At first glance, you can tell that the Swift is no ordinary folding bike. The bike has higher end components than other folding bikes.
I has a SRAM 5.0 8 speed Grift Shifter
and a SRAM 4.0 Rear Derailleur.
First thing I noticed was how smooth the shifting is, no click-clack, click-clack just a click from the Grip shift.
I rode the Swift thru some rolling hills, the bike was very stable at fast speeds, I felt confident pedaling fast on the downhills.
When it came to the uphills, well, it was a different story. The bike has a gearing of 52tX28t as your ‘granny gears’, being out of shape, I really huffed and puffed thru the steeper sections of the uphills.
My first impression is that this bike is really a high performance bike that folds.
I really enjoyed pedaling fast on this bike, I loved the handling and the convenience that this bike offers.