Logo FS10 Electric Bike Review Part 2: Ride & Range Test [VIDEO]
The Logo FS10 is a fun and sporty eBike with a focus on lightweight and performance style riding.
With the light and quickly removable Fazua motor & battery system the FS10 is really 2 bikes in 1 which offers a lot of value.
The FS10 is a high quality commuter and touring style eBike with an efficient ride feel that is easy to get in the zone and turn over the miles.
It also has a quality ride feel with a nice selection of components from Shimano, Continental, and an impressive accessory package.
The Logo FS10 is priced at $4,999 USD.
In this second part of the full review you will get an idea of the ride characteristics, range test results, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this electric bike.
Make sure you check out part 1 of this review with large pictures and specifications to get a detailed look at this e-bike.
What you can expect from the Logo FS10:
To get acquainted with the Logo FS10, checkout this video:
Riding the Logo FS10:
Overall there are some characteristics of the Logo FS10 that really stand out when riding this eBike. To summarize they are:
- Lightweight and sporty ride feel
- Smooth and quiet ride from high quality components
- Easy to use Fazua system
The Look & Feel of the Logo FS10
Logo has done a nice job of giving the FS10 a unique look that stands out from the pack.
With the compact Fazua system that cleanly blends into the downtube it is hard to tell that the FS10 is an electric bike.
And with the quick removal of the Fazua motor & battery it can quickly convert to a conventional non-electric bike if desired.
A lot of the unique style comes from the hydroformed aluminum frame that has many angular tubes for a modern look.
The elevated chain stays create a platform above the bottom bracket that has an interesting style.
Also, elevated chain stays allow the rear wheel to be positioned closely behind the seat tube to create an agile performance ride style.
Another unique design detail is the way that the top tube flattens out and slopes down to match the alignment of the seat stays at the seat tube.
This creates a very striking look as the frame points diagonally to the rear wheel axle while the seat tube continues up beyond that junction to the seat post collar.
Matching the high performance hydroformed frame is a monocoque carbon fiber fork that helps with keeping the FS10 lightweight.
Carbon fiber forks also do a pretty job to absorbing some vibration compared to aluminum forks.
The fork on the FS10 with the thru-axle design does a good job of gliding through corners at high speeds while keeping the front wheel on track.
The frame and fork design is focused on a performance ride that feels sporty and lively.
It is very well balanced with the lightweight Fazua motor and battery system centrally located in the downtube.
The Logo FS10 is easy to maneuver and cuts into corners with a feeling of confidence with its sturdy frame and fork combined with stable 28″ x 2.0″ wide Continental tires.
Internal cable routing is found on the frame and fork which creates a clean overall look and provides some cable protection.
There are 3 different frame sizes available in the FS10:
Small for riders in height from 5′-5″ to 5′-10″
Medium for riders in height from 5′-9″ to 6′-2″ (in this testing & review)
Large for riders in height from 6′-1″ to 6′-6″
Now let’s take a look at the Fazua performance capabilities.
The mid-drive motor is rated at 250 watts with peak power of 400 watts.
There are 3 levels of pedal assist that do a good job of blending in the motor assist with your pedal power based on a torque sensing system.
The harder you pedal the more the Fazua motor provides assistance. And likewise when you are soft pedaling the system gives you just a bit of assist.
This system is designed for riders who want to do their fair share of the pedaling effort with the motor providing that extra boost that helps to take the edge off of climbs and accelerating from a stop.
With its lightweight design it is a nice balance of getting some assist while still feeling much like a conventional non-electric bike.
There is a freewheel system that decouples the motor from the cranks once above the 20mph limit of assist. It is nice to be able to pedal above 20mph without feeling any resistance from the motor.
The 3 levels of pedal assist cover the assist range with distinct levels of assist and they have the following colors on the handlebar control pad.
Green color: 125 watts
Blue color: 250 watts
Pink color: 400 watts
The lowest assist helps a little but it is not as noticeable compared to the the Blue and Pink levels of assist that are more distinct in the boost.
In addition to the pedal assist modes there is a walk mode that moves the bike at a few mph and helps when walking the bike up hill/stairs.
The Logo FS10 is a Class 1 electric bike per eBike laws that are applicable in many US states.
The assist transitions blend in the added power in a refined way from smoothly adding assist to gradually tapering out of the assist.
There are no abrupt surges of power when starting out and similarly it is a very smooth transition to no assist above 20 mph.
Another highlight of the Fazua system is how quiet the mid-drive motor is.
