The handsome Swift, designed for sporty road machines.
The large copper rivets at the nose and tail are also hammered by hand, commensurate with their usual high level of attention to detail. As is the case with all of Brooks hand manufactured saddles, the Swift proudly sports a metal nameplate at the rear, and in addition two embossed graphic details on the sides featuring the saddle name and incorporating an icon of a Swift in flight.
This saddle features beautifully hand hammered copper rivets and delicately hand chamfered lower sides, where a thin strip of the leather top surface is cut back, thus exposing the lighter coloured suede beneath which makes for an attractive visual accent and greater comfort when pedalling.
On introduction the Swift was offered only with lightweight titanium rails. However, due to popular demand, since 2008 they also offer the Swift Chrome, with traditional steel underpinnings, finished to their usual high standards with bright polished chromium plate.
Handmade in Birmingham with British leather and Chromium plated steel.
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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