Swift Titanium

£ 185
Swift Titanium

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Made in England

The handsome Swift was the youngest gentleman's racing saddle in the Brooks range. It features delicately hand skived lower sides, where a thin stripe of the leather top surface is cut back, thus exposing the lighter coloured suede beneath which makes for an attractive visual accent and greater comfort when pedalling. The large copper rivets at the nose and tail are also hammered by hand, commensurate with our usual high level of attention to detail. As is the case with all of our hand manufactured saddles, the Swift proudly sports a metal nameplate at the rear, and in addition two embossed graphic details on the sides featuring the saddle name and incorporating an icon of a Swift in flight. On introduction the Swift was offered only with lightweight titanium rails. However, due to popular demand, since 2008 we also offer the Swift Chrome, with traditional steel underpinnings, finished to our usual high standards with bright polished chromium plate.

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The handsome Swift was the youngest gentleman's racing saddle in the Brooks range. It features delicately hand skived lower sides, where a thin stripe of the leather top surface is cut back, thus exposing the lighter coloured suede beneath which makes for an attractive visual accent and greater comfort when pedalling. The large copper rivets at the nose and tail are also hammered by hand, commensurate with our usual high level of attention to detail. As is the case with all of our hand manufactured saddles, the Swift proudly sports a metal nameplate at the rear, and in addition two embossed graphic details on the sides featuring the saddle name and incorporating an icon of a Swift in flight. On introduction the Swift was offered only with lightweight titanium rails. However, due to popular demand, since 2008 we also offer the Swift Chrome, with traditional steel underpinnings, finished to our usual high standards with bright polished chromium plate.

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Technical Information

  • Length : 272mm
  • Width : 150mm
  • Height : 72mm
  • Weight : 390g
  • Frame : Titanium
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Part of an old Brooks Tradition
24/07/2012
Written by Dave Walker
Swift Titanium
I have 4 years and almost 7500 miles on my Swift Titanium. It is soft, it is comfortable and it fits my not too large 55 year old derriere perfectly. I bought the Swift because when I started riding seriously again, about 8 years ago, I could not find a comfortable saddle. Recalling that the most comfortable ride of my youth had been the leather Ideal saddle on my old Peugeot PX-10, I committed to buying and breaking in the Brooks. In truth, the first couple of thousand miles were not all that comfy but it's now like an old, well-worn friend. I look forward to spending many more years on this beautiful saddle.
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22/05/2007
Written by Nigel Nicholson
Swift Titanium
This weekend 16 July I cycled for the first time at the age of 62 Vaettern Round, a 300 km classic annual event around the second largest lake in Sweden. I spent nearly 12 hrs of continuous cycling on a Brooks Swift saddle that I bought earlier this year. I felt absolutely no backside soreness indeed I can honestly say that I enjoyed every minute of the ride. I have also strongly recommended to several other rump suffering participants that they buy a Brooks saddle before next year and with 15000 starters I am sure there are some profitable marketing opportunities for you Company.

Thank you for the good butt feelings!
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25/05/2009
Written by Ron Howe
Swift Titanium
I've ridden Brooks saddles since the early 1970s and I love them. As a 15 stone (95Kg) powerlifter who cycles for fitness I need some width to support my large rear end and I've got three Brooks among a collection of about twelve saddles ... the pricey but worthy Honey coloured Swift, a B17 narrow and a B17 standard, which my wife has hijacked. The Swift Titanium is also really light in relative terms. The classic styling of Brooks saddles just looks so good and draws many comments. Although some of the others are comparatively heavy that extra few hundred grams is a sacrifice worth making for the sake of the great comfort and durability you get from a genuine Brooks hide saddle especially on the longer rides. I continuously recommend Brooks saddles. It's just such a shame that the titanium metalwork is so expensive otherwise I would replace my two other others for the titanium special models withe the big rivets..
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08/10/2013
Written by Stephen Evans
Swift Titanium
I invested in my Swift Titanium in 2002. It's out-lived two bikes and is about to be transferred to a third. I think it will out-live me.



It's looking better now than when new - and it gets more comfortable with every ride - truly a 'custom' fit!



However, I'm really writing in response to the concerns expressed here regarding Brooks saddles and wet stuff. I ride in all weathers, I sweat a lot too. The saddle (especially the underside) gets covered in mud. I sometimes have to leave the bike in the rain. Despite all this, my 11 year old Swift shows absolutely no deterioration due to weather. I 'Proofide' it regularly (underneath too). That seems to be all it needs.



