FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What Weight is the Hummingbird Suitable For?
The bike is designed for a maximum load of 110 kg, including luggage. 

What are the folded dimensions of the Hummingbird?
144 x 104 x 25 cm

Can I buy the Hummingbird with mudguards?
We offer fixed mudguards as part of our accessories options in our shop, your bike will be delivered with them attached.

Is a Hummingbird suitable for all heights?
The Hummingbird is very versatile and can accommodate most heights. A  suitable saddle height is measured by the length of your inner leg. The standard seat tube is intended for people with an inside leg measurement of around 74 - 97 cm. You can adjust your reach by rotating the handlebars. 

How long will it take to receive my Hummingbird?
We hand make all our bikes to order and they come with their unique frame number. Upon receipt of payment we quote 4 - 6 weeks for delivery and will keep you up to date with the progress.

Can I take my Hummingbird on an airplane?
You can achieve a more compact fold that will fit inside any large check in luggage by removing the front wheel and seatpost then you can fit it inside a standard  85x55x20 cm hard case.

Where can I test ride a Hummingbird bike?
Please get in touch and we can direct you to a stockist  or invite you to test ride and order your bike at our factory facility. 

You can order your Hummingbird and accessories through this website.

Are smaller wheels a disadvantage?
Hummingbird bike was designed with 16"  wheels to enable a more compact fold . Another bonus is that acceleration is much faster than larger wheels, this is especially true with the high-pressure tires that are used on all Hummingbird models. 

Consequently small wheels perform very much like large diameter wheels but are also lighter and more agile too.

How many load cycles does the battery on the electric version have?
The battery has 3000 load cycles to 80% battery capacity.

When the battery runs out, how should it be changed?
You will be able to order a new battery from us. When a replacement is needed the app will give you a warning. 

Where can I find spare parts?
You can order replacements from us directly, however we mostly use standard parts and any bike shop should be able to help with maintenance and the ordering of replacement items.

Why is Hummingbird made out of Carbon Fibre?
Carbon fibre composite is a material made of microscopic fibres, mainly consisting of carbon atoms. These carbon atoms are linked together with a crystal structure, more or less oriented along the direction of the fibres. This alignment gives the fibre its high strength resistance for its volume. Several thousands of fibres are braided to create a cloth that is infused with a polymer resin that makes the finished product a very strong and light structure. Weight for weight, carbon fibre offers 2 to 5 times more rigidity than aluminium and steel. In the case of specific components its stiffness will be 5-10 times more than steel or aluminium (of the same weight). The properties of the carbon fibre such as a high flexibility, high resistance, low weight and vibration dampening properties makes carbon fibre an ideal material for bicycle frames.

How hard is it to fold Hummingbird?
Hummingbird was designed with simplicity as a priority. It takes 3 steps  and less than 5 seconds to fold . Please consult our used manual for more detailed instructions.

Where is the Hummingbird manufactured?
We manufacture the worlds’ lightest folding bike  in the UK. Prodrive composites  manufacture the frames at their state of the art facility in Milton Keynes and we assemble the bikes at Prodrive in Banbury. Prodrive are one of the world’s largest and most successful motorsport and technology businesses, the Hummingbird is assembled by their team of highly skilled engineers.

Do you ship internationally?
We can take international payments and can ship worldwide. We have a flat shipping rates which our clearly indicated in check out process.

How do I service the bike?
The user manual contains instructions for basic maintenance. However Hummingbird was designed to be used anywhere in the world and most repairs can be done at any local bike shop. Please get in touch if you are unsure about how to service the bike. 

Do you offer warranty on the Hummingbird?
Your Hummingbird warranty commences from the date of purchase. The frame and swing arm components manufactured through Prodrive are covered for 5 years. Other non-wearing parts are covered for 1 year.

What is the  weight difference between the single and multi speed?
The Single Speed is 6.9kg, while the Multi Speed is 8.2kg