Turn any bike into a road legal, 50km range ebike with the Swytch Kit, the world’s smallest and lightest ebike kit. Hot off the press, the Swytch Kit has launched today on Indiegogo. The Swytch Kit has really shaken things up in the ebike industry, the superior build quality and its affordability are unrivalled by any other ebike offering.
The Swytch Kit has really shaken things up in the ebike industry, the superior build quality and its affordability are unrivalled by any other ebike offering.
Developed by London based tech-startup Swytch Technology the Swytch Kit transforms any bicycle into a premium quality ebike. The kit consists of a compact and lightweight hub motor wheel and a palm-sized power pack that fits to the handlebars. The kit can be installed in minutes and is unbelievably lightweight weighing in at just 3 kg.
The Swytch Power Pack can be removed in seconds allowing you to revert back to good old fashioned pedal power (if for some perverse reason you wanted to relive the experience of what life was like before the Swytch Kit). The power pack provides 250W of power-assist for up to 50 km electric range and a top-speed of 15.5mph. The Gardaí, police and any other law abiding readers will be happy to hear that the Swytch Kit is 100% road legal.
Swytch Technology aren’t new-comers to the ebike industry, two years ago the original Swytch conversion kit raised over $500k on Indiegogo, it was the world’s first universally compatible ebike kit, demonstrated to work on any bike (including a Penny Farthing!) Since its launch, riders have clocked up over 1,000,000 miles of painless pedal-assist.
Today’s unveiling by Swytch Technology is 50% lighter and 70% smaller than the original making it the smallest and lightest ebike kit in the world. Oliver Montague, CEO of Swytch Technology said:
“Our new Swytch Kit is a world-first. There is a huge and growing demand for ebikes, but many people are still put off by the significant cost (at least £2,000) for a good quality electric bike. In addition, most ebikes on the market are
significantly heavier (by up to 8kg) than a regular bicycle, making them unwieldy and less popular than they could be. Now, with the Swytch kit, you can upgrade the bicycle you have at home into a premium ebike, save a ton of money and end up with a much lighter and more user-friendly electric bike.”
Speaking about the technology behind the Swytch Kit, CTO Dmitro Khroma said;
“We set out to create the most compact ebike kit possible without compromising on power and performance. Every millimetre of each component was carefully considered. We’ve harnessed the best in class battery technology available today to develop the most energy dense power pack possible. We pushed the boundaries of power
electronic technology to design an ultra-compact, lightweight motor controller that is not available anywhere else. The result is the smallest and lightest ebike system that is possible with today’s technology.
Dmitro Continued: “ebike conversion kits are the most sustainable way to access electric transport. Manufacturing a brand new complete ebike is extremely energy intensive and burns a lot of fossil fuels in the process. Instead we’re creating only the ebike parts you need and combining them with existing bicycles most people already have in their homes. Upcycling and upgrading your existing bike into an ebike saves the customers’ money and the planet’s resources.”
|Swytch ECO Kit||Swytch PRO Kit|
|5 level pedal-assist||5 level pedal-assist|
|250W power||250W power|
|3kg total weight||3kg total weight|
|35 km range||50 km range|
|Up to 15.5 mph||Up to 20 mph|
|available in silver only||Choice of black or silver motor|
|400 lumen integrated front light|
|$399 / £320||$499 / £399|
We’re super excited to read about the launch of the Swytch Kit, we love sustainable travel and have been waiting for it to be made available to the masses like this. The quality of design, the ease of use and its affordability will certainly shake up the ebike market, take cars off the road, solve congestion on the trains and save the world from the impending doom of a climate catastrophe…. sorry, we’re just a tad excited. We wish Oliver, Dmitro and the fantastic team at Swytch Technology the very best with this revolutionary product. Power to the people, we say! Back the product today and Swytch up your commute!