After almost five years away from carbon due to various reasons...mostly cost, I'm back on a carbon frame. I spent several months, maybe a year, keeping tabs on this brand Swift Carbon, reading and watching all that I could as it came available. It's not a Cervelo, BMC, Colnago, etc, but the owner, design, and having NOT to pay for the huge marketing and pro sponsorship meant I could probably get one a little cheaper than the others.
As soon as a U.S distributor came available I made the needed bike adjustments in the garage and had one ordered. Pretty impressed with the design and finish. Getting it built with new Red22, current wheels, and some old left over parts would mean its not totally "weenied" out, but the plan is to get there as the funds allow. Hope you enjoy something a little less commonFrame: (Sm) 53.7cm eff TT= 950g w/hanger, collar, cage boltsFork: 390g uncutSeatpost: 210g 350mm (not usedBrakes: 227g w/reynolds blue padsSRAM Red 22KMC x11sl gold chainLook Keo maxRitchey WCS 120mm stemRitchey WCS alloy barTune 70/170 hubsReynolds MV32T rimsChallenge TubularsSLR Kit Carbino SaddleEnve 27.2 postFSA stock headset & expander*And for the most surprise of the build, the weight was verified 3 times5,490g
*future plans include New Ultimate bar, stem, seatpost, Aican cables/housing, Ultrastar expander, Ti pedals maybe bring the weight down another 150-175g.The rest of the components we're not weighed due to time and Red22 weights have been posted
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