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 5

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Brooks B17 Saddle
 
4.8

(based on 53 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (30)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Dries quickly (6)
  • Comfort (4)
  • Good padding (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (16)

Best Uses

  • Long rides (35)
  • All around (32)
  • Commuting (32)
  • Mountain biking (6)
  • Road racing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (38), Casual/ recreational (8), Commuter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

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5.0

Old School Works

By RedNeckEngineer

from Nashville TN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Long Rides

    Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

    This is saddle number 5 for me. I'm 6'3" and 220 so the extra weight of this saddle according to my University physics was negligible. If you can't comfortably sit on the saddle the weight of the bike is irrelevant. I talked to the Brooks customer support in England for guidance on model selection and they were superb. The last time I used a Brooks saddle was in the early 80s but I'm using one for the rest of the 2000s!

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    5.0

    Ah! Sweet relief!

    By Pablo

    from Bedford, MA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Classic Good Looks
    • Confortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Long Rides

      Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

      %30 off was too good to pass up for this saddle so I went for it -- replacing a WTB Speed V that I bought a couple of years ago that I had hoped would be more comfortable than the stock Bontrager saddle on my 2006 Trek 6500 SLR, but wasn't...hard to believe that this saddle could be so much more comfortable, but it is! There is hardly any discomfort after riding all day -- and it's not even broken in yet after just a few weeks of riding! I look forward to it getting even better as it breaks in! I'm really happy with this purchase!

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      • No

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      5.0

      I have joined the Brooks Team

      By M.A.M.I.L.

      from KC, KS

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfrotable
      • Cost Effective

      Cons

      • Difficult Adjustment

      Best Uses

      • Bars Levels Higher
      • Commuting
      • Long Rides

      Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

      Pretty happy with the product. At the beginning I had a lot of issues with front pressure and being able to feel the rivets though my chamois. after A bit of adjustment I feel very comfortable after 50 miles. At 220 I can see my sit bone divets at 100 miles.

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      5.0

      Great Saddle

      By Big D

      from Rapid City, SD

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Around
        • Long Rides

        Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

        Love these saddles. Comfortable. Have on four of my bikes--May have on the fifth soon.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Service

        By Doug

        from New york

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

            The stock seat on my bike was horrible the B17 is like sitting on my couch

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            • No

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            5.0

            brooks saddle

            By Uncle Mikey

            from Santa Barbara, CA

            About Me Commuter

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Needs to be broken in

            Best Uses

            • Long Rides
            • Touring

            Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

            These saddle are amazing, I have three. After the break in period of 300-500 miles they conform to your anatomy and are so comfortable that I don't use chamois lined lycra shorts when I tour.

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            5.0

            Brooks B17 saddle

            By Dave

            from Dallas Ga.

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Around

                Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

                Have sit on this saddle for about 20 miles, I hurt no where. I took off the original seat from my Trek and replaced it with the B17. I Am not sorry I bought it.

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                5.0

                Excellent after break-in, but adjuster is the weak link

                By Bob

                from Grass Valley, CA

                About Me Commuter

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Around
                    • Commuting
                    • Long Rides

                    Comments about Brooks B17 Saddle:

                    I've done mostly commute-style rides of 20-40 miles on mixed asphalt and gravel roads, 3-5 times a week, for the past 30 years. At 6'6" and 210 lbs my bike saddle (and butt) take a pounding. I've tried a lot of saddles, but when I found the Brooks B17 8 years ago it was a revelation. I bought a black one, put Proofide on it, and rode it for two months, and it was stiff as a brick. I thought I had made a mistake, but did notice my butt wasn't as sore after a ride as before. Then on month 3, poof, it broke in, and the long commutes were now as pain-free as the short ones. Awesome.

                    Sadly, after 8 years, the head on the adjuster bolt on the seat (which I rarely had to adjust) snapped off. The rest of the seat is still fine, but finding a new adjuster bolt is a pain. Nashbar should sell them. However, there are instructions online for using a lathe to turn an 8MM cap screw into an adjuster, and that's what I'm doing, because I simply don't want to abandon this wonderfully broken-in seat. Google around, and you'll see that adjuster failures on this seat are fairly common. I now own a new honey-colored B17 which my butt is breaking in, so I'll have a spare once my black B17 is fixed. I didn't take off a star for the adjuster, because 8 years is about 7 years longer than I've ever owned any other seat, so I guess I can't complain.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    very comfortable

                    By New biker

                    from Illinois

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                    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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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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