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Brooks England B-17 Saddle - Men\'s

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    Brooks England B-17 Saddle - Men's

    The Brooks England flagship B17 flagship saddle has been around for 100 years. It's an excellent choice for touring, century rides, ultra-marathon rides and other demanding cycling. See details

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    The Brooks England flagship B17 flagship saddle has been around for 100 years. It's an excellent choice for touring, century rides, ultra-marathon rides and other demanding cycling.

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    The Brooks England flagship B17 flagship saddle has been around for 100 years. It's an excellent choice for touring, century rides, ultra-marathon rides and other demanding cycling.

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    The Brooks England flagship B17 flagship saddle has been around for 100 years. It's an excellent choice for touring, century rides, ultra-marathon rides and other demanding cycling.

    • Leather provides natural "give" by stretching and flexing, and because it doesn't need padding, it's a cool option in warm weather
    • Saddle will age and break in over time
    • Bag loops permit the use of a traditional English-style touring bag on the rear of saddle

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    Brooks England B-17 Saddle - Men's Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Cycling
    Performance
    No
    Leather
    None
    Leather / steel
    10.8 x 6.7 inches
    540 grams
    Men's
    Saddle type
    Cutout seat
    Saddle cover material
    Cushioning material
    Material(s)
    Dimensions
    Weight
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    Brooks England B-17 Saddle - Men's

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    Brooks England B-17 Saddle - Men'sis rated4.8out of5by5.
    Rated5out of5byfromGreat for commutingTook a bit to get broken in, but use of recommended oil helped a lot. Once the seat is broken in, the ride is extremely comfortable. Seems cooler to ride on this seat over the padded seat I used earlier.
    Date published: 2013-09-05
    Rated4out of5byfromA+-
    Date published: 2013-06-26
    Rated5out of5byfromAnother great Brooks product!!!I'm loving this saddle!! I've only ridden about 200 miles on it, so its still breaking in, but so far it's really comfortable. I guess I'm one of those lucky ones that finds a Brooks comfortable from the beginning. I purchased my last B-17 in the 70's and it was equally comfortable and lasted for years. Brooks is still a great product and I'm very pleased that the new owners are maintaining Brooks high quality and design standards.
    Date published: 2013-05-19
    Rated5out of5byfromClassic looks and comfortAfter putting a B17 on my commuter bike with excellent results, I put this B17 saddle is on my cargo bike and wasn't disappointed. If you've been searching for a comfortable saddle that doesn't chafe, cause numbness, or other problems, consider that the B17 design is over 100 years old. Brooks comfort doesn't come from odd shapes and hi-tech materials, it comes from a natural leather that conforms to you. The B17 does require some break-in, but it won't take as long as your might think. Ride several times a week and you'll forget about breaking-in before you know it. All good things in life require some effort. What? You were expecting instant gratification?
    Date published: 2013-03-20
    Rated5out of5byfromEasy on the backside and on the eyesI bought this saddle about six months ago, and have put between 800 - 900 miles on it so far. I used it on a tour from Salt Lake City to St. George, UT, and was on it for seven or eight hours every day. My butt didn't hurt once. Not while I was riding, after I stopped for the day or the next morning. In fact, it hasn't even caused me any discomfort since day one. There is a supposed break-in period, where it can apparently be a bit sore, but I read another review by a rider who weighed a little over 200 lbs who said he didn't experience that. I weigh 200 lbs and I think the break-in might be more pronounced for lighter riders. But once you get that leather to remember the shape of your sit bones, you'll be in heaven. The saddle does require some care (regular polishing with Proofide, which I ordered online for like $7), and needs to be kept out of the wet with a seat cover. Brooks sells a saddle-specific cover which I've heard mixed things about, but I just keep 3 or 4 plastic grocery bags in my saddle bag and those have kept the saddle dry through a couple of very wet days of riding. This is the best all-around saddle out there. Probably not great for serious racing because of its weight, but if you're a commuter, a touring rider, or a weekend warrior, you can't do any better.
    Date published: 2012-11-13

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