Brooks B17 Special Honey Top Saddle

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Brooks B17 Special Honey Top Saddle
Special Copper rivets and rails. The "Classic" B17 bike saddle is an all leather cover with rivets plus tension adjuster. When "broken in" Brooks bike seat saddles are considered by many to be the most comfortable on the market. The Standard width (6 3/4") is ideal for commuting, long distance trekking and general purpose riding. Copper Plated Steel rails. 518g. (weights vary slightly, due to cover thickness).
  • Add some classic style to any bike with a little Brooks leather
  • Considered to be among the most comfortable bike saddles on the market
Brooks B17 Special Honey Top Saddle
  • WEIGHT 540g
  • COVER Leather(honey)
  • RAILS Copper plated steel
  • DIMENSIONS Width-170mm, Length-280mm
  • Rating 5

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Brooks B17 Special Honey Top Saddle
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Long rides (5)
  • Commuting (3)
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5.0

B17 eight years old, so kind of new

By Hendo

from Huancayo, Peru

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Long Rides

Comments about Brooks B17 Special Honey Top Saddle:

I ride about 4,000 miles a year, and like many others couldn't find a saddle that worked. I have now had the B17 Special for eight years, and it's just plain comfy. It took about three months to get that way, but really, the break-in wasn't bad, and I did none of the crazy stuff (boiling in lava, smearing with polar bear grease, tumbling in concrete mixer, etc.) that others have suggested. The thing shows some wear, but still looks good. It has been to Italy, France, all over the US, and is now in Peru. The rails are no longer "copper," which color wore off pretty quickly. My brother/competitor rides a Sella Italia thing that weighs nothing and he swears it works, but he stands up and takes bottom breaks pretty often. No kidding, if and when this one ever dies, I'll get another, even though the price has almost doubled, and even though my brother says it's a boat anchor.

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5.0

Superb comfort

By Kurzbeine

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Around
      • Long Rides

      Comments about Brooks B17 Special Honey Top Saddle:

      My B17 seemed hard and unforgiving at first, but after about 20 - 30 sweaty hours on my indoor training bike, it was supremely comfortable. I moved it to my road bike and am breaking in another one on my trainer now. Even after a century the condition of your rear end is not at the front of your brain.

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      5.0

      Timeless Comfort

      By Supercruzer

      from Spartanburg, SC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Long Rides

        Comments about Brooks B17 Special Honey Top Saddle:

        I have 4 bikes and 3 of 'em have Brooks saddles: 2 with the B-17 Specials and 1 with a Swift. I had tried a gazillion other brands and designs before I "found" Brooks. Mine were comfortable right out of the box and only improved with age. The B-17 is the only saddle I've found that allows you to ride a century and never once think about how sore your rear is getting.

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        5.0

        Perfect for long rides

        By One Wire Loose

        from Marshfield, MO

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        Pros

        • Classic styling
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Long break-in period

        Best Uses

        • Long Rides

        Comments about Brooks B17 Special Honey Top Saddle:

        Have used a B17 Standard for about 10 years, switching it from MTB to road bike and back. Finally put a B17 Special on the road bike and moved the Standard to my new 29er. Both are VERY comfortable after the VERY LONG break-in period.

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        5.0

        There's nothing like a Brooks saddle

        By Smokey 422

        from Gilliam, MO

        About Me Casual Cyclist

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        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Conforms to the sit bones
        • Durable
        • Great classic look

        Cons

        • Break-in can take time
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • All Around
        • Commuting
        • Long Rides
        • Mountain Biking
        • Touring

        Comments about Brooks B17 Special Honey Top Saddle:

        I've owned two Brooks saddles, a Champion Flyer and now a B-17 special honey top saddle. They are both more comfortable than any other saddles I've owned. Use the recommended Proofhide on them during break-in to make them more comfortable faster. Seat angle is critical on a Brooks, I recommend a two bolt post for fine adjustments. Sure, they weigh a lot but with the extra comfort you will probably be riding more and getting better at it.

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