F-Wheel DYU V1 Review

F Wheel Dyu V1 Electric Ride Review
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F Wheel Dyu V1 Electric Ride Review
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Summary

  • The DYU V1 is a sleek and eye-catching electric scooter from F-Wheel, minimalist controls are easy to operate for those who want to just jump on and ride
  • Full suspension is rare for scooters in this price range and helps provide comfort along with the thick padded seat, great integrated lights and powerful horn increase riding safety
  • Folding stem allows for easier storage and transportation, companion smartphone app should provide more readouts and additional control features but we weren't able to test it out
  • Integrated battery cannot be easily removed for repairs or storage, plastic footrests feel somewhat flimsy and may not survive rough impacts

Video Review

Introduction

Make:

F-Wheel

Model:

DYU V1

Price:

$700

Body Position:

Upright

Suggested Use:

Neighborhood, Urban

Warranty:

1 Year Comprehensive

Availability:

Worldwide

Model Year:

2020

Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

44.5 lbs (20.18 kg)

Frame Types:

Compact

Frame Sizes:

20 in (50.8 cm)

Frame Material:

6061 Aluminum Alloy

Frame Colors:

Black, White

Geometry Measurements:

4.75" Seat Tube, 23" Reach, 20.5" Stand Over Height, 19" Minimum Saddle Height, 19" Maximum Saddle Height, 19.5" Width, 33" Wheel Base, 43" Length, Folded Size: 43" x 27.5" x 17"

Frame Fork Details:

Coil Suspension Fork

Attachment Points:

Fender Bosses, License Plate Mount

Stem:

16" Length, Folding

Handlebar:

Flat, 19.5" Width

Brake Details:

Mechanical Disk with 150mm Rotor (Rear)

Grips:

Rubberized

Saddle:

Padded Foam

Seat Post:

Plastic Mount, Non-Adjustable

Rims:

Cast Alloy

Tire Brand:

Generic

Wheel Sizes:

12 in (30.48cm)

Tire Details:

Maximum Pressure 45 PSI (3.1 BAR), Nylon Sidewalls

Tube Details:

Schrader Valve

Accessories:

Plastic Fenders, Rear-Mounted Kickstand, Horn, Integrated Front Light (Generic LED), Integrated Rear Light (Generic LED)

Other:

Frame Integrated Battery and Controller, 0.66lb 1.5amp Charger, Max Rider Weight 120kg (264lbs)

Electronic Details

Motor Type:

Rear-Mounted Gearless Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Torque:

50 Newton meters

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

10 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

360 wh

Battery Chemistry:

Lithium Ion

Charge Time:

6 hours

Estimated Min Range:

20 miles (32 km)

Estimated Max Range:

25 miles (40 km)

Display Type:

KH-DX

Readouts:

Battery Level

Display Accessories:

Power Button, Lights Slide Switch, Horn Button

Drive Mode:

Twist Throttle

Top Speed:

15 mph (24 kph)


Written Review

To run the forums, host the website, and travel, I charge a universal service fee for my reviews. This in-depth review was sponsored by F-Wheel. My goal is to be transparent and unbiased with you, this video and writeup are not meant to be an endorsement of F-Wheel products. I welcome your corrections, additions, and feedback in the comments below.

Observations:

  • An affordable scooter, the DYU V1 can reach speeds up to 15 mph and features a 250 watt motor
  • Thick, plush seat, paired with dual shocks, creates a comfortable ride in most urban terrains
  • The battery is integrated into the frame, adding to an overall streamlined look
  • With the foldable capabilities, this scooter can be trasnported fairly easily, but be sure the overall weight (44.64 lbs) is managable for you
  • The DYU V1 currently comes in a few colors such as white, red, and black. It also comes in Ebike variations!

Pros:

  • Very approachable for newcomers to the electric vehicle space, the DYU V1 is very simple to operate, even for a complete novice. Adding to the approachability is the standover height of 20.5 inches, making getting on and off very easy
  • The design is unique and eye-catching. I was constantly getting stopped during the review, so riding the DYU V1 turns out to be a great way to make new friends
  • The scooter can reach distances up to 25 miles on a single charge. In my experience, this seems to only happen in ideal riding conditions, and would expect a real-world maximum range of closer to 20 miles
  • The stated max rider weight of 264 lbs seemed a bit of an exaggeration at first, but with the help of a friend who weighs about 240 lbs, I was able to put that to the test, and I was pleasantly surprised that it handled that weight well, even giving an overall zippy performance when ridden on a flat surface
  • The folding stem works extremely well. Folding and unfolding operation is easy, and when folded it sits very close to the frame taking up minimal space, great for storage!
  • The seat is comfortable and has plenty of cushion for longer rides. The pairing of this seat with the dual shocks provides great comfort even on rougher roads
  • I always like to see lights included with vehicles like this to increase rider safety. This scooter has both front and rear lights, as well as a horn for making your presence known to vehicles or other riders
  • Most cables are integrated into the frame, with any remaining cables bundled together efficiently, providing a clean and streamlined appearance
  • The simple On/Off button makes turning the scooter on and off very easy. Though it lack some of the more advanced features, and multi-use button aspects, it’s cool to see something that would allow anyone to hop on and start riding
  • there are several attachment points here, under the battery tube, in the front just under the front light, as well as one in the rear for a license plate, these attachment points or “bosses” are useful for securely mounting many different accessories
  • The included kickstand is positioned perfectly and feels quite stable even when parked outdoors with heavy wind

Cons:

  • Lacks any screen readouts, other than current battery level. I would love to see more readouts (such as a speedometer and odometer)
  • The footrests that ship with the scooter feel a bit lightweight and on the cheap side. These could be upgraded with aftermarket parts but would love to see this out of the box
  • There is a DYU smartphone app that should add some more functionality and readouts… but I wasn’t able to get the app to pair with my scooter, so I can’t offer any insight into how it performs
  • Both tires have a red sidewall stripe, though they are not reflective. I would love to see a reflective white stripe instead which greatly increases visibility when riding at night
  • The DYU V1 is rather heavy considering the size, but it does feel very sturdily constructed and this is probably necessary to support the higher weight capacity
  • This throttle design can be prone to accidental activation, so be careful!
  • The integrated battery design looks sleek but it will be problematic if you ever need to repair or replace the battery… which you will at some point since lithium-ion batteries degrade over time, especially if you can’t remove it to protect it from extreme temperatures. I recommend storing the scooter indoors to maximize the life of the battery pack
  • The fenders provide a basic level of coverage but feel pretty flimsy and may not hold up if they get bumped or hit hard

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