Xootr Swift 8-speed 20" - SOLD

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Xootr Swift 8-speed 20" - SOLD

Postby matthewn5 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:34 pm

Selling our Xootr Swift folder, 8-speed Sram drive train, flat bars.

We've had this for about 2 or 3 years and it is a great, lightweight folding bike. The key thing about the Xootr Swift is that it's a great compact bike first, and that it folds second. It weighs about 10kg all up in standard trim, without mudguards, so this feels like a pretty light bike. It's great fun to ride and it's fast through traffic, leaving many larger bikes in its wake. It's short and can be stored in places that normal bikes don't.

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Photos of the bike:

https://picasaweb.google.com/drmatthewhardy/XootrSwift

Condition:

This bike is in excellent condition, with a few small scratches and marks only from normal use. It has always been kept inside at home and at work. It has nearly-new Kenda Kwest (love the name) narrow tyres replacing the original tyres. The Sram drive train is slick and effective, and the 8 speed cassette gives a perfect range of gears for use around town or a further afield. We fitted SKS mudguards - very hard to find - but it's barely ever been ridden in the wet. It's a fast and smooth ride that rivals my Ridgeback Flight 700c hybrid in speed and agility.

Should you wish to customise, the great thing is that nearly everything is pretty much standard fitting, so you are not tied in to proprietary parts like so many other folders.

The Xootr Swift sells new at £660 so we are looking for sensible offers.

Reluctant sale - these are great bikes and as rare second hand - but I'm building another new bike and we just don't have room for this one in the flat any more. I'm an LCC and CTC member.

Photos are at https://picasaweb.google.com/drmatthewhardy/XootrSwift

Full details:

http://www.xootr.com/folding-bicycle.html
http://www.skootuk.com/Xootr_Swift_Folding_Bike/p570109_3921330.aspx
http://www.foldingbikes.co.uk/xootr_swift.htm

Specification: (all from Xootr)

Frame. 6061-T6 custom-profiled aluminum tubing, TIG welded. Patented TrusFold system for maximum frame rigidity. Horizontal dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger. CroMoly straight taper fork.

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Dropout dimensions. The 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 ons". The rear dropout has 2 tapped holes for M5 fasteners, which are for racks, fenders, etc. We insert two fasteners in there for aesthetic reasons, shown at left. The front dropouts also have M5 holes for fender mounting.

Wheels. Aluminum box-section rims, 36H, with spoke eyelets and machined sidewalls; 2mm stainless steel spokes; Quando CNC machined hubs with sealed bearings. Kenda Kwest 20 x 1.5 65psi tire with schrader valve tube. [NOTE - standard tyres have been replaced with 20 x 1.25 (32-406)]

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Drivetrain. SRAM 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.

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Pedals. Wellgo LU-964, aluminum alloy cage and body, Cro-Mo spindle, 344 grams/pair, toe clip mountable.

Brakes. Tektro Quartz MT-14 V-Brake and Tektro 325A levers.

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Handlebar. 500mm width aluminum alloy with SRAM rubber grips.

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Stem. 60mm x 5 degree single-piece forged stem.

Seat. Velo VLG-3029 Plush Comfort with Ozone. [This is a mid-width recreational saddle. Sportier riders may wish to replace with a narrow racing saddle.]

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Seat Post. 6061-T6 aluminum; 515mm 34.0mm

I look forward to hearing from you.
matthewn5
 
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