Now I welcome any "razzing" from my riding buddies for my hi-tech bike with 100 year old saddle, because I know what they don't. Handcrafted in Birmingham with premium British leather and a painted steel framework. No big deal if you are one of those spandex guys. After reading many reviews, I bought the Brooks B17 Champion Standard to replace basically a new seat on a recent mountain bike purchase. Once you get past all of that you'll be in love with the saddle. Many Books users have stated that they had some issues with the saddle being slippery and I did notice that at first but have no problems after about 50 miles in the saddle. Heavy, rails have limited adjustment compared to modern saddles, don't get it wet. B17 Standard Saddle is one of the classic models to exist in Brooks’ production for over a century. If you are one of those spandex guys you probably want a lighter saddle. Den Sattel kann ich empfehlen. We found the Brooks as comfortable as any of the many saddles we'd tried in prior years on the first day we put them on...and we found the comfortable all day...day after day...on our Ride the Rockies trip. • Real leather adapts to your body A certain amount of easily washed out staining left on my clothes when I put the dressing on the saddle. Brooks B17 Standard Steel Saddle I have always heard these saddles were the most comfortable so I took the risk and IT WAS THE GREATEST CHOICE OF MY LIFE! So my 16.5lb bike weighs 18lb now, I can live with that because I'm a much better rider when comfortable. As it broke in the surface has more grip and I dropped the nose a bit. Bisher bin ich immer Gelsattel gefahren. 99 Brooks England Swift Bicycle Saddle 4.6 out of 5 … • Visual upgrade through shiny steel rivets I'm a believer. For the record: Yes, it rather abruptly broke in after about 30 hours of riding. I went through several different types of saddles but never found true comfort until I rode my B17 Brooks. I think that's going to be an issue on any leather saddle. Could see break-in taking longer in cooler weather. Brooks B17 Standard Classic Vintage Leather Bicycle Saddle Black Rails. Break in stories scared me but was not an issue. I bought this saddle (actually a B17 Titanium) to go on my touring bike with the sole purpose of long miles. I've got about 200 miles on it now and it does seem to be conforming a bit more to my backside but still the most comfortable saddle I've used! I don't generally ride in the rain, but was on a week long tour last summer, and got caught in torrential rain for an extended period of time. Fred decided on the cheaper model after listening to me glow all spring, and he’s now breaking it in on his Rivendell Rambouillet. The B9, B10 and B11 were the top racing saddles. The Brooks B17 saddle is a perfect companion for long distance riding on your single speed and will surely put you in … Brooks B17 Standard Steel Saddle I have always heard these saddles were the most comfortable so I took the risk and IT WAS THE GREATEST CHOICE OF MY LIFE! This saddle is very sensitive to tilt angle and for this reason I recommend a two bolt microadjustable seatpost. Read More. 5 replies on “Breaking In A Brooks B17 Standard Leather Bicycle Saddle” Steve Sexton says: May 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm. They tend to work best with a touch of "nose up" as you may find yourself with a sensation of slipping forward in the horizontal position. I've never been a really good long distance rider but I've done more than 50 miles in one day on my Brooks. By 200 miles it seemed to have basically settled into a stable place. Season : 2018. Saddlebag loops. Being Brooks flagship model for over 100 years the B17 has been the goto leather saddle for long distance touring trekking and allterrain use. It has been over 110 years now since it came on the market - the B17 Standard saddle belongs to the classics from Brooks. The break in process is improving but is far from complete. Classic looks. Got my Brooks B17 Standard saddle quickly. Very comfortable, no numbness or irritation on long rides. There are some drawbacks to these saddles; some complain of long break in, mine took about 800 miles; some complain of weight, mine's 410 gram. Please click on image above to get a large image with views from both sides of the saddle Click And Collect Need some help? I can't complain, really. It has been over 110 years now since it came on the market - the B17 Standard saddle belongs to the classics from Brooks. It is comfortable for short and very long rides...day after day. