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Brooks B17 Standard Saddle

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The keystone of Brooks' saddle line. The B17 combines durability, comfort, and style with an affordable price. They are a bit heavier and take longer to break in than more contemporary designs, but the comfort they provide once broken in is why so many still swear by them. Available in various colors, all with black steel rails. Loops for traditional English-style touring bag. 280mm Length x 170mm Width. 530 grams (weights may vary due to leather thickness). Made in England.

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Reviewed 12/3/2016
by Shark Boy
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Colorado
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Tried one, now have three

Had a leather saddle 40 years ago, and gave it away with the bike. Was trying to ride on the cheap for many years thinking that the new technology had to be better. Wrong. Tried over a dozen different saddles, finally went back to the Brooks B17. Was as good as any of the others, and only got better. Now have three for four bikes, including a B17 Imperial on a full custom Ti roadster. Fourth bike? Kid rides it in another state, that's why I don't have 4 Brooks. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? After 450 miles in 7 days over Colorado mountains with no saddle sores or hot spots, abso-freaking-lutely!

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Reviewed 3/27/2015
by Anonymous
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Wisconsin
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Still breaking it in....but good so far

The saddle was delivered as promised. Given the winter in WI, I have it mounted on the bike on a trainer in the basement. Still in the break in period but so far so good. I may have a different opinion after a cross country ride this summer.

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Reviewed 6/14/2014
by Jerry D.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
My all-time favorite

I bought this saddle in 1997 - rode it for years, gave that bike to my grand-daughter and she's riding it. Saddles don't come any better than this, if you want comfort and durability. And,in my experience, this is a very good buy.

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Reviewed 12/10/2013
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
This really is the saddle you need for long touring.

After trying multiple racing and touring saddles from reputable brands, this expensive saddle was all that was left to try. Wish I had spent my money on this sooner. I can now ride for hours and not have a sore butt when finished. There's nothing soft about it. It's hard leather. But once you've ridden on it a while and used the oil provided to break it in, it absolutely works.

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Reviewed 1/20/2013
by cmrtn7
Casual Cyclist
NW PA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
A pleased Brooks Owner

Debated a long time for spending that amount of money for a saddle. Finally decided to go for it. Took about 200 miles to get used to it, and properly adjusted. Love it now.

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Reviewed 1/10/2013
by BurqueBiker
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Albuquerque, NM
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Best saddle I have ever had

This saddle is the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden. The break-in period is a little rough, but once you are past that it becomes the most comfortable saddle you can buy. I use it daily on my 8 mile commute and it only gets better the more you ride it. Just make sure to keep up with the maintenance and put some Proofide on, especially at the beginning.

You really appreciate the B17 when you ride another bike with a plastic saddle.

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Reviewed 12/17/2012
by Happyseats
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Richmond, VA
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Just what the Dr. ordered.

I once upon a time worked in bike shops on and off for years. My younger days. Always considered a Brooks from time to time, but my sit bones were just too young to demand it. The saddle on my fixed gear was becoming painful and tiring then I came across this little gem. Like I said, I always wanted one but it was the color that eventually sold me. Long story short, Snow Seal the bottom once hit the top with Lexol and Proofide it from time to time if you got it. A couple hundred miles later and you'll find yourself in a whole other world. Great job Brooks and thank you Biketiresdirect for the excellent prices and service.

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Reviewed 11/7/2012
by offdaback
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Stokesdale, NC
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Relief at long last....

After having suffering from numerous saddle sores on my new Pelizzoli road bike I decided that an old world saddle should be the way to go. On the very first ride it felt like I was riding on butter. It had been many, many years since my last Brooks so I had forgotten just how easy it was to move around on the saddle itself. I think some of the newer ones actually try to hold you on the saddle where as the Brooks allows you to float over the saddle thus helping you maintain the most comfortable position. I think that might have been the reason for my saddle sores but hopefully no more.

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Reviewed 9/18/2012
by Steve
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Lives in northwest Ohio
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
I'm sold on leather saddles now!

I'm a cycling enthusiast who rides my late 80's Miyata LT1000 about 1,200 to 1,400 miles per season, depending on the weather. After quite some time of trying to decide if I wanted a leather saddle, after reading many positive reviews about the benefits of a leather saddle, I decided to get a Brooks B17 saddle. I'm 5'11 and weigh about 195 to 200 pounds. I read that breaking a leather saddle in was very important, so I preped the B17 with Brooks proofide as instructed by Brooks. I read in some reviews that it would take about 100 miles of riding to break in a new saddle, and in other reviews, it was suggested that breaking in a new Brooks leather saddle would take 200 to 300 miles. After about 6 shorter trips of 20 to 30 miles, I started some longer rides of 40 miles or slightly more. The Brooks saddle feels good, but I believe another hundred miles or so is what it will take to break in this saddle. It's comfortable right now, but I'm sure will progressively get better. I wear my padded baggy shorts when riding, but feel the need to get some better padding during the off season. No problem with any saddle sores, just some discomfort when the miles exceed 30. I'm sure some better quality padded cycling shorts or padded underwear will take care of that problem. If you do decide to purchase a Brooks leather saddle from Bike Tires Direct.com, I'd suggest ordering a large tin of the Brooks Proofide along with the saddle. The small tin of Proofide included with the saddle is enough to coat the underside of the saddle for protection from water spray from the rear tire, and only about enough left for 2 complete coatings of the saddle for the break in period. I like this Brooks saddle, I just wish I had purchased one much sooner!

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Reviewed 8/28/2012
by Steve M.
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Northwest Ohio
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
If this Brooks saddle ever does wear out, I'll buy another one!

I was in need of a new saddle. My Avocet gel saddle on my Myata LT1000 had finally become uncomfortable. I looked at many saddles and read the great reviews on Brooks saddles. I really didn't see how something without gel padding could be comfortable. I decided I would give a brooks saddle a try. I figured I may have to shelve it if it didn't work out. I ordered the B17 standard saddle in the Honey color. The workmanship is impressive, but the comfort was my main concern. I mounted the saddle after treating it with Brooks Proofide and proceeded to break it in as suggested by reviewers, by doing some 10, 20, and 25 mile rides over a 10 day period. I can honestly say that this saddle, even though the only padding is from my behind, is very comfortable! No hot spots or sore area developed after a 40 mile ride today! I'm 5' 11 and 200 pounds, so I do give the saddle a workout! I believe that I will be buying a second Brooks B17 for my other bike. I wish now that I hadn't waited so long to try a Brooks saddle!

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Reviewed 2/6/2012
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Honey version. So beautiful i the box, almost a shame to put on the bike!

Used for transportation around town. Very comfortable in that it doesn't stick to clothing. Old world craftsmanship and quality.. Very cool.

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Reviewed 7/29/2010
by myboatri
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Seattle WA
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15 of 17 customers found this review helpful.
Best leather saddle for the money

Great comfort from day one. Even before the first treatment!

Was going to get a narrow, but glad I didn't.

Fits me perfect - 6ft 4 in. 220lbs. - and looks great on my late 60's Raleigh grand prix!

Considering buy another for my other bike.

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