Himo ZB20 – New Folding Electric Bike (Overview)

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Following on from the success of their C20 and Z20, the new Himo ZB20 folding electric bike offers the same build quality with the added benefits of a 48v motor and fat 4.0″ tyres with front suspension, to make the Himo a real ‘go anywhere’ foldable e-bike. In this overview, I’ll take a closer look at the specs and I’ll try and get hold of one for a full review in the near future.

Summary

Anyone familiar with the Himo brand of electric bikes will know they offer excellent quality at an affordable price. I’ve test-ridden most of their range and have always been suitably impressed.

himo zb20 folding e-bike
Ready for anything! The new Himo ZB20

The new Himo ZB20 looks like a great addition to the range and boast the same folding design but with all-terrain tyres, front suspension and a more powerful 350w 48v motor and 480Wh battery.

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Electric components

Anyone who’s ridden a fat tyre e-bike will know the motor needs to work harder when ploughing through sand, snow or mud, so the Himo ZB20 is suitably equipped with a more powerful 48v 350w rear hub motor paired up with a 48v 10Ah (480Wh) battery.

The ZB20 uses the same excellent multi-function display as the other models in the range.

himo zb20 electric bike review
New for 2021 – The Himo ZB20 Folding Electric Fat Bike

Bike components

To cope with the rigours of off-road use, the Himo ZB20 is fitted with 4.0″ wide tyres and coil-sprung front forks with hydraulic lock-out. This should make riding on difficult terrain a breeze. There’s front and rear mechanical disc brakes and Shimano 6-speed gearing.

There’s the usual host of accessories including a headlight and kickstand.

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Specification

General Brand: HIMO
Type: Electric MTB Bike
Model: ZB20
Colour: Grey/Khaki
Specification
Electric Bike System: HIMO System
Power Assist System: 3 Levels
Operating temperature: -10°-50°
Maximum Speed: 25km/h
Battery: high quality lion battery
Input voltage: 100-240V
System voltage: 48V
Amps: 10Ah
Recharge Time: about 6 hours
Maximum Range: Up to 80KM
Display: LED Display
Drive Type: Rear Drive
Frame Material: Aluminium Alloy
Brake Type: Mechanical Disc Brakes
Gears: Shimano
Pedals Included: Yes
Geometry: MTB
Grips: Rubber
Handlebars: Aluminium Alloy
Rear Hub: 350W motor
Rims: Alloy
Wheel Size: 20″
Tyre Size: 20×4.0 inch
Weight & Size Product Weight: 28KG
Package Weight: 29.5KG
Product Size(L x W x H): Folded Size: 100cm*62cm*76cm
Unfolded Size: 172cm*26cm*106cm

Who is the Himo ZB20 E-Bike aimed at?

The Himo ZB20 is going to be specifically aimed at riders who anticipate tackling more adventurous terrain. It’s going to be particularly useful for short journey’s in the snow or for someone who lives near a large beach with sand dunes. The ZB20 should also be great for riding on very wet or muddy ground.

himo zb20 on a beach
The Himo ZB20 will be suitable for sand or snow riding

Unfortunately the higher-powered 350w motor will not fall within UK and EU e-bike laws, which is a shame. But it can be used perfectly legally on private land. If they released a 250w version the Himo ZB20 would make a great daily commuter bike.

Conclusion

On paper, the Himo ZB20 looks like a great addition to their range of e-bikes and is sure to be a success. It’s very competitively priced at under €1200.

It’s a great-looking bike and is available in a nice matt grey or sand colour schemes. The frameset looks robust and it’s good to see a 48v system being used. My only complaint would be the choice to use a 350w motor, as the legality will put some potential buyers off.

When compared with the competition, the Himo ZB20 looks like great value for money and I look forward to testing one out in the near future. If you’re looking for an all-terrain folding electric bike that can tackle sand, snow or mud, then I would say it’s definitely worth considering.

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Thanks for reading. If you already own a Himo ZB20, please share your review and comments below.

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