There is a slight whirring noise but compared to many other mid-drive motors it is very quiet.
The smooth and quiet ride style underscores the high quality feel of the Logo FS10.
That smooth and quiet ride also carries through when the bike is on its own with the Fazua Drivepack removed.
It has an efficient and lightweight ride feel that is good for zipping around town and longer touring rides.
There is a Downtube Cover option that takes the place of the Drivepack for storage of tools, food, packable clothing, and other items.
Once your pedal power and assist are combined at the cranks the power is transmitted back to a 10 speed Shimano Deore drivetrain.
The gear range works well for the FS10 with the ability to climb steeper hills and cruise comfortably at 20mph and above.
Like many Shimano drivetrains, the Deore has a light action that makes it easy to shift up and down the cogset.
There is a clutch in the rear derailleur that keeps the chain tensioned to minimize the chain bouncing around when riding over rough terrain.
That underscores the smooth and quiet ride feel of the FS10.
Now let’s take a closer look at the lithium battery.
The 36V 7ah 252Wh lithium battery is housed within the Drivepack in the downtube of the frame.
At 252Wh it is about half the size of battery packs on most eBikes but it still provided impressive range as you will see in the range test results below.
This is one way that Fazua keeps the system lightweight.
The battery + motor = 7.3 pounds which is generally the weight of most eBike batteries on their own.
For some riders it could make sense to carry an extra battery for much longer rides.
Maybe we will see an extra battery carrying device that could be mounted to the frame in the future…..
Swapping out the battery is very quick by releasing it from the Drivepack by pushing a button and pulling it out.
Fully charging an empty battery takes about 3.5 hours.
The battery can be charged in the Drivepack or when it has been removed from the Drivepack.
Now let’s take a look at the controls and display.
The combined control pad and display on the left side of the handlebar is very easy to use and provides just the basics.
Its small appearance blends in well with the bike which makes it look less like an electric bike and more like a conventional bicycle.
The center and up/down buttons turn the bike on once the battery is turned on and holding the center button turns the bike controls off.
If the bike has been idle for 10 hours the battery automatically turns off.
Turning the bike on when the battery is off requires unlocking the Drivepack and lowering it slightly from the frame to turn the battery on, then reattach the Drivepack back into the frame, and then turn the bike on at the control pad.
It would be nice to have a way of turning the battery on from the exterior of the Drivepack so that it does not require unlocking it and lowering it and then reattaching to the frame.
One benefit of this feature is you can turn the battery off when leaving the bike locked somewhere so that someone can’t activate the assist.
The 3 assist levels can be adjusted with the buttons above and below the center button and they have their own unique colors:
Green color 125 watts
Blue color 250 watts
Pink color 400 watts
The “No Assist” mode is a white color and it also how the walk mode is enabled by holding the lower button down.
Walk mode is helpful when walking with the bike uphill, especially if you are carrying cargo.
There is also the free Fazua smartphone app that provides additional features like current speed, battery current & temperature, navigation, distance to destination, estimated time of arrival, trip distance, trip duration.
A premium version (paid) of the Fazua app will add more performance-oriented features like a power meter for the rider, a range indicator that takes into consideration the current battery state of charge or topographical route specifications.
It was very easy to set up the app with the Logo FS10 and I used a smartphone attachment to the stem to use my smartphone as the display to see current speed and trip distance quickly.
Riding the FS10 with just the control pad is a nice way to keep things simple and focus on just enjoying the ride.
The smartphone app is a good way to get more sophisticated info quickly when you want to use it.
Now let’s take a closer look at the ride position of the Logo FS10.
The FS10 is a sporty and performance style bike that is well suited for efficient riding.
It has a somewhat aerodynamic position with the flat and wide handlebars for a stable ride feel.
The ergonomic grips have wings that provide a platform for wrist support which adds to the stable ride feel of the FS10.
The Logo saddle has a narrow profile for good pedaling efficiency.
Where the rubber meets the road are the 28″ x 2.0″ Continental Cruise Contact tires that also have a focus on an efficient ride.
It’s fun to dive into corners with the FS10 because the large and wider tires carry momentum well with a stable carving feeling.
With a 2″ width they do have a good tread patch on the ground for some gravel style riding and the air volume of the tires helps to absorb some of the smaller bumps and cracks in the road.
If you regularly ride on rougher roads it may be worth adding a suspension seat post and/or suspension stem to the bike.
Braking is handled by the Shimano BR-RS405 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors front & rear.
