Winter Storage Tips

You don’t have to live in a small apartment or tiny house to appreciate the compact design and easy fold-ability of a Xootr or Swift, just like you don’t have to have a garage to keep it in. Urban environments present unique storage challenges, and when it’s winter you’ve got even fewer options. Below are … [Read more…]

Why You Need to Own a Swift Folding Bike

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This article is directed at all the urban citizens making the tragic mistake of owning a traditional, non-folding bicycle. There have been many improvements made to bike design since the early 1800s, when bicycling as we know it became popular in Europe and the United States, yet the advent of the folding bike may be … [Read more…]

Xootrs in Iberia

Before starting our ten week trip to Spain and Portugal with our new Xootr bikes, we suffered serious anxiety over getting the bikes onto the airplane without paying for oversized luggage or a bike box. Second only to the airline concern was our worry over whether we would be able to use the bikes while … [Read more…]

Bikes Abroad – Europe’s Best Biking Cities

Copenhagen Unlike many larger European cities, Copenhagen has a very noticeable absence of automobiles. Instead, bikes – lots of bikes -flood the streets. Folding bikes, commuting bikes, and bikes of every description are in use by the fifty percent of Copenhagen inhabitants who commute by bicycle daily. In fact, Copenhagen has more bikes than inhabitants. … [Read more…]

5 Reasons You Should Try Cycling Tourism

Karl taking part in the bicycle culture in Copenhagen

Ever wanted to try cycling tourism? There are a lot of reasons why you should indulge, Why you should try cycling tourism! It’s Active How many of us fear gaining weight when we travel? Between the extra meals at restaurants, drinks and generally being in ‘relaxation mode’ it is easy to pack on a couple … [Read more…]

How to Fix a Folding Bike Chain

First, let me note that there is actually nothing special about fixing a folding bike chain. It’s the same as fixing a chain on any bike. As far as I know, there are few if any folding bicycles with special chains. Folding bike chain philosophy My philosophy is that you should replace your chain once per year. … [Read more…]