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Anyone use a Brooks Swift?

Old 02-22-24, 09:32 PM
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Anyone use a Brooks Swift?

I just impulse-purchased a Swift. I have a 10 year old black B-17 with copper rivets; this basically looks identical, apart from being slightly less wide. I think the leather is thicker, too, so it will take 20 years to break in, rather than 10. The B-17 is ever so slightly less than perfect; I am gambling that this will be incrementally more comfortable.
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I tried a Swift, but prefer the B17 and the Berthoud Aspin seems to be the sweet spot for me.
According to their site, Brooks saddles all have the same thickness, but they used to have a thicker line. Berthoud claims their saddles are thicker, but they break in fine.
I never put anything on my leather saddles but Sno Seal on the underside and shoe polish on top.
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I spontaneously bought a B17 a month ago and that did t work me. If I make another spontaneous purchase it will be a Swift. The B17 was too wide for me, in particular the long taper to the nose (I prefer a T-shape. Also my sit bones are 125, so Iím not sore I need a very wide saddle (bars level with saddle)
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I have a Swift titanium saddle on my road bike, and I like it. But I wear padded bike shorts when riding that bike, I have B17 saddles on my other bikes, and I can ride them comfortably without needing padded shorts.
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I was really close to buying one the other day. Checked it out in a shop, wasn't sure if I liked the flared out skirt, so decided to hold off. I tried a C17 and really liked it. I've been on 8-10 rides with it and no complaints. Swift is a gorgeous saddle though.
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