FRAME:  41" wheelbase, 72° head and seat tube angles, 24.5" standover height—accommodates riders from 5'2" to 6'4" (special order seatpost and stem sizes available). Fabricated of oversized aluminum straight gauge tubing, tig welded, black paint is standard.

Each bike is built to order on the standard frame. Here is a popular combination:

WHEELS: 20" X 1.5" Sun CR-18 aluminum alloy rims with DT stainless spokes, handbuilt and trued, using Shimano’s Alfine 8 speed internally geared hub (derailleur and single speed setups are also available), Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires.

COMPONENTS: Sram S300 crankset and bottom bracket, Ritchey Logic headset, Avid brakes and levers, Kalloy handlebars and stem, Velo saddle.

PRICE: $750 and up, $1350 as described.

WEIGHT: 26 lbs (varies between 21 and 28 lbs, depending on component selection).  We can accommodate your needs, from a lightweight single speed commuter to a 27 speed touring bike.

OPTIONS: Custom colors, racks, fenders, and fabric carrying bags are all available at additional charge.

WARRANTY: lifetime on the frame, 1 year on components. 

Four examples of recently sold Swifts

Local Stores:


Our authorized Sales and Service dealer. New (and occasionally used) Swift frames assembled with recycled components, built by student interns. RAB has black Xootr-spec bikes, built in Brooklyn, for $720.


The folding bike specialists of NYC. Xootr/Swifts, Swift folders, and many other folding bikes in stock. Bfold usually stocks nicely equipped 8 spd. Alfine internals at around $1500. 

Custom orders:


Design Mobility, Inc.

280 Nevins St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

(visits by appointment only, correspondence welcome anytime)

Ready to Ship:


Mass-produced Xootr/Swifts and scooters.

The Original Source:

Human Powered Machines

Home of the original built-to-order steel framed Swifts.

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