“I have used my Swytch-kit for over 600 miles and, in general, I am very satisfied with my investment. There have been issues but they have mostly been the implementation of the kit and the setup of my bike. All but one issue was resolved with minor modification. I have yet to figure out how to use the additional throttle switch because of interference from shifter and brake collar on the handle.
The motor has been as smooth and powerful as advertised. The (50-mile) battery has not quite reached that potential though I get satisfactory results of up thirty miles while still maintaining a significant level of power.
The crew that put this together fumbled a few things initially, especially communication but they dealt with a number of hurdles that might have crashed a less motivated group. They get a lot of credit for their perseverance and the quality of the final product.”
“The basic concept of the Swytch is beautiful. A battery + controller that you simply install on your bike. You simply remove the battery to recharge it - simple. It is perfect if you want to stop for lunch or just recharge at your desk at work as I do on my 30 mile commute.
The downside is the technology. It's new and heavy electronic components bouncing on tracks are always going to suffer. There were also assembly errors from the Chinese factory.
The upside - swear free cycling into work across the Epsom Downs where my main traffic issues are the awesome racehorses being exercised.
All the fun of being a club cyclist without the sweat.”
“A great little system. The 50 mile unit seems pretty efficient. Charges well, and propels you along nicely up to 15mph. Range seems okay, with 50 miles achievable at a lower assistance level or with more determined pedalling rather than relaxing! With very little pedalling (i.e. virtually none with an optional thumb throttle), you’ll still get around 20 miles out of the battery.”
“Great kit to convert my Brompton. In my 70's I now cycle again like a young person. The kit was easy to fit and there is support from Swytch if you have any problems.
I consider myself lucky to have been an early supporter. By”
“LOVE MY SWYTCH! I am able to take my Brompton out everyday because I can now conquer all the hills with the pedal assist. I'm a middle aged not so fit woman just trying to use my bicycle more. Biking does not have to be painful anymore.”
“It just works! It took me about an hour to electrify my Brompton. And then I went out for a quick 20 mile bike ride up the Hudson River (in NYC). This weekend I took it for a long ride in Vermont. It's so simple. Well done, Swytchers.”