Xiaomi Himo brand have released the Z20 fully folding electric bike. One of the biggest criticisms of the C20 was that it only partially folded. Well now there is a bike that shares an almost identical specification, but can be fully folded for ease of transport. In this review we will take a closer look at the Himo Z20 to see if there have been any major compromises.
Folding electric bikes are continuing to be incredibly popular and at the moment there is more choice then ever. In fact there is so much choice it can be difficult to know exactly which bike to choose.
We are big fans of the Xiaomi Himo brand as their range of compact and folding e-bikes always come across as being well-built and reliable. Himo electric bikes are also incredibly good value for money compared to other foldable electric bikes on the market.
the Z20 comes with an integrated tyre pump which is neatly concealed within the seatpost. The plastic clip-on mudguards which are provided are a bit of an after thought and have a tendency to flap around a bit. The front headlight will provide adequate lighting for urban rides.
the Himo Z20 shares its components with the C20, from the wheels and tyres through to the Shimano gearing and mechanical disc brakes.
This e-bike is available through the cycle to work scheme rules.
CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME
New Cycle To Work Rules Apply from 1st Aug 2020: 5 years has been reduced to 4 years, so all from 2016 is eligible again in 2020. €1,000 has been increased to €1,250 for an ordinary bike Electric bikes up to €1,500
Who is entitled to use Cycle to Work Scheme?
Under the initiative, salaried employees who are employed and paying PAYE tax in Ireland.
Who is the Himo Z20 aimed at?
The Xiaomi Himo Z20 is definitely aimed squarely at the commuter and urban rider, although We can see it being very popular with leisure riders – particularly those who have motor homes and are looking for a fun and easy way to explore the local area.
We have tried one of these out on multiple terrains including moorland gravel tracks and it copes surprisingly well. It’s especially suitable for urban riding where quite often there are canal towpaths or potholed back roads to negotiate.
For more info regarding the cycle to work scheme please visit this link www.lifty.co/cycletoworkscheme We also offer Flexifi option on this bike.