A folding electric bike from Wildeway Bikes, the Wildeway FW11 S, has been designed with modularity in mind to enable the addition of a wide range of practical accessories at a later time, should you ever need to upgrade your electric bike. The benefit of modular bikes is that you can purchase the base model without spending extra money on extras you might not need and then upgrade with more features as and when you require them.
In this Wildeway FW11 S review, I discuss my experiences using this folding electric bicycle. I also provide an overview of the Wildeway FW11 S’s main features, a video review of the FW11 S, as well as demonstrations of its acceleration, top speed, and folding. I conclude by giving the Wildeway FW11 S a score out of 10, listing its pros and cons.
Finally, I address some frequently asked questions and leave you with a few more images of the Wildeway to enjoy at the conclusion of this review.
|Motor||750W Brushless Motor|
|Max Torque||80 N.M|
|Max Speed||30 MPH|
|Max Climbing Gradient||30 Degrees|
|Brake||Hydraulic Disc Brake|
|Derailleur||SHIMANO 7 Speed|
|Mileage Range||65-100 Miles|
|Wheel Size||20" x 4.0"|
|Max load||330 LBS|
Wildeway FW11 S: Design and Build Quality
The sturdy aluminum frame has a front suspension fork and saddle shock suspension system, both of which have sensitive responses and allow for easy handling even when a bump in the road occurs. Come with a brake rear light, warning spoke reflectors, and an incredibly bright LED headlight to give you a comfortable and safer riding experience wherever you go.
Hydraulic disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels give cyclists a more effective and reliable way to stop in any weather. Get better modulation, more braking force, and increased safety. All-terrain tires can travel without being obstructed on mountains, mud, snow, and beaches when paired with 20 x 4.0-inch Fat Tires.
New riders can easily get going thanks to the Shimano 7-speed shifting system, a full-color LCD display, a thumb throttle, and an LCD control. Higher resolution and better sunlight readability are features of full-color LCD screens. Additionally, you can charge your device using the USB port on the left side of the display.
A folding bike, however, allows for better storage and portability. A folding electric bike makes traveling by train or bus so much simpler. If you have room, you can even bring your bike up to your desk at work. A folding fat tire bike like this also has the storage benefit.
Being able to fold your bike and bring it inside your home is priceless if you live in an apartment or a city where space may be limited and you don’t want to risk locking your bike up outside.
For commuting or just cruising around town or the city, the Wildeway FW11 S’s upright riding position is very comfortable. Oh, and you can adjust the saddle up, down, forward, and back, as you would anticipate. The saddle is wide and soft so your butt doesn’t feel sore after longer rides.
Since the handlebars can also be moved up and down, most riders should have enough flexibility to find a position that is comfortable for them.
Lighting is a standard feature of the Wildeway FW11 S ebike, and the front headlight has an ambient light sensor that enables automatic dimming and brightness control. When on maximum, the front and rear lights are both very bright.
For added safety when riding on the roads, there is also an integrated brake light with a strobe, which I adore! Additionally, the sidewalls of the tires have reflective accents to keep you visible to oncoming vehicles. These qualities also exist in the RadRunner.
The flattened shape on the ends of each handgrip and the smooth imitation leather, which increases their durability, are partly to blame for the handlebars’ exceptional comfort. Your palms can rest comfortably on the handlebars thanks to the ergonomic shape’s flattening.
The ride is very stable on gravel and dirt trails, which are frequently surfaces that bikes with thinner tires can easily slip out on while cornering at speed. This is because of the Big 20 x 4-inch fat tires, a front suspension fork with 80mm of travel, and a plush saddle.
While riding it at higher speeds, these wheels with puncture-resistant liners give a predictable response, a sense of the ground, and confidence.
Wildeway FW11 S: Motor and Battery
When climbing steep hills, I have had to assist the 750W Geared Hub Motor by pedaling and shifting through the gears because the motor is unable to handle the extremely steep inclines on its own. The mini e bike gets the extra boost it needs to continue climbing the hill by pedaling.
As opposed to the RadRunner, which only has a single speed, the Wildeway FW11 S has seven gears, which undoubtedly aid in climbing hills.
While riding, the motor is relatively quiet, but it isn’t completely silent; no electric bike is, especially one with a 750W motor. View my video at the conclusion of this review to get a sense of the volume of the noise.
The bike has a top speed set to 30 mph because that is the maximum speed allowed by law for an e-bike in this class. However, the top speed can be changed to 25 mph using the display panel. If you’re interested in learning how to do that, ask me in the comments!
There is unquestionably a point at which a steep incline and the combined weight of the bike and rider converge. A 7-speed drivetrain allows you to assist the motor by pedaling much more easily than you would with a single speed, so if you live somewhere with a lot of hills, you may notice that your mileage on one charge could be more like 35 miles due to the extra power needed. You can reduce your mileage by pedaling.
You’re in for a real treat if you’ve never tried riding an electric bike. My first eBike experience was with the RadRunner, another model from Wildeway Bikes. The way it made me feel, like a kid again, had me grinning uncontrollably! It’s particularly enjoyable to be able to move without using the pedals, and it’s very similar to riding a motorbike or moped.
From what I’ve seen so far, Wildeway electric bikes are reliable and exhilarating to ride. We haven’t had to worry about charging the batteries for either of our Rad electric bicycles because the 48V, 32 Ah Lithium-Ion battery lasts for a very long time.
I often find myself riding without any pedal assistance because I’m not covering long distances that call for me to conserve battery life, plus it’s just really enjoyable.
But the only time I actually pedal is when I pass a pedestrian and slow down while doing it out of politeness.
The 48V, 32 Ah Lithium-Ion battery for the Wildeway FW11 S has a long lifespan. When you consider that the battery has the ability to carry you up to 65 miles at a top speed of 25 mph, its rating of 800 charge cycles is impressive.
The maximum distance you could travel on a single battery would be 36,000 miles. However, since you’ll be riding some hills and occasionally using the throttle, which both use more power, you probably won’t get quite that much mileage.
The onboard battery charges completely in 5 to 6 hours, and because it is a Lithium-Ion battery, it retains its charge for a considerable amount of time when the bike is not in use.
The battery is also one of the lightest and most powerful packs on any electric bike. On the Wildeway Bikes website, battery packs are also sold separately, allowing you to purchase a spare if your lifestyle requires you to ride farther or for a longer period of time.
Wildeway FW11 S: Conclusions
The Wildeway FW11 S and all other add-ons are available for purchase at the Wildeway Bikes online store. You’ll be riding before you know it because they have excellent stock and provide next business day shipping. The base unit price of the Wildeway FW11 S is $1,399, which, in my opinion, represents excellent value for the features that you get with this folding electric bike.
I sincerely hope you have enjoyed reading this review; if you have any inquiries about the bike, please leave them in the comments section below. Happy traveling!