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New Brooks Swallow is $400...Yikes!!!(4 posts)

New Brooks Swallow is $400...Yikes!!!Djudd
Dec 2, 2003 3:34 PM
Sheldon Brown has the new titanium Brooks Swallow and it is an outlandish $399...That would blow my parts budget for four months. Coveted saddle, outrageous price...can't deal
Nope. Uh-uh. No way.wooglin
Dec 2, 2003 7:24 PM
It could be (and probably is) the best, most comfortable saddle in the world, but at that price its never gonna be under my butt. Fortunately I've got a Pro just sitting around waiting for the right bike to grace.
For 4 c-notes shouldn't it be.......Tom C
Dec 3, 2003 2:21 PM
something less prosiac than mere leather. How about lizard skin or kangaroo? Remember the alligator and lizard skin Italian saddles of the late 80's? What's the use of pretention without ostentation hmm?
Whoa! Aren't these special handmade, numbered versions?OldEdScott
Dec 4, 2003 8:54 AM
Only a few hundred were made, I believe. After the first of the year, 'production' Swallows will be released, a lot cheaper (or at least somewhat cheaper) than $400.