As we can see, Xiaomi, a Chinese company specializing in the release of Xiaomi smartphones, is stepping up the pace with the incredible number of devices for smart home and lifestyle. Not long ago, Xiaomi released a smart folding bike called Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle Folding Electric Bike, which is claimed the first intelligent bicycle.
That’s one of the freshest novelties from China, providing a fast way to get around the city. As the name suggests, the Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle is foldable and electric. And it seems to be very compact, as the manufacturer insists that when folded, the bike can be small enough to fit into the trunk of most cars.
Simple and Compact Body Design
Firstly, let’s take a look at the body design. Its frame and front fork are made of aluminum via forged processing. The entire part is forged and molded integrally. And the overall design is also very simple. And the whole bike weighs 14.5 kilograms. That is quite tolerant, although it is not the smallest weight.
This folding bike adopts 16-inch small wheel set, which provides a high degree of flexibility for riding. By the way, it might be less fit at the very beginning for those who are accustomed to large-diameter wheel bikes. In the main beam, there integrates the headlights and rear lights. It looks a full sense of design.
With the adjustable seat design, users can adjust the seat height according to their heights. And the seat tube has been given with height scale for different users. This design is simple but saves users from the trouble of repeated testing.
The frosted handlebar grips provide comfortable hand feeling. On the left handlebar, there is a little bell. Although it is a small design, for actual ride, that would be very useful. While on the left handlebar, there is a trip computer. The rider can view the time, distance, speed, power and other data at any time.
The bike is powered by a 250W 36V motor which gets its juice from 20 Panasonic 18650 batteries providing 2900mAh each. The entire battery is built in the main frame beam. The drawer-type and detachable design supports battery replacing and independent charge, which is convenient for users to charge. And on the whole, it works very well.
Size (after folding): 1000mm*450mm*650mm
Size (before folding): 1247mm*556mm*928mm
Frame material: Aluminum Alloy
Front fork: Aluminum Alloy
Dental plate: 52T*170mm
Seat tube: 33.9*580mm Aluminum
Wheel size: 16 inches
Wheel rim: 1250mm
Rated motor power: 250W
Motor maximum speed: 20km/h
Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle Folding Electric Bike is a great option for the city. It is not very big, and with smart features.