Discount E-Bike Maker Swagtron Launches Full-Size City Bike

  • Based in Los Angeles, Warren Clarke loves providing readers with the information they need to make smart automotive choices. He's provided content for outlets such as Carfax, Edmunds.com, Credit Karma and the New York Daily News.

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  • Based in Los Angeles, Warren Clarke loves providing readers with the information they need to make smart automotive choices. He's provided content for outlets such as Carfax, Edmunds.com, Credit Karma and the New York Daily News.

can be reached at wgcla@hotmail.com
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Swagtron is known for its accessibly priced transportation, and the company’s products include electric scooters, skateboards and folding electric bikes. Now the company has added a full-size city bike to its lineup. The new bike is built to meet the needs of those seeking flexible urban transportation.

  • Swagtron’s city bike is called the EB12. It features 7-speed Shimano gears and rides on 25-millimeter tires.
  • The EB12’s design cues are spare and clean, with a flat bar and a 53-centimeter diamond frame crafted to encourage an upright riding position.
  • Tipping the scales at just 39 pounds, the EB12 is light enough to be easily portable. It’s equipped with a removable battery.
Swagtron EB12
The Swagtron EB12 is built for urban travel. (Photo: Swagtron)

Just enough for the city

If you like the look of classic pedal bikes, the EB12’s design aesthetic will be right up your alley. This bike’s lines mimic those of a pedal bike. The only giveaway regarding its e-bike capability is the discreet lithium-ion battery mounted on the rack that sits atop the rear wheel.

Swagtron’s latest offering can carry a load of up to 264.5 pounds. It’s capable of reaching a top speed of 16 miles per hour, and it can travel for up to 28 miles on a single charge. If you want to get it fully juiced, you can expect the charging process to take between four and five hours.

EB12 Cargo Rack
The EB12’s cargo rack offers a certain measure of utility. (Photo: Swagtron)

Three riding modes are offered. You can choose the pedal-only mode if you want to work up a sweat. To travel with varying degrees of assistance from the electric motor, choose throttle-only or pedal-assist.

The EB12’s battery is light and easily removable. This means you can carry an extra battery with you and swap it out if you’re planning on taking a trip that will exceed the unit’s 28-mile range.

This e-bike comes with relatively few bells and whistles. It’s not Bluetooth enabled, and there’s no cruise control. But hey, as with most of Swagtron’s products, the pricing is relatively affordable. The EB12 starts at $999.99.

WHY THIS MATTERS

More and more consumers are discovering the ease and appeal of city e-bikes as a form of urban transportation. Swagtron’s EB12 shows that manufacturers are working hard to create products that meet this growing demand.


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  • Based in Los Angeles, Warren Clarke loves providing readers with the information they need to make smart automotive choices. He's provided content for outlets such as Carfax, Edmunds.com, Credit Karma and the New York Daily News.

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