Brooks B17 Special review

Adjustable touring saddle

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £64.99 RRP
Brooks B17 Special

Our review

If weight isn't an issue but comfort for many miles is, you have to try a B17
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With the tension adjuster that’s underneath the nose of the saddle on its slackest setting, even a new Brooks B17 gives a forgiving and comfortable ride. 


And so long as you wind it in a little when the saddle beds in and the leather stretches slightly, it will always give that same level of comfort.

This is one of the most often overlooked aspects of the B17 – the fact that you can tune the leather tension to get the fit you want.


Although a little heavy, a well bedded-in B17 could be the most comfortable big-mile saddle you will ever own; you just have to get the miles in on a new one to really make it start working. 

Product Specifications


Name B17 Special
Brand Brooks

Description The B17 is our flagship model- ideal for long distance sportive touring trekking and atb use.
Manufacturer's Description Traditional version of the B17 with copper rails and chamfered sides.
Weight (g) 553
Width (mm) 170
Available Colours Black/Gold
Saddle Decoration Copper Studs