Not the chafe. The dreaded chafe. Once it begins, there’s no stopping the creep along your bum cheeks, every slight movement adding to the sting.
Banish bum cheek blues with the iconic Brooks B17. First introduced in the 1890s and their best-selling saddle for over a century, the B17 has remained largely unchanged ever since. Although its competition days may long behind, the Brooks B17 has since cemented itself as the saddle of choice for long distance cycle tours.
Manufactured in the UK, a tough 5mm thick leather top is stretched from a thin metal cantle plate at the rear, over the rails to the nose piece and secured by rivets. This durable leather top eventually wears to the shape of the user’s ‘sit bones’ for a superior riding experience. With the right leather-care a Brooks saddle can easily last a lifetime of riding.
It may seem counterintuitive, but firm and less cushioned saddles are proven to reduce friction while cycling which protects against chafing and rubbing. Should the hammock-like design of the saddle start to sag too much, the leather can be re-tensioned by tightening a bolt in the nose piece.
- 5mm thick leather top which eventually moulds to the ‘sit bones’ of the rider
- Hammock-like structure provides natural cushioning over bumps
- Firm leather top reduces friction for the rider and protects against rubbing and chafing
- Manufactured in the UK in Brooks’ West Midlands factory
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Length: 275 mm Width: 175 mm Height: 65 mm Weight: 520g
Vegetable tan leather top Steel rails (black powder coated) Tubolar Steel Rivets
Origin: United Kingdom
Product Care Information
Treat with Proofide every 6 months or so to keep the leather supple and to prevent it drying out. Proofide is carefully formulated from special ingredients to condition, preserve and shower-proof your saddle. Proofide is the only substance that Brooks recommend using to take care of your saddle.