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Brooks B17 Special Saddle Honey - 175mm
Brooks B17 Special Saddle Honey - 175mm
Brooks B17 Special Saddle Honey - 175mm
Brooks B17 Special Saddle Brown - 175mm
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Brooks B17 Special Saddle Black - 175mm
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Description

The keystone of the Brooks saddle line with a few extra features. The special B17 features mid-size hammered copper rivets, copper plated steel rails and chamfered sides. Loops for traditional English-style touring bag. 280mm Length x 170mm Width. 540 grams (weights may vary due to leather thickness). Black, Honey, or Brown cover. Made in England.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Saddle rails may have minor scratches. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

Specifications

Rail Material: Chromoly 

Length: 280mm 

Width: 170mm 

Black - 175mm

Mfg PartNum: B2000976 

Honey - 175mm

Mfg PartNum: B2000977 

Brown - 175mm

Mfg PartNum: B2000979 

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Reviewed 1/28/2024
by JohnK
Cycling Enthusiast
Chandler AZ
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The only saddle you will ever need and use, no joke

I have been biking for over 40 years. Of course, during that time, I've had countless number of saddles, tried pretty much all of them. One of the best one I remember is the O2 Gel Saddle, it was very comfortable for those long rides. But it did not last. Either the top give ways or the rail and underneath.

Then here came the Brooks. I have several. B17, Special, Imperial, and Swift. Each one has its unique personality. But they all share one thing. Comfort and durability. But be warned, it takes relentless break in first couple of months. And you need to train the saddle. Yep, you need to train it to make it your own. Like training a horse and bonding with him/her. Once the bonding forms, get ready for shear bliss.

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Reviewed 11/16/2023
by Dansloan
Nh
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Great service

Great saddle, fast service

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Reviewed 4/10/2023
by chiefkayakalot
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SE PA
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great Bicycle Seat!

This a great seat that molds to a perfect fit over time. Break in takes a while so be patient. Love the look of this leather seat with rivets. Weight is a bit higher than I was expecting however but over comfort makes up for this extra weight. Probably not a good option for the weight conscious.

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Reviewed 11/16/2021
by Bing Bruce
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BINGHAMTON, NY
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
It Changes With You

A B17 truism is that it takes 500 miles to break it in, and there will be discomfort if not outright pain until you do.

Maybe because I was expecting a bit of agony, I was surprised when it felt so good right out of the box. Stiff, sure, but the venerable shape of it really works. And here's the thing--after 150 miles on it I can already feel this little miracle happening: it's changing to me, it's becoming almost part of me in a way that man-made-materials saddles cannot.

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Reviewed 3/6/2014
by Anonymous
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Colorado
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15 of 15 customers found this review helpful.
Classic Comfort

There are cheaper seats out there, but none more comfortable. Takes some time to get it broken in, but once you get 1000 miles on it, you won't go back. Have 4 bikes, have 3 Brooks. Need to upgrade the 4th because I always dread riding it.

There's a reason there are so many other saddles out there They're all uncomfortable and keep trying to get the right geometry for each rider, and mostly fail.

There's a reason there are so few Brooks models Get the right width, and the saddle will conform to your backside. Don't need to get the perfect fit because the saddle will bend to fit you, not the other way around. And once it fits your particular anatomy - Bliss

Break-In - When you get the saddle, turn your oven on the lowest setting (no more than 150F) and liberally coat the underside of the saddle with Proofide. Put it in the oven upside down and let the Proofide soak in. Repeat. Repeat until it stops soaking it up (you'll be surprised how much it will take). Then saddle up and go riding. Will definitely darken the lighter colors, but your backside will never regret spending the extra few bucks.

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Reviewed 6/3/2021
by Mike M
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Fort Myers, FL
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome classic saddle.

I am a frequent rider of 40 years duration. I ride road, hybrid and beach cruiser bikes. I bought the Brooks B17 Special to replace my retired (couldn't tighten the tension screw any more), 25 year old Brooks B17 Standard. I had a Special on my bike many years ago, which I loved but was stolen, and a Standard was available so I bought it. As many riders have noted, saddles are very individual to the rider as far as what works and is comfortable. They generally have to be purchased and ridden to see if they are right for that rider. I have a bag of a dozen saddles in my garage that didn't make the cut. The Brooks B17s, either Special or Standard, are not cheap but worth every penny. Though many riders report they have to break theirs in, both were comfortable for me right out of the box. They are beautifully constructed. If you have not found a comfortable saddle in the usual vinyl/ padded variety, try the Brooks B17 Special. My old one was rained on and sloshed through puddles repeatedly- no adverse effect as long as you apply saddle conditioner (Proofide recommended) as needed.

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Reviewed 12/22/2018
by Anonymous
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Denver, CO
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Classic Brooks comfort.

After putting 6000 miles on a B17 on my graveltouring bike, I broke down and purchased one for my road bike, a Cervelo RS. It replaced a Sella Italia Flight Ti, which is a pretty comfortable light weight saddle. The Brooks beats the Flight hands down on comfort, and the added weight doesnt bother me as I dont race. The copper rivets look great on the black saddle too.

