The Xtracycle Edgerunner series has evolved and improved greatly in the last couple of years. First an improvement in frame design (see below) and then the release of the Swoop model.
The Xtracycle Edgerunner Swoop is the low stepover version of the popular Xtracycle Edgerunner. The Swoop has a step-over height of 18.5″ that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. I must note that this isn’t a true stand over as it is measured right in front of the seat tube but instead it is where you can step over but you’ll never stand over this area. If you are looking for minimum standover it is closer to 19.5-20″. Regardless of your height, the lower step over allows you to keep the bike standing proud as you step over the top tube. This is very important when you have a lot of cargo on the back, especially small humans. Why? Well, you don’t want to accidentally swing a leg over your saddle and kick one of them, and a cargo bike is heavy so you want to keep it as upright as possible so you don’t have to muscle the bike from tipping over.
Key Features of the Xtracycle Swoop Longtail Cargo Bike
All Chromoly frame: The EdgeRunner Swoop and Classic have frames made with all Chromoly steel, some earlier Xtracycle models and other competitors feature a combo of Chromoly and high-tensile steel (cheaper steel).
Universal sizing: Our frames come in universal sizing, which makes ordering easier and gives the bikes a wider range of fit. Earlier models had two different frame sizes: S/M and M/L. All frames for the ER Swoop and Classic are the same size and when you order your bike, you will get a fully adjustable seat post and handlebar stem to dial in the perfect fit. Our frames can comfortably fit riders ranging from 4’10” to 6’4”. An additional advantage of this innovative one-bike-fits-all sizing approach is that it’s super-easy to tweak and/or change out components later if you’re concerned about your fit setup.
Thru-axle front hub: The front wheel hub is now a thru-axle hub. Earlier models were quick-release front wheels. Thru-axle hubs offer a stiffer, stronger connection between the wheel and the fork, which helps with handling heavier loads on the bike. The thru-axle hub connects the wheel and fork in a way that makes the wheel much safer and far less likely for an axle to loosen. Thru-axle hubs are also lighter than quick-release wheel hubs.
Adjustable deck height: For riders who want to lower the deck height even further than the stock 23.5″, our V-racks can be cut down to accommodate a deck height of just 19.5″.
All Xtracycle Edgerunners come with WheelSkirts that is the minimum requirement for the safe riding of passengers on the FlightDeck, as they prevent passenger’s feet from getting caught up in the wheel. You can upgrade the bag system from there depending on your needs: carrying groceries, bulky items, etc.
KickBack 3: All Xtracycle Edgerunners come with the KickBack 3 center mounted kickstand as of 2019.
Sizing of the Xtracycle Edgerunner Swoop Longtail Cargo Bike
In the past Xtracycle had different frame sizes, now (as of 2018) they change sizing with different length seatpost and stems. The below sizing is for the current design. The EdgeRunner 24/27/30D, 11i and 8/9/10e all had different frame sizes.
|Swoop S||26″ to 30.4″||4’8″ to 5’7″|
|Swoop M||29.6″ to 34″||5’4″ to 6’3″|
|Swoop L||31.4″ to 35.8″||5’8″ to 6’7″|
Full Specifications of the Xtracycle Edgerunner Swoop Longtail Cargo Bike
The below spec has been provided by Xtracycle as of March 23, 2019. I would recommend looking at Xtracycle’s website for the latest information if you are looking to buy.
Frame: 100% Chromoly Steel
Fork: 100% Chromoly Steel
Front Brake: Shimano BR-M396 Hydraulic
Front Rotor: Shimano SM-RT54, 180mm
Rear Brake: Shimano BR-M396 Hydraulic
Rear Rotor: Shimano SM-RT54, 180mm
Brake: Levers Shimano BL-M396 Hydraulic
Headset: FSA Mallet
Handlebar: Xtracycle Comfort Handlebar
Stem: 60mm (Sm), 90mm (Med), or 120mm (Lrg) for Sizing
Grips: ERGON GP10-S-SD 30x130mm
Shifters: Shimano Acera SL-M3000 3×9 Speed Rapidfire Plus
Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera FD-T3000, Top Swing, Dual Pull
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera RD-M3000, 9 Speed Shadow Design
Crank: Shimano Acera FC-T3010, 170mm Octalink, 48x36x26T
Cassette: Shimano HG-200 11-34T
Chain: NOVE-91 – 9s
Front Hub: Shimano Deore XT HB-M8010 (15mm Thru Axle)
Rear Hub: Shimano Acera FH-M3050 (168mm QR)
Front Rim: 26″ Double-walled Alloy, 36H
Rear Rim: 20″ Double-walled Alloy, 36H
Spokes & Nipples: 14/15/14G Stainless, W/ FG2.3 Brass Nipples
Front Tire: Schwalbe Big Ben 26″x2.15 – Reflex
Rear Tire: Schwalbe Big Ben 20″x2.15 – Reflex
Seat Collar: 34.9mm Bolt-on Collar
Seat Post: 300mm (Sm), 400mm (Med), or 450 mm (Lrg) for Sizing
Saddle: Xtracycle Comfort Saddle
Included: KickBack 3 (Now included as of January 2019), WheelSkirts, Pedals
Weight: 45 Pounds
Available Xtracycle Edgerunner Swoop Accessories
Xtracycle has a very wide selection of Edgerunner accessories. I plan on doing an in-depth article on this shortly. If you have questions before then please contact me. For now, visit Xtracycle’s site.
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