SWFT Zip Fat Tire Electric City Bike with up to 59.5km Battery Life - Black - Only at Best Buy

Model Number: SWFT-ZIP-BLK
Web Code: 16019624

SWFT Zip Fat Tire Electric City Bike with up to 59.5km Battery Life - Black - Only at Best Buy

Overview

Thanks to its rugged fat tires and powerful motor, this SWFT ZIP electric bike will take you practically anywhere. It handles harsh terrain like a champ so you can easily navigate mud, rocky terrain, snow, sand, and roads. The long-life battery powers rides of up to 59.5km in length and top speeds of up to 31.8km/h.
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Overview

Thanks to its rugged fat tires and powerful motor, this SWFT ZIP electric bike will take you practically anywhere. It handles harsh terrain like a champ so you can easily navigate mud, rocky terrain, snow, sand, and roads. The long-life battery powers rides of up to 59.5km in length and top speeds of up to 31.8km/h.

  • Power-on-demand design allows you to choose between throttle and pedal assist modes for a customized riding experience
  • 500-watt motor delivers max speeds of up to 31.8km/h so you can reach your destination in a flash
  • Detachable 46.8V 10Ah lithium-ion battery enables rides of up to 59.5km, recharges in just 6 hours, and has a lifespan of 600 charge cycles
  • Built-in monitor display lets you check your battery output and speed at a glance
  • 20” x 4” fat tires and six speeds are equipped to tackle all kinds of terrain including roads, mud, sand, snow, and rocks
  • Steel frame is incredibly durable and features lowrider and motorcycle design elements for sleek style
  • Suitable for riders 5’5” and taller
  • Weight capacity: 265lb
Foldable
No
Maximum Speed
31.8 km/h
Range
59.5 km
Number of Wheels
2
Number of Riders
1
Colour Family
Black

Frame

Frame Shape
Step-Over

Components

Adjustable Handlebar
Yes
Grips
Yes
Headset
No
Saddle/Seat
Yes
Adjustable Seat/Saddle
Yes
Pedals
Yes

Accessories

Kickstand
Yes

Battery

Battery Type
Lithium-ion Polymer
Battery Voltage
46.8 V
Charge Time
6 h
Throttle Assist
Yes

Additional Information

Assembly Required?
Yes
Width
72 cm
Height
110 cm
Depth
170 cm
Width (Inches)
28.35 in
Height (Inches)
43.31 in
Depth (Inches)
66.93 in
Weight
29.9 kg

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Reviewer Recommendation

89%

Of the 53 reviewers who responded, 47 would recommend this product.

