B15 Swallow Titanium

$ 390
B15 Swallow Titanium

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The B15 Swallow is a faithful reproduction of a saddle specifically conceived with the sporting cyclist in mind, the result being a timeless design widely regarded as the precursor of all modern racing saddles. This saddle was originally patented as long ago as 1937. At that time a great many such Brooks Saddles were exported to the continent, where they were very popular amongst professional cyclists competing in the various tours and stage races. Today's Swallow still proudly bears the original patent declaration on the tensioning plate beneath the svelte leather upper. This text retains the word “deposé” the patent application for the Swallow having initially been registered in the Paris patent office. The timeless design of the Swallow remains virtually unchanged today, our only concession to modernity being the recent introduction of a lighter model. The Swallow Titanium, features lightweight titanium rails for a significant weight reduction over the traditional Swallow Chrome, although in all other respects the Swallow models are the same as each other, and indeed exactly the same as their historical namesakes.

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The B15 Swallow is a faithful reproduction of a saddle specifically conceived with the sporting cyclist in mind, the result being a timeless design widely regarded as the precursor of all modern racing saddles. This saddle was originally patented as long ago as 1937. At that time a great many such Brooks Saddles were exported to the continent, where they were very popular amongst professional cyclists competing in the various tours and stage races. Today's Swallow still proudly bears the original patent declaration on the tensioning plate beneath the svelte leather upper. This text retains the word “deposé” the patent application for the Swallow having initially been registered in the Paris patent office. The timeless design of the Swallow remains virtually unchanged today, our only concession to modernity being the recent introduction of a lighter model. The Swallow Titanium, features lightweight titanium rails for a significant weight reduction over the traditional Swallow Chrome, although in all other respects the Swallow models are the same as each other, and indeed exactly the same as their historical namesakes.

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Part of an old Brooks Tradition
8/6/2012
Written by aad spee
B15 Swallow Titanium
After ruining my skin and gaining all sorts of sit-problems on several modern lightweight saddles, returning to Brooks is a relief. My old Brooks Swift is almost perfect but it widens out, this Swallow stays in shape as a result of the binding underneath the leather. The perfect saddle. I take it along in my grave, you never know what saddles they have up there.
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2/2/2012
Written by Theodore Smith
B15 Swallow Titanium
B15 on Tommaso road bike: I've had Brooks saddles on bikes since 1975 and see no reason ever to use any thing else; they fit like an old pair of hiking boots.
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5/29/2009
Written by Matt Lynch
B15 Swallow Titanium
i have riden on a lot of saddles in the last 25 years from many manufacturers who all promise comfort and durability, there is only one who can truly live up to that promise, and thats Brooks ,
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6/18/2015
Written by Murhamdilah Morni
B15 Swallow Titanium
The Swallow titanium is my 4th Brooks saddle and is the most comfortable/ most expensive I ever bought. I have installed it on my new Brompton S2E. The high cut leather side means it is easier to adjust the saddle forward and aft. It also makes the bike very easy and comfortable to carry folded just by holding the slimmer nose of the saddle.
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11/1/2013
Written by Thomas Loerzer
B15 Swallow Titanium
I have equipped all my titanium bikes (Moots, Seven, Serotta; MTB as well as road) with this beautifull saddle being extremely comfortable and long-lasting.
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7/8/2013
Written by Grant Kollar
B15 Swallow Titanium
After much research as which brooks saddle was the best fit for my riding style and bicycle, I landed on the B15 Swallow. The bicycle I bought the saddle for is a Moots titanium which fits my long day-rides/exploring back-country roads style. During my research, I read many stories of how difficult brooks saddles were to break-in—but were amazing once the break-in period was achieved. With much apprehension I fitted my new pride and joy and went for a test ride of about 15 miles. The saddle didn't seem to feel much different than the Fizik 00 that it replaced. The Swallow was then given its protective coat inside and out, re-fitted and tested again with a short ride. Now the Fizik saddle gave a very comfortable ride up to about 65 miles and then it would become more and more uncomfortable—requiring great determination to ride a century—which is why I replaced it with the Brooks Swallow. I'm posting this comment because I rode the Swallow the next morning for a 104 miles without the slightest amount of discomfort. In fact I think I totally forgot about the saddle being there. I'm looking forward to the saddle actually becoming broken-in and my first attempt at a double century. Thank you Brooks for being in business and bringing so much joy to my favorite pastime. Grant Kollar
A> Thanks, Grant!
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9/22/2010
Written by Heb Leman
B15 Swallow Titanium
Hello,

Love my Brooks ti Swallow but how can I stop the metal plate underneath the saddle from hitting the top of my seat post without having to change my riding position. I have tightened the tensioning bolt a little but don't want to over do it. The saddle is just over 2 years old and only has summer use.

