Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike review

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REVIEW – I have become a big fan of electric bikes and love testing various models and styles. having an E-bike that I can throw into the back of my truck and then have access to it at will is a big plus. I also want one that is enjoyable to ride and has adequate power. Enter the Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike.

What is it?

The Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike is easy to unfold, ride, and fold back up when you’re done. It is a great bike for commuting and a bonus if you live in an apartment.

What’s included?

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  • 1 x Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike
  • 1 x C1 AC Charger
  • 2 x Battery Key
  • 2 x Pedals
  • 5 x Screws
  • 1 x Installing tool
  • 4 x Hexagon
  • 1 x User Manual

Tech specs

  • ModelC1
  • Motor350 W
  • Battery36V 7.8Ah Li-ion
  • Max Speed20 mph
  • Max Range21.7 miles
  • Max Climbing Capability20%
  • Max Load230 lbs / 105 kg
  • Tire (Front & Rear)14-inch air tires
  • IP RatingIPX5
  • Charging Time5~ 6h
  • SuspensionFront suspensions
  • Recommended AgeOver 16 years old

Design and features

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  • 95% Assembly Done: When C1 Arrives, 95% Of The Assembly Is Already Completed, Saving You Valuable Time And Ensuring A Hassle-Free Installation Process. This Means You Can Spend Less Time Tinkering With Parts And More Time Enjoying The Thrill Of Riding Your New Bike.

  • Comfortable Riding Experience: Safety And Comfort Are Paramount. The C1 Features Air Tires, A Plush PU Leather Seat, And A Brake Warning Light For A Smooth, Secure Ride. On Uneven Blocks, You Won’t Be Troubled By A Feeling Of Too Much Bumpiness Even When Rushing To A Place. Our Lives Consist Of These Tiny Moments.

  • 3 modes: From pure electric, normal, or pedal assist – when rushing to work, do not hesitate to use the pure or pedal assist modes. You can choose any mode you like when you want to enjoy the journey home.
  • Worry-Free Charging: Charging is a cinch with its replaceable battery, allowing you to power up at home or in the office. You are freed from finding a workable charging station anymore. Just take it to your office and plug it in. Unplug it after work, put it back on your bike, and go home.
  • Smart App Connection: The smart system informs about the status of your bike, locks your bike, checks the maximum speed, quantity of electric charge, etc.

The Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike is a small and compact e-bike with a foldable handle. It features small rites, a nice seating position, a removable battery, a nice bell, and a simple one-button display. It also features a small but stable stand by the back wheel, an exposed chain, and a keylock underneath the frame. There are also lights on the front and back. The companion app can control the headlamp, modes, and power lock.

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Assembly, Installation, Setup

The Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike is easy to assemble with the only parts to install being the back fender, pedals, and seat. Here are a few snapshots from my assemble process:

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Once I assembled the Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike, the first thing that I did was charge the bike.

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The display is nice and simple and only has one button for control. I powered it on and then rode it while testing the modes.

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The companion Hiboy app allows control of the headlamp, modes, and tracks speed and distance, etc.

The Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike is a joy to ride. it is lightweight but is stable and very comfortable. Whether using the pedal assist or full throttle, it even has more than enough power for someone weighing between 200 and 250 lbs. The headlight is bright, and the flashing rear light is a nice safety touch. It is easy to remove the battery to charge it but even easier to leave it in and plug in the bike. The only thing I am not a fan of is the key lock that is at the bottom side of the frame. I find it awkward. I love the rear kickstand that keeps the bike firmly in place Also, being able to lock the bike display and controls via the app is great.

Here is a video of my friends having fun with the bike:

What I like about the Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike

  • It is very easy to assemble
  • It is well-built
  • Everything is easy to operate
  • It rides great.
  • It is lots of fun to ride
  • It is easy to fold the handle and get it into the back of my truck

What needs to be improved?

  • Nothing major. Love it!!

Final thoughts

The Hiboy C1 Folding Electric Bike is a fun bike that is way more enjoyable to ride than I imagined it would be. It is fast enough, the seat and seating position are comfortable and I would have no issue with it for relatively long commutes. Well done!!

Price: $499.99
Where to buy: Hiboy website and Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided for free by Hiboy. Hiboy did not have a final say on the review and did not preview this review before it was published.

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