The MiJia QiCycle is Xiaomi's first foldable electric bike and is created in collaboration with the Chinese-based startup iRiding. The recommended retail price has been listed at 2,999 yuan in China which is about $460, but online Xiaomi stores have a price tag of $592 for the pre-order.
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Pro Offers a decent range
The battery life of the Xiaomi MiJia is quite high for a bike in this price category. On a full charge, the electric bike is capable of reaching a range up to 28 miles (45 km). For comparison: a more expensive electric bike such as the X-Treme Trail Maker is only capable of reaching ranges up to 25 miles (40 km).
Pro Doesn't weigh much
The Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle only weighs 32 pounds (14,5 kgs), which is significantly lower than some other electrical bikes such as the X-Treme Trail Maker at 51 lbs or the Watseka XP at 72,5 pounds.
Pro Can be folded to take up less space
The Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle can fold in half for an easier storage of the device.
Pro Integrated display provides an easy way to check important stats and information about the bike in real time
The QiCycle features a little display on the handlebar of the bike that shows you the most important information, such as battery percentage, speed, calories burned and distance traveled.
Pro Easily adapts to other power modes
There are four energy presets available on the MiJia QiCycle: Fitness, Power-saving, Balanced and Extra power. You can easily switch between these modes via the built-in display. The Fitness mode for example will allow you to reach a higher speed, while Power-saving will limit performance in favor of a longer battery life. You can easily choose between these different modes on the fly.
Pro Comes with a companion app that provides stats about the bike
The QiCycle can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth to connect with Xiaomi's companion app. Things such as battery status, statistics of your bicycle trips and navigation are all present in the companion app. The companion app allows you to quickly view all these extensive different aspects of the MiJia QiCycle, which isn't possible on the included screen.
Con Hasn't been released yet
The Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle hasn't been released yet, and no specific release date was announced. Placing pre-orders is possible, however. As the bike hasn't been released yet, no thorough independent testing has been done so far to validate the product's claims.
Con Details of availability are unknown
Xiaomi has announced the MiJia QiCycle for the Chinese market, but it's unsure whether or not the foldable electric bike will also be available in the Western markets.