Cyrusher XF690 Maxs – In-Depth Review

January 8, 2023

Cyrusher XF690 Maxs
Our Rating - 4.5/5
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The components selected by Cyrusher make this e-bike distinct in its category. Smooth power supply and a range of up to 55 miles, XF690 Maxs is loaded with all of the components needed for urban riding.

Getting value for money is definitely a priority for anyone looking to purchase a particular commodity. With the huge number of e-bike producers in the market, choosing a top-brand electric bike that satisfactorily fulfills your needs and requirements can be quite hectic.

Asides from personal preferences and the budget, buyers also have to take into consideration the type of local terrain the electric bike will be ridden on as well as the intended frequency of use. In addition, the bike has to be appropriately packaged in a slick design that fits the rider’s style.

One particular type of electric bike that has been gaining in popularity recently is the foldable e-bike due to its portability.

With that said, Cyrusher has come up with its own model in this e-bike category by the name of  XF690 Maxs. 

This foldable e-bike is capable of overcoming nearly anything you throw at it. The XF690 Maxs boasts a powerful motor that can tackle the most demanding rides, both rear and front suspension, and 4-inch fat tires for extra absorption on those off-road rides.

However, before I go into details, let’s take a look at the specs of the XF690 Maxs - and then take a closer look at each aspect of this affordable yet powerful folding e-bike.


Key Specs

Weight

74 lbs

Frame 

Folding aluminum frame

Tire Size

26 x 4-inch

Motor

750W

Battery

48V 15Ah

Range

Up to 55 miles

Max Speed

26mph

Brakes

Hydraulic discs brakes with 180mm rotors

Frame

XF690-MAXS Frame

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The main selling point is the bike’s frame that folds in half so you can store it or take the XF690 Maxs on the go. The frame is made out of aluminum which is a standard material used to build most electric bikes today.

The bike comes in 3 different colors: red, white, and yellow, offering you a choice of your liking.

Furthermore, compared to other electric bikes, the XF690 Maxs is pretty heavy, weighing a stunning 74 lbs. So, unless you’ve been spending some time in the gym, moving the bike around and transporting it will be pretty difficult.

Nevertheless, the XF690 Maxs is an e-bike made for all-road riding, hauling some luggage due to its rear rack, tackling steep hills, and commuting almost anywhere. The bike also comes with integrated light, perfect for anyone who likes riding when the sun goes down.

The 3.7-inch LCD is rather basic, but the information displayed, such as distance and time, is readable. And while the LCD may look rudimentary, you can use it to fully customize the e-bike's settings, such as brightness, voltage, and more.

Motor

Bafang Motor

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Next, let’s talk about the motor. The XF690 Maxs features an LKS 750W rear hub motor which has 80N/m of torque.

One amazing feature of this electric bike is the 750W rear hub motor. The key difference between this type of motor and a mid-drive one is its position.

You see, mid-drive motors are located in the frame’s center, whereas the hub drive motors are integrated into one of the e-bike’s wheels.

Anyhow, this motor can create enough power to reach a top speed of 26 mph. The torque sensor responds rather fast, providing a better pedal-assisted experience, therefore making for a more pleasant ride.

Additionally, this rear hub motor has 80 N/m of torque which will finally offer you the ability to enjoy the ride rather than fear the next steep incline.

One more interesting element about XF690 Maxs’ motor is that it’s nearly silent, providing a relaxing touch to your riding experience.

Battery

Cyrusher Battery

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The inclusion of the 48V, 15Ah lithium-ion battery in this foldable e-bike is really impressive. When used with the  Shimano 27-speed drivetrain, this battery can offer a range of up to 55 miles. 

In addition, this battery is located inside the bike’s frame and is removable. The charging port is found on the bike’s frame. 

However, if you wish to charge the battery outside the bike, you can remove it by folding the bike and using the key to turn the pin that holds the battery. 

