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I figured someone on this forum would be able to answer my question. I just got a brooks swallow saddle used (for my 29er) and am wondering if the rails are ti or steel. they sure look ti, and I put a small magnet up to them to see it would stick, and it didn't. does this mean the rails are ti? thanks a bunch.
 

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yuppers..Brooks rails are steel or Ti..
 

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The answer to your question is yes. Titanium will respond so weakly to the magnet that it will seem non-magnetic.
 

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I had a ti-railed brooks pro and the rails were matte finished and grey in color. Very different in look from the shiny finished steel rails. My pro weighed 385grams on a digital gram scale and yours should be around 30-40 grams lighter. That Swallow is a beautiful saddle,
 

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Just to mae us all jealous - what did you pay? Couldn't be much if you didn't know it was ti.
 

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good on you,

With a ti post and a ti swallow, your rear end will love you forever. MINE ROCKS !!
 

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thanks for the response...they are indeed ti then, as they are not shiny and the magnet doesn't stick to the rails. thanks so much!!
 

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bolandjd said:
Just to mae us all jealous - what did you pay? Couldn't be much if you didn't know it was ti.
I'll let you in on a little secret. Don't tell anyone, but Ben's cycles has some display Swallows with Ti rails for $225. I got a black one a month and a half ago.
Brown
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=354_605&products_id=6725
Black
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=354_605&products_id=6723
Honey
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=354_605&products_id=6724

You can also figure out which rails by weight. 360 grams for the Ti rails.
 

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Schmucker said:
I'll let you in on a little secret. Don't tell anyone, but Ben's cycles has some display Swallows with Ti rails for $225. I got a black one a month and a half ago.
Brown
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=354_605&products_id=6725
Black
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=354_605&products_id=6723
Honey
http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=354_605&products_id=6724

You can also figure out which rails by weight. 360 grams for the Ti rails.
Thanks for the heads up. I really wanted a black one but they were sold out so I ended up getting a brown one. I saved $140.95 over the cheapest one I have been eyeing on e-bay.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 
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