At CIXI, we want to transform ‘passive’ journeys that are part of our busy days into moments of conscious effort for a more active and healthy lifestyle. We want to ‘reactivate’ everyday journeys. Our patented chainless pedaling system is our commitment to make all of this possible. From enabling people to enjoy bicycles in a new, reliable, and intuitive way, to empowering the industry to create new geometries free from chain constraints, we are envisioning the VIGOZ, an everyday vehicle, weather-protected, that can take you pedaling safely up to 120 km/h, to share that our vision of wellness through active mobility is possible and within reach for everyone.
PERS: Making customized active mobility possible for all
We call it PERS, our patented electronic crankset without a chain or belt, which relieves the geometric constraints of mechanical transmission to create new types of active vehicles. Offering a tailor-made experience, PERS adapts pedal resistance according to the rider’s style. Following a rapid setup and customization phase, the rider selects their desired effort level (light, moderate, or heavy), and our PERS takes care of the rest. You don’t have to be an athlete to actively travel 20 or 30 km to work – our technology makes active mobility possible for all!
VIGOZ: A unique riding experience
Equipped with CIXI’s PERS chainless electronic crankset, the VIGOZ enables riders to reach speeds of up to 120 km/h with variable levels of effort. Approved for use on all public roads, including motorways, the VIGOZ has a battery range of up to 160 km of autonomy. The VIGOZ is built for a new driving experience: Our PERS automatically manages the speed according to the rider’s desired settings and pedal intensity, and to ensure a smooth and safe ride, the vehicle automatically tilts when cornering – it’s a new kind of active mobility.
CIXI was founded in 2016 by Pierre FRANCIS, an EDHEC graduate, and an experienced entrepreneur, followed by Carlos TORRES, Nina OMEROVIC BECCALLI, and Nicolas OHLMAN with complementary skills and backgrounds, who share the vision of a healthier and more sustainable transport system.
Currently, we are a team of 65 employees from all corners of the globe, committed to building a responsible company to bring active, safe, and energy-efficient vehicles to life. We design and assemble our products at our factory in Haute-Savoie, contributing to the creation of local jobs and the development of know-how and expertise in France and Europe.