A Great Bike…Which happens to fold


The great folks at Xootr have provided us a Swift to review.

It’s a sharp looking foldable bike. It took me no more than 5 seconds to fold and unfold the bike. The color scheme is really cool, it kinda reminds me of the Honda Civic SI or the Dodge Viper.

Here are the Specs of the Swift:

Drivetrain. SRAM 5.0 twist grip shifter; SRAM 4.0 derailleur; SRAM PG-850 11-28T cassette; Jagwire derailleur cable; KMC Z72 chain; 52T single-chainwheel aluminum alloy crankset (170mm) with chainguard. Sealed-cartridge bottom bracket.

Gear Inches Meters/
Rev Speed at
pedal cadence Speed at
pedal cadence
Gear 1
52 x 28 36 2.9 6 mph (10 kph) 11 mph (19 kph)
Gear 8
52 x 11
92 7.4 16 mph (26 kph) 27 mph (45 kph)

Pedals. Wellgo 924, aluminum alloy cage and body.

Brakes. Tektro Quartz MT-14 V-Brake and Tektro 325A levers.
Handlebar. 500mm width aluminum alloy with SRAM rubber grips.

Stem. 60 mm x 5 degree single-piece forged stem. (100mm 10 degree stem swapped in for tall riders.) CroMoly stem riser. (See frame geometry for details on dimensions.)

Seat. Velo VLG-3029 Plush Comfort with Ozone. (This is a mid-width recreation saddle. Sport riders may wish to swap in a narrow racing saddle.)

Seat Post. 6061-T6 aluminum; 590mm 32.9mm; microadjust clamp (length cut to match rider size at factory or dealer).

Weight. 9.9 kg (22 lbs.).
Note: this is inherently a very light bike due to the structural efficiency of the TrusFold frame system. We do equip it stock with some bulletproof 100psi tires and tubes, which actually adds almost 2 lbs (1 kg) to the weight. We also equip the Swift with a generous saddle. If you want to skimp on weight, just put on a lightweight tire/tube set and a racing saddle. You’ll have a sub-20 lb. ride.

Stay tuned for a review. In the mean time, visit Xootr’s website!

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