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I rode a B15 Swallow Titanium around the world last year. It broke in quickly, leaving me with 18,000 miles to count my blessings for a superb choice. The titanium rails in particular provided slight flex - absorbing some road vibration. The general design and quality suited my (quite demanding) needs perfectly and it was utterly reliable.
I didn’t look after it well at all: I failed to shield it from the rain and I nourished it only with olive oil and sweet. Yet it still looks like it could do the same distance again without worry.
I’ve “retired” that particular bike now so I can always look back at the machine exactly as I rode it through triumph and adversity (my journey set a Guinness World Record). Most components are badly worn anyway, but retiring that saddle feels like a crime – thankfully I have more bikes and more Brooks saddles for more adventures!
Hi, I'd really like the idea of the extra 'flex' this saddle offers for my MTB but I'm a little hesitant now hearing of how such saddle was used for touring and lost it's flex to a point that it was returned. Can you kindly assist in my dilemma?
Better yet, which of these models are best suited for MTB riding?
(I have steel MTB with no suspension whatsoever, hence why I'm trying to get the most comfort I can from a saddle)
Thanks in advance! :)
A> This model is great for MTB use, and the Select leather will ensure long life for years to come!
I guess that this saddle might be congenial with a racing bicycle, however, I "misused" it as a saddle for my touring bicycle and it lost suspension very quickly until the extent where it couldn't be further suspended (after about half a year and very roughly esteemed 8'000 km). I sent it to the retailer and fortunately, they gave me a new saddle.
A> This saddle is really only for use with racing bicycles, we're afraid.
I am 12 years old and want to have a brooks saddle. I've read on your webpage that people thinks the seats are very comforrable. I'm about 1.7 meters high. Would I could experience the same comfort?
A> Yes, you can also expect to enjoy great comfort when using the Swallow. Happy Riding!
love my black bike.shame b15 swallow select with only one clour would look silly.
any chance of a black one with copper rivets? in hope, Roger Higgs
A> Not this year Roger, but in the future who knows?
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