PSA: The Swagger 5 Elite Rear Fender is NOT a Brake

Close-up of Swagger 5 Elite's rear fender.

One of the great things about having consistent live videos on Amazon and Instagram is the ability to deliver helpful product information. Not only to potential and future customers, but also existing SWAGTRON owners. These videos, cohosted by SWAGTRON’s own dynamic duo — David M. and Cyrus M. (no relation) — provide a lot of valuable tips and tricks with everything from our hoverboards and electric bikes to our electric scooters. Such was the case with our ever-popular Swagger 5 Elite eScooter and an important PSA the team recently delivered: “The rear fender is not a brake.”

Watch David and Cyrus explain in this Amazon Live video:

An Understandable Confusion

As scooters grew more popular and ubiquitous, people became accustomed to the standard frame and design language of a standard, non-electric scooter, as well as the basic functions. In other words, if they see a rear fender on a kick scooter or a stunt scooter, you can rest assured that it’s likely a rear foot brake. But with an electric scooter, the brakes are usually in easily accessed around the handle — a hand brake, a button or both. The rear fender of an electric scooter is likely housing important electrical components, including motor connections or brake light connections. Slamming down on the fender with your foot might damage important wiring components.

Close-up of Swagger 5 Elite's rear fender.

Aside from fulfilling expected design language and protecting important wiring, the fender also holds the folding hook to keep the Swagger 5 Elite locked in place when folded.

Close-up of Swagger 5 Elite's rear fender folding hook

That rear hook connects with the folding latch, located on the handlebar.

Front view of the folding clip on the Swagger 5 Elite's handlebar.

This makes folding the Swagger 5 Elite a snap — literally!

Close-up of the Swagger 5 Elite folding and locking into place.

So remember, while the rear fender is a lot of things — a mud guard, a familiar design aesthetic, wire shielding — the one thing it’s not, is a brake. And using it as such will not only damage your Swagger 5 Elite, it will also void the warranty.

As always, if you have questions or run into any problems, hit us up. We’re here to help.

— Keep Riding!

Last Update: April 23, 2020  

April 23, 2020    ELECTRIC SCOOTER, FAQ, GENERAL, SWAGGER 5 ELITE  
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