It’s important to consider practicality, comfort and value, as these things affect how enjoyable your scooter experience will be.
Practicality: Look for safety recommendations regarding rider weight and height. Decide whether you need your scooter to fold in order to store it or to take it onto public transport. Check that the wheels are suitable for the terrain on your journey. Larger tyres with pneumatic tyres are best to handle the mixed terrain and mixed conditions.
Comfort: Look for a handlebar height that allows you to stand upright, the handlebars should be about level with your hip bone when standing on the footplate. Our scooters have a geometry that is comfortable and upright.
Value: A scooter that is well built will last you 1000s of miles of scootering and delivers value over time.
A quality scooter is a credible way to get around fast. Adult riders deserve proper wheels that are smooth to ride, and kids do too. A good quality tyre will grip in the wet and glide over uneven pavements.
Swifty Scooters are designed for the urban mixed terrain. We like to ride with a bit more ground clearance than a road racing scooter, as having 70mm of space between the ground and the frame is the sweet spot to allow riding over any lumps and bumps, on and off curbs, and up and down steps without bottoming out and scratching up your beautiful frame. Due to our large 16″ wheels and low rolling resistance, you don’t have to kick all the time, and can often cruise with both feet on the footplate, allowing your legs to rest. These are the deck height and ground clearance measurements.
SwiftyONE: Deck height- 110mm (4 1/4″) Ground clearance- 70mm (2 ¾”)
SwiftyZERO: Deck height- 110mm (4 1/4”) Ground clearance- 70mm (2 ¾“)
SwiftyAIR: Deck height- 115mm (4 1/2”) Ground clearance- 75mm (3”)
Our adult scooters are tested to BS EN 14619:2015 with a max load of 150kg (330lbs).
For our taller than average customer, we offer a simple solution to raise the handlebar height for riders up to 6’5″ tall. For SwiftyONE (foldable scooter) and SwiftyZERO (lightweight scooter), you can fit a riser handlebar which gives an additional 14cm of height. For more info, please visit our blog about SwiftyONE Tall.
If you order online, SwiftyONE comes fully assembled, SwiftyZERO and SwiftyAIR come 80% assembled with instructions and tools provided.
For full instructions and downloadable pdf, click assembly guides. If you have any trouble assembling your scooter, either ask at your local bike shop or call us for any assistance +44 (0)161 848 8695
If you make a purchase in person at one of our stockists, they will assemble it for you.
We recommend using a Hiplok-D which fits well around the frame tube. We love the clip feature to attach it to your bag or belt while scooting. View Hiplok in shop.
It always helps to actually see and get a feel of the product in person. Find a stockist near you where you can try one out by going to our stockists page. If you can’t get to a stockist and decide to buy online, just remember to keep all original packaging until you’re satisfied with your purchase. Please see our Returns and Refunds page for more about our ‘no hassle’ returns policy.