The qicycle C2 It is an electric bike that is connected to the Xiaomi ecosystem of products, it offers a unique combination of style, performance and price that we can hardly ignore. like the QICYCLE TDR01Zthis model is perfect for anyone looking for a fun, convenient and environmentally friendly way to get around town, commute to work or just enjoy a leisurely walk.
Its main advantages are its slim design and long-range battery, as well as the fact that it’s backed by a companion app to keep track of our rides. However, it does have some drawbacks to consider, so you need to put it all in perspective before you can recommend it to someone.
QiCycle C2 Technical Specifications
|Dimensions||1530 x 430 x 725mm|
|Battery Type||Panasonic 18650 Li-ion Battery|
|battery capacity||36V and 7.5Ah|
|Loading time||6 hours|
|Autonomy||45 – 65km|
|Lights||front LED light|
|Modes of use||4 (OFF, ECO, NOR and BO)|
|Changes||Sensah 8 speed|
|Includes||QiCycle C2, an Allen key, English User Manual and charger|
One of the standout features of the QiCycle C2 is its design. The bike has a sleek, modern yet minimalist look that is sure to turn heads wherever you ride. The frame and the 20 inch wheels they have a simple yet futuristic look that is sure to appeal to riders of all ages. The bike is also lightweight, making it easy to transport and store, even in small apartments or offices.
As you can imagine, it is an aluminum frame, but unlike the one used in other company models (such as the QICYCLE TDR01Z), it is not foldable despite the fact that the manufacturer claims that it is a folding e-bike. This contradiction is due to the fact that if there is a folding element that serves to reduce the space occupied, and it is the handlebar tube. Either way, we won’t save much space with this, so we don’t see it as an advantage.
It is worth mentioning that the height of the saddle is adjustablewhich can help the user to achieve the most comfortable configuration possible for their person.
In another order of ideas, the bicycle meets the essentials for a night tour, with a front led headlight integrated into the nose of its unusual frame, as well as a rear brake light mounted on the fender.
Lastly, the center of the handlebar is home to a led screen which is used to indicate in real time the current speed, the selected mode, the distance traveled and, of course, the remaining battery charge. Additionally, the screen automatically adjusts to ambient lighting, so there should be no display issues.
engine and features
The QiCycle C2 is powered by a 250W rear motor which, as you can imagine, gives us a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour. It should be noted that it is a bike that seeks to comply to the letter with the DGT regulations, which is why it does not have an accelerator or electric mode.
What it does have, however, is a torque sensor that analyzes pedaling and automatically adjusts to provide the user with the necessary level of assistance at all times. Likewise, it has three assistance modes and a non-assistance mode so that we can adapt to the situation, be it smooth walks, steep climbs or sprints. In this sense, the first level of assistance multiplies the pedaling cadence by 25%, the second by 50% and the third by 75%.
To stop safely, the QiCycle C2 is equipped with mechanical disc brakes who do their work without pain or glory. It might be asking too much for more bikes to adopt hydraulic brakes in this price range, so we won’t drop points for that. On the other hand, the lack of suspension/damping in this segment is a little harder to ignore.
In another order of ideas, the bicycle is also equipped with a Sensah 8-speed transmission system to change gear with ease and precision. Since most bikes at its price point opt for lower-end Shimano derailleurs and drive systems, this gives the proposition a bit of an edge.
As an additional incentive, the QiCycle C2 has Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and this detail is taken advantage of with the QiCYCLE app available for iOS and Android mobiles. In this app, a record of the routes is kept and goals can be established, in the same way, it allows us to check the battery charge and other relevant data on the status of the bicycle.
Lastly, the QiCycle C2 is powered by a 36V/7.5Ah lithium batterywhich should provide between 45 to 65 kilometers of assisted tour according to manufacturer estimates, which is not bad considering the price.
However, it is our duty to note that, although the battery is removable, it must remain on the bike to be able to recharge. The only reason to remove the battery is in case of replacement. Likewise, the recharging time can be up to 6 hours, which is a lot in our opinion, so it is time to subtract points in this section.
Availability and price of the QiCycle C2
Those interested in this e-bike can purchase it through the always reliable Amazon.co.uk storebut it can also be found available in PC Components for a competitive price. as a last alternative we can suggest looking for it in Fnac. Naturally, we advise checking all the offers before making a decision.
- Elegant design
- good autonomy
- It has a mobile application
- torque sensor
- Sensah 8-speed transmission system
- The battery cannot be removed for charging
- Has no shock/suspension
- The frame is not foldable as such
- Long recharge time
- It doesn’t have a rear light.