"HUMMING BIRD" is the lightest folding bike in the world. Developed by Hummingbird, UK.
The frame of "HUMMING BIRD" is made of carbon fiber. As a result, the 16-inch transmission-less version weighs only 6.5 kg. According to Hummingbird, it weighs only three MacBook Pros, one watermelon, and two cats.
It's a strange analogy, and I remember that one cat I used to keep at home weighed more than 7 kg, but aside from that, the lightness of 6.5 kg is certainly amazing. This is because an adult man can easily carry it with one hand, and even a child can manage to carry it. A 20-inch version of the "HUMMING BIRD" is also available, but it also aims to weigh about 7 kg.
"HUMMING BIRD" is a bicycle designed for commuter users in urban areas. It is said that the pursuit of lightness is for those who carry a bicycle and run up the stairs.
Equipped with an easy folding function in just 3 steps. After folding it, if you grab the frame part, it will be stable and you can carry it easily. It will also be convenient to store in your office or home room.
Some people may be worried when they see the image, "Isn't there a brake on the rear?" According to Hummingbird, the image is a prototype version, and the commercial version will also have caliper brakes on the rear. It is also said to be equipped with a mudguard for those who commute by bicycle even on rainy days.
Hummingbird in the UK is currently looking for investors on kickstarter for commercialization. At the time of writing, the 16-inch non-transmission version was 1,100 euros, the 16-inch 5-speed version was 1,250 euros, the 20-inch non-transmission version was 1,250 euros, and the 20-inch 5-speed version was 1,300 euros. It's available. Delivery is scheduled for August 2016. It also supports delivery to Japan.
I want to carry my bicycle to my favorite place and use it. There have been many people with such dreams for a long time, but they couldn't come true. However, with the advent of "HUMMINGBIRD", this dream may be one step closer to realization.