Brooks England is to help support the New York City Bicycle Film Festival with the release of a limited edition Swallow. Only one hundred will be produced in British racing green leather. Proceeds from sales will benefit the 8th annual Bicycle Film Festival which runs from May 28th through June 1st.
The BFF Limited Edition Green Swallow features the original steel metalwork and bares a tensioning plate on the underside of the saddle which still features the original patenting information. The Swallow retains the word DEPOSÉ, meaning REGISTERED in French, on its tensioning plate, a throwback to the first registration of the design.
The first Swallow was patented in 1936, a time when many Tour de France riders used Brooks saddles. Legends such as Girardengo, Bottecchia, Bartali, Coppi and Anquetil all rode Brooks saddles to victory. The Swallow was the first 'cut away' saddle design, giving greater freedom of leg movement.
The 100 BFF Limited Edition Green Swallows retail for $250