Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Swobo Folsom

Swobo Folsom. This 1-speed coaster bike is available at Bike Rack for $450.

There's a lot online about Folsom and Swobo generally:

Cool Hunting Review and interview with Swobo's Tim Parr.

More about Swobo:

Mtbr: The Swobo Story.

Crooked Cog podcast: An interview with Swobo's Tim Parr.

2008 Specs:

Frame: 7005 butted aluminum (sizes: 16, 20")
Color: Matte Gray
Handlebar: Alloy, 4" rise
Brakes: Shimano coaster rear
Crankset: Truvativ Isoflow, 42T w/ CNC alloy guard
Chain: KMC
Cassette: Shimano 18T
Hubs: Shimano coaster rear; Swobo fr. nutted (not Q/R)
Rims: Alex 36 hole
Tires: Kenda K-RAD, 26 x 1.95
Saddle: Swobo, w/ custom bottle opener
Pedals: Wellgo, 1-piece aluminum body
Rack & fender eyelets (fenders/rack not included)

If you have any feedback on the Swobo Folsom, please leave a comment.

1 comment:

Mike Wendt said...

This is a badass bike. Cross between that old BMX you used to love, a light single speed mountain bike and a cruiser (because of the coaster brake) Gear ratio is great for haulin ass around town or even light climbing. This bike is a blast to ride. Only adjustments I've made are adding a BMX stem and hadlebars for a more upright ride.