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Reviewed 8/30/2016
by Dustan
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Madison, North Carolina
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great Saddle

So far I have three rides on the Brooks Saddle. So far it has been better than my previous saddle ever was. My first ride was 45 minutes long and it felt great the ride. The second ride was almost two hours, after about an hour I started feeling my backside, after standing for a bit when I sat back down the saddle was comfortable again, worked every time. I rode for about 90 minutes this morning and still good. I used the Proofide on it as directed. One of the reviews recommended putting the saddle in the oven, I didn't do that but I did put it in my car with the windows closed while I mowed the grass, don't know if it helped or not.

The saddle is a little shorter than my prior saddle and sits up higher. I may need a setback seat post to get in the same position as I used to, I can't sit as far back as I would like.

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Reviewed 8/31/2020
by Richard
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Ontario, Canada
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
This is far and away the best saddle in all of creation. Worth every penny and then some.

I have B17s on 4 of my bicycles. I road on a Brooks Professional for many years but the B17 is that much better.

It only requires protection from the rain. Don't leave it outside in wet weather and never ride it in the rain.

These seats will last indefinitely and if anything, become even more comfortable over time.

But good right out of the box.

I will never ride on anything else.

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Reviewed 11/21/2014
by Charlie
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S.F. Bay Area
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Great saddle

I have a B17 Special and a Standard B17 the leather is the same on both models . The difference from Special and the Standard is just the copper rivets and on the Special they are hand hammered and the leather is chamfered on the skirt on the saddle. The B17 Select has different leather than the other 2. I have been to the factory in the U.K. Both saddles were comfortable from day one for me. Great all day comfort at least for me. I'm a big guy 6ft2in 195lbs. The Brooks are on my road bikes and I've done double century's with the B17's. Next saddle will be a B17 Select just because I like the looks of it, if the price ever comes down.

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Reviewed 8/29/2014
by C2C
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Calgary
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Comfort is spelled Brooks

Just finished sitting on a B17 Special, 8 hrs a day for three months. Not a sore or uncomfortable moment. Hated to get off the bike.

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Reviewed 1/25/2019
by CafeRacer63
Cycling Enthusiast
West Saint Paul, MN
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Beautiful, Comfortable, Classic

The Brooks B17 is already the standard to which all other leather bike saddle makers aspire. Add these large copper rivets and you have something truly special. I like this saddle even better than my Brooks Professional because it's a bit wider and it has saddle-bag loops, which the Professional lacks. I look forward to many years of comfortable riding on this beauty.

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Reviewed 3/21/2018
by Pete in Memphis
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Memphis
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Old Skool, heavier, long break-in period, but worth it.

I own three Brooks B17 saddles. They aren't for everyone. They're more expensive. They add at least 8 oz. (230 grams). They can take 1000 miles to break in. The tensioning pin on my 2nd Brooks saddle broke-BikeTiresDirect offered to help replace THE ENTIRE SADDLE under warranty, but I chose to just buy another one. It wasn't easy, but I fixed the broken one so now I have a spare. My first Brooks B17 now has 6500 miles on it. Very soft, absorbs some vibration, ALL DAY LONG comfortable. I've done four imperial centuries and countless metric centuries on Brooks Saddles, and my butt was NEVER an issue on those long rides. Unless you really want cosmetics, I see no difference in quality between the special models and the base B17. Since these saddles are built to last virtually FOREVER, I had no problem paying extra for copper rivets.

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Reviewed 2/26/2018
by ALCrider
Daily Commuter
Dublin, CA
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4 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
The saddle is defective,

I bought this as a birthday gift to myself. The nose of the saddle is twisted. I know that the saddles are hand made, but the the quality control is not there. I'm so disappointed.

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Reviewed 10/6/2017
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
An amazing saddle at a great price.

I put this saddle on my road bike and immediately felt comfortable. It becomes more comfortable with each ride. I am getting another one for my MTB.

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Reviewed 9/7/2017
by CTbiker
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Fairfield, CT
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Perfect - beautiful and comfortable right out of the box!

Amazingly comfortable - when I sat on it for the first time, it felt like I had been riding it for years (I have had the same saddle on another bike for the last seven years). The brown color is awesome, too!

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Reviewed 8/3/2017
by Will Decker
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Club rides of 30 to 50 miles in distance

.I'm 6'2 and weigh 205 lbs. Being a touring rider the B-17 is 2 inches wider than my former Fizik and offers more support without being too cushy.

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Reviewed 8/5/2013
by SFL Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
S Florida
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
My rear end thanks me every ride!

Not my first Brooks but the most comfortable. The Brooks I owned before was the narrower Team Pro and was not wide enough for my seat bones and subsequently not as comfy as it could be.. The B17 special I have now is sheer bliss to sit on right out the box.. At $130 ish delivered it was a great price as well. Long rides are free of any numbness and makes the ride far more enjoyable. I am able to enjoy the ride and not focus on the pain in my arse!!!!!

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Reviewed 5/30/2013
by Anonymous
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Arizona
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Classic, comfort, and enduring quality

A great saddle - my second one in only ten years - the price was the best I could find and delivered promptly

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Reviewed 3/9/2013
by Paddo
Cycling Enthusiast
Tucson, AZ
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
A classic ride

After 35 years, and tens of thousands of miles, I finally had to retire my old beloved B17. The new B17 special looks spectacular, and in the next few weeks, will begin to feel spectacular as well. A couple of months of decreasing discomfort will be well worth the next 35 years of comfort. I'm glad I ordered the antique brown, but I think the honey also looks beautiful. Fight dependency on petroleum products! Feel the leather!

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