This leviathan has created much mirth in the BikeRadar office but is notably the only saddle produced by Brooks with spiral-wound rear springs. Suitably partnered to a pre-war rod-braked Raleigh ladies bike, the B33 looks the part and the broad embossed leather top provides acres of room for the bum cheeks to rest.
The ‘springlike’ B33 gives a floating sensation that is quite apart from the supportive yet soft feeling of a gel-filled saddle, and the front spring provides some welcome comfort to the nether regions over rutted roads.
Due to its taller than average overall height, this saddle will not be suitable for people who already have less than an inch of exposed seatpost showing on their roadster. As with all leather saddles, it is well worth treating the leather parts with a charge of Profide (priced around £4.45) to ward off the effects of moisture.