Mobike or ofo or oBike

Mobike vs ofo vs oBike

 

What’s the difference between the 3 bikes that have entered the market?

For those confused, Mobike is silver with dark orange/reddish highlights. oBike has 2 variants; the silver or white with light orange
highlights. ofo is the bright yellow one.

All 3 of them share similar features in terms of access and set up.

Mobike


Image by Mobike

About

Mobike app for Apple and Android

Refundable deposit of $49. Money for credit system

$0.50 for 30 mins/$1 for an hour

Every top up will get a number of free rides

Reserve bike for 15 mins

Point system to reward proper behaviour and discourage misuse

Not difficult to find bicycles around your area

 

Downsides

Unlocking bikes might be a hassle.

Only single gears

ofo


Image by ofo weibo

 

About

Recent upgrades on GPS and locking systems to rule out abuse and ease rider experience

Deposit of $39 upon registration

$0.50 per 30 mins/$1 per hour/Cap at $2 for the whole journey

Easiest to ride/ 3 adjustable gears/Lightest

Might be difficult to find bikes due to hoarding

Downsides

No basket to place your things

Hard to locate

 

oBike


Image by oBike

 

About

oBike app for Apple and Android.

Deposit of $49/Students pay only $19

Widely available

Reserve bike for 10 mins

Point system to reward proper behaviour and discourage misuse

Referrals reward you with $3 ride coupon

$0.50 per 15 mins/$1 per 30 mins

 

Downsides

Heavy/ Requires effort to go up slope

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