Swobo Otis. Available at Bike Rack for $650.

There’s a lot online about this bike and Swobo generally:

Competitive Cyclist – a well-written review.

Dirt Rag Magazine’s review.

Bicycling Magazine: Otis makes its “commute in style” feature.

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, 18, 20, 22″, 16.5″ step-through)
Color: Matte Black
Handlebar: Alloy, 30mm rise
Brakes: SRAM iMotion coaster rear; Avid BB5 mechanical disc front
Crankset: Truvativ Isoflow, 38T w/ CNC alloy guard
Chain: KMC
Cassette: SRAM 19T
Hubs: SRAM iMotion 3 rear; Swobo fr. w/ locking Q/R
Rims: Alex 36 hole
Tires: Kenda Kwest, 26 x 1.5, puncture resistant
Shifters: SRAM iMotion 3-speed twist shifter
Saddle: Swobo, w/ custom bottle opener
Pedals: Wellgo, 1-piece aluminum body
Rack & fender eyelets (fenders apparently not included, although the step-through version is pictured w/ fenders)


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

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  1. Anonymous

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    without a lot of extra $$$ spent on new components (wheels, pedals, seat, shimano internal hub) you don't have much of a bike here.

    that said, i've put >6k in strictly urban riding (with the good components) and have found the bike to be more than adequate. but why spend 50% of the retail price on components that actually make the bike work?

    swobo customer service folks aren't very helpful/nice either.

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