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A BRAND NEW GENERATION OF FOLDING EBIKE

  • Designed and engineered in Cambridge, UK
  • Lightweight aluminium frame, weighing just 14kg
  • Fully integrated electrical system - you can't even tell it's electric!
  • Folds to a compact size in under 10 seconds
  • Travels up to 30 miles (50km) on a single charge

Limited numbers available at this price!

 Flit lightweight folding ebike - T3 logo "IS IT GOOD TO RIDE?   HELL YEAH!"

£1,699 

 

$2,275

€2,035

A BRAND NEW GENERATION OF FOLDING EBIKE

  • Designed and engineered in Cambridge, UK
  • Lightweight aluminium frame, weighing just 14kg
  • Fully integrated electrical system - you can't even tell it's electric!
  • Folds to a compact size in under 10 seconds
  • Travels up to 30miles (50km) on a single charge

£1,699 

 

$2,275

€2,035

Limited numbers available at this price!

FOLD FAST

ROLL ANYWHERE

BEAT TRAFFIC

STORE EASILY

PEDAL EFFORTLESSLY

BE SEEN

RIDE SMOOTH

NEVER BE

LET DOWN

SPECIFICATION

Click on each part of the FLIT-16 to find out more!

Integrated BatteryRear SuspensionPedalsIntegrated Rear LightSaddleWheelsSeat PostFrameHingesHingesHandlebar DisplayFront BrakeRear BrakeRear Hub MotorIntegrated Front Light

Integrated Battery

Built into the top tube (in frame)

Flit proprietary: Lithium ion 5Ah, 36V, 180Wh

Range: 30-50km (depending on assist level and terrain)

Charging: Charging port is located in the top tube, plugs into normal mains socket. No need to remove battery to charge.

Charging time: 2.5 hours

Rear Suspension

FLIT proprietary - making sure that all of your journeys go smoothly!

Aluminium discs interspersed with elastomer

Pedals

Wellgo folding pedals

Integrated Rear Light

Built into the battery - so that you'll never forget your lights!

Saddle

Velo Sport

Interchangeable with any standard saddle

Wheels

16"

Schwalbe Marathon Racer Tyres

Seat Post

34.9mm x 590mm Aluminium

Adjustable

Extended seat post available for taller riders (from 6ft 1")

Frame

6061 Aluminium: rust resistant, built to last

Colours Available: Marengo Grey, Maya Blue or Blaze Orange

Unfolded dimensions: 1478mm (L) x 1020mm (H, saddle height) x 504mm (W, handlebars)

Folded dimensions: 728mm (L) x 632 (H) x 350mm (W, pedals)

Hinges

Reinforced with stainless steel inserts

Hinges

Reinforced with stainless steel inserts

Handlebar Display

Shows battery level and level of assistance (riding mode)

Wireless Bluetooth compatible

Front Brake

Tektro alloy V-brake

Rear Brake

Tektro calliper brake

Rear Hub Motor

220W Bafang rear hub motor

Electric drive speed: 25km/h or 15.5mph

5 different assistance levels, plus off

Pedal torque sensing drive control (dual side torque sensor located in bottom bracket)

Single speed transmission

Integrated Front Light

Powerful white LED with Reverse Beam Technology: giving 15 lux output

Integrated custom lithium ion battery

Hinges reinforced with stainless steel

220W Bafang rear hub motor

Integrated front and rear lights

Custom built suspension unit

WEIGHT: 14kg, including battery

RANGE: 30-50km (20 - 30 miles) - depending on assistance level, rider weight and terrain.

