Swytch kit on a Brompton

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Swytch kit on a Brompton

Postby fivebikes » 15 Sep 2020, 9:01am

Morning all!
Just wondering if anyone on here has any experience of the Swytch kit for the Brompton?
Their offering has a wheel and motor assembly that is narrow enough to fit the Brompton’s front fork OLD without the need to modify.
I’m asking because the Brompton concerned has the titanium forks which can’t be spread like the standard steel ones.
I will check Pedelecs too.
Thanks!

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Re: Swytch kit on a Brompton

Postby stodd » 15 Sep 2020, 9:21am

Well worth looking at the Woosh alternative. https://wooshbikes.co.uk/?hubkits

Swytch are grossly overpriced at their nominal price, and somewhat expensive for what they are at their standard 50% off price.
Beware of extra costs such as import duties, VAT and delivery on Swytch; they are there on the Swytch site but often hard to find.

The Woosh has a much higher capacity battery than the standard Swytch, and excellent customer service (Swytch CS seems to be variable).
The main thing that makes people go for Swytch is that their advertising is better.

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Re: Swytch kit on a Brompton

Postby fivebikes » 15 Sep 2020, 3:10pm

Thanks...I have looked at Woosh but their design needs a bit of work. If they could house the whole thing in one unit, with out the controller dangling In a plastic bag, it would be better. I’ll do a bit of head scratching to see if it could easily be tidied up!

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Re: Swytch kit on a Brompton

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Re: Swytch kit on a Brompton

Postby simonineaston » 15 Sep 2020, 5:02pm

I've been delighted with the nano conversion on my Brompton and don't recall the forks having to be spread. See here. Tony Castle did my modification for me in 2017 and it's been super-duper ever since.
ttfn, Simon in Easton
(currently enjoying a Moulton TSR & a nano Brompton...)

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Re: Swytch kit on a Brompton

Postby philg » 15 Sep 2020, 5:14pm

The main thing that makes people go for Swytch is that their advertising is better.

Well no, I would like to think better of my cycling peers not to be swayed by adverts
The main thing that makes people go for Swytch is that their packaging is immeasurably better than the agricultural alternatives (IMHO)

I've been delighted with the nano conversion on my Brompton

At those prices I would hope you are - they make Swytch look reasonable :shock:

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Re: Swytch kit on a Brompton

Postby fivebikes » 16 Sep 2020, 8:44am

Thanks for the YACF posting, philg. After reading that I can’t contemplate filing out front forks made from titanium!
I will look at the Woosh offering in more detail. I have family near Southend so, Covid permitting, will drop in for a look. I do agree though, the Swytch kit looks good and also leaves the luggage block on the Brompton available. Can’t afford Brompton’s own ebike, which I’ve tried and is good.