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Hummingbird Folding Bike
Friday, 17 August, 2012 0 Comments

Claimed to be the lightest folding carbon-fibre bike in the world, the Hummingbird Folding Bike tips the scales at 6.5kg. Perfect for short commutes as well as longer journeys, it can be stored comfortably in a car or on a plane.

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.

 

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. The Hummingbird bike is a design object as much as it is as a functional one, putting thought into mechanics but also beauty. Robert Campbell, Founder of Outsider.tv and Co-Founder of the Hummingbird Bike Company says, “The moment I saw the Hummingbird I realised I was looking at perfect form and function and I immediately wanted to be part of its future. It was an obvious investment.”

Entirely British-made, it is created using a range of leading technologies, including rapid prototyping 3D printers and CAM machines used by the automotive industry. The Hummingbird will be quality tested under the ISO 4210 test, which will ensure that it’s safe to ride on all roads.

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