London-based company Hummingbird Bike introduces the world’s lightest folding bike that weighs as much as 2 cats. Designed by 23-year-old Hummingbird Co-Founder, Peter Craciun, a product designer and bike fanatic, the Hummingbird is an innovative cycling solution for the modern commuter. “I tried to buy a lightweight folding bike, but couldn’t find one on the market. Then I came up with the idea for the Hummingbird and built it myself,” says Peter.
Weighing 6.5 kg, 3 kg lighter than its closest competitor, the Hummingbird is perfect for short commutes as well as longer journeys, as it can be stored comfortably in a car or on a plane.
The most important feature of the Hummingbird is the innovation behind the design. While other folding bikes suffer from the chain loosening when the bike is being folded, the Hummingbird’s unique patented folding system solves this problem.
The Hummingbird’s stylish frame is made of carbon fibre, which is three times lighter than alloy. A popular performance-bike material, carbon fibre is also highly efficient at absorbing vibrations, making for a much smoother ride.
The Hummingbird is available now on Kickstarter at discounted costs starting from £1100 (about $1,670 USD). To find out more information about the Kickstarter campaign or to buy a Hummingbird for yourself click here.
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