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Xiaomi's not just about phones: It now has an electric bike, the Mi QiCycleCNET's Aloysius Low takes the e-bike for a spin in Beijing under the scorching hot summer sun.
Hey, CNET, this is Aloysius Low, Senior Editor, going wee on Xiaomi's new Mi QiCycle here in Beijing. [MUSIC] Retailing at around $450 U.S., the 14.5 foldable electric bike lets you zoom around the streets of China without breaking much of a sweat. Tracking 16 inch wheels at a range of 45 kilometers over 37 miles the tee cycle lets you choose from three different models power, eco mode and no effort. [BLANK_AUDIO] Featuring a three speed hop to bicycle you zoom along at 20 kilometers per hour without pedaling and I was able to hit 28 kilometers per hour without even trying. A 36 volt, 5,600 mAh battery, high to the frame, and needs about three hours to charge complete. It also doubles up as a real light. Holding the bike isn't easy, and you have to keep holding onto the bike when lifting up the seat close to pull it in. As you notice I'd have issues getting the seat [UNKNOWN] back to the battery. [MUSIC] Though I quite like riding the G Cycle, though, I do wish the handlebars were a little higher. Currently, they're a bit too low and [UNKNOWN] when riding the bike. Anyhow, this is Aloysius [UNKNOWN] in Beijing for CNET. [MUSIC]