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Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Xtracycle Swoop. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
15 reasons to buy
- Experts describe the Swoop as a "masterpiece" of "super-thoughtful design."
- The low 18" standover height makes the Swoop easier to use.
- The Swoop boasts a 400lb weight capacity, front child-seat compatibility, and a long rear rack compatible with a range of accessories.
- Testers praise the bike's versatility and reliability, calling it "a delight" to ride.
- According to reviewers, the Schwalbe Super Moto-X 2.4" tires offer plenty of traction and vibration-dampening.
- Experts report that the "exceptionally sturdy and strong" chromoly steel frame has no discernible flex, even when fully loaded.
- The mixed-wheel setup (26" front, 20" rear) lowers the center of gravity for enhanced stability.
- Xtracycle includes footrests, full alloy fenders, lights, and a pannier bag with the Swoop.
- The four-piston Tektro hydraulic brakes provide "impressive" stopping power.
- A reviewer says the Swoop 20 mph's 11-speed SRAM drivetrain provides reliable shifting and ideal gearing for hills and heavy loads.
- One tester compliments the "quiet" motor's gentle assistance and hill-climbing ability.
- Reviewers believe Xtracycle's stated 60-mile range is realistic. One achieved 45 miles with two adults aboard.
- An expert says the Swoop easily carries two or three small children plus several bags of shopping.
- Xtracycle's lifetime warranty covers the frame and fork.
- A tester says the Swoop's design makes it easy for riders to adapt to riding a big bike while carrying kids and cargo.
6 reasons not to buy
- The Swoop lacks a throttle, so getting started from a stopped position with a loaded bike is challenging if the correct gear isn't selected.
- A tester finds a full charge takes a lengthy 10.2 hours.
- The Swoop is expensive, especially when adding accessories to customize the bike as a family car replacement.
- The placement of the charging port behind the chain means the rider risks getting dirty when plugging the bike in.
- The Swoop isn't compatible with the popular Yepp Maxi kids' seat.
- This bike fits riders from 5'3" to 6'1". Fitting kits are required for riders outside this range.
Expert Reviews91/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
E-Bike Review | Xtracycle Swoop | Highly Versatile Family Cargo E-Bike
The Xtracycle Swoop is not just an e-bike; it’s a true car alternative, purpose-built to adapt and evolve alongside your family’s needs. While its price tag may raise eyebrows… this isn’t just a purchase; it’s a long-term investment that promises to prove its worth over time.
Xtracycle Swoop Family Cargo E-Bike Review
We all quickly fell in love with the Xtracycle and found ourselves wishing we had bought one years ago! Whether the Swoop will 100% replace your car, be a part-time replacement, or just a seasonal one, the Swoop will certainly be a welcome e-bike addition to your family.
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We’re in the premium mid-drive cargo category here, but there weren’t any corners cut in this long-tail cargo e-bike. It shows that Xtracycle has been in the cargo bike game since 1998.