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Brooks B17 Standard Black Steel Saddle
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- HANDMADE IN ENGLAND- Manufactured using 100 year old traditional techniques and the finest vegetable tanned leather.
- FLAGSHIP MODEL-The B17 has been on the market for over 100 years, featured in the Brooks catalog as early as 1898.
- THE ORIGINAL LEATHER SADDLE - Often imitated, never duplicated, this simple yet elegant design is the original leather saddle. Don’t be fooled by immatations, this is the saddle you've been looking for.
- LIFETIME COMFORT - The B17 shapes to your body over time, like a fine wine - this saddle gets better with age.
- BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - Brooks backs up the B17 with a 10 year manufacturers warranty
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Classic. Lifetime Comfort, Shapes to Your Body, Cool in Hot
The Classic range includes many of our best selling models for the modern cyclist, since all saddles have single rails and are thus compatible with micro-adjust seat posts. The B17 is the most popular saddle in the Brooks Classic range. It is certainly the oldest Brooks model and longest living saddle in cycling history. This icon has been sold as far back as 1896 and for over a century never went out of production. Many of these models are available also in the Aged and Imperial lines.
Brooks England B-17 Standard
Made In England
The B17 is Brooks England's Flagship model, ideal for long distance sports touring, trekking and mtb use. It has been on the market for over 100 years, being featured in as early as the 1898 Brooks England's Catalog . The model is available for gents and ladies: the B17 (gents) and B17 S (ladies). The Standard models feature black steel rails, the B17 Special features copper plated steel metalwork, and the B17 Titanium. Both the B17 Special and the Titanium also feature hand hammered copper rivets.
Quality Craftsmanship since 1866
Over almost a century and a half, Brooks England has grown from a small workshop to a byword in quality craftsmanship. Back in 1865, John Boultbee Brooks left his hometown of Hinckley in Leicestershire with just £20 in his pocket.
He headed for Birmingham, where in 1866 he established a business in horse harnesses and general leather goods in Great Charles Street under the name JB Brooks & Co. In 1878, the unfortunate death of Mr Brooks’ horse led to a stroke of inspiration. Unable to afford another horse, he borrowed a bicycle in order to commute to work. He found the seat so uncomfortable that he vowed to do something about it.
On 28 October 1882, Mr Brooks filed his first saddle patent. Waddling cyclists everywhere rejoiced and the new product was a roaring success.
|Color||Apple Green/Black Steel|
|Department||ADULTS, UNISEX-ADULT, MENS|
|Item Dimensions||4 x 9 x 14 inches|
|Shipping Weight||2.1 pounds|
|Sport Type||Outdoor Lifestyle|
The flagship bike seat that Brooks England has been producing for more than 100 years. The durable, vegetable-tanned leather will break in beautifully over the saddle's lifetime, making it pleasing to the eyes and the seat. Steel rails and metal hardware.
Color: Apple Green/Black Steel
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Top customer reviews
Is it hard? Yes...at first.
Is it 'made' for everybody? Like anything that has a 'fit,' probably not.
I don't keep track of miles, but I've had this for about 8 months [riding 40 minutes each way to work, 5 - 6 days a week] and it began feeling comfortable after about a month and a half. At first, I had sharp nerve pain on one side, but once the seat position was adjusted that pain went away and never returned.
I'm 5'4"-ish [female], average weight and the men's B17 works for me. I'm more slim-hipped than most women, so it probably wouldn't be for every female. For me, it's well worth every penny. I had been using cushy seat covers for years--cheaper in the short term, but they slip and slide plus the gel gets wonky after a few months. Why not put that time on the bike in custom forming a great leather saddle that [over time] molds to *your* individual bum?
What a differemce this B17 Standard saddle has made on my ride. Wow wow wow!!! They say "only mileage can break this saddle in" and this is true. But let me tell you I am a 5'2" female weighing in about 125 measley pounds and it only took 4 rides (roughly 50 miles) before it started feeling cushy!!!! Granted I ride my bike with a backpack stuffed with my laptop and chemistry text book. But it feels amazing after having broken it in! I now prefer my bike to be my choice of transport. I use my car only when I had decided to sleep in a little bit longer. But I cannot stress what a difference this little saddle has made! You won't regret it.
In summary, just spend the hundred bucks. Rub it down with mink oil and get it nice and soft before your take it for a ride. Your see why everyone says it so great.
I have another Brooks on my '80s steel Shogun that's broken in and is like riding on a cloud. Love these saddles!