All the components that made the Kensington such an elegant looking e-bike are still present in the Swift, including the front basket, adjustable handlebar stem, pannier rack and full mudguards, plus some new improvements like the integrated front and rear lights powered by the main battery. The gear system has also received an upgraded from the derailleur system to the Shimano Nexus 8-speed internal gear. This will allow seamless gear change controlled by a twist-grip shifter on the handlebars. Because safety is a top priority, the Swift comes with front and rear hydraulic Shimano Alfine brakes installed, providing reliable and efficient braking.
Yet, the biggest enhancement in the Swift is the Shimano STEPS motor. Its intelligent technology keeps track of your speed and torque so it can always provide the best level of assist. It even knows when you are cycling up a hill by monitoring if your speed decreases but there is more pressure on the pedals. This way the motor will boost the level of assistance, making climbing hills feel like a walk in the park. The heart of all this technology is the Sony lithium battery, keeping you powered for an astonishing 70 miles on a single charge. The Shimano high-contrast display will be your trusty assistant, allowing you to control the battery and lights. It will also show you the complete status of the e-bike, such as speed, distance and range.
Merging the best of both worlds, the Swift is power and beauty combined.
*The distances shown on our website are based on real tests under the following conditions:
Rider Weight: 11 Stone (Please note 11 Stone is the weight of the test rider and our e-bikes a capable of carrying riders well over this specified weight)
Controller Speed Setting: low to medium
Riding conditions: warm summer day
Road conditions: tarmacked good condition roads, quite flat terrain
Wind level: low
Rider fitness level: medium
Rider effort: moderate
For more information on electric bike battery care please see the Electric Bike Store’s Battery Guide
**VOLT™ stipulate that bike is designed to carry a maximum load of 100 kg excluding luggage.
If the owner is heavier than the maximum load weight there is a risk that the frame and bike components could wear more quickly or even break.
If the rider exceeds this maximum weight warranties may be treated null and void.
Model: VOLT™ Swift Shimano STEPS
|LCD Display||SHIMANO LCD Display Showing Speed, Distance, Battery Power and gear|
|Frame||Frame High Grade Reinforced Aluminium 6061 T6 Frame|
|Weight||20.0 kg without batteries / 22.65 kg with battery|
|Max person weight||Max 100 kg|
|Max weight (rider)||Max 100 kg|
|Wheel size||19 Inches|
|Rims||Aluminium double wall reinforced Alex Rim DP21|
|Gears||Shimano Nexus 8-speed|
|Brakes, front / rear||Shimano S700 Alfine Hydraulic Front Disc / Rear Disc|
|Lights||Front and rear Spanninga LED (battery powered)|
|Motor||250W Shimano STEPS|
|Max Speed||With electrical assistance: 15.5 mph or 25 kmh|
|Location of motor||Mid-frame (crank drive)|
|Battery Type||Lithium-Polymer Sony|
|Battery weight||2.65 kg|
|Power||36V Standard (418Wh)|
|Distance||70 miles under Eco PAS mode|
|Lifetime||1000 charge-discharge cycles|
|Charge time||3 to 4 hours|
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