Xootr Swift Folding Bike

DESCRIPTION

A folder that rides just like a regular bike. Nearly all parts are industry standard...no weird and incompatible stuff. One of the lightest folders out there (25lbs.) Ready to go out of the box. We've made the hard choices for you. Super stable, rigid TrusFold frame system. Available as either an 8 speed or single speed.

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 05, 2019]
Glii


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

- It's fast. I fell under the spell of my Swift as soon as I lowered the bars and put a hard racing saddle on it. I stopped riding my road bike around that time. It's basically a road bike with small wheels if you want it to be that, which I do when I ride. -There are far fewer proprietary parts on this bike than most other folders. Therefore it's generally easy to swap out components either to upgrade or replace. -It's design is, in my opinion, very elegant and simple. The folding system is integral to the bike, with no heavy, complicated hinge. This design also results in a frame that is very stiff. No flex whatsoever even when pounding the pedals hard. -Unlike most other folders, it can take a very heavy rider without any issues. -I personally enjoy heading to the mountains and climbing with it. It handles well on descents. The 20' wheels are great for grabbing the corners. -It fits into a suitcase with about half an hour of disassembly and packing. -It's cheaper to maintain than a road bike. -I can bunnyhop off curbs without worrying too much about damaging the 20" wheels.

Weakness:

As I write this the Xootr Swift is out of production. Wish there were more of these in the world. Occasionally, one of will come up for sale somewhere second hand on craigslist.

Price Paid:
US$499
Purchased:
New  
[Oct 26, 2011]
Jakub
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

- versatile
- fits in a suit case (30 minutes + tools)
- lots of loading options for bikepacking and brevets.
- lots of drive train options

Weakness:

- pretty harsh ride: small wheels + aluminum frame

I've used the Xootr Swift on many brevets and loaded enduro rides. It holds up quite well and is faster than it looks. Also used these bikes on XC offroad, no problems.

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In a class of its own.

[Jan 11, 2009]
Anonymous
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Standard geometry aa most road bikes. 20" wheels roll well depsite size. Uses non-propriatory parts which make fitting the way you like a breeze. Folds easy for storage. Rides well and stiff frame. Minimal flex in turns, and hold up when rolling over curbs. Can swap from geared to single with little time and little effort. Deurallieur hanger comes off and bike has horizontal dropouts for use with single speed.

Weakness:

Hard to fit in suitcase. Rear whell comes off a bit cumbersum. You have to release the quickrelease way off and pull the chain back from the wheel, then twist the wheel out. Once you get the hang of it not so bad, but if you pack small often, can be a pain.

So far a great folder. Came pre assembled with off the shelf parts. Swapped out bars, stem, cranks, bottom bracket, deurallieur and put on STI's. Standard frame geometry, and can use non-propriatory parts.

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