Electric bikes have come a long way since the first models. These days they offer faster speeds, better range and are much more portable. The SwagCycle Pro Folding Electric Bike is a great example. But is it one of the best electric bikes around? You are about to find out since I recently spent many hours testing this ebike.
The SwagCycle is durable, but light and it reaches top speeds of up to 18 miles per hour. The 264-pound weight limit means that larger folks can get in on the fun too. It even has a built in smartphone charger. Just plug your phone or electronic devices into the usb port in a hidden compartment. But does it perform good in the real world? Read my buying guide below for all of the details.
- Strong but light
- 18 miles per hour top speed
- It can charge your phone
- Wheels work best on paved roads
- Seat should be adjustable
- Charge time could be better
SwagCycle Build Quality And Design
The SwagCycle’s design is pretty different from anything out there. Though it is similar to the Swagcycle EB1. It’s kind of sporty and kind of futuristic in a tubular way. It looks different enough to catch the eye, but it also serves a purpose. The design makes it easy to carry when you fold it down. I suspect it is also responsible for the smooth ride that this electric bike delivers. It’s light at 30.4 pounds, with a maximum load of 264 pounds. The lightweight steel frame is solid and durable.
This folding ebike also has dual disk brakes, an easy to use SwagCycle II app, built-in cell phone charging and bright bike light for night time.
How Powerful is the SwagCycle?
Modern electric bikes have powerful hub motors and this one is no exception. It has a 250-watt motor helping it hit speeds of up to 18 mph. In conjunction with the 37v lithium battery it gives you a max range of 15.5 miles on a single charge. That’s a great range per charge to explore your city.
The Swagtron Swagcycle Pro has a 3-4 hour charging time, which frankly, could be better considering the specs. There are others on the market that offer similar top speeds and range with a shorter battery charge time. While I wasn’t thrilled with the wait, this e-bike is worth it. Plus you can plug your mobile devices in and charge them from the ah lithiumion battery too.
So how did this unusual motor bicycle perform? Very nice actually. I was surprised by how smooth the ride was. The 12″ front and 10″ rear airfilled rubber tires absorb bumps in the road very nicely. The top speed seems perfect for this Swagtron Swagcycle ebike and the dual disk brakes work beautifully. It’s just fast enough to feel safe while you tackle speeds that feel like flying to your destination quickly. And while the seat is a comfortable fat tire bike, I did wish that I could adjust it, but sadly it is not adjustable. It folds down in a second and is easy to carry with you when needed.
Swagtron is known for its quality vehicles and this is their best robust and foldable electric bike. This Swagcycle ebike has a great motor and lithiumion battery. Whether you want to ride to work or run errands, this is a great riding experience. It only takes a few minutes to set it up and make adjustments before the first ride.
One important note: It is great on paved roads, but does not perform well on other terrains. This is not a mens mountain bike.
This is a surprisingly excellent ebike for kids or adults. It has power, style, and is priced right. While I did want a faster charge time and didn’t like that the seat was not adjustable, this is a reliable and pleasant ride for any situation. I can highly recommend this one to anyone who needs a folding ebike. Who needs electric skateboards or an electric scooter when you have this? It is aong the best folding bikes. And no bike pedaling and zero emissions!
Other top rated similar ebikes are the Swagcycle eb5, eb5 pro