• Switched on Cycles
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We established Switched on Cycles in 2008 to bring good quality, mid priced electric bicycles to Canberra and the region. You don't have to spend $3K+ or more on an e-bike!! We design, sell, service and customise electric bikes.

Electric bikes are great fun to ride and make ducking down the shops a joy. These bikes extend your range without making you sweat (too much!) and help you get to work or keep up with the kids. Whether your interest is getting back on a bike, or keeping on the bike, we have a bike to suit your needs.

Did someone mention suits? Commute in a suit! Our bikes let you ride to work dressed in your best, without raising a sweat and with a range of up to 100 kms, at about 10 cents per charge, you don't have to worry about the expense of a second car, bus fares or parking fees and that means you can leave the car at home! 

And if you've already got a bike, why not convert it? We sell a range of conversion kits to turn your bike into an e-bike and with 10 years experience at doing this, we give you great honest advice whether it's worth fitting a kit or buying a new bike and/or which kit to fit. 

Our warranties also take the worry out of owning an e-bike. Switched on Cycles is Canberra's e-bike specialists offering unrivaled before and after sales service: for locals, by locals and your first service is free! 

Free test rides
Try before you buy! Free 2 days trial or a week for $70 (and we will give you your money back if you buy a bike). We import our bikes and sell directly to you and to keep our costs down we don't have a shop front, so to arrange a trial, look at a bike or for more info contact us on:

ph. 02 62626234 or 0450960545 or switchedoncycles@gmail.com 


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In the words of our customers:

Easily the best value, easiest to ride electric bikes in Canberra - with the most reliable after sales support. Having tested the Switched on Cycles electric bikes on guided bike tours with hundreds of people over two years of continuous use I can say, hand on heart, they are the most reliable, easy to ride electric bikes in Canberra. And offer the best value with quality components (battery, motor, gears, tyres) and the best after sales service in Canberra by far! Having done the research across many types of e-bikes and having given them the most rigorous testing you can rely on Switched On Cycle e-bikes to last, with low maintenance costs - very important when making this big investment. And that is why I purchased ten! Graham Tupper, Urban Adventures, June 2019

"Switched on Cycles is fantastic. They were friendly, helpful and answered all my questions. I look forward to seeing them again for upgrading my battery". review from satisfied customer (face book) April 2018

"I love my electric bike from Switched on Cycles. It really goes!" review from satisfied customer (face book) March 2018

"I can honestly say that the electric bike has been the best investment decision I have made in years. It has enabled greater flexibility with travelling around Canberra, and has eliminated our consideration of purchasing a second vehicle - saving a significant amount of money and benefiting the environment. Finally I cannot speak highly enough of Simone and Kym's professionalism, passion, and attention to detail" Joshua had his bike converted in January 2015.

"Great products, prices & service. We LOVE our two bikes and amazed how small they fold up!" Rohan ans his wife purchased two bikes in July 2014

"Just riding our new converted ebikes around Lake Burley Griffin. Wonderful to be riding all day again despite an injury. They did excellent and sympathetic conversions of our bikes and I highly recommend Switched on Cycles" Shaun and partner Sandra have had 4 bikes converted to electric bikes in October 2014

"Goes like stink!!" Chris tested our crank drive kit in October 2013

"Electric bikes have come of age. I've been riding this on loan from SoC for the last two days and I've had a great time. It's like riding with a permanent tail wind, even into a headwind. Where's the battery you ask? In the bidon cage. Take the battery out, and the bike is only marginally heavier than standard. Serious fun ! Yes Kim, I'll return it soon. Thanks heaps for the loan !! Michael tested our light weight commuter bike in October 2013.

"Wonderful, a pleasure to ride, no loss of power after three hours, comfortable to ride even though I have a bad back, legs and backside.....I'm going home to sell my mobility scooter to get one of your bikes!" Lyn, tested the Gear-ee folding bike in September 2010.

"Fun to ride...very versatile especially the folding bike. Couldn't really fault it". John, tested a Gear-ee folding bike in September 2010.

"I really enjoyed the folding bike- it felt light and responsive. I wished it had gears! It ran out of battery on the way home from work but I could have re-charged at work (or pedaled a little more!). David, tested a Volto Star (folding bike without gears) in September 2010.

"All good. Throttle takes getting used to." Bill, tested a E-city Roller (townie style bike) in July 2010.

"It is too easy to not put in any effort and let the bike do all the hard work. I think I am too young to ride an electric bike....Great concept for others for commuting. My wife loves it!" Andrew, tested a E-city Roller in June 2010".

"An excellent bike! The extra weight is more than compensated by the sure footed tyres, handling response and the power to eat up the hills. I effortlessly managed to do a better time than my road bike on the 20km from Theodore to Holder in 45-50 mins. I' ld be very interested in fitting a power wheel to my road bike". Jim, tested a bike in May 2010.

"My dog is highly supportive of the bike. Very excited at the long ride!" Tracy, tested a townie style bike in March 2010.

"One I got used to it I found it very easy to use and did 34.6km effortlessly. Not a bit tiring". Tim, tried a Perpetual Motion (mountain bike style) April 2010.