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Old 05-10-10, 07:45 PM   #1
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brooks Saddle help

Hey Im looking to buy a brooks saddle and the closest shop to me that sells brooks is about 5 and half hours away. So I thought I would search the net. So far the best prices I have found are at chainreactioncycles.com even with the shipping its cheaper than US websites as far as I have found.

Does anybody know of any websites with better prices?

and also Im looking at buying the brooks swift for my fixie. Has anyone used the swift? Hows it ride?
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Old 05-10-10, 08:00 PM   #2
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bens cycle has some on sale. they were display models so they are like 50% off. check em out. I cant remember if they had a swift.

http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...&cPath=354_605
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I just bought a Brooks Team Pro on eBay for $115 with free shipping here >>> http://cgi.ebay.com/Brooks-Team-Pro-...item1c10695fd3
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thank you for your responses
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i bought a brooks swift for about 150$ american on a recent trip to london at condor cycles (cool shop). coming from an old worn out selle italia flite. i love the brooks! took about two weeks to break in, riding about 13 miles a day. first day i got it, i treated it with brooks saddle dressing. at first it was pretty hard, but i got used to it. now that it's broken in, it feels amazing. i ride with about 4 inches of saddle to bar drop; i think the swift is good for a more aggressive riding position. when you get your brooks, play with the saddle position as it makes a huge difference.
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i bought a brooks swift for about 150$ american on a recent trip to london at condor cycles (cool shop). coming from an old worn out selle italia flite. i love the brooks! took about two weeks to break in, riding about 13 miles a day. first day i got it, i treated it with brooks saddle dressing. at first it was pretty hard, but i got used to it. now that it's broken in, it feels amazing. i ride with about 4 inches of saddle to bar drop; i think the swift is good for a more aggressive riding position. when you get your brooks, play with the saddle position as it makes a huge difference.
thanks, im also coming from a selle italia seat and i am also riding with about 4 inches of drop so Im hoping I will have a similar experience when i get the brooks. sadly I wont be in london anytime soon so I will I think im going to go with chain reaction cycles, i cant find at a better price anywhere else yet.

does anyone else know any european bike websites? I think they may be sold cheaper over there.
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My outstanding LBS, The Hub Bike Coop in Minneapolis carries them. Not big discounts, but a great bike shop. (One of Brooks' premier dealers, fyi.)

www.thehubbikecoop.org

Support your LBS, if you can!

Anyway, I'm thinking about getting one, too... either a Swallow or a Swift. I need to figure out how to test one out, though! It's a big commitment, these expensive saddles.
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Tiiger, just get one. You won't regret it.

Also, to the OP: I bought one of my Brooks saddles from these guys universal cycles They've got a sweet deal on the titanium railed swift right now. And they regular priced one isn't a bad buy either for that price, seems to be about average. They also have the swallow at so ridiculously cheap I wish I could buy one. Alas, restraint kicked in when I realized that 3 Brooks saddles, and only 1 bike, didn't make too much sense.
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www.wiggle.co.uk

got b17 narrow for 85, free shipping to the states. AND shipping was relatively quick for overseas.
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My outstanding LBS, The Hub Bike Coop in Minneapolis carries them. Not big discounts, but a great bike shop. (One of Brooks' premier dealers, fyi.)

www.thehubbikecoop.org

Support your LBS, if you can!

Anyway, I'm thinking about getting one, too... either a Swallow or a Swift. I need to figure out how to test one out, though! It's a big commitment, these expensive saddles.
I live about 2 blocks away from my LBS/Bike Coop, exxxxtremely friendly people. I love it there!
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you can also try the brooks copy saddles, made by Gyes.
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I've been thinking about getting a brooks saddle for some time now but i'm afraid to get it only to find out it isn't a good fit for me.

I currently am pretty happy with my turbo saddle, which model brooks is similar?
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I've been thinking about getting a brooks saddle for some time now but i'm afraid to get it only to find out it isn't a good fit for me.

I currently am pretty happy with my turbo saddle, which model brooks is similar?
Wallingford has a 6 month unconditional satisfaction guarantee on Brooks saddles.
http://www.wallbike.com/Brooks.html
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wow i had no idea my thread took off so well. i havnt checked it in the last few days and now i have alot more research to do.

Also, while debating since the original post, chainreactioncycles is now out of stock so may be on to plan B.
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If it's worth anything at this point, I love my Swift.
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