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BROOKS ENGLAND'S FLAGSHIP MODEL - The B17 is ideal for long distance touring, trekking, MTB, or Road riding.
HANDMADE IN ENGLAND - Manufactured by skilled craftsmen for over 100 years using traditional techniques and the finest vegtable tanned leather on the planet.
LIFETIME COMFORT - The B17 shapes to your body over time, like a fine wine - this saddle gets better with age.
THE ORIGINAL LEATHER SADDLE - Often immidated, never duplicated, this simple yet elegant design is the original leather saddle. Don't be fooled by immatations, this is the saddle you've been looking for.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE - Brooks backs up the B17 with a 10 year manufacturers warranty
B17 is our Brooks flagship model, ideal for long distance sports touring, trekking and MTB use. It has been on the market for over 100 years, being featured in as early as the 1898 catalog. Classic- lifetime comfort, shapes to your body, cool in hot weather. Color: Red. Weight: 525. Width: 170. Genre: 280. Material: Leather. Gender/Age: Men's. Rail Material: Steel. Clamp Style: Std Rails. Defined Color: Red. Saddle Cut Out: No.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I simply love my Brooks B-17s. Currently I have two and a third is on the way. I use them on my daily commuter bike, an old mountain bike converted a single speed town bike and my Bike Friday New World Tourist which has been to Mexico, the Bay Area, and most recently, Las Vegas. The one I've on order will grace the Rivendell Quickbeam being built even as I write.
Why the B-17?
Unfortunately the saddles supplied with most bikes are uncomfortable plastic shells with some padding thrown on them. The plastic shell has no give and the padding eventually bunches up and creases giving the saddle some very uncomfortable spots.
A leather saddle, the Brooks B-17, on the other hand will conform to the shape of the rider over time. And, because the leather is support in back and front, the saddle itself acts somewhat like a hammock to support the rider comfortably.
I've never needed to use specialized riding shorts on my Brooks, even for long 50+ mile...
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