Swytch electric bike conversion kit review

Paired with the right bike, there isn’t a better electric bike in this price range

Swytch Electric Bike Conversion Kit
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Paired with the right bike the Swytch is one of the best city bike electric bikes on the market. The pricing puts it in the company of bargain basement electric bikes but if you have a good bike already, the Swytch kit is a better experience. It looks good and the ride experience is perfect.


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    Good pricing

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    Easy to install

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    Great ride feel

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    Integrated light


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    Exposed accessory connectors

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Electric bikes of all types and price points are flooding the market. Everywhere you look there's a new model and a new brand. If you've got the cash to spend there are some really amazing options out there. Start looking at the bargain basement models though and sometimes you run into not-great bikes paired with not-great electric systems. Even being optimistic, it's common to find decent electric systems paired with not great bikes. 

Even under the best of situations getting an electric bike means getting a whole new bike. If you've bought any bike before, then you know it can be a long process, including finding the right bike, then trying to find it in stock, in your size, and arrange a test ride to see if you like it. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx