The FLIT-16 folding electric bike has been officially launched in July 2019 on Kickstarter. Notably, the e-bike is designed in Cambridge, UK by Dave Henderson, an ex-Jaguar Land Rover engineer.

With the background in the automative industry, Dave is the technical lead at FLIT and his vision is to build a compact commuter e-bike that delivers a comfortable and responsive ride.

Some notable features include a heat-treated 6000-series aluminum alloy frame, a custom lithium-ion 250 Wh battery pack offering 30 miles (50km) range, a high torque motor in the rear wheel, and the weight of just 31 lbs (14 kg).

You can preorder the FLIT-16 on Kickstarter but it is available to European backers only at the moment. The plan to release in the North America hasn’t been announced yet. Pricing starts from £1,250, which is more than £1,000 off the final retail price. If you can’t get the early bird price, it will increase to £1,375 and £1,500 later.

You can check out full specs of the e-bike in the table below.

Specifications

Weight31 lbs (14 kg)
Mileage Up to 30 miles (50km) per charge
Maximum Load220 lbs (100 kg)
Folded Dimensions28.7″ x 24.9″ x 13.2″ (728mm x 632 x 335mm)
Unfolded Dimensions58.2″ x 40.2″ x 19.8″ (1478mm x 1020mm x 504mm)
Frame ColorsMarengo Grey, Maya Blue, Blaze Orange
Frame MaterialHeat-treated 6061 Aluminum T6
Motor220W Bafang rear hub motor
Maximum Speed15.5 mph (25 km/h)
Riding Modes5 assistance levels
Drive ControlPedal torque sensing
SpeedsSingle Speed
BatteryCustom-built, lithium ion 7Ah, 36V, 252Wh, LG cells, built into top tube
Charging Time3 hours
BrakesTektro alloy V-brakes
TiresSchwalbe Marathon Racer 16″, 349 ETRTO
Rear SuspensionFLIT proprietary
SaddleVelo Sport
Seat Post34.9mm alloy (adjustable)
PedalsWellgo folding alloy
Front Lightwhite LED with Reverse Beam Technology
Rear LightLED

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