Part 1: Who is Swift Carbon and what is the Aeronaut?
Part 2: A detailed look at the bike.
Part 3: TriBomb Bottom Line
In Part 2 of our Swift Carbon feature, we'll run down a few of the features of the new UCI legal time trial flagship of this relatively new bike brand.
Overall a nice looking bike, the black and white color combination is always a classic combo that's hard to beat. There's definitely no doubt what brand you're riding with this bike.
Not much for the wind to see of the Aeronaut head on, nice and clean with minimal cable exposure.
Big beefy chainstays are in keeping with the overall, big on the bottom, small up top, design of this bike for applying maximum power to the road.
The integrated fork crown and down tube.
The seat stays of the Aeronaut have a bit of a curve along with a tapered profile
One area of concern for us, in the "flex factor" department is in this area of the bike. By narrowing the top tube joint with the seat post, Swift is able to cleanly integrate their seat post clamp. But, this area seems like it could be a high stress area during certain situations.
Cable routing is pretty clean up front. Our bike is a pre-production bike, so we were told this area has been cleaned up a bit from what is pictured.
A solid base for pedal power the Aeronaut gets a BB30 bottom bracket.
A nice look at the internal cable routing entry of the Aeronaut bars.
Not as slippery as the integrated front brake solutions, but it does align pretty well with the frame and the debate is still out there as to whether this turbulent area benefits from a hidden front brake.
The curved seat tube, not as drastic as some we've tested, but shields the rear wheel with an ample amount of material.
The rear brake is perched out back in its normal location, we'd like to see it moved to a little more concealed location to clean the whole rear end of the bike up.
A view of the Swift front end which is 42cm in width and hits the scales at 600g. The Swift bars are nice and the bend of the extensions come up to a comfortable position. The biggest drawback to this semi-integrated front end design in our opinion is its overall lack of adjustability.
Not the most adjustable front end we've come across.
The nice looking profile of the Swift bars.
A good look at the 2 position seat post.
The front brake resides in the traditional position.
The Aeronaut features horizontal dropouts.
Not specific to the Aeronaut, but the look of the all black SRAM Red crank is just sweet.
The single bottle cage mount on the down tube
Below is the geometry and recommended sizing for the Swift Aeronaut.
Next Up. Part 3: TriBomb Bottom Line
Next up, we will give you some interesting facts and our final thoughts on the Swift Aeronaut..