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Folding Bike Component SpecificationsWe have worked really hard to make the hard choices for you. The Swift comes in one basic configuration, which is going to work really well for the vast majority of riders. We do not see the point in making you choose components down to the spoke nipples. There is pretty much a right answer on most of the component choices, and we believe we have found it. Having said that, the Swift is the most readily configured folder out there, so you can easily swap out seats, pedals, tires, headsets, pretty much anything. We adhere quite dogmatically to industry standards. You will not find a lot of whacky parts on this bike.
Frame6061-T6 custom-profiled aluminum tubing, TIG welded. Patented TrusFold system for maximum frame rigidity. Horizontal dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger. CroMoly straight taper fork.
Dropout dimensionsThe rear dropout has horizontal slots so it can accommodate a single-speed or internal-gear hub as well as a hub with a cassette/derailleur. It is spaced at 132.5mm so it can be compressed slightly for 130mm hubs or spread slightly for 135mm hubs. This means is fits pretty much any standard road, mountain or hybrid hub in common use.
Braze-onsThe rear dropout has 2 pair (4 total) of tapped holes for M5 fasteners, which are for racks, fenders, etc. We insert fasteners in there for aesthetic reasons. The front dropouts also have 1 pair (2 total) of M5 holes for fender or rack mounting.
WheelsAluminum box-section rims, 36H, with spoke eyelets and machined sidewalls; 14G x 2mm stainless steel spokes with 3X pattern; Quando CNC machined hubs with sealed bearings. Kenda Kwest 20 x 1.5 65 psi tire with schrader valve tube.
DrivetrainSRAM SX 5 grip shifter; SRAM SX 4 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 60rpm pedal cadence||Speed at 100rpm 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)|
PedalsWellgo LU-964, aluminum alloy cage and body, Cro-Mo spindle, 344 grams/pair, toe clip mountable. Folding pedals are available.
BrakesTektro M710 V-Brake and Tektro 325A levers.
Handlebar500mm width x 6D aluminum alloy with SRAM rubber grips.
Stem60mm x 35D single-piece forged stem. (100mm x 25D stem swapped in for tall riders and 60mm x 5D stem swapped for short riders.) CroMoly stem riser (250mmL) with braze-ons for a standard water bottle cage (not shown). (See frame geometry for details on dimensions.)
Note: Shown is old Sram 5 grip shifter with 60mm x 5D stem.
SeatVelo VLG-3029 Plush Comfort with Ozone. (This is a mid-width recreation saddle. Sport riders may wish to swap in a narrow racing saddle.)
Post6061-T6 aluminum; 515mm 34.0mm; microadjust clamp (3" cut for small riders and longer seat posts installed for taller riders at the factory or dealer).
Weight11.3 kgs (25 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 rugged 65 psi 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.