Swift Carbon Ultravox Ti review

We put the Swift Carbon Ultravox Ti through months of testing, and here's what we found

Cycling Weekly Verdict

I managed to get a lot of miles in on the Ultravox TI and it became a bike I just loved to ride. The frame is certainly one of the best around and aside from the slightly disappointing wheels, this bike manages to present both performance and comfort in one package. If you’re looking for a machine to take on any kind of event or terrain, or even to build up to your dream bike, then it’s hard to look past what Swift is offering with the Ultravox TI

Reasons to buy
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    Top level frame

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    Smooth, responsive cornering

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    Comfortable, all-round ride

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    Great groupset

Reasons to avoid
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    Wheels not at the same level as frame

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    Tyres detract from confident cornering

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    Frame deserves a higher spec

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Set up eight years by former pro Mark Blewett, Swift is not your typical bike brand, with Blewett based in his South African homeland while the company is not ashamed to have its headquarters in the Chinese city of Xiamen. But despite its relative youth, Swift has already begun to make waves in the pro ranks, with this being the bike of choice of NFTO last year, while the partnership with Aussie Pro Continental team Drapac Pro Cycling now in its second season.

Pre-test first impressions

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).