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  • Rugged and Fun eBike
    Reviewed by DaveW - September 28, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The SWFT Zip eBike is a hybrid electric motorcycle-esque style bike with pedals and electric assist. The Zip can be ran as pedal only, pedal assist, or full electric drive. It comes with fat, rugged tires and a decent amount of front suspension travel to make even the bumpiest of rides feel smooth. I have been riding the Zip for the last week or so and I have already logged over 20 miles with short trips and even an office commute. I was so excited to try this bike out and share my thoughts. Pros: * Super comfortable ride * Great range/ride time * Killer looks * Disc Brakes and Shimano Gearing work well * Locking battery * Sturdy integrated kickstand Cons * No mount points for water bottle or mini pump * No info on battery lifespan or buying a spare * Seat design makes it a bit awkward to pedal * Not going to be compatible with a lot of bike carriers * Fairly heavy – up and down stairs is a workout (remove the battery to lighten the load) Specs Motor – 500w Battery – 46.8V @ 10Ah Charging time – 6 hours Tire Size - 20 x 4.0” Gearing – 6 speed Top Speed – 20mph (pedal and throttle) Max Pedal Distance – 27 miles Max Throttle Distance – 22 miles Max Pedal incline – 15° Max throttle incline – 10° Weight Limit – 265lbs Design The Zip comes with a motorcycle inspired design – looking at tracker/scrambler styles with its long seat, big tires and suspension travel. Out of the box the bike comes mostly assembled. The only thing I needed to setup was the attaching the handle bar, adjusting the display and grips, putting on the pedals, and connecting the headlight. The box included all necessary tools and hardware to put everything together. Before the bike could be used I needed to charge the battery and put some air into the tires (20 psi). The battery charge only took an hour or 2 before it was topped off. The battery charger is a laptop brick style charger with an indicator light to show you the charge status. The bike comes with a single long seat that is fixed in its position. The seat resembles a motorcycle seat that 2 people could possibly fit on (as long as you keep under the weight limit). The seat is really comfortable to sit on, but it has the drawback of being a bit awkwardly designed if you want to do a lot of pedaling – I felt like I needed to hold my legs a bit wider to keep my thighs from bumping into the seat. The handle bars can be positioned or angled however fits you best – changing it is just a matter of loosening 4 screws with the included allen wrench. The handle bars carry the brake grips, throttle, gearing, reflector, and LCD display/control. The LCD features 3 buttons – power, up, and down. The power button turns on the display, the up/down buttons adjust the pedal assist levels (0-3). If you hold the up button you turn on the headlight/taillight, and holding the down button while engaging the throttle will set the cruise control. If you are walking beside the Zip you can hold the down button and it will engage the walk along mode – going 3-4mph (found this useful if you are walking it up a hill). The gearing is a Shimano Tourney TZ mountain bike setup (SL-TX30-6R shifter and RD-TZ50-GS derailleur). These parts make up Shimano’s entry level groupset, but are known to be reliable and easy to work on. My Raleigh hybrid MTB’s have Shimano Tourney (GF’s bike) and Altus (Mine) groupset parts and we have ridden them for years with little issue. I liked the shifter – gear switching was nice and smooth and the upshift button is a nice touch I hadn’t used before. There a couple of drawbacks to the design of the bike – most are minor. I already mentioned the seat being a little awkward for a lot of pedaling. The design (fat tires, and frame, and seat setup) will impact what bike carriers will fit the Zip. I plan to take the Zip on some shorter trail rides where I will need to transport – right now I will have to load it into the back of my GF’s truck since it won’t work with my regular Saris rear hatch carrier. Not a huge deal since 90% of my travel on the bike will be around my neighborhood. Another thing, the Zip doesn’t have any mounting points for water/drink carrier or a mini pump (it does have a license plate mount though). I might have to find a drink carrier that can strap to the frame beneath the seat. Lastly the bike is fairly heavy at 66lbs – pulling off the battery lightens it up a bit (maybe 15lbs). Carrying up/down stairs can be tough and loading into the back of a vehicle is a little cumbersome. The weight mostly dings you while pedaling from a standstill – it takes some effort to get rolling initially if you aren’t using the assist/throttle. Riding Riding the Zip is a blast. The pedal assist is terrific, and the varying levels are useful. At assist level 1 it would kick me up to 10mph, level 2 went up to 14-15, and level 3 would climb to 18-19. Using the throttle, you can comfortably sit at 20mph even through modest inclines. When it gets a little steep I would step in to help pedal – reduces strain on the motor/battery and gives me a longer runtime (and some exercise). Cruising around my neighborhood is a treat. My neighborhood has some bumpy/cracked up street sections that would be worrisome on my electric scooter, but absolutely nothing to the Zip. Bumps cracks, drainage grates, and curbs could be traversed with ease. The thick tires and ample suspension travel in the front forks really smoothed out the ride. I took the Zip for my commute one day just to see what it was like – 16 miles round trip up and down the busiest road in town. I road in the bike lane, sidewalks, grass areas where the sidewalk ended, and some gravel paths. Nothing was able to stand in my way, and I didn’t feel as much need to avoid obstacles like I would on my regular bike. This was really a one-time ride for me, but it was fun. I found that shorter riders had some difficulty getting on the Zip. The higher frame/seat is tough for shorter people to get their leg over. My GF is 5’5” and she could get on without much trouble, but noted that she had to lean the bike over a bit to get up. Her 4’10” mom, however had a lot of trouble reaching the ground and staying in contact with the pedals. I’m 5’10” and 190lbs and I never had any issue with riding. I think anyone much below 5’2” is going to have difficulties. The runtime on the bike has been great. After the initial charge I road for about 2 miles – a lot of messing around with braking and accelerating before I topped the battery off for my ride to work. With my 15 mile ride (90% with just throttle) I still had 1-2 bars of battery life left. I could easily go another 2-3 miles before it needed a charge. I did notice the power starting to fade as I hit mile 13. The gentle slopes early on could be powered through at top speed. At the end the Zip couldn’t handle full speed unless I was on mostly flat ground. About 60-75% of the battery life you can expect the bike to perform like it was a fresh battery, but once you get up there you might need to do some light pedaling to keep up the pace on inclines. So for me the 22 mile throttle range seems to be fairly obtainable – a lighter rider would definitely hit it I think. The 27mile pedal assist range also seems pretty believable. I’m not really sure how it would hit 37 miles of range though – I would like to see how much pedaling would be needed and how much motor assist you could use to get that range. Pedaling the bike is just like any other bike. It only has a 6 speed setup, but I found I could roll around in the top gear most of the time. If I hit a hill I would bump it down a gear or two. Braking on the bike is better than I expected. The Zip uses front and rear disc brakes – the first bike I have ever had that uses discs. They do a good job stopping all the weight and doing so without locking up the wheels. They are a little on the squeaky side but it has quieted down the more I have ridden and used them. For the most part it rides just like a standard bike – maybe a touch tougher to get rolling initially because of the weight and off road tires, but that weight works to your advantage and keeps your momentum. Overall, I really like the Zip. It is eye catching with its rugged design. I had so many people look at it and ask questions when I rode it around my neighborhood. The ride is smooth and comfortable. The pedal assist is fantastic, and I love the way it kicks in and boosts you along. Twisting on the throttle feels great – I love hearing the motor wind up. The Zip does have some drawbacks that you might want to consider, but they were honestly pretty minimally impactful to me. I plan to ride the Zip as often as possible, so I am very happy with it.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Great Bike for Short Trips Around the Neighborhood
    Reviewed by SamG - September 27, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Living in Portland I’ve mostly driven everywhere, even though I have several grocery stores and restaurants within several blocks of me. I’ve had a bike, but I never rode it because riding up hills is exhausting, I worry about keeping up with traffic, I’m lazy, and riding my bike usually takes twice as long. Really steep inclines still suck on the SWFT Zip, but it solves a lot of the other issues I’ve had with taking my bike instead of my car. Riding around on it is a ton of fun and it gets up and goes very quickly without too much effort from me. It’s made me genuinely think of a bike as a viable method of transportation for me. When I received the Zip it was almost fully assembled. The manual mentioned attaching the front wheel, but mine was already attached. I just had to attach the handle bars and check all the connections and it was good to go. I’d say I had the bike itself confidently assembled in less than half an hour, including checking the brakes, etc. The battery slides on and off the down tube and can be locked in place with the provided keys.The bike has a cool moped/dirt bike look to it and the LED lights look really nice. The construction feels pretty solid, though it may be worth taking something like this to a bike shop and paying to have somebody really dial everything in. After charging the battery up I took my first test ride. I wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but with the pedal assist set to level 3 I was up to 20 mph almost instantly with almost no effort on my part. Better still, the throttle on the handlebars lets you ride on just motor power alone, which is great. The ride felt very smooth and stable on the large tires. I felt I was able to travel with enough speed that, at least in the neighborhoods and side streets I typically take, I didn’t like I’d have to worry about someone zooming up from behind me. I do think I’m just a tad too tall for this bike (6’ 3”), but I was still comfortable riding it. On flat surfaces this is a breeze to ride, but I did find myself struggling on a particularly steep hill near my house where I hoped the bike would be able to mostly carry me up under its own power. I would say with the extra weight combined with the motor assist that riding up 25+ degree inclines feels about the same as riding up on a standard bike; maybe a little bit easier. There is a gear selector, though for flat surfaces I found I could mostly leave it on the highest gear all of the time. I’ve been making short trips around my neighborhood and have not run the battery down all the way yet, but the 37 mile max range feels a bit optimistic and I imagine is probably quoted using minimal assists. From what I can tell I think I’ll see around 25 miles on my charge on the higher assist level. The LCD display lets you adjust the assist level and activate a few other features with long presses (like the integrated LED lights). It doesn’t seem like the manual lays out all the functions very well, but it was easy enough to learn through trial and error. Overall I’m happy with this bike. I don’t think it’s completely converted me, but I can see myself running little errands and picking up groceries where that would not even have entered my mind before.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Squirrely little scrambler
    Reviewed by MechZ - June 11, 2022

