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Xootr Swift Folding Bicycle - Blue

by Xootr

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  • 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.)
  • Super stable, rigid TrusFold frame system
  • Fastest folding time. You can fold the Swift in 5-10 seconds.
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Product Description

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.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 24 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 30 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Item model number: swift-blue-L
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,380,889 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

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It folds pretty darn conveniently narrow.
Matthew J. Lau
Popping the handle-bars off takes only seconds, with the seat post and handle bars out, this bike will fit in almost any car.
J. Zanghi
Many folding bikes cut the crosstube in half seriously undermining the structure at what seems like a critical point.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Matthew J. Lau on May 7, 2009
I bought my Xootr Swift two years ago, and it's been a very fun, fast, useful ride since.

First, the weaknesses:
It's a big bulky fold. Think Smoothhound squashed in half--or twice the size of a folded Strida. It's an elegant, fast fold (6 seconds for me)--but it's not small.
It's rigid. No energy is lost from the rider to the road. On the crappy SF streets (ahem, Mr Newsom), you can really feel every bump. That being said, it's much smoother a ride than a Dahon TT pro, and it's cheaper.

Now, it's strengths:
It's a great ride. It's very similar to a Bike Friday Pocket Rocket in ride, but much cheaper.
It's light (mine's 22 lbs, heavier than stock). It accelerates great. A gentleman named Jur has made his bike under 18 lbs.
It uses standard parts, and it's almost infinitely customizeable (can't be made a recumbent). You can put almost anything on it, from BMX parts, to weight weenie roadie gear, to old Suntour shifters.
It begs to have drop bars. In the stock configuration, I've dropped roadies and followed messengers (albeit for a short period of time) wearing business casual, a murse, and some loafers.
It folds pretty darn conveniently narrow. It's big, which is bad for MUNI, but it's easy to slip between things when you're storing it at home.
Lastly, it's the most elegant locking system that I've seen in a folder. The dynamic joint acts as a static system when it's in place, and is braced against the seatpost in one unit.

All in all, this is a great bike if you have decent roads.
If your roads suck, you may consider a Birdy or a Pacific Reach.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Tim on March 13, 2012
This bicycle has been my primary transportation for the past 4 years. I have been riding bikes for 55 years, mostly commuting (school, work, store, etc) and have owned around 15 bikes (road, all terrain, recumbent, single speed). This is my all time favorite; in fact, this is the first time I have 8500 miles on a bike and am not hankering for a new one.

With a few personal modifications (headset changes, new seat, better tires, pedal modifications), I find this to be a great all round bike: quick, maneuverable, fun to ride, easy storage, easy transport without a rack, etc. It is not the smallest fold, but has worked in all settings I have needed it: sits in the corner of my office, fits in all trunks I have tried to put it in, and rides on our local trolleys well (have not tried busses).

Virtually everything on it is readily available in a local bike store, should it need work or changes. For example, I recently replaced the front gear ring, chain, and rear cluster due to wear (common on all bikes after so many miles). The company is A-1 and stands by their product (when I had a problem with a frame quick release, they were ready to send me a new frame at no charge if needed). The aluminum frame never rusts (a big plus living here by the seashore).

I am smaller than average in stature (5' 6", 130 pounds) and cannot speak for how the bike will ride for larger folks. You will have to rely on other reviews for that information.

This style of bike may not work for everyone, but I consider this bike to be one of the best purchases I have ever made.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Frankie Lai on September 27, 2009
Firstly, I didn't purchase from Amazon. However, this was such a good product that I thought to share my views with others.

I am not living in USA, and was able to find an official distributor for XOOTR where I live. The price was very fair based on XOOTR's USA list price.

To quickly summarise, this is a very nice riding bike. You can easily search for many reviews online, and provided you can live with its negatives, this bike is a great folding bike.

The biggest and significant negative to XOOTR Swift is the folded size. If you want something that can fold into really small package, look elsewhere.

I would consider next significant negative to be its price. It's not cheap. If you want an economical folding bike, look elsewhere. For this price, you can actually 2 budget variants of folded bikes that you can find just about anywhere.

So, If you can live with above 2 mentioned negatives, there's really nothing else to complain about. In fact, because of the 2 points above, I gave the XOOTR Swift a 4 out of 5.

I do like the weight. It can be easily handled (ie, folding and lifting for storage or into car), even for petite ladies. It does feel stable (albeit slightly) compare with other folders with 20" wheels. The folding mechanism is very straight forward.

I did purchase the Thudbuster seat post. Again, you're spending more, but I think it's a worthwhile upgrade.

I've only just got delivery of this bike for a few days, and hasn't had long ride to give more comments. I'll update this review when I've spent more time on the road.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Donal Fagan on August 2, 2010
I bought my Swift about five years ago for a four mile suburban commute, stashing it under my desk at work. It was great for that purpose - a nice solid bike that a large man could ride aggressively. A few years ago I moved to the city, and began folding it to take on the light rail. Folding bikes aren't required on light rail (unlike MARC), but it's nice to take up less space when it gets crowded. Once I replaced the tires with Schwalbe Marathons, the bike was ready for city streets.

But disaster struck. The (original) Swift folded and unfolded by sliding the seat post into adjoining frame tubes, but it was a tight fit and there was no visual clue to tell you when the seat post connection was deep enough. The lubricant on the seatpost began to deplete. I was in a rush off the light rail, and I must not have pushed it deep enough, so the bike unfolded out from under me. The back half of the frame was ruined and I sprained and mildly fractured my wrist.

I emailed Xootr, and they sent me a new frame under warranty - and a longer seatpost. With their newer frame, the seatpost slides more easily and has two toggle clamps. The frame tubes that receive the seatpost are a noticeably thicker gauge, too.

In the last year, I began taking light rail in to avoid sweating, but riding the Swift the nine miles home.

Update Feb 2014: Rode ten miles to and from work all last summer. Was squeezed over and knocked down by an MTA bus late in the season, broke my hand. Swift mostly held up, but I had the rear cluster and derailleur replaced. Replaced stock saddle with SR Dardo. Added front derailleur kit, which isn't exactly as described on the website, but does work.
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