So stop worrying one and all - a Brooks saddle is made for British weather!
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03/09/2013
Written by James Hunt
Swift Titanium
I have been riding my Swift Titanium Saddle for about 15 -18 years, It has been so comfortable that I transfer it to any other bike I ride. I am 84 yrs old and still do centuries and double centuries. Recently the leather has collapsed around the metal support bar on the left side, and after a 2-3 day tour causes a bruise on the left cheek.

I have tried tightening the tension mechanism but that does not take the dip out.



Can my Ti frame be recovered,or refurbished? I understand this saddle is not available with the Ti frame.

Sincerely,

James Hunt
A> Dear James, we do replace leather, please send your saddle with a note of explanation to:
Brooks Works
Downing Street
Smethwick B66 2PA
West Midlands
England UK
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24/05/2013
Written by John Smith
Swift Titanium
Come on and make some celeste saddles so we can add some english charm to our italian steeds.
A> Honey matches celeste perfectly, why bother?
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01/01/2011
Written by John Allen
Swift Titanium
The rear of the Swift and Swallow are considerably narrower than that of the B17.



I have several bicycles, equipped with Brooks B17s and Champion Flyers which I am entirely pleased with, but a friend who was selling a very nice pre-softened Swift with titanium rails at a flea market warned me to check its width because it was too narrow for him. I set it down on the edge of a table, nose out, and sat on it, and indeed, it was too narrow.



The Swift and Swallow are suitable for cyclists with unusually narrow spacing between the sit bones, whether racers or recreational cyclists.
A > While you are correct that the Swift and Swallow are significantly narrower than the B17, we disagree that one must possess unusually narrow sitting bones.  Of course, those with unusually wide sitting bones may find this saddle too narrow. Please install the saddle and ride it before making your decision. Best Regards, Brooks
 
 
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29/11/2010
Written by Sergey Stoyan
Swift Titanium
I bought a swift ti by the internet. I've ridden it about 2,500 km and have to decline it. Why? I'm 192cm and my sciatic bones appeared to be too wide for this saddle. That means my bones lie just on curved edges of the saddle's frame so that I cannot get any advantage of leather, moreover I sit on very stiff and hard titan frame. I've spent a lot of money and broken period torment to find out this saddle is too narrow for me. My height is not too extra to foresee this issue until buying the saddle. In general it is not a problem when size may be inappropriate. The problem is that I could not find any size fit info in the internet and especially in brooks's site that would notify me as a potential customer about this issue!
A >We are sorry to hear of your negative experience, but the saddle dimensions are clearly listed on this very same page of the website for years.  You should have purchased the B17 Titanium, we're afraid.
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20/04/2009
Written by Bernd Hochheim
Swift Titanium
Q > i ride it since 3 years, about 1500 km and now the nose of the tension shackle is broken. What can i do? Throw away or repair?
A > The tension pin can be changed, like most metal parts. Just ask using the claim form in the GETTING IN TOUCH section!
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01/01/2011
Written by John Allen
Swift Titanium
The rear of the Swift and Swallow are considerably narrower than that of the B17.



I have several bicycles, equipped with Brooks B17s and Champion Flyers which I am entirely pleased with, but a friend who was selling a very nice pre-softened Swift with titanium rails at a flea market warned me to check its width because it was too narrow for him. I set it down on the edge of a table, nose out, and sat on it, and indeed, it was too narrow.



The Swift and Swallow are suitable for cyclists with unusually narrow spacing between the sit bones, whether racers or recreational cyclists.
A > While you are correct that the Swift and Swallow are significantly narrower than the B17, we disagree that one must possess unusually narrow sitting bones.  Of course, those with unusually wide sitting bones may find this saddle too narrow. Please install the saddle and ride it before making your decision. Best Regards, Brooks
 
 
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29/11/2010
Written by Sergey Stoyan
Swift Titanium
I bought a swift ti by the internet. I've ridden it about 2,500 km and have to decline it. Why? I'm 192cm and my sciatic bones appeared to be too wide for this saddle. That means my bones lie just on curved edges of the saddle's frame so that I cannot get any advantage of leather, moreover I sit on very stiff and hard titan frame. I've spent a lot of money and broken period torment to find out this saddle is too narrow for me. My height is not too extra to foresee this issue until buying the saddle. In general it is not a problem when size may be inappropriate. The problem is that I could not find any size fit info in the internet and especially in brooks's site that would notify me as a potential customer about this issue!
A >We are sorry to hear of your negative experience, but the saddle dimensions are clearly listed on this very same page of the website for years.  You should have purchased the B17 Titanium, we're afraid.
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20/04/2009
Written by Bernd Hochheim
Swift Titanium
Q > i ride it since 3 years, about 1500 km and now the nose of the tension shackle is broken. What can i do? Throw away or repair?
A > The tension pin can be changed, like most metal parts. Just ask using the claim form in the GETTING IN TOUCH section!
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