Yesterday was the first time I’ve taken the Swift down any of the more technical routes like Summer Lightning. The only thing better than doing it on a rigid SS is doing it at the same speed as I do on my 26er geared suspension bike because there was a group of riders on 6in AM rigs only a little way behind. Aside from a bit of fork rattle and running the tire pressure so low I felt the rims hit a few roots, the Swift handled Summer Lightning much better than I had expected. The short stem/wide bars and grippy tires did a great job through tight corners.
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