Okay. The "standard" Team Pro weighs in at around 550 grams. This is pretty heavy. The B17 is slightly lighter due to thinner leather, but you'll only save 20 grams or so. Titanium rails knock off another 100 grams, roughly. The titanium Swift and Swallow are the lightest, AFAIK
, at about 375 grams apiece. I can't find a weight for the Fizik Delta (it's probably been out for more than six months and so is obsolete and discontinued
) but the typical Fizik appears to weigh in at around 200 grams, according to their website.
So a Brooks is pretty much going to double the saddle weight, minimum. This may horrify you until you remember that your standard size water bottle weighs 450 grams when full. (Less if you drill it out.) And even then it may still horrify you because you may have come under the influence of the weight weenies from the Road Cycling forum. (See: "Which rim tape is the lightest?")
Short version: Brooks saddles are heavy. If you ride long distances and the Brooks is the comfortable saddle for you, you will not mind this in the slightest. Of course, that brings up the more pressing issue of whether the Brooks will be comfortable for you. It is a godsend for many. It is a product of the devil for others. And the only way to find out is to try it.
Last edited by Six jours; 08-22-07 at 11:07 PM.