TurboAnt Swift S1

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Facts

Gender
Release Year
Brand
Charge Time
6, 7 Hours
Maximum Range
60 Miles
Top Speed
20, 28 Mph
Watts
750 W
Volts and Amp Hours
48V 14Ah
Class
Drive
Wheel Size
Number of Gears
Weight
67.2 lbs
Suspension
Brake Type
Frame Material

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the TurboAnt Swift S1. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

16 reasons to buy

  • With a 750-watt brushless Bafang motor, the Swift S1 climbs well and accelerates to its 20 mph top-speed in 3 seconds.
  • To protect it from the elements and streamline design, the Swift S1’s battery is housed within its frame.
  • The Swift S1 has a removable battery. This aids off-bike charging, security and portability.
  • Using pedal-power and a low pedal-assist level, the Swift S1 attains a reported 60-mile range.
  • It is said that the battery of the Swift S1 can last for up to 30 miles in full-throttle mode, on a single charge.
  • On the Swift S1, fatty-boom-batty Kenda 20” x 4” tires cushion the rider from what lies beneath.
  • A 60mm suspension fork provides extra comfort, whether riding off-road or over the rats and cracks of bustling city streets.
  • A tester was pleased with the Swift S1's smooth and gradual acceleration.
  • The Swift S1 arrives mostly assembled, fresh out of the box.
  • TurboAnt says the Swift S1 is built to fit riders from 5'3'' to 6'4'' in height.
  • The Swift S1 folds up to 38” x 23.5” x 31” for storage or transport.
  • A number of owners and reviewers feel that the Swift S1 is reasonably priced.
  • The Swift S1 has a carrying capacity of 330 lb.
  • A reviewer lauded the performance of the Swift S1’s Tektro Aries mechanical brakes.
  • The Swift S1 features a stand, to prop it up when folded.
  • A 48V, 1.8W LED headlight and rear ‘brakelight’ are included with the Swift S1.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The Swift S1 is bulky and heavy and weighs 68 lb.
  • For one tester, the Swift S1’s hinge was very stiff, making folding difficult and impractical.
  • One reviewer finds the Swift S1 taller than other folding bikes, making it difficult for shorter riders to manage.
  • A tester lamented the Swift S1’s long charging time of 6 to 7 hours.
  • One reviewer said the Swift S1 is expensive, with a price that’s on par with more-powerful mopeds.

Bottom line

The Swift S1 is TurboAnt’s folding electric fatbike. Testers, reviewers and riders are pleased with the speed, acceleration, power, sturdiness and braking ability of the Swift S1. The Swift S1 has 4” fat tires on small 20” wheels to handle on-road and off-road surfaces. A 60mm suspension fork also helps to massage out the imperfections. A tester felt that riders need to be taller than TurboAnt’s specified minimum rider height of 5’3”. Others say that the bike is considerably bigger than they imagined from online pictures. According to TurboAnt, assembly is 90% complete from arrival, taking buyers from ten minutes to an hour with the included toolbox. One reviewer says acceleration feels safe and gradual, without the lurching power-boost of some other e-bikes. Due to its portability, the Swift S1 has been reviewed, considered or chosen by pilots, bus-lifers and working delivery personnel.

Expert Reviews

86/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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BikeFolded

Turboant Swift S1 Folding Fat-Tire Electric Bike Review – My Favorite

The Swift S1 features a powerful 750W brushless motor. You probably can’t see the difference when riding this bike on even roads because the top speed is capped at 20mph in full throttle mode. However, the motor is much more capable and you can feel it when climbing any incline.

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Dillon Thomson

TurboAnt Swift S1 First Ride and Review

This is the most ‘bike-feeling’ e-bike I own… solid, solid brakes… This thing goes supposedly 28mph, I’m yet to see that…

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Project Kitfox

First Passenger and Electric Bikes

What’s available for us to put in the airplane and take with us so that when we get to where we’re going, we’re not stuck at the airport? …I wanted to find a bike that folded up that I could take with me that could handle all the terrain… it has a twist-grip throttle so you can just ride it like a moped… I love it… the whole bike isn’t as small as it looked on the website… I don’t think it will fit in the Kitfox (I just don’t have the length, by about an inch) but I do think it will fit in my Dad’s Cessna 180.

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Bussy McBusface

Kerry Gets a New TurboAnt E-bike, Which Saves Us When We Breakdown!

This thing was holding down twenty miles per hour going uphill. This thing’s a beast… The TurboAnt Swift S1 saves the day.

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Happy Aujla

I Got an Electric Bike (This Thing Is Fast) | TurboAnt Foldable Bike [Punjabi]

This thing is fast… with foldable convenience.

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