4 and have single-piece wheels for increased load capacity and no maintenance like you have with spokes. Sporting large 230mm rotors, the 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes performed well. The tail light also includes a brake light that illuminates when the brakes are applied. For night riding, there’s a large headlight and it has vertical adjustment.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 16 Includes a working brake light
Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 7 Excellent headlight for riding in the dark

As for suspension, the front has aluminum shock-absorbing front forks, but the rear lacks any suspension, which is also understandable for a cargo bike. However, it would be nice if there was a spring-mounted seat option. I did have a problem with getting the seat to stay in place. I had to tighten the knob with pliers, then I struggled to flip the lever to keep the seat post from sliding down.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 15

The controller has a Color LCD that is IP54-rated. It has minimal buttons with just Mode, Select, Power, and horn. I do wish there were more buttons, as I don’t like having to remember how to activate certain features by pressing and holding the buttons. The display was also somewhat difficult to read in bright sunlight.

For example on the buttons; To activate the Cruise control feature you have to press and hold the gear switch button until the speed display starts flashing, then press the throttle all of the way for 8 seconds to activate cruise control. Activating the brakes or pressing the throttle again will deactivate the cruise control mode.

One of the first things you notice is the bamboo wood on the rear rack area. The wood is not only functional but also looks great. The paint is a metallic green and the style of the bike is modeled after the WW2 motorcycles.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 10 Beautiful bamboo wood on the rear rack

The front rack is great for carrying items, but it does take some getting used to it not turning in the direction of the front wheel. The rear rack is large and easy to strap items to in various ways.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 18 Awesome front rack

The dual kickstand is a feature I really like, as it makes it much more stable on angled surfaces. It will also make it more stable when loading cargo on the bike. I’ve seen some other cargo bikes with a single side-mounted kickstand, and they don’t work well once you start loading cargo.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 11 Great kickstand

The fenders and rear tire guards make riding the T2 in the rain or on muddy surfaces much better. There are some trails around the lake here that often have puddles or muddy areas, and the T2’s fenders are a welcome feature. The side guards on the rear tire not only help with water but also keep your cargo from getting into the tire.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 14 Front fender
Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 13 Rear side guards

The handlebars were great. They feature faux leather ergonomic handles and are adjustable.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 12

Assembly, Installation, Setup

Assembly of the Fiido T2 was straightforward and similar to other eBikes. The instructions are fantastic. Assembly consisted of installing the handlebars, front wheel, headlight, front basket, fender, seat, and pedals.

Fiido T2 Longtail eBike 17 It’s fun to ride!

What I like about the Fiido T2 cargo ebike

  • Great Cargo Capacity
  • Step through design
  • Nice kickstand
  • Smart brake light is great (should be a requirement for bikes in my opinion)

What needs to be improved?

  • A torque sensor would be better than a cadence sensor
  • Needs to include a cover for the electrical connector when the battery is removed
  • I would prefer metal pedals

Final thoughts

Overall, the Fiido T2 is a great cargo eBike. The front and rear racks provide a great means to carry items. There are also additional accessories are available including phone mount, cargo bags, larger front basket, and more. I’m sure the Fiido T2 will get much use when I go to my remote fishing spots this summer.

Price: $1499.00
Where to buy: Fiido
Source: The sample of this product was provided for free by Fiido. Fiido did not have a final say on the review and did not preview the review before it was published.

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