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.
|Weight||31 lbs (14 kg)|
|Mileage||Up to 30 miles (50km) per charge|
|Maximum Load||220 lbs (100 kg)|
|Folded Dimensions||28.7″ x 24.9″ x 13.2″ (728mm x 632 x 335mm)|
|Unfolded Dimensions||58.2″ x 40.2″ x 19.8″ (1478mm x 1020mm x 504mm)|
|Frame Colors||Marengo Grey, Maya Blue, Blaze Orange|
|Frame Material||Heat-treated 6061 Aluminum T6|
|Motor||220W Bafang rear hub motor|
|Maximum Speed||15.5 mph (25 km/h)|
|Riding Modes||5 assistance levels|
|Drive Control||Pedal torque sensing|
|Battery||Custom-built, lithium ion 7Ah, 36V, 252Wh, LG cells, built into top tube|
|Charging Time||3 hours|
|Brakes||Tektro alloy V-brakes|
|Tires||Schwalbe Marathon Racer 16″, 349 ETRTO|
|Rear Suspension||FLIT proprietary|
|Seat Post||34.9mm alloy (adjustable)|
|Pedals||Wellgo folding alloy|
|Front Light||white LED with Reverse Beam Technology|