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Customer reviews for Brooks Swallow Select Saddle

Brooks Swallow Select Saddle

Overall rating:
3.333 / 5
3.3
 / 
5
(3 reviews) 3
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Rating breakdown 3 reviews
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2 out of 3(67%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Brooks Swallow Select Saddle
Review 1 for Brooks Swallow Select Saddle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Npngain1
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Very comfortable and looks amazing

PostedAugust 24, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: Heavy
I decided to get the select version over the regular one after reading about them on brooks website. It is the quality of the leather and the selection process of it that sets it apart from the rest of them which are still top quality.
I have ridden over 100 miles so far and it's moulding to my riding style which makes it more comfortable with every ride. At the moment I'm using it with a single speed training bike so weight is not too much of a problem and I rather have the extra comfort over the light uncomfortable saddle. The only thing I'd change is the rail color. They only do the select version in black rail and silver would fit better to my color scheme. I definately recommend this saddle if you are after a long lasting comfortable and stylish saddle.
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Review 2 for Brooks Swallow Select Saddle
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4 / 5
4 / 5
RMN98
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Milton Keynes

top class!

PostedNovember 9, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
After much deliberation and comparisons, and great 20% discount, I couldn't resist the investment for a saddle that hopefully won't need replacing.
Completed a 60+ mile ride on my focus cyclocross on and off road with Scout Explorers, the latter part in the rain.
Saddle was supportive, and I'm looking forward to it changing colour and shape, maturing with me.
Fingers crossed my seatpost will transfer onto my Dawes Audax.
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Review 3 for Brooks Swallow Select Saddle
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Jantzen
Country:Canada
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Just buy the regular model....

PostedMay 20, 2012
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Looks great
Cons: not as marketed
I purchased the select version in hopes that the marketing would be real: a tougher leather and longer break in.
I was hoping for a Swallow with the skin of a Team Pro, but the reality is a beautiful looking saddle (love the natural color; copper rivets; black rails) with very soft leather, albeit thicker appearing leather than either my Pro or my Swift.
It is well formed to my sit bones after a mere 500kms (350 miles) and has more give than I was hoping for in the aft-most section for me to support Brooks' claims of this being that tougher high mileage seat they are toting it as.
Unless the look is worth the price premium and/or you're never going to actually ride it, I say don't bother with the Select model, at least certainly not in the Swallow. And yes, I have fondled a couple other Swallow Selects new in box and they feel identical to mine: soft flexible leather ready to break in far too quickly and easily.
I do not expect such a negative review to be posted, but if Brooks can market a sadldle as a premium high mileage unit but deliver something to the complete contrary and not back that with any kind of warranty (like a Berthoud) then others deserve to know up front what they are really getting.
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