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New Year, New Name

New Year, New Name

We have a big announcement today. After a couple of years as Hinton Bikes, we are changing our name to Flit. After moving back to the UK in 2016 with a dream to build a folding ebike, we decided to name ourselves after the Cambridge suburb of Cherry Hinton. This was...
Taiwan Prototyping

Taiwan Prototyping

What a ride! After spending much of the past few months in Taiwan, we’re really happy to say that we now have a manufacturer-built prototype in the UK. It’s been a crazy journey to get this far. Let us tell you a little bit more. Since our last post, Dave...
Engineering Stories: Inside the factory

Engineering Stories: Inside the factory

Here’s an update from Dave Henderson, Flit’s Technical Lead, on his recent trip to Taiwan. It’s a peek behind the scenes. Enjoy! – “You picked the worst month” the factory manager told me as I wiped the sweat from my brow, walking as we spoke...
Taipei Cycle Show 2018

Taipei Cycle Show 2018

This week we have been at the Taipei Cycle Show, one of the biggest bike shows in the world and certainly the most important in the Bicycle Kingdom, as Taiwan has come to be know. This isn’t our first trade show, but it might be the one where we have most come...
The Road to Manufacturing

The Road to Manufacturing

Finding The Way Forward After nearly 2 years of development and testing, Hinton Bikes [Edit: now Flit] is getting ready to ramp up towards manufacturing. Our job has been to design an ebike that folds easily, is as light as possible, and can survive the wear and tear...
Winning Follow-On Funding at the Design Spark Showcase

Winning Follow-On Funding at the Design Spark Showcase

The whole team at Hinton Bikes [Edit: now Flit] was excited to make it to the finale of the Design Council’s Design Spark programme: a showcase of all the products at the Design Museum in Kensington on June 26th – 27th. It was great to spend a couple of...
Flit Awarded Third Place at the IEIC London Final

Flit Awarded Third Place at the IEIC London Final

We were very happy to be invited to the 2nd China (Shenzhen) IEIC London final. This was a fast and furious afternoon of pitching by startups to a panel of judges for cash prizes and a trip out to Shenzhen to learn more about opportunities in the south of China. We...
Hinton Bikes Working with Design Spark Council

Hinton Bikes Working with Design Spark Council

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with the Design Council over the next four months! The Design Council has been a leader in the design world ever since it was established in 1944 to help British industry prepare for the transition to a...
Christmas Gift of the Year

Christmas Gift of the Year

We all know that the Swedes know how to live well and they’re saying that ebikes will be the 2017 Christmas gift of the year. There’s a thought.   Merry Christmas from the team at Hinton Bikes!     [Edit: Hinton Bikes was renamed Flit in October 2018. You...