Folding bikes have become increasingly popular over the years, thanks to their versatility and convenience. These bikes are designed to fold up into a compact size, making them easy to transport and store. If you’re in the market for a folding bike, then you know that weight is an essential factor to consider. A lighter bike is easier to carry and maneuver, making it a great choice for commuters, travelers, and those who live in small apartments.

In this blog article, we’re going to take a look at the top 10 lightest folding bikes in the world. We’ve scoured the market and looked at dozens of options to bring you the best of the best. These bikes are not only lightweight but also high-quality, durable, and packed with features that make them a joy to ride.

Our list includes bikes from some of the top brands in the industry, including Dahon, Brompton, and Tern. We’ve also included some lesser-known brands that offer excellent value for money without compromising on quality or performance. No matter what your budget is or what your riding needs are, we’ve got you covered.

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By the end of this article, you’ll have a clear idea of the lightest folding bikes in the world and what makes them stand out from the rest. Whether you’re a city dweller looking for an easy-to-carry bike for your commute or an adventurer seeking a portable bike for your next trip, we’re confident that you’ll find a bike on our list that fits your needs and budget.

So, let’s get started and explore the world of lightweight folding bikes!

Hummingbird Single-Speed Folding Bike

The world’s lightest folding bike, weighing 6.9 kg / 15.21 lbs – the Single-Speed Bike from Hummingbird. I must say, this bike is a true testament to the fact that sometimes, simple is better.

At first glance, you might think that a single-speed bike would be limiting, but let me tell you, this bike is packed with features that make it a classic to be admired. From the carbon tri-spoke performance wheels that come standard to the ultra-light, smooth design of the single-gear hub, this bike is built for speed and efficiency.

But what really sets the Single-Speed Bike apart is its style. With signature color choices, customizable options, and striking tri-spoke wheels with a 3k carbon fiber weave finish, this bike is a real head-turner. And as someone who appreciates the aesthetic side of cycling, I couldn’t be more impressed.

But looks aren’t everything – this bike is also incredibly practical. It’s lightweight and foldable, making it perfect for city commutes or anyone who needs to carry their bike on public transport. And with its carbon fiber structure, you can trust that it’s both strong and durable.

And if you’re worried about maintenance, don’t be. The Single-Speed Bike is the ultimate purist bicycle – simple, fun, and easy to use. And if you’re looking for something with a little more versatility, Hummingbird also offers a multi-speed belt drive bike that offers a smooth, clean ride with minimal maintenance required.

Overall, I have to say that the Single-Speed Bike from Hummingbird is an absolute game-changer. It’s powerful, practical, and stylish – everything a cycling enthusiast could want in a bike. So whether you’re a seasoned rider or just starting out, I highly recommend checking out this incredible piece of cycling technology.

Brompton T Line

The all-new T Line, the ultra-light titanium frame Brompton bike with over 150 specially developed weight-saving components. The founder, Andrew Ritchie, obsessed over the fold 40 years ago, and now it’s never been better, just refined.

The T Line has been entirely re-engineered with three years of obsessive material choices and rigorous testing. The result is an incredibly lightweight frame that weighs 37% less than our original all-steel equivalent but is just as strong.

At 7.45 kg / 16.42 lbs in total, it’s comparable to a carbon road bike and can be ridden by anyone, even a 110kg rugby player.

The new drivetrain has been designed from the ground up to sit inside the fold, to be as light as possible, and for optimal city performance.

The Brompton ride dynamics have always been impressive, and with carbon cranks and cast Ti bottom brackets, the power transfer is faster than ever.

And with a one-piece carbon fork and wider carbon handlebars, it’s even more responsive and fun to ride. So if you’re ready to fly through the city, the T Line is the perfect machine for you.

Dahon K3

Looking for a perfect travel buddy for your next city trip? Look no further than the K3 folding bike! Weighing just 8.1 kg / 17.86 lbs, this ultra-compact, and lightweight bike is easy to carry and transport wherever you go.

With a 3-speed derailleur, you’ll be able to effortlessly cruise around town and get to your destination with ease. Plus, the simple yet stylish design is sure to turn heads and stand out on any street. Get ready to travel in comfort and style with the K3 folding bike!

Austin Cycles ATTO

The ultimate urban cycling experience. With a clean, light, practical, and fun approach, this folding bike might just change your life.

