HIMO E-Bikes Review: Foldable and Fixed Frame Electric Bikes
An innovative Chinese brand known for its diverse range of portable and highly practical electric bikes, HIMO continues to expand its range of two-wheeled personal EVs...
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Founded by Jason Lu and James Zhao in 2017, HIMO is a Shenzhen, China-based micromobility brand that sells a growing range of beautifully-designed e-bikes and electric scooters. With a goal of providing the highest quality PEVs at prices that anyone can afford, HIMO’s innovative brand continues to increase in popularity.
For 2023, HIMO’s electric bike range features 9 models, ranging from 180W to 250W. While the company’s primary focus is on ultra-portable, folding e-bikes, HIMO also sells a few full-size urban commuters and an eMTB. In addition to its lineup of electric bikes and e-scooters, HIMO also sells a diverse line of replacement parts and accessories.
In this review of HIMO’s electric bikes, we’ll take a look at each of the company’s 2023 models and compare specs, features, range, and more.
|FOUNDERS||Jason Lu & James Zhao|
|PRODUCTS||E-bikes, electric scooters|
|COUPON CODE||See below|
|PRICING||Click here to check prices|
|C30S MAX||250W||331 lbs||62 miles||Click Here|
|C30R MAX||250W||331 lbs||62 miles||Click Here|
|C26 MAX||250W||331 lbs||62 miles||Click Here|
|ZB20 MAX||250W||265 lbs||50 miles||Click Here|
|Z20 MAX||250W||265 lbs||50 miles||Click Here|
|Z16 MAX||250W||221 lbs||50 miles||Click Here|
|Z20||250W||265 lbs||50 miles||Click Here|
|Z16||250W||221 lbs||50 miles||Click Here|
|H1||180W||265 lbs||19 miles||Click Here|
HIMO's top-of-the-line e-bike is a sleek, urban commuter designed for all-day riding. Featuring an integrated 36V 10Ah Samsung battery and 250W brushless motor, the stunning HIMO C30S MAX is an ideal choice for commuting, errand-running, and around-town cruising...
The C30R MAX from HIMO is the perfect daily commuter. With its 250W rear hub motor and 10Ah 48V battery, the C30R MAX is capable of delivering a 62-mile max range and packs a SHIMANO 18-speed drivetrain, Tektro mechanical disc brakes, and easy-to-read, full-color LCD display...
The HIMO C26 MAX is an electric mountain bike that packs a punch for on and off-road fun. Equipped with lockout front suspension for rough terrain and a removable battery integrated into the downtube, the versatile C26 MAX is capable of cruising up to 62 miles on a single charge...
The HIMO ZB20 MAX is a folding electric bike that offers great all-around convenience, performance, and portability. Featuring a foldable bike frame, bright LCD display, 6-speed SHIMANO derailleur, and 4" x 20" CST fat tires, this full-fendered ride is easy to carry, store, and transport...
The HIMO Z20 MAX is a well-built electric bike with a foldable aluminum alloy frame and removable 36V 10Ah lithium-ion battery. The 250-watt rear hub motor is powerful enough to get you up steep hills and the folding frame allows it to be easily stored in tight spots...
The HIMO Z16 MAX is the ultimate ride for commuters on the go, with its folding frame design, rear spring suspension, 250-watt electric motor, and mechanical disc brakes. Capable of cruising for up to 50 miles on a single charge, the Z16 MAX offers fun and convenience...
The HIMO Z20 is an affordable and versatile compact folding bike that can fit in any vehicle or storage space. Powered by a 250W rear hub motor and 36V 10Ah battery that's hidden in the bike's frame, the Z20 is an enjoyable and practical e-bike to ride to the office or class...
HIMO's Z16 electric bike offers great value and respectable performance. This model features a rear spring suspension and mechanical disc braking, providing riders with a safe and comfortable riding experience. Suitable for RV or sailboat life, the Z16 is easy to carry and store...
HIMO's most compact and portable electric ride, the H1 is the perfect mini travel e-bike and can be quickly folded up and stored in a backpack or suitcase. An electric bike that can go anywhere you go, this convenient little space saver is a fun and super practical mode of transport...
Like most factory-direct electric bike companies, HIMO includes a 1-year warranty with each of its electric bikes. The warranty provides coverage in the event of a manufacturer defect, and returns are also accepted for 30 days (although an $80 return shipping fee and 10% processing fee apply).
HIMO can be contacted via telephone, email, or its website contact form. As we do with all of our electric bike reviews, we reached out to HIMO to test the responsiveness of the company’s customer service department. We’re happy to report that a representative sent us a same-day response to our emailed inquiry…
HIMO is another major manufacturer of electric bikes that also sells replacement parts and accessories, including a variety of batteries, rear racks, displays, tubes and tires, headlights, helmets, and more.
Solid and comfortable…
HIMO C30R – My first E-bike I’ve ridden. I’m 99kg and 185cm and this bike feels very solid and comfortable to ride. It only has the Shimano sora rear derailleur, so the gears are quite easy to use.
The 250w rear hub motor pulls my weight up fairly steep hills and keeps me at a constant speed of 25km/h, even with a strong head wind. I love the design of this bike and for the price there’s nothing else around that looks as cool, especially with the in-frame battery design. The display is nice and keeps track of your trip, with an ongoing odometer. The instructions were a bit bland with how to use it, but I worked out if you hold down the + and – button at once it clears the trip stats.
I actually got a store display one for fairly cheap AU$1500 but it was missing the mud guard support wires, which I didn’t mind because I was never gonna use the guards.
Battery is very decent, I did a 25km ride and only used 30% of the battery, I very much only do 30km rides at the most on a normal road bike, but I feel as if I could ride a lot further on this, with the motor taking hard work out of riding. I still feel like I got decent exercise though as I usually keep more to a 30km/h speed.
Only thing I think they could have incorporated into this bike is a brake light and blinkers, maybe.
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HIMO e-bikes are manufactured in China.
Yes, HIMO's e-bikes come with an IPX7 waterproof rating.