MATE X Folding Electric Bike

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The MATE X is a folding electric bicycle. It was made possible in June 2017 by Christian Adel Michael and Julie Kronstrøm from Copenhagen, Denmark. This was the second Indiegogo campaign they successfully funded. The first campaign was the original MATE folding ebike.
  • Campaign started: 1st May 2018
  • Campaign published: 16th July 2018
  • Campaign concluded: 23rd July 2018 15th August 2018 14th September 2018 22nd September 2018 28nd September 2018

Models

There are three different models of the MATE X, the 250, 250+ and 750.

MATE X 250

  • 250W high performance hub motor
  • 48V 11Ah Lithium-ion battery
  • 55km range
  • 32km/h max. speed
  • 8-speed gear
  • 20-inch fat tires
  • Computer dashboard
  • Front and rear suspension
  • 2 year warranty
  • Retail price $2199
  • Indiegogo price $799
  • Shipping $200

MATE X 250+

  • 250W high performance hub motor
  • 48V 14Ah Lithium-ion battery
  • 80km range
  • 32km/h max. speed
  • 8-speed gear
  • 20-inch fat tires
  • Computer dashboard
  • Front and rear suspension
  • 2 year warranty
  • Retail price $2399
  • Indiegogo price $899
  • Shipping $200

MATE X 750S

  • 750W high performance hub motor
  • 48V 14Ah Lithium-ion battery
  • 80km range
  • 48km/h max. speed
  • 8-speed gear
  • 20-inch fat tires
  • Computer dashboard
  • Thumb throttle
  • Front and rear suspension
  • 2 year warranty
  • Retail price $2699
  • Indiegogo price $999
  • Shipping $200

Specs

Hardware:

  • Type: Folding electric bicycle
  • Frame: 6061 aluminum alloy
  • Motor: Bafang 250W/750W hub motor with hall-sensor
  • Controller: Bafang 48V 12A continuous 25A max. current sine-wave with UART-port with HIGO-connectors
  • Computer: Key-Display KD51C monochrome display or Bafang DPC-14 / 850C color display, upgrade
  • Suspension: Adjustable MOZO FATMAN-26-20 front fork and adjustable HLT-620 rear shock suppressor
  • USB-port: Yes, 500mA
  • Shifter: Shimano RevoShift 8-speed twist shifter
  • Derailleur: Shimano RD-M310 Altus SGS rear derailleur black
  • Chainring: 52 teeth
  • Rims: 80mm wide rims, 36 spokes, with reflectors
  • Spokes: 12-gauge rear, 13-gauge front
  • Tire type: 20-inch 4.0-inch wide fat tires, studded or road thread
  • Pedals: Foldable with reflectors
  • Brakes: Tektro EL350-RS mechanical or Tektro HD-E350 hydraulic 160 mm disc brakes, with motor cut-off sensor
  • Speed limit: 25 km/h / 32km/h
  • Colors: Black, White, Red, Green, Off-white, Pink-green, Grey, Camouflage
  • Battery capacity: 48V 11Ah, 48V 14.5Ah, 48V 17.5Ah upgrade
  • Battery enclosure: Boazhi aluminum casing, with fuse, charging plug and lock
  • Battery brand: Samsung, Panasonic or LG genuine cells
  • Battery configuration: 70 cells - 48.1V 11Ah 14s5p (3.7V 2200mAh cells), 48.1V 14Ah 14s5p (3.7V 2800mAh cells), 48.1V 17.5Ah 14s5p (3.7V 3500mAh cells)
  • Rack tube diameter: 16 mm
  • Charger: 48V 2A regular charger, 4A super charger available

Features:

  • Range: 60-80km, while mostly pedaling, 20-30km throttle only
  • Folding points: 4 steps (main body, steering stem, seatpost, pedals)
  • Keep folded lock: No
  • Kick-stand: Yes
  • Carrying handle: Yes
  • Pedal assist: Yes
  • Walk assist: Yes, smart display upgrade
  • Thumb throttle: 250 No, 750S YEs
  • Battery removal: Yes
  • Battery lock: Yes
  • Extras: fenders, front light, rear rack with red light, thumb throttle

Dimensions:

  • Folded size: approx. L95xH73xD40cm
  • Battery dimensions: L410xW100xD40mm
  • Weight w/o battery: 26kg
  • Weight w/ battery: 29kg
  • Battery weight: 3.0kg
  • Frame weight: 2.7kg
  • Retail price: 2199USD/2399USD/2699USD
  • Campaign price: 799USD/899USD/999USD

Setup

  1. Insert the seat stem and adjust the lock bracket
  2. Mount the handle bars and lock it in place
  3. Install the front wheel and insert the lever
  4. Screw in place the pedals
  5. Put the reflectors on the wheels
  6. Install the fenders and rear rack
  7. Adjust to get a flat saddle
  8. Adjust the handle bar height and level with the lever
  9. Inflate the tires to 40-60 psi, 3 to 5 bar
  10. Charge the battery by plugging the charger plug
  11. Configure the bike computer, double tap power

Perks / accessories

  • Tektro Hydraulic Disc Brakes ($129)
  • Flashy color display ($99)
  • Custom MATE metal fenders ($49)
  • Thumb throttle ($49)
  • "BOOSTED" battery 17,5Ah ($99)
  • Limited Edition UNICORN Finish ($49)
  • Rear-rack with brake-lights ($99)
  • EXTRA high-speed charger ($79)
  • EXTRA "BOOSTED"+17,5Ah Battery ($429)
  • Spare set of tires incl. tubes ($49)
  • "JOKER" Light Set (front+rear) ($49)
  • JET GREY Color ($29)
  • IMPERIAL WOODLAND Color pattern ($99)

Third-party upgrades

  • LED light strips underneath
  • Strong head-beams
  • GPS tracker
  • Folding magnet lock
  • Storage bag/box
  • Custom front and rear lights

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