an electric conversion kit that fits all bikes

an electric conversion kit that fits all bikes

Electric bikes are part of the solution for greener cities, but you still have to be able to equip yourself. The smallest model represents a hole in the budget, even with public aid. This conversion kit could help you take the leap.

The Swytch conversion kit has the advantage of being universal: it can be installed on any traditional bicycle. It consists of a front wheel, which therefore replaces that of the bicycle, a sensor to be installed on the crankset and a removable battery. The manufacturer promises that anyone can install the equipment without extensive DIY knowledge.

Minimal DIY

The wheel incorporates the motor with a torque of 40 Nm, which can assist an adult to climb a 30% inclined slope without difficulty. Its top speed is up to 32 km/h, but it is limited to 25 km/h where local laws require it. There are two battery models: the Eco Power Pack at 180 Wh (2,500 mAh) which provides a range of 35 km. The Pro Power Pack has a capacity of 250Wh (3,500 mAh) for a range of 50 km.

The lifespan of the batteries oscillates between 800 and 1,000 cycles (depending on the version chosen) before undergoing a reduction in their capacity. The full recharge varies between 2 and 4 hours. The particularity of the battery pack is that it is removable, and very easily. In fact, it is placed at the front, at the level of the handlebars, in a support designed for this purpose. The Pro model additionally includes an LED light with a brightness of 200 lumens.

You should know that the kit does not allow you to recharge the battery with the pedal. This allows the vehicle to be used as a standard bicycle when the battery is removed. The Swyft also adds a bit of weight to the bike: 1.5 kilos for the wheel and its motor, 2 kilos for the battery pack. Unfortunately, there are currently no prices announced. However, you can register now to get a 50% discount.

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