I'm facing a bit of a dilemma, and I'd appreciate some input.
Now, I know what I'm about to say is sacralidge, but I've got too many bikes. I'm preparing myself to have a clearout, and the Swift is on the endangered list.
Here's the problem. I don't commute anymore. I'm a stay at home dad so the cycling is now done purely for personal enjoyment / fitness. During the week, I'm stuck churning away on the turbo trainer mounted to my trusty Giant SCR. On the weekend I do an early morning ride bombing about the Scottish countryside on the same bike. The Swift is just sitting. Why ? Mostly because I've kitted out the Giant with 105 10speed and some lovely wheels with Hope mono hubs shod with 25mm Vredestein Tricomps. The thing just glides down hills, and seems to coast forever...
The Swift is pretty much stock except for I've mounted Schwalbe Kojaks, a lighter saddle, and bullhorn bars with bar-end shifters.
I'm not sure if it's the wheel spec or the difference in tyre width, but the Swift feels more sluggish than the Giant. The overall weight between the bikes is pretty similar. As is my comfort on both bikes.
Still, I'm looking for a reason to keep the Swift over the Giant. I do like the versatility of the fold, clearance for wider tyres, ability to go fixed if I want, etc. The upcoming front derailleur mount helps too. I'm wondering if I invest in some nicer wheels if the Swift will achieve similar efficiency as my Giant. Just how low-end are the stock Swift wheels? If I can get this bit sorted, and If a front derailleur mount is actually shows up, I'd move the 105 stuff over to the swift, and lose the Giant instead.