Brooks B17 Saddle

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Brooks B17 Saddle
Quite simply, the Brooks B17 saddle is a living legend. The venerable English saddle company's flagship model, the B17 has been on the market for over 100 years. The classic B17 Brooks saddle features an all-leather cover with steel rivets and a tension adjuster. When broken-in, Brooks saddles are considered by many to be the most comfortable on the market. The B17 is ideal for commuting, long distance trekking, and general purpose riding. And to keep a Brooks saddle in tip-top condition, utilize Brooks Proofide (BK-PF40) to condition, preserve and shower-proof your saddle.
  • Add some classic style to any bike with Brooks leather
  • Considered to be among the most comfortable bike saddles on the market
  • Leather cover
  • Steel rails
  • Available in multiple color options
Brooks B17 Saddle
  • WEIGHT 520g
  • COVER Leather
  • RAILS Steel
  • DIMENSIONS 175mm x 275mm
  • Rating 4.5

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Brooks B17 Saddle
 
4.7

(based on 45 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (28)
  • Comfortable (10)
  • Dries quickly (6)
  • Comfort (4)
  • Good padding (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (16)

Best Uses

  • All around (29)
  • Long rides (29)
  • Commuting (28)
  • Mountain biking (5)
  • Road racing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (34), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26)

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5.0

very comfortable

By New biker

from Illinois

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Padding
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around

    Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

    I have an old road bike from the 1970's. It came with a leather seat. It was always very comfortable and my rear end never was uncomfortable. This new leather saddle is similar. It took no breaking in for me and I can ride and ride without pain.

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    5.0

    As advertised

    By Mark

    from Iowa

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfort
    • Simple

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Around
      • Long Rides

      Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

      Bought the seat a few weeks ago for my road bike, used conditioner and installed for a handful of rides. Went for 3 days on RAGBRAI over 60 miles each day worked out great did not have any issues with saddle. I am over 280 lbs have not seen any durability issues

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better From The First Ride

      By Richie Rich

      from Duluth, MN

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good looking
      • No Chaffing

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Long Rides
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

      This saddle immediately felt more comfortable than my old Specialized saddle. Each ride seems to get better and better. I did use the special conditioner on it and let it soak in for almost a week before using it. My backside wishes I had bought this saddle before I rode the CTR last summer.

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      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Brooks is the best!

      By Alinazma

      from Massachusetts

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable After Breakin
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Long Break In Period

      Best Uses

      • All Around
      • Commuting
      • Long Rides

      Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

      I have found that Brooks is always the best seat! It is durable, comfortable, and just an overall quality product.

      The only caveat is that the break in period is about 200 miles and can be painful. I think it is worth it to get a seat that will last many years!

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      5.0

      What break-in period

      By never over the hill

      from Little Rock, AR

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Instant Comfort

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

          My original Brooks saddle was on my first road bike I purchased in 1971. It served me well for many years. But along the way it went away. Finally, I was looking for a change and purchased my new B-17. Within 10 miles on my first ride with the saddle the comfort of old was back! It was like nothing had changed from the old days. I'll never be without a Brooks again. Never mind that it may be slightly heavier, I weigh 5 pounds more than I did in '71 too.

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          5.0

          Awesome saddle right out of the box

          By Wyvern

          from Orange, Texas

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • None Really

          Best Uses

          • All Around
          • Commuting
          • Long Rides

          Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

          Pretty comfortable right out of the box, however it took 3 longer rides to get it just perfect. I don't know how I did not know about this saddle sooner. The more I ride the better it feels. Bought the ointment and applied as directed. Planning on ordering another one for a new bike that is on order.

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Pleasant surprise.

          By Happy Retired Guy

          from Gardnerville, Nevada

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Pros

          • Comfortable 1st Ride

          Cons

          • A Bit Heavier Than Most
          • Initial Prepmaintenance
          • Some Prep Maintenance

          Best Uses

          • All Around
          • Long Rides

          Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

          This is my 1st Brooks saddle (Brooks B17). It was reasonably comfortable on 1st 3 rides of 62 miles. I am 4 months away from 70 and heavy at 5'8" and 186 lbs. with a lot of that weight in upper body muscle so was pleasantly surprised not to feel the discomfort experienced on several previous "padded" saddles. After reading various forum reviews, etc., I believe this saddle will conform to my posterior and I will be able to go longer distances with less discomfort. I did soak it in neatsfoot oil for 20 mins. and then use proofhide as recommended before the first ride because it was quite hard just out of the box. My bike is a Specialized 2015 Roubaix SL4 Expert and is ridden in a dry climate and hilly areas with some uncomfortable road surfaces (broken pavement and deep splits across the road). This saddle seems to work well for the area. I will probably buy another Brooks for my 2011 Giant Defy Advanced II.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Comfortable, great looking saddle

          By Rick

          from La Porte Texas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

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          Pros

          • Good looking
          • Highly Recommended
          • Proven Style
          • Time Tested

          Cons

          • A little heavy
          • Not The Latest Thing
          • Pricey

          Best Uses

          • All Around
          • Commuting
          • Long Rides

          Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

          Replaced the smallish Bontrager saddle that came stock on my Trek Domane.
          very comfortable right out of the box.
          look forward to it breaking in and fitting me even better.
          I bought the Proofide, and have been applying it esp to the underside, to condition and weather proofing.
          The Royal Blue color is starting to show (it came very dark, almost black)
          I am VERY happy with this saddle.
          a perfect match for me and the bike.

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          • Yes

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wy did I wait so long

          By tuf luk

          from Ocilla,GA

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          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Around
            • Commuting
            • Long Rides

            Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

            Simply the best saddle I've ever ridden. My only problem is that I waited so long to get one. Although the first ride on it is a bit hard, the dreaded break in period that everyone talks about seems nonexistent. I would recommend this saddle over and over again. You should definitely order some of the Brooks saddle cream with it to help break it in. I have a friend with a Brooks and borrow his. Now I need to order some for both of us.

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            5.0

            Gotta love the Brooks!

            By Martywoodman

            from Nashville, Tn.

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Around
                • Commuting
                • Long Rides

                Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

                I got this for my touring bike. I have 4 bikes and all of them have a Brooks saddle on them! Stylish and comfortable.

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