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6.9 kg Hummingbird bike goes into production

The lightweight folding bike went into production in Banbury, UK. Engineered by Prodrive, Hummingbird weighs just 6.9 kg and has a simple three-step folding system that allows the bike to be folded in just five seconds.

The lightweight carbon frame is made by Prodrive Composites in Milton Keynes and is available in four colours with each frame being individually numbered. The Carbon Edition features a beautiful visual carbon frame with the carbon herringbone weave pattern clearly visible through the lacquer.

The bike’s frame went through stringent testing using the latest computer engineering software in its design phase. Prodrive rigorously stress-tested the bike under all applications, ensuring the whole bike easily passed ISO standards at its first attempt.

The bike is available as a single speed and four speed version.

Petre Craciun, Hummingbird designer, said, “Since buying my first BMX bike at the age of 14, I’ve become more and more obsessed with the idea of going everywhere freely. It was this desire to remove the restraints of other more cumbersome folding bikes that sparked the idea to design a transportable option. Hummingbird’s functionality, coupled with its eye-catching design, makes it the stand-out product for the sophisticated commuter.”

David Richards, chairman of Prodrive, said: “Hummingbird combines all the key attributes of technical excellence that Prodrive stands for. But this is just the beginning. As with all the projects we work on with our clients in the motorsport, automotive, marine and aerospace sectors, we will be constantly striving to find new ways to innovate for the cycling industry.”

Companies: Hummingbird Bike, prodrive

Industries: Sports, Leisure & Recreation

Terms: Applications, Business

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This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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