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 of daily use in busy cities. After countless hours of sketching out ideas, building prototypes, testing them to destruction, and then returning to the drawing board to do it all again, we feel that we are as well prepared as anyone can be for this task. What we have spent the past few months looking for is a bike manufacturer that can deliver the level of quality that we feel our design deserves. This is a vital part of bringing any new product to life, but is especially true for electric folding bikes where the quality of the frame is key to ensuring that it lasts for longer than a couple of years of regular use, and there are dozens of electrical and mechanical components that have to be integrated and work together seamlessly.
Eurobike – the beating heart of the cycling industry
Our lucky mascot in Taichung City, Taiwan, and a useful landmark on the way home