Look forward to your reply.

Regards

Heb
a>> You need to tighten the tensioning bolt.  After two years a Swallow will possibly sag, so you need to tension it but take care and do not overtighten.
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11/4/2012
Written by Holger G.
B15 Swallow Titanium
I purchased a B15 Swallow Titanium just a couple of weeks ago. While I really like the saddle itself, the rain cover that came with it doesn’t do its job.



I had to leave my bike in the rain twice, each time for a couple of hours. On both occasions, I put on the rain cover thoroughly! Water got underneath the cover, leaving ugly water stains at the back of the saddle and at its left edge.



I suspect the following:



1) The seam at which the velcro strap is attached to the cover is not watertight, explaining why the back of my saddle got stained.



2) The elastic ribbon incorporated in the cover makes the cover wrap around the saddle. This prevents water that has gotten underneath the cover from flowing out on the bottom side. Instead the water soaks the saddle. When I put my bike on its kickstand, it is slightly tilted to the left; this explains why only the left side of my saddle got stained.
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8/10/2015
Written by Howard Jones
B15 Swallow Titanium
I have a Swallow and a Swift. Swift on the Mountain Bike, Swallow on the Road Bike. Both very comfortable, best ever. However! I have now suffered "breakages" on both saddles. The Titanium Tension Shackle has broken on both saddles, and the Tension Pin broken on the MTB (i.e there separate incidents over a period of time). This makes the saddles just unreliable. You see Brooks promotional material of adventurers cycling in the most remote of places, and yet critical components have failed with alarming regularity. These are not parts that can be bodged by some blacksmith in remote locations. These are parts that have to be carried because they can't be trusted. I am now looking to replace with a Cambium as I want the comfort but not the failure rate. However, I see from the Cambium comments that these also have components that fail. Maybe quality is an issue with Titanium parts? Perhaps Mountain Biking is just too tough for Brooks? All I know is that they break too frequently. Too frequently to stop using them and go for a less comfortable saddle? Not sure. #lastchancesaloon
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8/10/2015
Written by Howard Jones
B15 Swallow Titanium
I have a Swallow and a Swift. Swift on the Mountain Bike, Swallow on the Road Bike. Both very comfortable, best ever. However! I have now suffered "breakages" on both saddles. The Titanium Tension Shackle has broken on both saddles, and the Tension Pin broken on the MTB (i.e there separate incidents over a period of time). This makes the saddles just unreliable. You see Brooks promotional material of adventurers cycling in the most remote of places, and yet critical components have failed with alarming regularity. These are not parts that can be bodged by some blacksmith in remote locations. These are parts that have to be carried because they can't be trusted. I am now looking to replace with a Cambium as I want the comfort but not the failure rate. However, I see from the Cambium comments that these also have components that fail. Maybe quality is an issue with Titanium parts? Perhaps Mountain Biking is just too tough for Brooks? All I know is that they break too frequently. Too frequently to stop using them and go for a less comfortable saddle? Not sure. #lastchancesaloon
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11/26/2013
Written by Callum Sword
B15 Swallow Titanium
Anyone else have difficulty getting their saddle rails to mesh with (in my case) Thomson seat post?



Initially thought it was a bit 'tight' and that with time the rails would widen, but this is not the case and the saddle is now tilting alarmingly.



Hopefully it can be repaired or - ideally - replaced.
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11/4/2012
Written by Holger G.
B15 Swallow Titanium
I purchased a B15 Swallow Titanium just a couple of weeks ago. While I really like the saddle itself, the rain cover that came with it doesn’t do its job.



I had to leave my bike in the rain twice, each time for a couple of hours. On both occasions, I put on the rain cover thoroughly! Water got underneath the cover, leaving ugly water stains at the back of the saddle and at its left edge.



I suspect the following:



1) The seam at which the velcro strap is attached to the cover is not watertight, explaining why the back of my saddle got stained.



2) The elastic ribbon incorporated in the cover makes the cover wrap around the saddle. This prevents water that has gotten underneath the cover from flowing out on the bottom side. Instead the water soaks the saddle. When I put my bike on its kickstand, it is slightly tilted to the left; this explains why only the left side of my saddle got stained.
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