I'm considering the Cadenza (actually, I've already ordered it, but can cancel), but this discussion has interested me in the Swift instead. I am brand new to folding bikes. Haven't ridden in years. I commuted in grad school nearly 30 years ago on a light weight 700c road bike and loved it.
I take a month or two off every year to fart around in BC on a 36' sailboat and want something to get around on in the islands. I'm usually at anchor, so I anticipate putting the bike in an inflatable dinghy to get to shore. Light weight and compact stow size are very important, but riding ease is important as well. I've never done the mountain bike thing because I assumed I would be very disappointed in the increased effort of peddling, having been used to a true road bike.
So... I thought the Cadenza with its nearly full size wheels would be the thing. But this discussion has me leaning toward the Swift. If it is just as easy to push and is more compact and sets up easier AND has better overall quality, than it's a natural.