    The Zip is a great little machine! I've had it almost a month and 200 miles later the bike is a flawless today as it was on the first ride. Although it may look like an off road bike it is more of a squirrely urban scrambler that is a blast to cruise around on. Mixed peddling and slow speed riding gets well past the 30 mile battery range if you need a spare Swft offers direct fitment batteries on their web site. The Zip has fulfilled every expectation and more, no remorse, no regrets only smiles, joy and freedom...

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • It’s ok could be better
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Englewoodwilson - February 5, 2022

    The bike is not bad I do Uber eats and door dash so it helps me get to my orders quicker but unfortunately u can’t buy an extra battery the bike rusts very fast if it is wet and I am now having problems with the display screen other than that I would have gave the rating a 5

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Honest Review - 4 Month Owner
    Verified BuyerReviewed by GravGrip - January 27, 2022

    Honest Review: Both my roommate and I have purchased these bikes and have had them for about 4 months. We purchased these bikes when they were first released. It was a gamble that has paid off. These bikes work great from the pavement, the beach, to dirt bike trails. They are like mini street legal dirt-bikes. Milage Per Charge: -I have a bike if I want to pedal. This I bought for cruising around and having fun. I am 6'5 200lbs and will get 12-15 miles before the battery starts to slow down a little. I can easily get to 20 miles on one charge with no peddling, but at 15 miles it will start slowing down pretty drastically. I usually go on 12-15 mile rides and charge it. I'm sure you can reach the 37 mile range using pedal assist. NOTE: I do live in a very flat area. -20MPH holds up great. And feels way faster than you'd expect -Comfortable seat -Stylish design -Front shock is a huge perk for a bike in this price range. I wouldn't buy a bike without one. The cheaper Super73 was my first choice before finding this (doesn't have a shock). Cons: -The wire heading to the front headlight is very tight. I ended up replacing the headlight with something of better quality. Cheap and wasn't a big deal. -My bike had an issue where the speedometer stopped working and the bike would randomly shut off. This started at around 220 miles. Its not the end of the world because the bikes still works otherwise, but I contacted customer support. This is where SWFT really outdid themselves for their customer and went out of their way to send us the appropriate replacement parts to get our bikes working again. I couldn't be happier working with a company who stands by their product and is willing to fix the issue. Thank you SWFT! Conclusion: If your looking for a stylish E-Bike that is great for on and off road, this is a great purchase for its price point. Plus you have a company who backs their product with amazing customer support!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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Product Category
Electric bikes, electric scooters, hoverboards and accessories.
Return/Exchange Period
30 days
Condition
Unopened