Flit – The Lightweight Folding Electric Bike

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Gemma at Flit to try out the prototype of their new lightweight folding electric bike. I met Gemma in my previous life on the craft market scene, so we had a good old catch up before I was whizzing along the guided busway in Cambridge and geeking out about the features of the bike with her.

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As much as I love nipping around town on Florence, I had been considering getting a road bike this year. However, a folding bike has always been something I had considered for commuting. The Flit is so lightweight and with a rolling motion of the back wheel plus a couple of twists on the front, means it is so easy to fold!

As I mentioned, I geeked out with Gemma about the stats and discovered the Flit can travel up to 40km on a single charge which takes 3 hours! So what was it like to ride my first folding bike and more importantly, my first e-bike?!

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I loved it! The speed is controlled using a simple button on the handle bars and you definitely feel it when the assist kicks in! I reckon I could half my commute time with the Flit – that’s if Cambridge traffic would allow me to really get going.

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The prototype I tried was this gorgeous minty colour – I’d say Cambridge Blue really. I believe the final product might have some minor changes such as changing the matte finish and some of the aesthetic details. Flit-Bike-Folding-Bicycle-Details

The battery sits in the bar underneath you, so it’s all contained neatly in the bike, with no need for external attachments. Nifty!Folding-Electric-Bike-Cambridge

The team at Flit are planning to launch on 30 July 2019 via a Kickstarter campaign. You can sign up for updates on their website here.

It was so ace to see what a Cambridge bike start up can produce after 3 years of hard work. Do help spread the work for their campaign if you can! Here’s a quick video of me whizzing along 🙂

One thought on “Flit – The Lightweight Folding Electric Bike

  1. What a cool looking bike! I’ve been umming and ahhing over a decent folder too, although I’m not sure I need the electric help (but what a great option for those who do)! Look so easy to fold too.

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