Throughout my career, I’ve reviewed dozens of foldable e-bikes. The one thing I had to omit from all those reviews is how samey they all look.
Don’t get me wrong, each e-bike brought something new to the table. Some came with a large battery, others with a beast of a motor - but non featured any bold frame design choices.
Most fat tire foldable e-bikes follow the same frame formula - you have your large middle tube with a folding latch in the middle, a front suspension, and maybe a seatpost with a spring suspension.
That is until I stumbled upon the Bezior XF200. This is the first foldable e-bike that comes with both front and rear suspension. This single feature has brought such a breath of fresh air to the whole foldable e-bike game.
The XF200 features one of the most aggressive frame designs I’ve ever laid my eyes on.
Sure, it follows the same foldable e-bike formula, but that rear suspension gives the bike a dose of oomph that makes you wish you could take XF200 to the nearest mountain trail and rip it up.
The frame is built out of 6061 aluminum alloy, which is a standard for most bikes these days. And for a good reason, it provides ample durability while being reasonably lightweight.
Unfortunately, this can’t be said for XF200’s overall weight. One of the reasons you don’t see double suspension on foldable e-bikes is that it adds lots of weight.
XF200 weighs around 59 pounds which is far from the heaviest foldable e-bike out there, but still pretty heavy. I hope you don’t live in a building without an elevator because lugging this thing upstairs will certainly get your blood flowing.
At least XF200 doesn’t take much space when folded. It measures just 39 x 31 x 19 inches. This means you can easily fit it in your closet or even under your bed.
Speaking of folding - it will take some time for the joints to loosen up. This means you’ll have some trouble folding it for the first month or so. Thankfully, the middle latch is as tough as they come, so you don’t have to worry about the XF200 accidentally folding while you’re in the middle of a gnarly mountain trail ride.
When it comes to suspension, it’s more than decent. Both the front and rear suspension feature oil springs with more than enough travel to absorb even the nastiest of potholes.
The only thing I don’t like about the frame is its height. If you’re under 5’ 5’’, you’ll have a bad time riding this bike since you’ll have trouble getting on, and your feet won’t be able to touch the ground.
XF200 comes with a real beefcake of a motor. And trust me, you’ll need every morsel of power this motor can produce if you want to have real fun with this e-bike.
The motor can churn 1000W of continuous power and has a top speed of 25 MPH.
But raw power is nothing without torque. And I’m happy to report that the XF200’s motor is torquey as all hell. To be more precise, the motor can churn out a whopping 67 Nm of torque at any time.
This means it will take you less than 5 seconds to get to the top speed using just the twist throttle.
With this much power and torque, you’ll have no trouble conquering even the steepest of hills.
On top of all this, the motor controls are as simple as apple pie. There’s a large LCD display on the right-hand side of the handlebars with just three buttons. Two are for increasing/decreasing the pedal assist level, and one for turning the motor on/off.
So, even if you’ve never seen an e-bike before, it will take you just a couple of seconds to figure out how to operate it.
The screen itself displays all your bog-standard ride info you need, such as PAS level, current speed, and battery charge.
You can’t have a powerful motor without a beefy battery, and the guys and gals at Bezior really made sure this e-bike comes with the largest battery they could fit.
XF200 comes with a 48V 15Ah battery that provides a whopping 80 miles of range. This means it will be weeks before you have to top it up with fresh electricity.
Of course, the range drops off significantly as you increase the pedal assist level or use the twist throttle. However, it doesn’t drop off that significantly.
The XF200 can still cover around 50 miles just on the throttle itself, which is pretty amazing. I would be happy with 30 miles.
Unfortunately, the one aspect where the battery lacks is the recharge time. It will take around 8 hours for a drained battery to fully charge.
And since there’s no charging port on the frame, you’ll have to take it out and charge it somewhere else.
Thankfully, taking out the battery is as simple as folding the bike and sliding the battery out of the middle tube.
I love it when manufacturers go the extra mile and install actual brand-name brakes into their budget bikes. XF200 features 160-mm hydraulic disc brakes from Dyisland.
Although this brand is relatively unknown outside of China, it produces brakes on the same level as those from Shimano and Zoom.
I tested these out on both pavement and gravel and had no trouble coming to a full stop in just a couple of feet.
They’re some of the most responsive brakes I had the pleasure of using in a long while.
Wheels And Tires
One of the reasons why this bike is so good at tearing up offroad trails are the wheels and tires.
XF200 comes with your standard 20 x 4-inch puncture-resistant tires and double-walled rims.
The tread is pretty aggressive, so you won’t have much trouble finding grip on just about any type of terrain.
On top of that, they do a great job of absorbing road-shock. Add to that the double suspension, and you get one of the most comfortable e-bikes on the market.
XF200 is, without a doubt, one of the most comfortable foldable e-bikes I’ve had the pleasure of riding.
The double suspension works like a charm. It’s soo good, in fact, that I had to restrain myself from intentionally going over potholes just to see how much the shocks could travel.
And then there are the fat tires that further boost this bike’s comfort levels.
With that said, you’ll have a bad time riding this bike if you’re under 5’ 5’’. XF200 is pretty tall for a foldable e-bike, so those of you that are on the shorter side will have big trouble getting on the bike. Not to mention your feet won’t be able to touch the ground once you get on.
Check out this video showcasing the easy assembly and smooth ride of the XF2000:
What I Like About Bezior XF200
There are so many things to like about the XF200.
For starters, you get a double suspension that’s able to absorb even the gnarliest of road shocks.
Next, you have a beefy, torquey motor. With 1000W power and 67 Nm torque propelling you forward, there’s no hill or mountain trail you won’t be able to conquer.
Then you have a beast of a battery. There are just a couple of other e-bikes in this price range that provide 80 miles of range, and those usually come with so many caveats that it’s not worth the money.
Lastly, there’s the price. XF200 is in the same price range as the RadExpand 5 which offers half as much range, a less powerful motor, and is heavier to boot.
What I Don’t Like About Bezior XF200
No e-bike is perfect, and the same is true for XF200.
For starters, there’s no charging port on the frame. Instead, you have to fold the bike to charge it. While this is a minor point of contention, I’m sometimes lazy and just want to plug my ebike to charge in the garage without having to go through the whole rigmarole of folding it.
Then there’s the charging time. Sure, this bike comes with a giant battery, but an 8 hour recharge time is a bit too long for my comfort.
Lastly, there’s a problem with the bike’s height. It’s just too tall for people under 5’ 5’’.
Advice To Consumers
If you’re looking for an e-bike you can throw in your car’s trunk and take it for a weekend adventure, XF200 should be on your shopping list.
There are no other foldable e-bikes on the market that come with a double suspension and more range than you actually need.
On top of all that, it’s incredibly affordable.
Our Rating - 83/100
Beefy motor? Check! Double suspension? Check! Comically large battery? Check! XF200 is one of the best foldable e-bikes you can get your hands on. On top of that it’s almost dirt cheap and it’s easy to use.