While this mechanism seems a bit complex, it does give the bike a cleaner look. Still, it is something you should keep in mind before buying the XF690 Maxs.

And since the battery is removable, you can purchase another battery and take it with you on your ride. This way, you can effectively increase your ride times by changing your battery when the current one dies out.

Also, it takes around 5 hours to fully charge the XF690 Maxs, and the charger is included in the box when you buy this e-bike.

Suspension

The XF690 Maxs features a front suspension fork with a bump-absorbing 80mm of travel, with preload adjustment and lockout.

In addition, it has a rear suspension and wide saddle seat, which will absorb external impacts. 

So while riding the XF690 Maxs on some off-road trails, you can be sure you’re getting the best comfort.

XF690Maxs Suspension

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Tires

XF690maxs Tires

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Again, the XF690 Maxs proves to be quite safe and comfortable.

Cyrusher included larger 4-inch fat tires on this bike to achieve more safety, drastically boosting comfort on all terrain types and weather conditions. 

Keep in mind, however, the trade-off here is a tiny loss in cornering speed, although this electric bike was never designed to be performance oriented.


Post Test Summary: Cyrusher XF690 Maxs Pros And Cons

For its price, this fat tire folding electric bike is definitely a steal when you take everything into consideration. 

TheCyruscher XF690 Maxs is well-built and will make for a fantastic commuter, which can also be ridden on some off-road trails.

However, it certainly doesn’t match the high-end foldable electric bikes. Nevertheless, the XF690 Maxs is of good quality, featuring a powerful 750W motor and a decent battery pack.


PROS

  • Plenty of absorption due to suspension and tires
  • Powerful 750W motor
  • Decently large removable battery that offers a range of up to 55 miles
  • Rather affordable

The XF690 Maxs is made to perform in different weather conditions and on various terrain types, taking you around the city or on off-road trails with ease.

With its powerful 750W motor and 27-speed drivetrain, you’ll be able to conquer any steep hill during your rides.

The 48V, 15Ah battery pack is also a plus, offering you a range of up to 55 miles per full charge, and this should be more than enough for your daily commuting. In addition, the battery can be charged while still in the bike’s frame, but it can also be removed if you want to take it inside for charging.

Lastly, front and rear suspensions combined with the bike’s fat tires will provide you with extra absorption, making your off-roading more enjoyable.

Cons

  • Heavy to carry (74 lbs)
  • Non-folding pedals and handlebar

As with all things in life, nothing is perfect. With that said, there are certain things regarding this e-bike you should keep in mind if you decide to purchase it.

Firstly, while folding in half the Cyrusher XF690 Maxs makes it easier to move, it doesn’t make it more compact. This is due to the fact that neither the pedals nor the handlebar fold, so storing or moving it around can be somewhat annoying.

Secondly, and more importantly, this electric bike is rather heavy. Weighing 74 lbs, the XF690 Maxs can be hard to lift for some. So, if you aren’t accustomed to lifting such a heavy weight, this e-bike might not be for you.

Check out our round-up review of Cyrushers excellent lineup to see how this ebike compares!


Advice To Customers

After reviewing each component of this e-bike, I believe that the Cyruscher XF690 Maxs is a viable option for anyone who’s looking for a daily commuter or those who frequently travel with their e-bike.


Conclusion

For its price, the Cyruscher XF690 Maxs should be considered an affordable folding e-bike that’s packed with all the necessary components.

It rides fantastically, and the 750W motor is powerful and silent, the 26x4-inch fat tires and rear and front suspension offer great absorption, and the brakes offer ample stopping power. You simply won’t find many folding e-bikes at this price point.

Whether you want to use it for your daily commuting or take it for some off-road rides, the Cyruscher XF690 Maxs has you covered.

About the author

Ruaan is an electrical engineer born in South Africa and currently working in Oslo, Norway. He loves tech and gadgets and owns an electric car (Tesla) as well a front-wheel-drive electric bike. He rides his bike all year, even through snow and ice covered roads in the cold winter.

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