The Xootr Swift folding bicycle
is a great bicycle which happens to fold. The Xootr Swift is a real bike with classic frame angles and wheelbase. It rides like a real bike. For most people it can be your only bike. It happens to get quite compact
in about 10 seconds. This is very useful if you need to pop your bike in your car...or take it in an elevator...or carry it on a train. It will also pack into a standard suitcase
(e.g., a Samsonite hardshell suitcase) with about 15 minutes of your time, so you can take it with you when you travel. We have gone to great lengths to make the hard decisions for you. You need only provide us with some information about your size
and we will configure your Swift at the factory to meet your needs.
We are bicycle enthusiasts at Xootr and we ride the Swift folding bicycle for pretty much all uses except off-road mountain biking and road racing (and honestly, we've done some racing on a Swift as well). We commute by bicycle
all year on the Swift. We use the Swift for recreational riding. The Swift folding bicycle also makes an excellent family bicycle because it fits a wide variety of sizes.
The main advantages of Xootr Swift folding bicycles
over a conventional bike are:
- Fits in your car easily without a bicycle rack.
- Fits in the elevator, on the bus, or in the cubicle easily.
- Requires very little storage space in the house or apartment.
- Lighter than an equivalent conventional bicycle.
- More cargo space behind your seat because of the smaller wheels, which can be exploited with the use of the CrossRack bicycle rack system.
The main advantages of a Xootr Swift folding bicycle over other folders are:
- Rides like a real bike. The ride is essentially exactly like that of a standard "hybrid" bicycle.
- Light weight. We believe the Xootr Swift is one of the lightest folders under $750.
- Fastest folding time. You can fold the Swift in 5-10 seconds.
- Standard bicycle components. You can modify, upgrade, and repair the Xootr Swift folding bicycle with industry standard components including tires, tubes, pedals, cranks, chains, handlebars, stems, brakes, etc.
- Value. The Swift Folder is priced attractively relative to other high-quality folding bicycles.
- Service. The guys at our shop provide legendary customer service. Just shoot them an email or give them a call if you have questions or problems related to any Xootr product.
Let us save you some time. If you're looking for the tiniest little folding bike, one that will amaze your friends as you pull it out of it's tiny little pocket pouch, then the Swift is not for you. The Swift gets fairly compact, but it is designed to be first and foremost a great bike on the road, not to be the tiniest bike on the market when folded up.
In unusual cases, you may need something special. For example, a Swift can be configured with a fixed gear (if you don't know what this is, you definitely don't want to know...). Or, you may expect to do an extended bike tour in the Alps and need super low gearing. In this case, you can build up your own Swift with our frameset
or contact Peter at Design Mobility
and he can set you up with a custom Swift. For 98 percent of our customers, none of the arcane technical details is relevant...you're going to be quite happy with the configuration we've optimized for everyday commuting and recreational riding. Furthermore, almost every single part on a Swift adheres to common industry standards. This means that everything from the chain to the headset to the seat can be swapped out. This gives you a lot of flexibility to configure your Swift to meet the nuances of your personal preferences.
Competitive folding bicycles include the Brompton, Birdy, Bike Friday, and Dahon. The big advantage over the Brompton is ride quality and full-size bike geometry. The big advantage over the Bike Friday is quick folding and value. The big advantage over the Birdy is weight, quick folding, and value. We believe the Xootr Swift folding bicycle is the lightest weight folding bike under $800. The Xootr Swift folding bicycle can be configured with many different transmission options and is built around highly standard bicycle components.