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FAQs

When will the FLIT-16 be launching?

We are launching our bike on Kickstarter very soon. If you’d like to be the first to know about our launch (and be in with a chance of receiving exclusive early bird pricing!), you can sign up here.

How much will the FLIT-16 be?

There will be a very small number of ebikes available for a discounted early bird price. If you’d like to be in with a chance of receiving one of these, sign up to our newsletter and we’ll make sure you’re first in line!

What colours will the FLIT-16 be available in?

Initially the bike will be available in three colours: Marengo Grey, Maya Blue or Smokey White.

If you’d like to learn a bit more about our colour choices you can read more here.

How much does the FLIT-16 weigh?

14kg, with the battery included

How far can the FLIT-16 travel on one charge?

30-50km, depending on the level of assistance chosen and the type of terrain being ridden on. 

How does the motor work?

 The bike senses your pedalling effort and amplifies it with power from the rear hub motor. 

Placing the motor in the rear wheel allows for greater acceleration and a natural feeling ride. 

It’s a 220W rear hub motor, powered by a lithium ion battery (which is integrated into the top tube).

Who makes the rear hub motor?

Our motor is manufactured by Bafang. We chose Bafang for their good reputation within the ebike industry, and the high quality, natural feeling ride that the motor gives. Bafang also have multiple European service centres – making servicing fast and convenient.

How do you charge the FLIT-16?

You can charge the ebike by simply plugging the charger into the nearest mains socket, using the charging port located on the top tube. 

You can also easily remove the battery to charge, just remove the seat post and security screw to slide the battery out, then plug into the mains using the charger. 

How long does the battery take to charge?

Charging time is 2.5 hours. You can plug the ebike straight into a normal mains plug socket.

Does the FLIT-16 charge as you ride?

No, not on the current version of our ebike, but for future models we are looking to feature regenerative braking to recover energy during braking.

Will Flit make a non-electric version of the bike?

We currently don’t have any plans to build a non-electric version, however it is possible to change the assistance level on our ebike. You can choose from 6 different levels of assistance, including off, if you fancy more of a workout. 

Are the handlebars interchangeable with others?

As the handlebars are a sensitive part during the fold of the bike, on the current version it isn’t possible to change the handlebars. The handlebar height however can easily be adjusted up to 80mm to suit you.

Where are the ebikes manufactured?

We have chosen to manufacture and assemble our ebike in Taiwan, renowned for its high quality manufacturing particularly for aluminium bikes and specialist frames. 

I'm worried about bike theft, does the ebike have security features?

For your peace of mind, the bike’s battery locks into the frame with a security screw to deter theft. 

Will the FLIT-16 have mudguards?

We have developed folding mudguards that will be offered as an additional accessory. These mudguards are designed not to interfere with your ability to roll the bike when it is folded. 

Will a bag be available to put the ebike in for travel or storage?

Yes, we will be offering a bike transport/storage bag as an additional accessory. 

Can I carry luggage on the ebike?

Yes you can. The two most common ways to carry luggage on this type of folding ebike is to either clip it to the handlebars, or clip it to the saddle. 

There are a number of great brands making luggage for folding bikes. We are currently talking to a few of them and will be announcing our partnerships and recommendations in the campaign. 

Does the ebike have built in lights?

Yes. We have integrated a rear light into the battery pack, and the bike also has a front light. 

I'm a tall rider, can I ride the FLIT-16 comfortably?

Yes! An extended 600mm seat post will be available, which should be fine for riders up to 6ft 6″. The handlebars are also adjustable up to 80mm. 

Our co-founder Alex is 6ft 6″ and the ebike is designed so that he can ride it comfortably. 

Is the bike available with disc brakes?

In order to make the fold as compact as possible we opted for a 74mm front hub which unfortunately does not support dics brakes.

Instead we have opted for high end rim brakes. 

What tyres can I use with the FLIT-16?

The rims on the FLIT-16 are 16″ 349 ETRTO so most tyres made for this rim type will fit. Some of the very large tyres like Schwalbe Big Apple will not fit. 

Will there be different handlebar displays available?

Yes. We are currently talking to our display supplier about the option of a larger display that backers can upgrade to if they choose. 

This will have a larger screen and bigger buttons for easier interaction. 

Can I swap the saddle on my FLIT-16?

Yes. Our seatpost is designed to accept standard saddle rails – meaning all standard saddles are compatible. 

Will the FLIT-16 have gears?

Our ebike has just one gear, but with our responsive torque sensing system you won’t need any! This means less maintenance and makes the bike lighter too.