MAX RIDER WEIGHT: 100kg

DIMENSIONS (UNFOLDED): 1478mm (L) x 1020mm (H, saddle height) x 504mm (W, handlebars)

DIMENSIONS (FOLDED): 728mm (L) x 632 (H) x 335mm (W, pedals)

FRAME COLOURS AVAILABLE: Marengo Grey, Maya Blue & Blaze Orange

Flit Lightweight Folding Ebike - colour choice

Flit lighweight folding ebike colour choices

FRAME MATERIAL: Corrosion resistant heat treated 6061 Aluminium T6

HINGES: 6061 Aluminium T6 reinforced with stainless steel inserts

DIMENSIONS (UNFOLDED): 1478mm (L) x 1020mm (H, saddle height) x 504mm (W, handlebars)

DIMENSIONS (FOLDED): 728mm (L) x 632 (H) x 335mm (W, pedals)

 

MOTOR: 220W Bafang rear hub motor

ELECTRIC DRIVE SPEED: 25km/h or 15.5mph

RIDING MODES: 5 different assistance levels, plus off

DRIVE CONTROL: Pedal torque sensing (dual side torque sensor located in bottom bracket)

TRANSMISSION: Single speed

 

 

LOCATION: Built into the top tube (in frame)

TYPE: FLIT proprietary, lithium ion 7Ah, 36V, 252Wh, LG cells

RANGE: 30-50km (depending on assist level and terrain)

CHARGING: Charging port is located in the top tube, plugs into normal mains socket. No need to remove battery to charge.

CHARGING TIME: 3 hours

 

 

BRAKES: Tektro alloy V-brakes, front and rear

TYRES: Schwalbe Marathon Racer 16″, 349 ETRTO

REAR SUSPENSION: FLIT proprietary

SADDLE: Velo Sport (standard saddle size, can be swapped by rider)

SEAT POST: 34.9mm alloy (adjustable)

PEDALS: Wellgo folding alloy

GRIPS: Velo

HANDLEBAR DISPLAY: Shows battery and assistance level (riding mode), and riding data. Light on/off switch. USB smartphone charging port. Bluetooth® compatible.

FRONT LIGHT: Powerful white LED with Reverse Beam Technology©: giving 15 Lux output.

REAR LIGHT: LED. Integrated into the battery.

SHAKE UP THE WAY YOU TRAVEL THE CITY

COLOUR CHOICES

  • Maya Blue: bright, bold, playful
  • Marengo Grey: cool, understated, sophisticated
  • Blaze Orange: firey, loud, fun 

ACCESSORIES

*As soon as you have ordered, you'll get access to our exclusive FLIT members' area! Here you can add accessories to your order.

Folding front & rear mudguards

Spare battery pack

Extended seat post

Spare charger

Commuter pack

Bike travel bag

Handlebar bag

Frost + Sekers saddle bag

Foldylock compact folding bike lock

Closca folding bike helmet

CYCLE TO WORK PARTNERS

You can save up to 42% on the FLIT-16 through Cycle to Work! We're registered with Cyclescheme, Green Commute Initiative and Cycle Solutions. You can find out more detailed information on how C2W works with the FLIT-16 here.

AS FEATURED IN

"The FLIT-16 truly sets a benchmark for not just e-bikes but personal transportation in general."

- Yanko Design

"Everything about the FLIT looks and feels well made."

- T3 Magazine

"First class design and craftsmanship combine to make this one of the most impressive eBikes on the market"

- The Coolector

FAQs

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).

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. The charging time is 3 hours.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

Why single speed?

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.

What is the ebike like to ride with the system switched off?

The motor has a one-way clutch so when the motor cuts out (i.e. speed>25kph or system off) the wheel behaves much like a normal wheel.

Why is a rear hub motor better than a front hub one?

Folding bikes tend to have a more rear heavy weight distribution than non-folders (this is to allow for a compact fold when the rear portion of the frame swings under).

This, combined with the small wheels, gives relatively little weight over the front wheel. This issue is exacerbated when going uphill, since the weight distribution shifts even more rearwards and the demand for torque from the motor increases. This can be accounted for by capping the max torque from the motor so as to minimise the likelihood of slipping but at the cost of reduced assistance.

For these reasons we opted for a rear hub motor, a good choice as our 220W gives much better acceleration than larger 250W front hub motors. This is because we can use maximum motor torque without worrying about wheel slip.

GET IN TOUCH

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