Hummingbird Bike – Folding Carbon-Fibre Bike
A London start-up firm, the Hummingbird Bike Company has created a folding carbon-fibre bike which tends to weight only 6.5 kilograms. The Hummingbird designed, manufactured and assembled in Britain to the highest standards utilising a series of leading technologies from quick prototyping utilising
3D printers to motorized industry CAM machines. The bike would be quality tested and considered safe to be used on the roads. It is said to be the lightest folding bike in the world. Engineered by motorsport experts Prodrive it is a hand-built bike which tends to hit the scales at about 6.9 KG that is half the weight of the other bikes. It is considered to be a blend of British craftsmanship together with advanced technologies.
The Hummingbird is said to meet up with all the requirements of the urban cyclist, a beautifully engineered simple solution to the user. It is easy to be taken on the train or store the same beneath your desk since it is ultra-light as well as foldable. Moreover it could also have the possibility of placing it in the boot of your car. The Hummingbird Bike, besides being 3 kilos lighter than its closest rival, tends to boast of a unique together with stylish design which combines form as well as function.
Hummingbird Bike Easy to Fold & Carry
Being easy to fold and to carry it around, it is adequately compact to be carried in an elevator and light enough to carry up the stairs making it perfect for the modern urban traveller. The greatest incredible feature of the Hummingbird Bike is its invention wherein their project team have worked hard in offering the best user experience.
The folding feature is said to be the biggest invention since it tends to resolve an issue which any other folding bike tends to have. The axis for the back triangle is towards the bottom bracket shell while the chain tensioner is detached which means it has a lighter system as well as a safer one and the chain do not tend to fall.
Some of the independent designers are resorting to crowdfunding in order to get their lighter, snazzier folding bike designs off the ground and the Humming Bike Company a London based firm is not an exception. The company is of the belief that it could be the lightest folding bike in the world stating that the Hummingbird is a total of 3 kilograms lighter than its closest rival.
Hummingbird Bike Design has Custom Mechanism
The design utilises carbon fibre since it seems to be lighter than steel and has the tendency of absorbing shock vibrations. According to designer Petre Crasiun who is considered to be an avid cyclist, on Dezeen had stated that the design has a custom mechanism which enables the back wheel to fold beneath while at the same time tends to keep the chain in tension so that it does not drop.
Craciun’s obsession with lightweight and folding bikes had led him in the creation of the design which is simple, light and easy to use. Presently the company is seeking funding £50,000 on Kickstarter with the Hummingbird which will be coming in four colours namely red, yellow, black and raw carbon fibre together with one or five speeds and 16-inch or 20-inch wheels. Its pricing begins at £1,100 and more additional information one could visit the Kickstarter campaign or the Website of Hummingbird Bike Company.