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Xootr Swift- converting it to a folding enduro roadie for my girlfriend

Old 02-03-21, 01:11 PM
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What's a good aero bar?

Currently, I have some older Deore stuff on my swift, and Nitto 165 mm cranks.
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Old 02-03-21, 01:13 PM
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Btw, are those PG3 ergon grips? Or GP1?
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Old 02-03-21, 03:28 PM
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Ergon GP3s. I find them useful and quite comfortable.
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Old 02-03-21, 04:06 PM
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I'm going with Falconista's idea.

Just need to figure out the flatbar now.
Ordered some Ergon GF3's, and a used set of Profile Design Carbon Strike Aero bars.
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Old 02-04-21, 03:55 AM
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BTW I didn't really mean to recommend the aero bars solution and I would hate for your girlfriend to have an accident. It did work (from an aero view) but I must also say that it didn't feel very safe for normal road usage. Its very twitchy (possibly because of your weight moving further over the front wheel and its geometry) and you are a long way from the brakes...

A better solution may be to move the flat bar forward slightly?
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Its very twitchy (possibly because of your weight moving further over the front wheel and its geometry) and you are a long way from the brakes...
nothing about your weight, it s the small rake (distance between the projected fork/frame hinge and the front wheel hub center)
the bigger the more stable.
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Old 02-04-21, 05:49 PM
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Here's what I did with a similar idea...







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Here's a couple pics of my xootr with VO Milan bars, Ergon Trips and a Brompton one piece 54 tooth chain ring. I fitted a different cassette with a low of 34 teeth and the twist shifter didn't work so I replaced it with an old friction shifter that works well and doesn't take a lot of handlebar room. SPDs as well and a much longer stem . The bag on the bars is a VO Baguette bag.
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Hung one just last week.
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Hung one just last week.
Come to Vancouver BC, I'll bring the rope and lots of it...
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Update: I did a test ride monday night and yesterday.
With all the excess crap (rack, double kickstand, north bars, etc) stripped off, this bike seriously sings!
I went with the smallest stem, 500 mm chromoly nito bars, ergon gp3....and stuck some used Profile Design carbon aero bars in front.
The cockpit is a bit small, but I've set it for my girlfriend.

As for the aero bars...personally, I don't like it on this bike because it's very twitchy....but it's best for my girlfriend to try it and make the call.....
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With all the excess crap (rack, double kickstand, north bars, etc) stripped off, this bike seriously sings!
I went with the smallest stem, 500 mm chromoly nito bars, ergon gp3....and stuck some used Profile Design carbon aero bars in front.
I have noticed this as a general principal in life

Anyway, I hope she likes it!
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Old 02-22-21, 12:57 PM
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Update: she loves the bike.

While I'm not a huge fan of aero grips on the Swift, she loves it....a ton.
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Update: she loves the bike.

While I'm not a huge fan of aero grips on the Swift, she loves it....a ton.
well that is great news, you musty be over the moon as well
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Old 02-24-21, 11:32 AM
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well that is great news, you musty be over the moon as well
I am...although realistically, I think she'll forget that she has the bike in her trunk for a few weeks....

Thanks everybody!

-Matt

ps. If we ever do get married, I'm getting my Swift back and turning it into an e-bike.
I'll commission a Pocket Rocket Pro for her.
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Old 06-18-21, 10:22 AM
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Relationship didn't work out.

However, the bike is still pretty great.
I took off the aero bars (very twitchy).
In the future, I'll probably change the grips to a large size instead of small.
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