Designed with the racing cyclist in mind, the B15 Swallow Chrome is a faithful reproduction of the original design which dates back to 1937. Its soft leather and steel rails provide the ideal platform for long days in the saddle.
For their reproduction of the Swallow Chrome Saddle, Brooks drew upon their vast experience and the original Swallow saddle design, which is widely regarded as being the precursor to all modern race saddles. Today’s version of the Swallow retains the high-quality premium British leather top and in a tribute to the original, it bears the same patent declaration on its tensioning plate.
The Brooks bike saddle story started way back in 1866, a young man of just 19 years of age was said to have bought 'one of those new-fangled velocipedes' which was fitted with a wooden saddle, this proved excruciating. As luck would have it his father made leather saddles for horses, so the young man known as John Boultbee Brooks set to work in his fathers workshop designing and developing a comfortable saddle from leather.<br/><br/>The rest they say is history....<br/><br/>Brooks experience in saddle making goes right back to the beginning - back to the period of solid tyres - and is unequalled by any other house in the world.<br/><br/>That said, they recognise the fact that they cannot rely on their past history alone, so they still build saddles with the same attitude as when they started, 'quality first', both in materials and manufacture. The testament to this is that there are still saddles in active use today, made many many years ago.
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