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Xiaomi Himo Z20 – Preview

The latest e-bike of Himo just hits the market: Xiaomi Himo Z20. The product line of their 20″ e-bikes will be extended and the new Z20 is a reworked version of C20 with a major addition: the frame will fold. Seems logical that this feature was introduced as Fiido bikes are very popular and they recently released two 20″ folding e-bikes Fiido D4S and Fiido D11 (You can compare all three of them here: Himo Z20 vs Fiido D11 vs Fiido D4s). So let’s take a look at Himo Z20 and compare it to Himo C20, which is a bit cheaper:

Xiaomi Himo Z20 Preview folding e-bike

Xiaomi Himo Z20

 

Xiaomi Himo Z20 vs Xiaomi Himo C20

The specs are almost identical besides the folding mechanism. So let’s take a closer look at the differences:

 

Folding mechanism

You can fold Xiaomi Himo C20, but not as compact as a typical folding bike. You can retract the saddle pole, flip up the pedals and fold down the handlebar. Folding pedals and handlebar does the job for me as the bike takes less spaces when leant agains a wall, in my office e.g.. This way it is actually smaller than my e-scooter (Xiaomi Scooter Pro) where the widest part is the handle bar that doesn’t fold. Of course it takes more space in length. Here are photos of my Himo C20 unfolded and folded:

Xiaomi Himo C20 - unfolded vs folded

Xiaomi Himo C20 – unfolded vs folded (© elProducente)

 

If you need to fold your e-bike even more compact the Himo Z20 is definitely the better option. (e.g. when traveling with a car or camper). The frame of the new Himo Z20 fold in half needing less storage space in length. (but will be wider of course)

Xiaomi Himo Z20 - Folding Mechanism

Xiaomi Himo Z20 – Folding Mechanism

 

Battery

First I thought the benefit of Himo C20 is the removable battery and Z20 will have it built-in. But surprise, also Himo Z20 will feature a removable battery, integrated in the folding frame. And they even managed to integrate the same size/capacity battery. Similar to Himo C20 there is a key to conveniently take the battery with you for charging and without the need to carry the whole bike to a power source. Extra batteries are available for 270 USD for both models.

Xiaomi Himo Z20 - removable battery (10 Ah)

Xiaomi Himo Z20 – removable battery (10 Ah)

 

Display

In the Xiaomi Himo Facebook Group there were some reports of problems when using Himo C20 in wet conditions. According to users they faced troubles turning their e-bike off after water drops got into the gap of the power button. It seems they tackled the problem with a new display design and Himo Z20 is IPX7-certified (= Immersion, up to 1 meter in depth for 30min. test).

Xiaomi Himo C20 vs Xiaomi Himo C20 - Display

Xiaomi Himo C20 vs Xiaomi Himo C20 – Display

 

Conclusion

The folding mechanism is definitely a great addition. For my situation Himo C20 is fine enough, I store it at home and in my office leant against a wall. So for me it’s more convenient not to fold the frame as I need it to be narrow in storing space. Sure you can do so with Z20 as well, just flip the handlebar and not fold the frame. So why not get Z20 to have this option when needed? Another great update seems to be the new display which seems to be optimised for wet conditions.
It seems that Himo Z20 offers some great new features and I can’t think of a feature where Himo C20 is better. Therefore it comes down to the price and the question: Are you willing to pay a bit more for the folding mechanism?

 

For the latest news and discussions, join our HIMO C20 / Z20 Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/xiaomihimo

 

Himo Z20 – Price / Retailer Comparison

  • Indiegogo:
    • 749 USD + 90 USD shipping
    • Official Campaign ended
  • Banggood:
    • Chinese Warehouse: 829 USDvisit store
      • Coupon Code: e34fb4
      • grey, white & rose gold version
      • free shipping to Europe (40 days)
      • pre-sale
  • Gearbest:
    • German Warehouse: 879 USDvisit store
      • no taxes & customs within Europe!
      • free shipping within Europe
      • Pre-Order: next batch ships in September
  • Geekbuying:
    • Europe Warehouse: 839 USDvisit store   Best EU Option
      • + free bottle holder & Xiaomi backpack
      • Coupon Code: GKB491S (you need to enter on checkout)
      • free shipping within Europe
      • no taxes & customs within Europe
      • in stock (limited quantity!)
    • Chinese Warehouse: 899 USDvisit store
      • grey, white & rose gold version
      • tax free shipping to Europe (40 days)
      • in stock
  • Aliexpress:
    • China Warehouse: 899 USDvisit store    Best Option for Asia
      • best deal for shipping within Asia
      • unclear tax situation for Europe
      • in stock & shipping
    • Poland Warehouse: 899 USDvisit store
      • no taxes & customs within Europe!
      • free shipping within Europe
      • in stock & shipping
  • TomTop: not available

 

Himo C20 – Price / Retailer Comparison

  • Gearbest:
    • Poland Warehouse: 869 USDvisit store
      • grey or white version
      • delivered within 5 days within Europe
      • no taxes & customs within Europe
      • in stock
    • China Warehouse: 869 USDvisit store
      • grey or white version
      • best deal for shipping within Asia!
      • in stock
  • TomTop:
    • German Warehouse: 849 USDvisit store
      • grey or white version
      • no taxes & customs within Europe!
      • free 1 week shipping within Europe
      • out of stock
  • Geekbuying:
    • European Warehouse: 869 USDvisit store
      • grey or white version
      • no taxes & customs within Europe!
      • delivered within 7 days within Europe
      • free shipping
      • in stock
    • Chinese Warehouse: 859 USDvisit store
      • only grey version
      • taxfree shipping to Europe
      • 40 days shipping time
      • out of stock
  • Banggood:
    • Chinese Warehouse: 899 USDvisit store
      • grey or white version
      • 40 days shipping time
      • out of stock
    • UK Warehouse: 829 USDvisit store    Best EU Option
      • grey or white version
      • Coupon Code: BGHMC20EU
      • no taxes & customs within Europe!
      • delivered within 2-7 days within Europe
      • free shipping
      • in stock
  • Aliexpress:
    • EU stock: 846 USDvisit store
      • no taxes & customs within Europe!
      • delivered within 2-7 days within Europe
      • free shipping
      • in stock
    • Chinese stock: 769 USDvisit store    Lowest Price
      • HIMO Official Store 
      • free shipping
      • taxes & customs might apply
      • in stock

 

Need help? I have contacts at Banggood, Gearbest & TomTop who provide me with coupon codes and stock information. If you have troubles with your order, contact me.

Shipping times
I ordered my Xiaomi Himo C20 from Gearbest EU Warehouse and it received it within 3 days; I ordered my Xiaomi e-Scooter from their Chinese Warehouse and I received it within 30 days.

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