Swagtron EB5 Pro Hybrid Bike
Your commute will never be dull again, says Swagtronby Tudor Rus, on
Please do not mistake the Swagtron EB5 Pro for a Decepticon. It’s not that. But in case your commute is becoming boring, and you feel the need for a change, then you might want to take a look at this hybrid bike. It promises to spice up your A to B travels, get some workout into the mix to keep you fit, and you’ll be able to even take with you on the bus or store under your office desk.
What is a Swagtron EB5 Pro?
As we already established, definitely not a Decepticon. Swagtron USA’s lineup includes pretty much everything in a spectrum that ranges from hoverboards and skateboards to e-bikes and scooters. Most specifically, the EB5 Pro is a commuter bike that uses both electricity and pedal power to take the rider from A to B. The company says the EB5 Pro can handle more than just the run-of-the-mill commute thanks to its hybrid nature, although you should keep in mind that this is not a bike meant for tricks or heavy off-roading.
Swagtron EB5 Pro design and features
The EB5 Pro looks like any other bike out there but is fitted with smaller wheels. Otherwise, it has a pair of pedals and a chain that drives the rear wheel. So no surprises so far. The bike also uses 250 watts of electric power coming from an electric hub motor to complement your legwork. Swagtron says the EB5 is good for a maximum range of around 15.5 miles (25 km) at speeds of 15.5 mph (25 km/h).
When the battery runs out, you can still use it the good old fashioned way. The EB5 also folds three times for easy storage, and we learn that it can fit inside the trunk of a hatchback with plenty of room remaining for other items. The folding bit also comes in handy when traveling by public transport or when the elevator’s broken and you have to take the stairs to your office or apartment.
Speaking of lifting it, EB5 Pro tips the scales at 37 pounds (that’s around 16.7 kilos) so it’s not exactly lightweight. It can also support a maximum load of 264.5 pounds (120 kilos) and measures 26 inches by 15.6 inches by 23.6 inches when folded. It’s also rated IPX4, so if it’s raining, you should leave it at home and wear your rubber boots instead.
Swagtron tells us that the 36V Li-ion battery pack is not removable so you’ll basically have to charge the whole thing which might turn into a space issue if your place is already crammed with furniture and whatnot. But at least the battery needs just four to five hours to reach fully charged status. Other features include a battery indicator and an adjustable seat that’s also removable, in the sense that you can replace it with any other universal seat you like.
The bike rides on 14-inch wheels wrapped in air-filled rubber tires which is something you want around the city, especially in areas with lousy asphalt. Two frame color options are available, namely black and white. You can get your Swagtron EB5 Pro hybrid bike on Amazon, for $499.99. At the time of writing, the product was discounted at $419.99.
Swagtron EB5 Pro specs
|Open size||49.2 x 21.7 x 34.9 inches|
|Folded size||26 x 15.6 x 23.6 inches|
|Weight||37 pounds (16.7 kilos)|
|Wheel size||14 inch|
|Max range||15.5 miles (25 km)|
|Speed||15.5 mph (25 km/h)|
|Max load||264 pounds (120 kilos)|
|Seat height||29-39 inches|