When comparing Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle Electric Folding Bike vs X-Treme Trail Maker High Performance Electric Bike XB-300li, the Slant community recommends Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle Electric Folding Bike for most people. In the question“What are the best electric bikes?” Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle Electric Folding Bike is ranked 1st while X-Treme Trail Maker High Performance Electric Bike XB-300li is ranked 2nd. The most important reason people chose Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle Electric Folding Bike is:
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](http://www.slant.co/topics/6221/viewpoints/2/~electric-bikes~x-treme-trail-maker-high-performance-electric-bike-xb-300li) is only capable of reaching ranges up to 25 miles (40 km).
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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.
Pro Offers a decent range for bikes in this price category
The XB-300li features a 20 - 25 mile range (32 - 40 km), which isn't at the top of the line compared to some other devices such as the Xiaomi MiJia QiCycle, but is still very decent for similar bikes in this price category.
Pro Pretty fast
The maximum speed of the X-Treme Trail Maker is about 18 - 20 miles per hour (32 km/h) when using the battery alone, and that speed can be further increased by pedaling.
Pro Bike is easily size-adjustable
The bike itself can be adjusted quite well to the size of the rider. The seat is completely adjustable and doesn't require any tools.
Pro Supports a high maximum rider and cargo weight
The maximum capacity weight is specified at 350 pounds (158 kg), whereas other electric bikes in a similar price category only allow a maximum capacity of 250 pounds (113 kg).
Pro Doesn't produce much noise
The 300W motor doesn't produce much noise and the electric bike overall gives you a typical rider sensation.
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.
Con Assembly can be confusing
The XB-300li is assembled the same way as a regular bike, but the process can still be confusing. Unfortunately, X-Treme doesn't include any assembly instructions in the box.
Con Quite heavy
Weighing in at 51 pounds (23 kgs), the X-Treme bike is noticeably heavier than a regular bike.
Con Inaccurate battery level meter
The integrated battery level meter isn't always accurate and is prone to some technical bugs. The battery level often changes from four to two stripes depending on how much you paddle but doesn't seem to indicate an accurate reading overall.
Con Motor drag adds resistance when riding without power
Although the XB-300li can be used without power, the motor drag adds a slight, albeit noticeable resistance and requires you to paddle harder.
Con Bad customer support and warranty handling by Green Max Distributors
In the case of a defect or dead-on-arrival, the buyer is required to pay for shipping costs to the manufacturer, and support tickets take a long time to respond, can be contradictory or don't get resolved at all. The bike comes with a 90 Day X-Treme Warranty, and a 6 Month warranty on the battery.