Not everyone needs a full e-bike. Some people just want something that will take them a few miles from where they are, whether that’s from a parking lot or a few blocks and want something portable. Larger bikes can be bulky and difficult to transport, which is why something like the Swagtron Swagcycle Pro is so appealing. It is a mini electric bike without pedals, which is light, easy to transport and can easily fit in your trunk or your small apartment.

When I first saw pictures of the Swagtron Swagcycle Pro I honestly thought it looked pretty goofy but after looking at it more and more it’s actually pretty ingenious at how it is compact while remaining useful. It has everything a bike really needs: frame, wheels, handlebars and saddle. The only thing it doesn’t have are pedals and it really doesn’t need them since it’s all electric and runs on an electric motor. The bike isn’t all that small either, at least not as you might think. Although the dimensions are much smaller than a traditional bike, the ride height is comfortable for an adult and the riding position is about the same as a regular bike.

The Swagcycle Pro is able to feel this because although the wheels are small and the frame is short, the frame height is quite tall. So for me, when I stand next to it, the seat is just a little lower than where my crotch is. The handlebars are also raised so you don’t have to bend over to use it when seated. Now you might be wondering where you are supposed to rest your feet once you get into motion and the answer to that lies on the front wheels. There are stakes that you set up and you are supposed to rest your feet on them. While it works, it’s not exactly the most comfortable for me as I guess my legs aren’t long enough. I would have preferred rear pegs.

Other than that, the Swagcycle Pro is pretty fun to ride. Top speed is around 18 mph and it only has one gear while you are riding. You pretty much have to put the throttle in if you want to go a little slower and not turn it all the way up. I should mention that the throttle is on the handlebars and you twist it to go. The handlebar also has two brake levers, a horn button and a switch to turn the headlight on and off. There is no digital display on this bike to let you know how fast or how much battery charge you have left. You must download the app to view these stats.

Stopping power is quite good as there are two disc brakes on the Swagcycle Pro which help you to a stop in no time when needed. Due to its size, the bike is very manoeuvrable and ideal for places where it might be inconvenient to ride a much larger bike. It’s also easy to transport if you need to pick it up and since you can fold down the handlebars it will fit easily in the trunk of a car.

What I really like about the Swagtron Swagcycle Pro is the fact that you don’t really need to carry around a battery charger like you do with some of the other e-bikes. Instead, this one built it into the bike, inside a hidden compartment. However, you can’t remove the battery, so you’ll have to charge the whole bike next to an outlet. Still, the hidden cable is convenient and you don’t have to worry about losing it.

Swagtron Swagcycle Pro

FINAL THOUGHTS

I love the Swagtron Swagcycle Pro. Although it may seem odd at first, I really appreciate its portability and weight. The bike is also quite fast for its size, so you’ll be able to easily get where you’re going. I would have liked to see some sort of digital display so I could track speed and other stats, instead of relying on the app. Overall, the Swagcycle Pro is a very fun bike to ride and great if you want to ride it around town or need something to get you through the last few miles of a commute.

The Swagtron Swagcycle Pro is now available on Amazon.

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