If it helps you any, I use a Ti Swift on an aggressive race bike, and B-17 on all other bikes. B-17 feels totally different than Swift, but I find the Swift very comfortable.
Just put on a ti B-17 on a new bike and it was instantly comfortable. Two 70 mile and one 100 mile rides on a new saddle with complete comfort.
The Swift feels like it has a high spot in the middle, but I can still ride 100 miles with comfort.
Don't think that the Brooks thing is plaecebo, but neither it is understandable to me.
Gary Jacobson Rosendale, NY
>From: "Tom Sanders" <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: Tom Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [CR]About the not yet released Brooks Swallow saddle
>Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 17:26:09 -0400
>After searching for a bit of info about the new Ti railed Swallow, which I
>needed in black, I have received the following communication from their
> The Swallow will not be available until spring, and only in
>brown. We do have Swift available; visit our secure site,
>Call me if you have any questions.
>So just as Raoul Delmire suggested, it's off to order a black Swift I go.
>Never seen the guy wrong yet!