Swift Attack G2 review

Ben Smith got to grips with the Swift Attack G2, and liked it so much he didn't want to give it back

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A classy looker and a great performer is how I would summarise the Swift Attack G2. It is as comfortable an all-day sportive machine as you will find for the money and comes with a solid specification that puts no-nonsense performance before flashy labels. I really enjoyed riding it and felt fresher after long rides than I had any right to given my current lack of fitness. Much as I’ve praised the bike for its comfort and relaxed ride characteristics, it has also held it’s own on the cut-and-thrust of a Cycling Weekly lunchtime ride, as close as it came to being raced. It may not have the immediacy of response that stiffer, sharper race bikes have but it’s no slouch either and can be sprinted up short hills and take on the dash for the 30mph sign with the best of them. As a £2k do-it-all bike this is one of the best.

Reasons to buy
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    Quality frame with decent spec

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    Super-comfortable ride

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    Great value

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    I had to give it back

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Fresh out of South Africa, Swift Carbon is a relative newbie to the world of bicycle production, having only been around since 2008.

Looking at the smooth lines and classy finish of this Attack G2 — the company’s top-end sportive-ready, ride all day frameset — you’d swear it had been around a lot longer.

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Jack Elton-Walters hails from the Isle of Wight, and would be quick to tell anyone that it's his favourite place to ride. He has covered a varied range of topics for Cycling Weekly, producing articles focusing on tech, professional racing and cycling culture. He moved on to work for Cyclist Magazine in 2017 where he stayed for four years until going freelance. He now returns to Cycling Weekly from time-to-time to cover racing, review cycling gear and write longer features for print and online.