Cover image: SwiftyONE MK3 folding commuter scooter with 16inch wheels
We’ve listened to your feedback and refined SwiftyONE to be more comfortable to ride and easier to fold. Here is a short video from Jason and Camilla showing the key features:
New gusset – adds strength and stiffness to the socket welded frame. This is reflected in the increased max load of 150kg.
– rather than straight forks of the previous models, the offset provides stability when scooting at speed.
The front brake – it’s been upgraded to a V-brake for more powerful and responsive braking.
Rear folding mechanism – rather than having a quick release skewer, the rear forks are now supported on integrated bearings. The rear forks unfold smoothly and snap automatically into place with a spring loaded pin. Then when the rear forks are in the folded position, there is a small catch to secure it.
Auto-twisting stem – a bespoke new feature made using CNC machining to create a curved slot around the stem tube. The handlebars now glide into the folded position with ease.
Metal toggle – to secure the stem in the folded position, the toggle has been upgraded from plastic to metal, adding strength when folded.
Great design takes time
SwiftyONE MK3 is unique and unrivalled on the market. The carefully engineered mechanisms work together flawlessly to create a compact folding object. All the folding parts of the MK3 have been refined to create an experience that is efficient and satisfying to the user.
In the pursuit of perfecting this complicated product, we have met some delays during production, the estimated delivery of March 2016 may be pushed back by a few weeks. However, we know the wait will be worth it and very much look forward to the completion of this first production run.
Why is quality so important to us?
We are firm believers in making products that have longevity. The scooter market, in particular, is guilty of making cheap products that simply break after a while and cannot be fixed. At Swifty Scooters we take pride in designing every detail, part and component all of which takes time and patience. We are passionate about engineering and delivering a product that our customers can really be proud of and that can withstand the test of time. We love hearing from customers who have clocked up hundreds of miles on their Swifty, and still going strong!
The first production run of the new MK3 is limited to 100 pieces. We’d like to thank those of you who have pre-ordered SwiftyONE, whether it's through our website or back in November during our Kickstarter campaign. Thank you! It’s thanks to you that we have been able to start working with a great new supplier, tool up and make this new edition of SwiftyONE a reality!