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Xiaomi electric folding bike: $460 USD ... in China

Old 06-23-16, 11:20 AM
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Xiaomi electric folding bike: $460 USD ... in China

https://www.engadget.com/2016/06/23/...le-smart-bike/

Xiaomi may not yet have a drone that can carry people, but at least it has an electric bicycle now, and it'll only cost you 2,999 yuan or about $460/307. The Mi Qicycle is the second product from the Xiaomi-backed startup, iRiding, who released the premium 19,999 yuan (about $3,000/2045) Qicycle R1 just back in March. This time round, iRiding is able to slap Xiaomi's "Mi" brand on its latest ride to target the mass market. While the Mi Qicycle weighs a total of 14.5kg (almost twice that of the carbon fiber-made R1), it can be folded into half its size for easier storage. It comes with a 3-speed hub plus a 250W motor which offers pedal assist, and that's good for up to 45km (about 28 miles) on a single charge.

Since the Mi Qicycle is a smart bike, there's Bluetooth connection for your smartphone's companion app to check on the bike's status, ride stats and GPS navigation. It also has its own little display on the handlebar to show you the time, speed, distance, dynamic power and battery charge, as well as to let you toggle between these modes: "Fitness," Power-saving," "Balanced" and "Extra power." And as you'd expect, the bike has a front light and a red brake light at the back.

As with many of the best products from Xiaomi, chances are you won't be able to buy the Mi Qicycle outside of China. If you're lucky enough to live there or know someone who does, then you can already head over to Xiaomi's Mijia app to back this bike's crowdfunding campaign.

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Old 06-23-16, 06:47 PM
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I saw this and can't believe how inexpensive the bike is selling? Heck, Dahon is selling 3 speeds that cost more than this bike without the electric. Now for the hard part, where can I get a battery replacement?
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Old 06-24-16, 04:00 AM
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Oh man!!! It's a fantastic little electric folder. I would so luv to get this,... I wonder if the menu can be switched to English? I'd be mighty confused if it can't.
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I saw this and can't believe how inexpensive the bike is selling? Heck, Dahon is selling 3 speeds that cost more than this bike without the electric. Now for the hard part, where can I get a battery replacement?
Easy, easy... In China you can get a 6-speed Dahon for around 900 yuan.
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I like the fold. I wonder what the weight limit is. I assume, since it's for the Chinese market, that it will be somewhat low.
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That's a nice looking bike and a great price. The fold is interesting too.
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Old 06-28-16, 06:02 AM
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**********?58??MI ?? QiCYCLE ?? **********???_????_**********
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Google Translation murdered it, but I got the general message. Thanks for posting!
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I would totally buy this if they are willing to sell and ship to USA.
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Originally Posted by Dahon.Steve View Post
I saw this and can't believe how inexpensive the bike is selling?
how can items be sold so cheaply? it's magic.

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China has a ton of cool bikes,...Tsinova makes a folder AND minivelo. Both are sweet! But, I'd luv to get THIS 1,...
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Somehow I don't like the design at all, especially the folding mechanism.
It looks so big and heavy for the size.
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It's still smaller than all 3 of my folders. The added bonus is the assistance getting up & down hills.
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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/c...ke/x/8766006#/

This is the only thing I've found that comes close to the Mi Qicycle but a little more expensive. I bought one and have high hopes for it.
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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/c...ke/x/8766006#/

This is the only thing I've found that comes close to the Mi Qicycle but a little more expensive. I bought one and have high hopes for it.
Wait,... you still haven't received it? This was funded in 2015,... That's ridiculous!
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Wait,... you still haven't received it? This was funded in 2015,... That's ridiculous!
Actually, i should mentioned that i just signed up for one. My bad, per the last update, they are starting to ship soon. They did crowdfunding for their previous versions and delivered, hence the reason why i signed up.
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Actually, i should mentioned that i just signed up for one. My bad, per the last update, they are starting to ship soon. They did crowdfunding for their previous versions and delivered, hence the reason why i signed up.
OK, I got you.
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Just got an email asking for my color and address, they said mid - late Aug they will start their first shipment and i should be on the list. I should expect mine by the 1st week of Sept or so. Can't wait to surprise my GF, since I got it for her so she can commute to the train station from her new apartment.

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Wery useful those electric small wheelers..

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Funny!!!
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Just got an email asking for my color and address, they said mid - late Aug they will start their first shipment and i should be on the list. I should expect mine by the 1st week of Sept or so. Can't wait to surprise my GHF, since I got it for her so she can commute to the train station from her new apartment.
Are you in China?
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Are you in China?
I'm in USA.
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I'm in USA.
Anywhere close to NYC?
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Anywhere close to NYC?
Nope, sorry, I'm CA.
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Nope, sorry, I'm CA.
Can't blame a guy for trying,...
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