Singular swift…….should I get one ?
If you have a search >>> there are a load of threads about how good the Swifts are 🙂
I have recently built up a large (Im 6’3”) and it fits like a glove.
I seen a few with the Niner and they look good – same AtoC too.
However the steel forks are very forgiving. 😉
All in I am very happy, plus Sam is a gent to deal with.Posted 7 years agoclubberMember
I’d say yes 🙂
Niner carbon forks are lovely but IMO only look right on the Niner Air. The standard Swift forks are brilliant as far as rigids go – quite noticeable (visually!) flex to absord bumps – if I had gone rigid on mine, I’d have had them on no question.Posted 7 years agosingletracksurferSubscriber
6’2 here and got large Swift. Great bikes. Got a niner fork on mine (because it came with the bike) and was going to put the original forks back on. I don’t think they look too bad and they are great, but may sell the niner forks as i’ve got the original swift forks too and wanted an original and more classic look.Posted 7 years agoslowjoMember
Buy a Swift, you’ll not regret it.
Go on, go on, go on, you know you want to.
I’m a shade under 6ft 4ins and have an XL. I have a rigid Swift n 1×9 format. In the shed I also have a very nice SC Superlight. The Swift is the bike of choice every time unless I know it is going to be very gnarly or a very long ride (4 to 5 hours plus).Posted 7 years ago
I certainly think you should get one, but then I would 🙂 Always happy to hear people liking their bikes though. I quite like the look with the carbon fork. Works better with a black DT decal. They do ride really nicely and save about 500g over the stock fork.Posted 7 years agoSTATOMember
Black graphics? where when how! me want!
Anyway, yes they are very nice bikes, super smooth and seem to roll over anything. There are downsides tho, the standover is very high i find, way more than my similiar length 26″ bike. Also the headtube is just too long, ive had about 5 handlebar set-ups on mine to get it comfortable but i just can get the bars low enough, compared to my 26″ bike they are about 3″ higher! feels like im riding a shopper sometimes. Best i tried was a fliped high ride stem and flat bar, so the bars were below the top of the headset, however due to the steep headangle when my manitous dived through there travel (which they do a lot) you got launched over the front. Set it up with high riser bars now, short stem and 1×9 rather than SS, so more of a fun bike than long slogger, see how it fares this weekend.Posted 7 years agoBimblerMember
Anyway, yes they are very nice bikes, super smooth and seem to roll over anything. There are downsides tho, the standover is very high i find, way more than my similiar length 26″ bike. Also the headtube is just too long, ive had about 5 handlebar set-ups on mine to get it comfortable but i just can get the bars low enough, compared to my 26″ bike they are about 3″ higher! feels like im riding a shopper sometimes.
Buy a smaller frame?Posted 7 years agoSTATOMember
Bimbler – the singular I have is the same length as my 26″ bike. If I bought a smaller size the bars would still be 2″ higher and I’d have to run a 130mm+ stem. If you look at photons of them every one has the bars higher than the saddle, something you hardly see on 26″ bike. Intact, look at other 29ers, they almost all have short headtubes.Posted 7 years ago
Do the new Swifts come with the Black decals now Sam?
No, though they can be purchased separately (or at least will be able to once Gil gets back from NZ).
weight of the Niner equipped one above….. ;o)
I’ll throw it on the scale for you tomorrow, but I expect around 22lbs. Could definitely be lighter than what it is – WI cranks, heavy bars, post, saddle, hubs, spokes etc.Posted 7 years ago
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