Brooks B17 Standard review

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£44.99

Brooks B17 Standard

BikeRadar verdict

90.0 out of 5 stars

"A timeless British classic saddle that could potentially last you a lifetime - whatever your age."

Thursday, July 13, 2006 11.00pm By

Brooks' legendary traditional leather saddles, like the B17, are still potentially the most comfortable around. We say potentially because the rock hard 5mm thick hide takes a year of regular riding and oiling before it moulds to a truly custom fit that's not matched by any 'modern' saddle.

The downsides, besides a masochistic first few months, are high weight (the lighter Ti version costs £99.99) and the potential to inflict eye-watering injuries if you catch yourself. Considering our Tech Director Steve Worland's last Brooks finally died aged 33, you can't fault long-term value though. Narrow and women's versions of the B17 plus partially broken-in 'aged' specials are also available.

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Specification

Name:
B17 Standard
Brand:
Brooks
Price:
£44.99

Weight (g):
548
Colour:
Black
Road/Performance Compatibility:
Marathon
Saddle Padding:
Hard
Saddle Decoration:
Logo
Saddle Cover Material:
Leather
Saddle Shaping:
Built-in Flex

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