2020 Radon Swoop – Slack, or Slacker, for Steep, or Steeper?

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German direct-to-consumer brand Radon launches its all new 2020 Radon Swoop, a 170mm travel 29er aimed at the enduro market.

Radon Swoop
Tan wall tyres!

The new Radon Swoop will be available in three models, starting at €2,999 and heading up to €4,499 for the top 10.0 HD model with all the Factory bling. All models share the same internally routed carbon front triangle and aluminium rear, coming with 29in wheels and clearance for up to 2.6in tyres. It’s a big travel beast with 170mm travel at the front, and 170mm in the rear. There’s an adjustable headset giving a choice of 63.5° or 65° head angle, to go with a seat-angle of 76°. Across three sizes – M/L/XL – you get 438mm chainstays.

Even in its steeper setting, it’s still slack, and the reach is long-ish – in line with a YT Jeffsy, and longer than a Cube Stereo 170. Slacken things off more with the adjustable head set, and things get really slack – something perhaps suited to big uplift days?

Radon Swoop
Radon Swoop
The bling 10.0 HD model

Radon Swoop Pricing and Models:

  • RADON SWOOP 9.0 – 2.999€
  • RADON SWOOP 10.0 – 3.999€
  • RADON SWOOP 10.0 HD – 4.499€

The base 9.0 model Radon Swoop comes with RockShox suspension and SRAM GX/NX Eagle drivetrain. Hopping up to 10.0 gets you Fox suspension and a Shimano SLX/XT groupset, while going all in on the 10.0 HD gets you Fox Factory suspension, SRAM GX/X01 Eagle drivetrain, and SRAM Code RSC brakes. Dropper posts step up across the range too, from the own brand Radon dropper on the 9.0 to the Fox Transfer Factory on the 10.0 HD. Claimed weights are 14.15 kg for the 9.0, 14.85 for the 10.0, and 12.65 for the 10.0 HD.

All Radon Swoop models are available to order now.

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