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Brooks B17 Champion Standard Brown Leather Saddle at the best online prices at eBay! Initially, the B17 was not the top racing model in Brooks lineup. Extremely long life saddle if properly cared for by following the manufactures care recommendations and not some bicycle guru's thoughts. And yes, anyone who has done Ride the Rockies, I'm Shark Boy! I am a honey or black kind of guy although I do own a titanium coloured one with titanium rails: very sharp. it’s a saddle that looks just right on that long-haul bike. Jetzt habe ich meine Fahrstrecke erhöht und festgestellt, das mir auf langen Touren der Gelsattel nicht mehr gefällt (auch SQlab machte da keine Ausnahme), bzw. I have basic 17s, narrow 17s, titanium 17s, special 17s (with the wide, flush rivets) and they all work for me. Sell it yourself. Details about Brooks B17 Standard Black Leather Saddle See original listing. Das Mehrgewicht nehme ich gern in Kauf, für einen schmerzfreien Po auch nach sechs Stunden im Sattel. This saddle is designed for longer, fast-paced tours. Last year I upgraded to a high end carbon bike. The Brooks B17 saddle was originally launched sometime in the mid 1890s – it’s not been possible to establish the exact year. Had a Selle Italia leather saddle MANY years ago, and gave it away with the bike (my mistake!) Add to basket. And Wallingford in New Orleans...as others have noted...will give you six months to try one out. It's craftsmanship and comfort outweigh the negatives of being pricey and adjustment issues some experience. I bought this saddle (actually a B17 Titanium) to go on my touring bike with the sole purpose of long miles. All in all very happy with the saddle, was quite comfortable right out of the box. Performs pretty well. Still needs some care, but is a great way to start a saddle. Comfortable out of the box. COMFORT!! Break in is taking some time as my first 100 miles have been rather painful. • Dimensions (LxWxH): 275 x 175 x 65 mm Not sure I'd want to use it on anything besides a road bike, YMMV. Free shipping for many products! Most of the Brooks leather line is quite heavy in comparison to the rest. I got an Aarvark cover for about $10 and it fits better then the Brooks model. I won't be replacing this thing any time soon, if ever. Code : 24622. But what price comfort? They need a six month rub down with Proofhide and get a saddle cover for the rain. The Brooks seemed out of place on it so I've demo'd a lot of saddles since then (my son works at bike shop) and can't find anything even close to the comfort of my Brooks. Like a fine wine – but unlike an early episode of Top Gear (Dave, weekday mornings, for the homeworkers and self-isolators out there) – the Brooks B17 Classic saddle improves with age. I suspect they are all good. Best saddle I have ever owned. © Copyright 2021 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. As stated earlier, after this first purchase of a fine leather saddle, I'm a Brooks convert! I don't know that they are the most comfortable saddle around...because I haven't tried every saddle in existence...but they are comfortable enough that I doubt I will ever sit on another saddle...unless I'm buying a new bike...and I'll order up my new Brooks as soon as I buy it. It also has big, shiny copper rivets. Brooks Saddles B17 Standard is our flagship model, ideal for long distance sports touring, trekking and atb use. 280mm Length x 170mm Width. Switched from Terry Fly after a century where I chafed badly. The Brooks B17 set the standard in what a saddle should be, this beauty looks slick and premium right out the box and only looks better with age. Brooks England Flyer Leather Men's Bicycle Saddle Classic, Black. Brooks B17 Standard Saddle Black. One down side is the limited rearward positioning due to the short rails. Winning bid: US $90.00 [ 23 bids] Shipping: Calculate Varies based on location ... BROOKS B17 Standard Imperial Trekking and Touring Bicycle Saddle, Honey. Made in England. Share this product. Also, do not overlook that this is a pretty comfortable saddle right out of the box. The elementary design of a Brooks saddle includes a comfortable and well-designed leather-made cover outstretched between metal chunk plates at the nose and aft sections of the saddle. Description . As others have stated, the Brooks line is pricey and, though I didn't have any problems, the seat rails are a little shorter than some. Awesome. • Rail: Chromium steel 520 g Description; Additional information; Description “The reality is, the saddle is the part of the bike with which we share our most intimate contact, and it’s worth getting right. BROOKS B17 S Standard HONEY. Brooks B17 Standard Black Leather Saddle : Condition: