Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Westwood MA (just south of Boston)
Bikes: 2009 Trek Soho
better folder than Xootr for Clyde who wants to take it on a plane?
hi, I'm pretty close to springing for a Xootr Swift but want to do a reality check first.
main use is that I go to a lot of conferences and end up renting bikes frequently. am in Eugene OR currently and am renting a Trek 1.2 for tomorrow, so there goes $40. if I do this 10x in the next year I'll've bought a bike! so I need something I can check as luggage.
also, I'm big. I asked the Swift folks and they said they can handle a 260-pound rider, which is pretty much where I am these days. I don't know of another folder that can carry that much weight, short of a custom build.
and I've read that it'll pack in a suitcase to check as luggage.
it seems to meet all of my needs. any reason to go a different route? (I may drop by the Bike Friday factory tomorrow while I'm in Eugene, but I don't think any of their non-custom stuff would work for me.)