The upstream swimmers at Swobo surprised everyone by launching three bike models in 2007, and this year promises more of the same. We recently picked up a Novak for test at their Sausalito, California headquarters.
The steel 700c-wheeled three speed roadster is spartan like the rest of the bike line, with SRAM's I-Motion internal gearing. Optional Planet Bike fenders and Swobo basket adorn our 60cm sample, on loan from Swobo owner Tim Parr.
Unique features include an integrated seatpost LED light, locking bolt-on quick release front skewer, chainguard, and ultra-longreach Tektro brake calipers.
Look for a full review of the US$699/£499 Swobo Novak on BikeRadar in the coming months.