Used. C $94.63 1 bid + shipping . Yes, they take care and maintenance. B17 Standard and B27 . Repeat. Now have 3 years on three different Brooks (three bikes), everybody gives me heck about the "Old Style" seat with no padding and can't understand how it can be comfortable. I did carry my tool set and made a few minor adjustments along the way but it wasn't for comfort, just getting it dialed in. Picture Information. Toller Sattel. Besides, I could lose some weight on the engine before I worry about weight of the saddle. It isn't the lightest saddle...but I could care less. Ended: Nov 17, 2020. Brooks B17 Standard Saddle The Brooks B17 is an English made leather saddle that has truly stood the test of time. • Classic Brooks leather saddle for touring $115.39. Brooks B17 Standard Leather Saddle - Black. If you want to buy a customized bike, click here. So far the saddle has been very comfortable and still looks great. Brooks B17 Narrow Imperial Saddle The B17 Narrow Imperial is another variation of Brook's time-honoured B17 design, featuring a distinctive cut-out section in the top of the leather, first conceived and registered by Brooks over a century ago. I have often had to increase a stem by a centimetre or two to accommodate a 17. The “deluxe” B17 has slightly thicker leather than the standard steel-rail version ($60) and it’s finished nicer with beveled edges. The keystone of Brooks' saddle line. Did ding my wife's car though. But even with those prices they will still outlast at least 6 other saddles, thus in the long run be cheaper. They now come in a variety of colours if you need to style. Comfort, Comfort Comfort. I've had my standard B-17 for two seasons now. shipping: + $15.54 shipping . Loops on rear of saddle are handy for attaching saddlebags. And the B17 Imperial is as near perfect as possible. It can't be slid back too far in the seatpost so you may want to use one with a little offset. Wallbike return policy (you have a six month trial period during which you can return the saddle if you don't like it). You are about to buy the standard model. Free shipping . A little more of an issue if you are a short-haul commuter like me. Loops for traditional English-style touring bag. Mouse over to Zoom-Click to enlarge: X. Needs covering in rain, requires some care & upkeep to prevent damage to the leather. Weight, small price to pay for all day comfort. sign up. $121.17. After a wear in period of several hundred miles and careful attention to the manufacturer instructions, I can ride all day in complete comfort. Cyclist of any ilk can appreciate a comfortable saddle as its one of few actual contact points when riding a bicycle. Very durable. Reasonably comfortable out of the box, even more so over time. On that topic, the edges are really hard, no padding at all. The stock seat was just too soft with too much flex for my taste so even though the Brooks line is somewhat expensive, I decided it was time to try one. The B17 combines durability comfort and style with an affordable price. Must be broken in, needs to be maintained and coverered in the rain. 530 grams weights may vary due to leather thickness. for auction: oops the nose fell off.. it has been treated with brooks proofide leather dressing on both the top and underside and is ready for immediate use. All of this was expected and hopefully the saddle will be as comfortable as expected sometime in the next 100 miles. • Weight: approx. Black steel rails ensure high stability of the post and support the saddle's elegant look. Add to cart. Have one to sell? Super comfy, extremely durable and sleek it will provide many hours of rider comfort. I only use it when it's raining. Get the latest road bike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter, Get the latest roadbike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter. ;-). Super Sattel zu bestem Preis. Black or Honey leather cover with black steel rails. Brooks B17 Standard review Brooks' legendary traditional leather saddles, like the B17, are still potentially the most comfortable around. Also, many others have said they had to put the nose slightly up on theB17 but for me, I set the nose and rear of the saddle level and it's perfect. The first centruy is a little uncomfortable and then your will have 1,000’s of great miles. You get funny looks from disbelievers. Not a lot to say that isn't above. $119.87. This is the one saddle that fits me right out of the box and that says a bit for a leather saddle. To tilt angle and for this reason I recommend a two bolt microadjustable seatpost few months, like the combines! 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