One of the key features of this bike is its oil-free Gates Belt Drive, which allows for a maintenance-free, clean, and quiet ride that lasts longer. The bike is also made from high-grade Toray carbon fiber, making it durable enough to handle everyday use while remaining lightweight at 8.2 kg / 18.08 lbs.

Choose from the Alfine 11 Speed Hub for a powerful ride or opt for the sleek and simple single-speed.

The ATTO is practical and reliable for all of your daily needs. And, for added safety, the bike comes paired with USE Exposure Lights specifically designed for urban environments, ensuring that you are visible to others on the road and can always be aware of your surroundings.

Helix Folding Bike

The world’s most compact folding bike is changing the game of urban cycling. With its innovative design, Helix folds even smaller than bikes with 16″ and 20″ wheels. Its full titanium frame and locking mechanism make it both durable and lightweight.

It’s incredibly easy to use and intuitive to fold and has multiple built-in safety mechanisms. With its 24″ wheels, Helix offers a smoother ride, better visibility, and confidence wherever you go. Starting at just 8.62 kg / 19 lbs, Helix is the lightest folding bike in its class, making it easy to lift and carry.

It rides like a real bike, thanks to its one-piece titanium frame that has no hinges, ensuring no creaks or flexing when pedaling. It is also compatible with industry-standard components including disc brakes and wide-range cassettes.

Helix has a patented locking mechanism that is fully rigid, never wears or needs adjustment, and has multiple safety features. Its removable dropouts offer complete flexibility in drivetrain options ranging from single-speed to electric. Also offering a smooth and flowing cable path for precise shifting and braking.

With mounting points for a full range of accessories, Helix is a complete solution for traveling, commuting, touring, and more. It has a patented helical hinge design that enables the smallest fold possible, putting the frame between the wheels and the crankset. Helix’s patented sliding seatpost makes it even smaller when folded while extending the range of riding positions.

Helix does not need to be carried when folded, as it conveniently rolls on its front wheel and stands on its own. It also stays securely locked together when folded, making it easy to roll and lift with ease. Helix uses a patented chain guide to prevent the chain from dropping when unfolding.

VELLO Speedster Titanium

Experience the ultimate in speed and style with the Speedster, winner of the prestigious RedDot Design Award for “best of the best”.

This high-performance bike boasts ultra-light racing bike components and an overall weight of 9.9 kg / 21.83 lbs, a sleek titanium frame, narrow high-pressure tires, racing bike handlebars, and a 10-speed Shimano105 gear system.

The result is an aerodynamic riding experience with minimal rolling resistance, perfect for the most demanding riders.

Plus, with 100% assembly and ready-to-ride delivery, you can hit the road right out of the box.

Tern Verge X11

A folding bike built for speed! Introducing the Tern Verge – the ultimate bike for those seeking the fastest, most portable ride possible. Tern has brought three technological leaps to the Verge: 451 wheels, T-Tuned™ geometry, and hyper-wide 1x drivetrains making it a no-holds-barred machine. Weighing in at 10.2 kg / 22.49 lbs

The Verge boasts hand-built Kinetix™ Pro X wheels, a carbon fiber crankset, and a monster 10-42 tooth cassette, which all combine to make steep climbs and spirited descents a breeze. Tern calls it Light Speed, and once you ride it, you’ll understand why.

Not only is the Verge a speed demon, but it also features updated styling and new colors that are sure to turn heads. Despite its impressive specs, the Verge remains ultra-light, making it easy to transport and store. Thanks to Tern’s unique technology and T-Tuned™ geometry, the Verge rides with exceptional comfort and stability, making it a joy to ride for long distances or quick sprints.

The Verge also folds in 10 seconds or less, making it easy to toss in your car and fast forward to the good part of your ride. The 451 wheels deliver a full-sized ride with a minuscule impact on the folded size, ensuring that it’s easy to carry and store when not in use. And with SRAM’s revolutionary 1x drivetrain, the Verge is both light and incredibly versatile. It’s chock full of special details like straight-pull spokes and custom-built wheel hubs that make it a truly exceptional machine.

About The Author



Codey Orgill, a seasoned bicycle adventurer, has been exploring the world on two wheels for over 10 years. Since embarking on his initial cycling journey, Codey Orgill has traversed numerous countries, experiencing a series of epic adventures.