The Swoop 200 comes in three sizes – 16”/18”/20” and three specification packages starting with the Swoop 8.0 rising through the 9.0 to the top of the range 10.0, the bike we’d highly recommend with the superb performance of the Fox 40 RC2, Magura MT7 and DT Swiss FR 1950 wheelset in particular helping its cause.
Its in the geometry numbers however that we find one of the biggest strengths of the Swoop. Take a look at at the reach figures on this bike. For example the 20” bike at 469mm reach makes it one of the largest downhill bikes on the market, with only bikes such as the XL Canyon Sender longer at 480mm. Many riders might want to consider the 18” version of this bike as well as it is still the equivalent of many size large bikes. We are not saying reach is the be all and end all of bike fit but it’s a good starting point. So this bike is already out of the blocks sharpish.
“The Swoop is a very easy to ride bike”
The effect that the sizing has on track is noticeable. In big breakers the Radon has great composure that is partly the result of the space and balance, a bike that places the rider centrally in between the wheels. The Fox suspension still requires some careful time spent on setup but there’s certainly no strange traits in the suspension kinematic. The Swoop is a very easy bike to ride.