If you ask me, the fat-tire foldable e-bikes have kind of reached their peak when it comes to design. I mean, you’re simply bound by the fact that you need to make the bike foldable. This means you’ll have to have a single-tube design with a huge security lock in the middle.
But just because the design is more or less set in stone, that doesn’t mean there’s no room for innovation. One way you can innovate is to optimize and upgrade your manufacturing process to make the bikes cheaper.
I think this is exactly what Bezior was aiming for when designing the X1500. This bike is one of the more affordable on the market, yet it comes with a beastly 1500-watt motor, more range than you could ever want, and is pretty comfy to boot.
Sure, some compromises had to be made, but no product is perfect.
Let’s see how well X1500 fared after two weeks of pretty intense riding.
I don’t know about you, but X1500’s frame is a real blast from the past for me. You see, in the mid-90s, there was a flood of cheap, double-suspension “mountain bikes.”
My parents bought me one for my birthday, and I had tons of fun with it until I inevitably destroyed it, trying to make a jump over my neighbor's drain channel.
Just like those cheapo bikes, X1500 comes with very few accents or accessories. The entire bike consists of a single thick middle tube and suspension. This gives it a pretty cool, rugged mountain bike look.
However, just because this bike looks like it could tear up a mountain trail, I wouldn’t try it. Although the X1500 comes with double suspension, it’s from an unknown brand, so I wouldn’t put my safety and well-being in it.
On top of that, the front suspension makes a clanking noise whenever it compresses.
With that said, I found this bike to be super comfy for commuting around the city. The suspension works perfectly in combination with those gigantic tires to soak up just about everything the road throws under the wheels.
Although the X1500 is foldable, it isn’t very portable. When folded, this bike measures 41.33 x 17.71 x 39.37 inches. As you can see, that’s a lot of volume, so unless you’re sporting a room SUV or have a bike rack, I don’t see how you can fit this bike inside your car.
At least it won’t take up much space in your home. You can easily store it under your staircase or in the corner of your garage.
You will have a bit easier time lugging this bike around compared to other models in this price range. Why? Because this e-bike weighs just a tad over 55 lbs.
When it comes to rider comfort, this bike supports riders that are anywhere between 5’ 4” and 6’ 2”. I was amazed at how low you can set the seat. With the seat all the way down, the bike almost looks like an unholy unity of a BMX and a mountain bike.
X1500’s motor is the real star of the show. I mean, it’s not every day you get to see a budget e-bike with an absolute beast of a motor.
As I mentioned in the intro, this e-bike features a 1500-watt brushless motor that can churn out 79 Nm of torque.
While I would expect a motor this beefy to have at least 120 Nm of torque, beggars can be choosers.
You’re already getting a bike at a pretty low price, and you need to expect it to come with some compromises.
With that said, the motor is more than capable of tearing up just about any hill you come across. I’ve personally tested this bike on a 20-degree incline, and the bike glided up just on the twist throttle with barely a whisper coming out of the motor.
The max speed is just 25 MPH, but I’m pretty sure Bezior gimped the controller due to safety and regulations. If you made this bike any faster, it would be nearly impossible to handle due to its weight and fat tires.
When it comes to controls, it’s your standard e-bike fare. You can find the on/off button and the PAS level buttons on the left-hand side of the handlebars.
The twist throttle is on the right-hand side, and you can only use it while the pedal assist is set to zero.
There’s also a pretty big LCD screen in the middle of the handlebars. Although nothing fancy, it’s pretty well-lit, and you can even see the info on it under direct sunlight.
The screen displays all the riding info you need, such as your current speed, miles traveled, PAS level, and the battery charge.
The battery X1500 comes with is just as beastly as the motor. Although it’s only rated at 12.8 Ah or 615 Wh, it provides around 60 miles of range.
I know that Bezior claims the battery provides a whopping 66 miles of range, but that’s almost impossible to replicate in the real world. Sure, you might be able to reach that mark if you weighed less than air and rode the bike on PAS 1 on a perfectly flat road.
During my two weeks with this bike, the most I could squeeze out of the battery was just a bit over 45 miles. This is still pretty amazing for a budget e-bike. Most bikes at this price rarely come with more than 35 miles of range.
Another cool thing about the battery is that it’s completely integrated into the frame. This means you don’t have to worry about damaging it while riding. It’s secured behind a lock that you also need to use when you’re turning the bike on. You need to put the key into the lock to be able to engage the motor.
Taking it out is as simple as pie. Just unlock the main folding latch on the middle tube and slide the battery out. Of course, you don’t have to take it out to charge it. You can charge the battery while it’s on the bike via the charging port.
When it comes to recharge time, it can take anywhere between 5 and 6 hours for it to fully charge. This is pretty standard for most e-bikes these days.
X1500 comes with pretty decent Zoom hydraulic disc brakes with 160-millimeter rotors.
I’m glad Bezior decided to include at least some components from known brands.
When it comes to braking power, it’s pretty adequate. At full speed, the bike will come to a full stop after some 10 to 13 feet. And since they’re hydraulic, it means you won’t have to maintain them as much as you would mechanical brakes.
The only thing I wish Bezior did is including 180-millimeter rotors. This would give the bike even more stopping power, and it would come pretty nifty while riding in dense city traffic.
Wheels And Tires
As is the case with literally all fat-tire e-bikes on the market, X1500 comes with gigantic 26 x 4-inch tires and double-walled rims.
They do come from an unknown Chinese manufacturer, but they’re pretty sturdy.
The max pressure they can withstand is 22 bars, but I kept them on 11 just because that makes them super bouncy, which is perfect for absorbing road bumps.
The biggest problem with these tires is that they make turning pretty difficult because they’re just that massive. However, after some practice, you’ll get the hang of it, and riding this bike will become second nature to you.
Pros And Cons After Testing
There’s more to like about the X1500 than there's to dislike. That’s why I’ll start with the things I don’t like about it.
First off, I don’t like the noise the front suspension makes. I know it’s supposed to sound like that, but there’s just something unnerving about hearing a loud clang whenever you hit a bump.
Another thing I don’t like about the X1500 is that it takes up too much space when folded. I would really like to take this bike on a couple of out-of-town adventures, but that’s impossible because I can’t fit it in my trunk.
Lastly, there are the cheap feeling fenders. Sure, they are a good addition, but I don’t like fenders on my fat-tire e-bikes. It just kind of messes with the whole aesthetic.
Now on to the things I like about the bike.
First, we have that beefy 1500-watt motor. Although locked at 25 MPH, the motor will get you to that max speed in no time thanks to 79 Nm of torque. On top of that, it just eats up inclines like they’re nothing.
Next, there’s that double suspension. Sure, it ain’t from a name brand, but it gets the job done. While I wouldn’t take it to a serious mountain trail, it provides ample travel to keep my ride as smooth as butter.
Then you have that amazing range. There are only a handful of e-bikes that are this cheap and provide you with more than 40 miles of range. Well, this bike has a battery that can push you along for around 45 miles. Maybe you could squeeze a couple of more miles if you rode it on PAS 1 or 2, but that would seriously impact your comfort.
Advice To Consumers
If you’re looking for a bike you can take on a cruise around town that you can also easily store in your home - I would give the Bezior X1500 a try.
It comes with a pretty beefy motor, double suspension, tons of range, and is cheap to boot!
Our Rating - 82/100
Powerful, comfy, and affordable - Bezior X1500 is one of the best fat-tire e-bikes on the market.
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