Will it fit my bike?
There are 2 types of Swytch Kits: Universal and Brompton. 95% of all bikes on the market can be fitted with at least one of these Kits – if you’d like to find out which kit will fit best on your bike, don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let us know your bike model, send us a couple pictures, and our support team will guide you through picking the ideal Swytch Kit for your bicycle.
It doesn’t matter how peculiar your bike is – the Swytch Kit even works on a Penny Farthing!
So long as your bike has 9.5 cm of space at the centre of your handlebars, you should have no trouble with Making The Swytch.
Nevertheless, there are 2 key features that are not compatible with the Swytch Kit: Hub brakes, and through axles.
Other than that, our conversion kit is pretty versatile.
What’s the hub only option?
The hub-only option is what is says in the name. You will receive the hub with no rim! This is a great option if you have a particularly bespoke wheel that you would like to keep.
Once you receive your Swytch kit, your local bike mechanic would be able to fit it to your wheel for a small cost (£25-35). Email us at email@example.com if you’d like to arrange a hub-only order.
Do you sell my wheel size?
We supply 28″, 26″, and 16″ wheels in bulk, as these are the most common wheel sizes. For other sizes between 14″ and 29″ (24″ to 29″ for the High Power Kit), we’ll build you a bespoke wheel fitted with our hub motor. This costs a little extra to pay our great engineers, but on the plus side we can make your wheel in a couple extra colours to blend in with your bike!
Check out our “What is my wheel size?” post in the tech blog for assistance in deducing the wheel size on your bike.
What Brakes does it work with?
The Swytch Kit is fully compatible with cable, hydraulic, and disc brakes.
It is not compatible with hub brakes, as this space is taken up by our hub motor.
The hub motor on the Swytch Kit will take up the space usually occupied by a dynamo, so hub dynamos are not compatible with the Swytch Kit. But don’t worry, so long as you are willing to lost the dynamo, the Swytch Kit will still work with your bike as normal.
Using a Dynamo to power your lights? No problem! Purchase any battery powered light with a USB charger, and you can plug your light directly into the Swytch Power Pack.
The most common questions regarding The Swytch Kit and folding bikes are:
Will my bike still fold with the Swytch Kit?
Yes! If you’re mounting the power pack on your handlebars, you will need to detach it, but so long as you’re clever with where you secure the wires, your bike will fold with ease! If you need help, you can book a whatsapp video call with us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your booking.
If you have a Brompton, you can now attach your handlebar bracket in the Brompton Bag position, which means the power pack can remain attached when folding!
Will it fit on my Brompton Handlebars?
Yes! S, M, P, H, T-bar, you name it. All Brompton handlebars have got the necessary space in the centre for the Swytch handlebar bracket to fit nicely. Over 1000 Brompton customers have already Made The Swytch, so we know what we’re talking about!
Will it fit on my Dahon or Tern?
Dahons and Terns have 74mm dropout widths (same as Brompton), and 20″ wheels.
Order our Brompton Kit with the “custom wheel build option”, and we’ll be able to supply you with a bespoke 20″ motor wheel to go on your bike.
Got a recumbent bike? A tandem? Something weirder? We’ll have a section on this soon, but for now get in touch with us at email@example.com and we’ll show you how you can Make The Swytch.