People in Guanghzou are able to find sharing bikes almost anywhere in the city these days. Four different groups whose bikes are commonly seen on Guangzhou roadways are Mobike, ofo bicycle, blue go go and Xiao Ming bike. With these different choices available, Silk Road Post takes a look at the differences between them to help you choose the one that suits you best. Mobike
Mobike operator has also released a new kind of bike called Mobike Lite.
Mobike: 1 yuan per half hour
Mobike Lite: 0.5 yuan per half hour
Deposit: 299 yuan
Advantage: Many bikes available because of a large coverage area.
Disadvantage: Neither the bicycle saddle nor the handlebar are adjustable. Mobike has a heavier bike body not quite suitable for women, but Mobike Lite is relatively lighter. App users need to deposit at least ten yuan in their account before they can use Mobike. Ofo bicycle
Bikes for users on university campuses: 0.5 yuan per hour; bikes for others: 1 yuan per hour
Deposit: 99 yuan
Advantage: Many bikes are available because of a large coverage area. Bike bodies are light. The saddle can be adjusted by the rider.
Disadvantage: Its mobile application shows only the number of bicycles nearby instead of a detailed location, which makes it more difficult to find one. According to some users, this bike has a more complex process of locking and unlocking. A minimum twenty yuan in a user’s app account is needed to use the bike at the first time. Xiao Ming bike
Price: 0.1-1 yuan per half hour. The more you invite new users to rent bikes, the cheaper the price is.
Deposit: 199 yuan
Advantage: The bike has a temporary parking function so that when a user has an interim activity to do, they need not worry that someone else will take the bike away. Users can deposit any amount of money in the app account when they use the bike.
Disadvantage: The number of bikes in Guangzhou is lower than that of other providers. During temporary parking, the fee continues to accumulate. Blue go go
Price: 0.5 yuan per half hour
Deposit: 99 yuan
Advantage: Price per use and deposit are lower. No minimum money in the app account needed. Besides, the bike saddle can be adjusted according to demands from different people.
Disadvantage: The number of bikes is relatively low in Guangzhou.
Finally, people should be mindful when using a shared bike. Do not park bikes outside the prescribed areas of usage, otherwise, your credit will be affected adversely. Users with low credit will be charged more when using the bikes.
(By Chris Wang, Louis Berney)