Pauls Totally Biased Recumbent Website
Paul's Totally Biased Recumbent Website


Why I Chose a Swift

MR Components Chief Engineer, Mr. Michael Rogan has been designing and building recumbent vehicles for more than ten years.

Each model is tested and trialled and complies with the dimensional specifications for RACV Energy Breakthrough and Australian Pedal Prix vehicles and are regular winners at these events

Standard features

  • Two bidon (water bottle) mounts
  • Adjustable headrest which doubles as tool bag.
  • Safety flag
  • Quick release wheels
  • Sealed cartridge bearing alloy hubs (36hole)
  • Webbing seat
  • Adjustable steering stop
  • Horn
  • V brakes
  • Mirror
  • Dimensions
  • Track Width: 630 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1000 mm
  • Turning circle: 3.8 m
  • Overall length: 1800 mm
  • Weight approx: 16kg

Swift Standard

  • 14 speed
  • Lhr tyres
  • 11-28 cassette

Swift Touring

  • 21 speed
  • Tioga tyres
  • 11-28 cassette
  • 54-40-30 chainwheel

Every vehicle is road tested for perfect adjustment

Michael creatively combines light weight with practicality and affordability. Other manufacturers now copy his 'all-in-one' steering. No doubt they'll copy his tool-bag headrest and anti-slap chain designs too!

Construction of standard models is with zinc plated high tensile steel. This gives superb corrosion resistance, economical construction costs and light weight. The final finish is abrasion resistant powder coating.

Seat angles are 40 degrees for the Swift and 35 degrees for the Ultra Swift. The headrest height and boom length are adjustable. The method of adjustment is so elegant that virtually no weight penalty is incurred.

The 'all-in-one' steering system that Michael developed gives extra short brake cables for decisive braking. (I can easily lock the front wheels at 30 kph.)
You can fit the MR Swift through bike path restrictors and standard household doorways.
View of Bidon (Water Bottle) Mount and bushed Kingpin Assembly. There is no 'bump steer' with this configuration.
You can get racks, mudguards or anything else you want.