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
  • First big shipment: May/June 2019, majority July/August 2019


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:
    • China bikes: Bafang RM G060.750.DC 48V-52V 250W/750W brushless geared rear-drive hub motor with hall-sensors, gear reduction ratio of 1:5, nominal 50-60 Nm torque (from Mate), maximum torque of 80 Nm, 20 magnet poles (2P), IP65, efficiency >80%, 4.6kg
    • Taiwan bikes: CZJB JB-104C2 750W 24V-60V, brushless geared rear-drive hub motor, efficiency >82%, 3.3kg
  • Controller:
    • China bikes: Custom Bafang 48V sine-wave controller with UART-port with HIGO-connectors - 12A continuous 25A max. current (or 35A)?
    • Taiwan bikes: AICO controller
  • Computer display:
  • Suspension front: Adjustable MOZO FATMAN-26-20 front fork, lightweight forged alloy, responsive adjustable spring tension, 60mm travel, mechanical lock-out, 1.5 kg
  • Suspension rear: Adjustable HLT HLT-620 rear spring shock suppressor, 125L x 750 LBS - Pre-adjusted with 24 +/- 2 mm travel
  • USB-port: Yes, 5V 500mA USB-A output
  • Shifter: Shimano 8-speed SIS index shifting / Shimano RevoShift 8-speed twist shifter
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano RD-M310 Altus SGS rear derailleur black
  • Crankset: 170 mm alloy crank arms, 53T/tooth chainring
  • Bottom bracket: BB988 68 mm x 164 mm, threaded
  • Tire type: 20-inch 4.0-inch wide fat tires, studded all-terrain or street road profile
  • Rims: 80mm wide rims, 36-hole F, with reflectors
  • Spokes: 36 spokes front/rear, 12-gauge rear, 13-gauge front, black
  • Front hub: 135 mm, 20-inch 36-hole
  • Rear hub: 185 mm, 20-inch 36-hole
  • Pedals: Foldable with reflectors
  • Brakes: Tektro EL350-RS mechanical or Tektro HD-E350 hydraulic 160 mm disc brakes, aluminium Tektro rotors, with motor cut-off sensor,
  • Fender: Custom made all covering (upgrade option)
  • Colors: Black, White, Red, Green, Off-white, Pink-green, Grey, Camouflage
  • Battery charger: 48V 2A regular charger, Coming Data CP05460400 54.6V 4A super charger (upgrade option)
  • Battery capacity:
    • 48V 11Ah
    • 48V 14.5Ah
    • 48V 17.5Ah (upgrade option)
  • Battery enclosure: Boazhi aluminum casing, with fuse, charging plug and lock
  • Battery brand: Samsung/Sanyo/Panasonic/LG cells
  • Battery configuration: 70 cells - 48.1V 11Ah 14s5p (3.7V 2200mAh cells)
    • 14.5Ah battery: 48.1V 14Ah 14s5p (3.7V 2800mAh cells)
    • 17.5Ah battery (upgrade): 48.1V 17.5Ah 14s5p (3.7V 3500mAh cells)
  • Rack tube diameter: 16 mm

Features

  • Max speed: 250W 25 km/h / 15mph - 750W 32 km/h / 20 mph
  • Battery range: 80km with 14.5Ah, 120km with 17.5Ah, w/pedal-assist, dependent upon usage, weather, conditions, terrain and rider’s total weight
  • Battery only range: 20-30km throttle only
  • Advanced controller configuration:
    • Unlocked Ludacris Mode 10 and 29mph / 46kmh max. speed
    • Enter pin code for China bikes 1801 and Taiwan bikes 1919 - warranty void
  • 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

  • Bike dimensions: 180 cm / 71 in L x 65 cm / 25.6 in W x 124 cm / 48.8 in H
  • Bike dimensions when folded: 103 cm / 40.5 in L x 59 cm / 23.2 in W x 78 cm / 30.7 in H
  • Old Folded size: approx. L95xH73xD40cm
  • Battery dimensions: L410xW100xD40mm
  • Weight w/o battery: 26kg / 57.3 lbs
  • Weight w/ battery: 29kg / 63.9 lbs
  • Battery weight: 3.0kg
  • Rider size range: 150-215 cm
  • Rider max weight: 150 kg / 330lbs
  • Rider minimum age: 16 years old
  • Retail price: 2199USD / 2399USD / 2699USD
  • Campaign price July 2018 to November 2018: 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)

Controller configuration

Optimal controller settings:

  • System voltage: 48V
  • Wheel size: 24-inch (even though the real wheel size is 20-inch, it will affect the speed indicator)
  • Assist levels: 4 - 1 to 9 levels
  • Optimal assistant level: 5 or 6
  • Speed limit: 25 km/h in EU, or 99 km/h otherwise
  • Power indicator: Voltage, easier to determine battery state - percentage only in five steps

Third-party upgrade ideas

Upgrades

  • DNM AOY-36RC Air Rear Shock 165x35mm [1] - for better off-road performance
  • LitePro 58T BCD 130mm black aluminium front chain ring with flange [2] - peddle comfortable on assistant level 5 and up
  • Bafang 48V 250W sticker - for 750W models [3] - for quick checks
  • Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 1090 10mm 2.77kg - solid, flexible, and insurance certified lock
    • ABUS CityChain 1060/85 10mm 2.10kg
    • ABUS CityChain 1010/85 9mm 1.85kg
    • Kryptonite Keeper 785 7mm 1.59kg
  • Seat: MSDADA Comfortable Bike Seat-Padded cushion memory foam seat - more comfortable than the original

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