Think youll have a more forgiving ride/frame with the BF, it being steel and less rigid than the Swift. But that may be a negative for you. Folded size will be better with the BF, as the swift doesnt get as small without unbolting the rear triangle. Lifetime warranties both, possibly easier to tour with BF as more brazeons and accessories for this available from them. Swift is cheaper as you know. Gearing out of the box better with BF, think someone says aftermarket front derailleur mount exists for Swift, of course this option would be standard with BF. Tire clearance could be similar for both. I cant remember - does swift have water bottle mounts? BF will have 2. Depending on your size, top tube length for Swift may or may not suit you. Different sizes for BF. Seat post wont be an issue with either unless youre > 2m.
Last edited by JimBeans83; 07-11-11 at 03:05 AM.