They have a very solid engagement feel and the braking power is impressive.
It’s easy to control the amount of braking power needed.
The brake levers can be adjusted to fit your hand size.
Rounding out the Logo FS10 is the high quality accessory package that matches the sophisticated style of this sporty eBike.
The structural aluminum fenders have a nice look and they are well constructed for minimal vibration & noise while riding.
The rear fender even provides 2 horizontal attachment points for the aluminum rack.
That is a clean look that adds to the sleek design of the FS10.
Speaking of sleek, the Supernova LED front and rear lights have a very high quality look and feel.
The head light’s aluminum casing is very refined and the beam of light is very good for night riding.
The taillight with 3 LED’s is built into the rear fender with no visible wires for another high quality clean detail.
Okay, let’s see how the Logo FS10 did out on the open road!
Logo FS10 Range Test Results:
Here is the real world information on how the Logo FS10 electric bike performed on a riding circuit that includes hills, flats, traffic, wind (when available) etc.
While testing these bikes I like to put them through the toughest conditions to see where their bottom line is in regards to range and speed. I tested the Logo FS10 in the highest pedal assist level (Level 3) with average pedaling on paved roads.
Range: As you can see from the GPS info that I recorded, the Logo FS10 traveled 32.6 miles and did a total elevation gain of around 2,700 ft. Considering that I weigh 190 lbs and I pedaled at an average pace this is very good range for a 36 Volt 7 ah battery pack (252 Watt Hours) with a 250 watt motor assisting up to 20 mph.
Watt hours are the total energy in a battery pack and it is based on the volts x amp hours of a pack. This is a way to compare the size of the “gas tank” of electric bikes.
Please keep in mind that if you pedal more, weigh less than me, ride slower and/or you use the bike in terrain that is not as hilly you will get more range. These results are from tough testing.
There was an issue with the original Drivepack that came with the test bike where it only provided half of the range. This test bike has been transported around to different events and the Drivepack may have been damaged. A new Drivepack was sent and it provided the full range test results above.
Speed: The Logo FS10 will assist up to 20 mph with pedal assist.
Weight: The Logo FS10 tips the scales at 42.6 lbs (Medium frame size) which is pretty good for an electric bike like this. Removing the motor & battery brings it down to around 35.3 pounds which makes it easier to load onto a car rack.
The weight distribution of the Logo FS10 is very good with the low and centered mid drive motor & battery.
Sporty, Lightweight, & Fun: The Logo FS10 has a performance ride style that is a fun to zip around on. It has a focus on being sporty and efficient with a nice bit of assist while still making your pedal power count. It’s a bike that makes it easy to get in the zone and turn over the miles with its lightweight characteristics and easy rolling wheels.
2 Bikes in 1: This is a great feature if you want a nice eBike for daily commuting and then a non-electric bike for longer fitness rides. Or maybe it is the other way around. In any case the Logo FS10 is a versatile eBike with the option to quickly remove the Fazua Drivepack for a lighter conventional bicycle.
High Quality: The Logo FS10 has a smooth and quality ride feel with the hydroformed aluminum frame, carbon fork, Fazua drive system, Shimano Deore drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and Continental tires. And that quality carries through with the Supernova lights, aluminum structural fenders and aluminum rack.
Turning the Bike On: It would be nice to be able to turn the battery on from the outside to avoid unlocking and slightly removing the Drivepack to turn on the battery and then turn on the bike at the control pad. This is only applicable if the bike has been idle for more than 10 hours and the battery has turned off.
Lower Power: For some riders this will not be powerful enough for what they expect from an electric bike. The Fazua system is designed for providing a good bit of assist while you contribute your fair share. It’s a balanced assist system but not super powerful.
Overall the Logo FS10 is very fun and versatile electric bike with a light and efficient ride feel.
The performance style and quality ride feel helps with getting in the zone and cranking out many miles.
It is well equipped for getting to and from work, running errands, and exploring the open road.
At $4,999 it has a premium eBike price but considering that it is 2 bikes in 1 there is a lot of value with a high level of overall quality.
Please keep in mind that this is a relatively short term test. This testing can’t really give you the long term review of durability and reliability. My thoughts on the quality of this bike are from previous experiences with similar bikes. If you own this bike and have some input on the long term durability, please share your comments with the Electric Bike Report community below.
Where to buy a Logo FS10? Check with Logo for purchasing info.
Do you have any questions about the Logo FS10? Do you own a Logo FS10? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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