Xootr Swift folding bike
With its unique "TrusFold" vertical fold, the Xootr Swift doesn't fold as compactly as many folding bikes on the market but it makes up for that fact in ride quality. Originally designed over a decade ago by Peter Reich of Design Mobility Inc. and licensed to Xootr, the bike has become quite popular with urban commuters due its solid, quick and nimble ride characteristics. The 8-speed SRAM drive-train provides enough gearing range to zip around most urban terrains with aplomb. If internal gear hubs are desired, the bike does have horizontal rear dropouts to accommodate the change-over. The Xootr Swift is a fun to ride, reasonably priced folder that will provide years of enjoyment.