Manufacture: Fifield

Fifield Seaside

Model: Seaside

Type: Low-step City & Cruiser Bike

Price: $1499 @ ebikegeneration.com
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Rating: 85 / 100

 

 

Overview

  • A Light Cruiser to enjoy the Breeze!
  • Equipped for Day trips and easy Commuting
  • All-Inclusive Weather Package
  • Full Safety Features
  • 36V 14.5 Ah Lithium Battery
  • Smooth 350W Rear Hub Motor
  • Throttle and Controls
  • Specs
  • Conclusion

 

A Light Cruiser to enjoy the Breeze!

An unusually lightweight and handy Cruiser – The Fifield Seaside. Only clocking in at 45 lbs, this is the lightest Cruiser that has been reviewed on Radical Electric Bikes so far! Set up with matching smaller tires instead of the regular large balloon types, everything about the Seaside’s design was to keep the weight down to a minimum while rocking all the relaxed features of the Cruiser ebike.

Just looking at this bike you can tell it is very simple, but it competes with all the other ebikes in its price margin and offers an impressive package that many may find to be what they are looking for – Lightweight, reliable, simple, and equipped with all weather and safety features.

 

 

Equipped for Day trips and easy Commuting

With the chill crowd in mind, a lightweight and smaller aluminum frame will give you more maneuverability and freedom in tighter dimensions, making the Seaside a sweet and breezy ride.

For groceries or carrying you daily belongings to work or Jane’s super sick beach party there is an included Rear Rack for attaching a bag. The Seaside also comes with front SR Suntour Suspension to handle bumpier routes and sandy paths that would otherwise make your ride a bit wobbly. This is a great bike for parents who want to mount a child seat, or can also use a tandem hookup to enjoy the day with Junior or Matilda 🙂 This being an electric bike will help pull your second passenger up those hills!

 

Fifield Seaside

                                                            Fifield Seaside in Blue.

 

 

All-Inclusive Weather Package

On top of the Rear Rack, Front and Rear Fenders are also included to prevent water and road debris from flying up your leg and making things uncomfortable. Be both comfortable and confident in the cold and wind.

One more guard for the chain keeps operation smooth and requires less attention and only needs occasional cleaning. This also aids the fenders because sometimes at higher speeds like rolling down a hill can kick up more debris from the crank. For you tidy people that don’t like tracking dirt into the house, this is one for you!

 

 

Full Safety Features

The Seaside offers 100% coverage in the dark with it’s Front and Rear Lights. For side to side, the Reflective Kenda Tires will warn others when you are crossing a street or coming to an intersection. These tires are also lined with Kevlar stripping to enhance puncture and breakage resistance.

And like a traditional Cruiser should, a bell for alerting other riders and road users of your presence is also included. Completing this awesome package are the mechanical Tektro Front and Rear Disc Brakes for stopping hard and fast in all weather and temperatures.

 

 

36V 14.5 Ah Lithium Battery

Powering the Fifield Seaside is a 36V 14.5 Ah Lithium Battery. Being a lighter bike, the Seaside can achieve ranges between 30 – 50 miles or 48 – 80 kilometers depending on the level of assist and / or throttle use. A regular charging time of 5 – 6 hours is needed for a fully juiced power plant.

This is the same size / voltage battery that can be used on other bikes that use more powerful motors like a 500W. While more power is of course awesome, some prefer more range and silence of operation – so a smaller and lighter motor like the 350W is more suitable.

 

Fifield Seaside

                                                       Fifield Seaside in Black / Grey.

 

 

Smooth 350W Rear Hub Motor

As mentioned above, a smaller motor like the 350W Rear Hub Motor is more quiet, it is a bit less powerful, which trades off for an incredible range (Reminder: 30 – 50 miles or 48 – 80 kilometers) which many riders may prefer for commuting to work or other far away kingdoms.

This motor can go up to 20 miles or 32 kilometers per hour on a flat surface using the Throttle. With the Pedal Assist and the efficient Shimano Atlus 9-speed gearing this make the hills and steep angles easy and satisfying to conquer!

 

 

Throttle and Controls

The KM5S LCD King meter Pedal Assist System (PAS) has 3 levels of low, medium and high power. This is unlike other types like mountain bikes which require more wide range of assist depending on the environment. Meaning a bike like the Seaside does not require so many levels to achieve the desired amount of assist.

The display on the Seaside is fully protected from water and dirt to prevent damage and provide accurate feedback to the rider for Power, PAS level, Range, and Trip Distance. Ride rain or shine!

 

 

Specs:

  • 350W Rear-Drive Brushless Motor
  • Battery: 36V/14.5Ah Lithium
  • KM5S LCD King Meter Display
  • 3 Level PAS System
  • Max Speed of 20 miles or 32 kilometers per hour
  • Max Range of 30 – 50 miles or 48 – 80 kilometers.
  • Front and Rear Lights
  • Aluminum Alloy Frame
  • Weights 45 lbs
  • Front SR Suntour Suspension
  • Shimano Altus 9-Speed Gearing
  • Reflective Kenda Tires with Kevlar Belt Liner
  • Tektro Mechanical Disk Brakes
  • Rear Rack
  • Bell
  • Crank Fender
  • Front and Rear Fenders

 

Conclusion:

The Fifield Seaside is a nice change of pace for Cruiser types. Much lighter, agile and easier to carry or mount up onto a car to take on a road trip with the RV. It is nicely balanced with smaller parts all around instead of the enormous fat types we are used to seeing so often!

For riders that don’t want to deal with a big powerful and heavy bike, the Seaside checks off everything – Ease of Operation, simple design and controls, enough power for long trips, and enough torque to get over all the larger hills. This wonderful bike gets a solid 85 / 100!

 

Fifield Seaside

 

I would not recommend this bike for trail or more uneven terrain, a fat tire cruiser like the Big Cat Long Beach Cruiser XL 500 would be much more effective and fun! Click the link for a full detailed review. If the Seaside is for you, buy it here!

What type of cruiser do you like more? Does the Seaside by Fifield check off everything on your list for a lightweight and practical ride? Let us know in a comment below and submit any questions you may have about this bike by filling the Contact Form here with the subject headline “Question(s) about the Fifield Seaside”.

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