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Hello Prototype #1

We have two big pieces of news this month: we finished our first prototype folding ebike frame and were invited to show it at the Hello Tomorrow summit in Paris. Off the drawing board As you know, we've been working hard to design and build the lightest possible...

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Ebikes are coming to a town near you (part 3): North America

North America has been a much slower adopter of ebikes than Europe or China. Compared to the 1.5 million ebikes sold in Europe in 2015 and the whopping 32 million sold in China, in 2016 the USA only sold about 250,000. That’s about as many as the Netherlands. Canada...

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Ebikes are coming to a town near you (part 1): Europe

Ebikes are just a niche product, right?   Not so. Analysts reckon that more than 200 million were being ridden worldwide in 2016 and that 35 million of them were sold in 2016 alone for a total of $15.7 billion. That is estimated to jump to more than $24 billion by...

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Why ebikes aren’t just bikes for lazy people

“Ebikes are just for people who are too lazy to pedal, right?” We’ve been asked this question a few times recently. The truth is that ebikes do take some of the effort out of your journey. If you’re a keen club cyclist looking to get in as many hours of training as...

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Lightweight Folding Ebikes – a Manifesto

Getting around our cities is frustrating As cities across Europe become ever more crowded, congested and polluted, more and more of us are looking for alternative ways to get around. Having worked and lived in big global cities like London and Beijing, the team at...

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From Beijing to Cambridge: why we are building a folding ebike

Dave, Alex, David, and Hongwei decided to start Hinton Bikes [Edit: now Flit] for a simple reason: we think that ebikes are a great idea but we don’t see anyone building the kind of ebike that we want to buy. We love bikes as great ways to get around our cities, and...

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