The Swift



  • The Swift is an electric conversion system for nearly any bike, with installation included at a local bike shop. It features:
    1. A front hub motor that gives up to 600 watts of assistance (Want a rear hub motor with up to 900 watts? Check out the Meridian!)
    2. A frame-mounted, locking battery with lithium cells from Panasonic. 20-50 mile range
    3. Seamless integration with rider pedaling, and the option of a handlebar-mounted throttle
    4. A 2-year warranty
  • Motor
    250 watt (600 watt peak) planetary geared brushless DC hub motor. 6 lbs, 36 spoke hole
    Battery
    Weatherproof, locking enclosure 37V 14.5 amp-hour frame mount (HaiLong) with Panasonic 2.9 Ah 18650PF cells (10S 5P cell configuration). 5.5 lbs. 30A max discharge current, 8A max charge current
    Controller
    17 amp 6 MOSFET integrated into battery mount
    Charger
    2A 42V (100%) charger with DC2.1 plug
    Connectors
    HIGO waterproof
    Spokes & Nipples
    13G (2.3mm) stainless steel straight gauge; Sapim brass nipples
    Rim
    Sun Ringle Rhyno Lite (26” & 29er sizes) or CR18 (700c sizes), eyeleted, brushed sidewalls, black
    Cadence Sensor
    4-Hall Sensor with 12 magnet disc (48 pulse/rotation), customized universal mounting bracket
    Display
    Aluminum enclosure with toughened glass display, external buttons, user programmable. Shows battery charge, power level, speed, and distance
    Brake Cutoff
    Single glue-on reed switch (optional)
    Throttle
    Thumb or half-grip twist (optional)
  • The motor works to assist your pedal power. It will turn on to the power level that you select on the display as soon as you start pedaling. When you stop pedaling, the motor shuts off. You can also purchase a handlebar mounted throttle to engage the motor if you'd like to cruise around without pedaling.

    The Swift's motor will assist you up to 20mph.

    The battery life varies based on numerous factors (the power level used, the rider’s weight, the amount of pedal assistance, cargo, terrain, wind, etc). Even a cargo-bike rider using full power can expect at least 15 miles to a charge, and you get over 50 miles on a standard bike using lower power settings and pedaling normally. Most folks report a battery range between 20 and 30 miles.

    The total system weighs 14.8 lbs, but it replaces your front wheel, which weighs about 2. So it will add 12-13 lbs to your bike, and carry WAY more than what it adds!

    The Swift requires a bike with:

    1. 100mm front dropout spacing (almost all bike have this)
    2. Enough room to mount the battery in the main frame triangle
    3. Water bottle mounts on the downtube
    4. Disc or rim brakes
    If you have any questions about whether your bike meets these criteria, call us at (206) 769-3708, or send an email to info@bikeswift.com. We’d love to help!

     

    Professional installation at a bike shop near you is included free with your Swift purchase. Upon checkout, you'll be able to choose a shop to conduct the installation. You'll bring your bike to them, and we'll let you know when the conversion is complete. While you're there, consider getting a tune-up, a good lock, lights, or any other accessory that will make your bike even more functional.
    Don't see a shop near you? Contact us, and we'll get your neighborhood shop signed up!

    The entire system comes with a 2-year manufacturer's warranty. Essentially, that means that any damage not caused by an accident or misuse is covered. See the full warranty here.

    It really comes down to how well you, the battery’s owner, care for it. With that said, you can expect a full 400 cycles with the standard charger before the battery life drops to 80% of its original capacity. But with the variable charger, you can extend that number to 1,000 cycles or more. Find out how here. We warranty the battery for 2 years with some stipulations (see warranty section for more information).

    From completely flat, the battery takes about 7 hours to fully charge. Want faster charging speeds? Check out the variable charger!

    Nope. But don’t leave it plugged in for too long (24 hours or more). It keeps the cells from dropping down to their resting voltage and prematurely ages the pack.

    No! Actually, it's best to not completely discharge the battery. We suggest you simply recharge the battery overnight after riding, regardless of whether it's completely dead or not.



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