SWYTCH IN THE NEWS – “Top 10 most innovative cycling products of 2019”

“One of the great things about bicycles is the number of open-minded inventors they attract, who think, “Maybe it would work better if we did it this way …” The past year saw a bumper crop of the resulting products – here are our picks for the 10 most innovative.

[Written by Ben Coxworth, New Atlas]

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Published on 5th December

Ben Coxworth said about the Swytch Kit

“Instead of switching right over to a full-time electric bicycle, many people are now opting to just add an electric-assist setup to their existing bike when needed. The updated version of the Swytch Kit is claimed to be the lightest and smallest such system available.Like its predecessor, the new Swytch Kit consists of a 250-watt hub-motor-equipped front wheel that stays on the bike full-time, a handlebar-mounted docking station, and a battery/electronics-containing waterproof “power pack” – that pack quickly clicks in and out of the docking station, allowing users to rapidly switch between regular-bike and e-bike modes. As compared to the original model, however, this latest one is reportedly 70 percent smaller and 50 percent lighter.”

 

Thanks Ben! We are excited to make your Top 10 List!

Swytch Kit Hits $1million In Sales!

It’s official – the Swytch Kit is the $1M funded world’s smallest and lightest eBike Kit!!

The Swytch Kit has achieved over $1million in sales just 30 days which reflects the growing demand for electric transport alternatives.

Swytch Technology’s vision is to make transport more sustainable and accessible to everyone. Converting existing bikes to eBikes using a kit is significantly more environmentally friendly than building complete new eBikes; we estimate the carbon footprint of building a brand new eBike is 300kg CO2e compared to just 40kg CO2e required to make one of their add-on electric bike kits.

The Swytch Kit will be available in stores from April 2020 with retail prices starting at £650 / $799. 

Oliver Montague, CEO of Swytch Technology said; “It has been a really exciting launch month, we are passionate about developing sustainable transport solutions that are fun to use. What is really interesting is that eBike technology is appealing to people of all ages and cycling abilities. We have seen older people purchasing the kit to help them reconnect with a sport they no longer thought they could enjoy,  as well as being extremely popular with commuters and your average bike fanatics. Electric Bike technology like ours is really disrupting the electric transport industry, people are loving the freedom of choice they have in what transport methods they want to use.”

SWYTCH IN THE NEWS – “Swytch Universal eBike Kit Review”

“Electric bikes are on the rise. I see all types around the bay area too; kid carriers, commuters, big bike brands, custom assembled and more. It makes perfect sense in dense cities where having a car may not be practical. But what if you already have a decent bicycle? Surely there’s a way to convert yours to an awesome electric-assisted commuter.

[Written by Alex Birch, the gadgeteer]

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Published on 4th November

Alex gave the following comments in his review

“I’m seriously impressed. Researching e-bike kits online leads you down some serious rabbit holes and building your own customized kit is not for the faint of heart. Swytch has succeeded in simplifying all of that into a kit that fits pretty much any bike with a handlebar. All the components are well made and the install is very manageable. A lot of the expense of an e-bike is in the battery and motor. A brand new e-bike at a bargain price has probably been de-spec’ed in all the standard bike parts. If you’ve been wanting an e-bike and already have a bike you like to ride, this is a great solution. Their Indiegogo campaign is almost 4000% funded and closes in a couple days.”

 

Thanks Alex! Great to see you love the Swytch Kit as much as we do!

SWYTCH IN THE NEWS – “Swytch eBike Kit Converts Your Janky Regular Bike Into An eBike”

“Enter Swytch, a do-it-yourself eBike kit that converts your Walmart discount bike into a functioning eBike at a mildly lower cost.

[Written by Curtis Silver, Forbes Magazine]

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Published on 29th October

“I purchased a $100 bike from Walmart. Then I handed both the bike and the Swytch to my 21 year-old son who doesn’t have a driver’s license and said “have at it”.

Tech specs vary depending on the bike, but he had no problem hooking up the battery, the throttle and pedal sensors. While the Swytch works with all kinds of brake options (including disc brakes, you’d just move the disc to the Swytch wheel), the Walmart bike has standard brakes. While he did admit he put the wheel on backwards at first, I won’t mention that here, again. The kit even comes with zip ties so you can secure dangling cables.”

Curtis’ 21 year-old son gave us the following feedback:

  • The motor is very quiet with little to no noise on an empty street.
  • The throttle is very responsive with the motorized wheel.
  • The wheel takes a second to get going when starting from a stand still as well as with the wheel already in motion.
  • As a mode of transportation for around the city it’s very nice, just don’t run the throttle the entire time as it will drain the battery very quickly.

SWYTCH IN THE NEWS – “Compact Swytch Kit converts any bike to an e-bike for sustainable transport”

“the team has created the smallest and lightest e-Bike system that is possible with today’s technology.

[Digital Trends]

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Published on 20th October

Bruce wrote how e-Bike Kits are helping to create more sustainable transport. That’s the very core of why we all at Swytch Technology do what we do. We passionately believe in developing new technology to get more people on bikes and less in their cars.

SWYTCH IN THE NEWS – “Swytch unveils ‘world’s smallest’ electric bike conversion kit for just $394”

“I’ve always been a fan of electric bicycle conversions. Heck, I even wrote the industry guidebook on the subject. But I haven’t seen a kit quite like Swytch before.”

[electrek – Micah Toll]

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Published on 9th October

Oliver and Dmitro first met Micah at Eurobike in September and they were both super excited to have a chat with him –  as he wrote the book on how to build a DIY eBike.

Micah took the Swytch eBike Kit for a test at Eurobike.. even though we had to stay and look after the stand, it was great fun to watch him whizz past!

A Swytch eBike Kit is now with Micah to test around the streets of Tel Aviv.. we are super excited about getting his feedback. Who better to get an opinion from than the industry expert who wrote the book?!

SWYTCH IN THE NEWS – “New e-bike conversion kit is said to be world’s smallest and lightest”

“When users want a regular human-powered bike, they just pull the power pack out. When they want an electric boost, they just pop it back on.”

[NEW ATLAS – Ben Coxworth]

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Published on 7th October

Ben Coxworth first covered us in 2017! Great to see Ben covering our latest launch of the world’s smallest and lightest eBike Kit.

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