Usually, motors with a power of 250w to 2000w are installed on electric bicycles, that is, the spread is very wide and you can choose what is suitable in a particular case. When driving quietly around the city, a powerful engine is simply not needed, and when overcoming sports tracks, you cannot do without it.


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Xiaomi Himo C20

  • wheel size: 20 inches;
  • maximum distance: 45 kilometers;
  • maximum speed: 25 kilometers per hour;
  • motor power: 250W;
  • number of speeds: 6, Shimano transmission of an acceptable level;
  • weight: 24.5 kilograms;
  • maximum load: 130 kilograms;
  • features: folding steering wheel, assistant mode, front light, rear marker, bike computer.

As in the case of compacts, Xiaomi's larger was also a success. However, it was created for independent trips without cargo - the design is sporty, there was no room for a trunk and a basket. Unfortunately sporty in design only, the low-powered 250W motor only gets the bike up to 25km/h. The bet is made on an impressive power reserve of 80 kilometers. And Xiaomi also thought about additional goodies. On-board computer, headlight, rear marker, and a pump is built into the seatpost. It is worth considering the clumsy frame, the dimensions can only be reduced by folding the steering wheel.

Power reserve

An important indicator that determines the mileage that the bike can overcome on a charged battery. The first lines in the ranking of electric bicycles are occupied by models whose indicator can reach 100 km. Range is affected by many factors: weight, battery capacity, electric motor power, speed, road surface quality, tire size and pressure.

Type and power of the electric motor

The engine is the main element in the design of the bike. By type, they are divided into geared (good traction, low weight and dimensions) and gearless (developing high speed, designed for a flat surface).

According to the method of fastening, they are divided into carriage and motor-wheels.

The type of motor determines its power - from 250 to 3000 watts. If the equipment is purchased for city trips, an engine up to 500 W will be enough, for travel and off-road - 500-2000 W, it is better to choose the most powerful models for cycling.

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