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B17 Standard Saddle

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Talk about a mainstay, the B17 has been the most popular Brooks saddle model for over 100 years. Its leather cover feels hard at first but after time will perfectly conform to a rider's shape, making it one of the most comfortable options around. Classic styling that looks great on any bike with a superior feel and an economical price tag.

  • Steel rails
  • Bracket loops for English-style touring packs
  • 280mm x 170mm
  • Available in various colors, all with black steel rails.
  • 530g (weight may differ slightly due to leather thickness)
  • Made in England
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XLNT touring saddle at an agreeable price
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by lebvendors
Cycling Enthusiast
Midwest

I ride a hybrid bicycle 400 miles per month on city streets and bicycle trails. The Brooks B17 provides an excellent balance of comfort, weight and rigidity for my style of riding, and requires - in my case - no break-in period. I enthusiastically recommend the Brooks B17 saddle to other riders.

Reviewed 6/29/2018
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Great seat
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Sioux Falls, SD

This seat is just plain comfortable. It allows me to ride without pain on gravel and road riding. Needs a few miles to break in, then it works very well.

Reviewed 7/30/2018
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XLNT touring saddle
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by lebvendors
Midwest

I ride 270 miles per month on city streets and bike trails. The Brooks B17 provides an ideal combination of comfort, weight, and durability for the kind of low-to-moderate speed bicycle riding I do. Westernbikeworks price is agreeable, too.

Reviewed 6/30/2018
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I only ride Brooks saddles...
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by Tony from Temecula
Temecula, CA
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

And Western Bike Works has great prices and service.

Reviewed 5/18/2018
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As comfortable as custom made.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Philadelphia and Cape May

I love the style of the seat and the use of natural material. The workmanship is a lost art form and it gives real class to my 1970 Raleigh Pro and my new Tokyobike. Add Brooks hand grips for some real class

Reviewed 3/12/2018
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Quality product.
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by Joe
Casual Cyclist
Kelso, WA

Well made. Beautiful natural color. It will take time for the seat to wear in.

Reviewed 12/22/2017
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Best of all saddles
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by Tomaseder
Santa fe

Road biking for 17 yrs. Best saddles ever

Reviewed 10/30/2017
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Great saddle
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by Anonymous
New Mexico

Best saddle over 15 years of cycling. It is firm at first. Slowly breaking in. I've tried 8 different saddles. This is the one for everyone. I will not use anything but brooks.

Reviewed 10/5/2017
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Review Brooks?
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by Rebturk
Cycling Enthusiast
Asheville NC
1 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Say what? You want me to review a classic Brooks saddle. They have only been around foreeevvveeerr, and logged more successful and comfortable a$$ miles than most other saddles combined. Nuff said.

Reviewed 1/23/2014
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Fantastic - by far my favorite saddle
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
florida
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Hi, I labored over choosing a saddle. Bottom line, I have extensive issues with surgery in the lower region (use your imagination). I was very concerned over saddle selection because of so much scaring. With this saddle no part of the saddle is able to make its way up into you rear end and irritate you. Only your rear bones touch the saddle. Exactly what I needed. I was unable to ride around the block with a Selle San Marco without irritation. I did 30 miles yesterday on my Brooks B17 without even thinking about my rear end or the saddle. Also, there is no numbing the groin area.

Negatives the saddle is hard and not light. But I think the design is what makes it work. The weight penalty is worth the ability to ride without issue. This will be the only saddle I use for the remainder of my cycling years.

Reviewed 9/9/2013
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A Great Saddle that lives up to its stellar reputation.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida

The Best saddle for touring. Solid, yet comfortable. It requires some maintenance since it is leather. With a Super price & quick delivery from Westernbike Bike Works, this deal made my day!

Reviewed 8/6/2012
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Brooks B17 standard saddle
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
New London, CT
0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Fantastic iconic product! Everything it's supposed to be!

Reviewed 4/28/2012
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so so so beautiful, a perfect gift!
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by gretchen lee
Cycling Enthusiast
lexington ky
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

got this for my girlfriend's xmas gift. she was stunned. we are both avid cyclists (daily commuters) and appreciate the timeless beauty & comfort of the brooks saddle. color is dead on jolly rancher apple green, starting to fade to olive.

Reviewed 2/6/2012
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Big Surprise
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by allwaysbybike
Cycling Enthusiast
New York NY
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

I bought a B-17 for my single speed to give it a more retro look. I had a team professional as a kid on my Raleigh Professional MKIV but took it off, too hard and never seemed to break in.

I bought the B-17 because of all the great reviews and figured I'd give Brooks another try.

OMG right out of the box with ZERO break in it was comfortable. I think the fact I'm no longer a 150 lbs skinny teenager helps. Now at 190lbs I felt the seat immediately start to mold. I can't wait to see how it feels a few 100 miles from now. I think I'll replace the saddle on my road bike with a Brooks Swift. Go ahead buy one!

Reviewed 8/12/2010
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The perfect touring saddle.
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by moses
Cycling Enthusiast
Vernon, CT

I purchased this saddle for my touring bike and it is by far the most comfortable saddle, even partially broken in, although I think it felt great right out of the box. It just fit my anatomy perfectly and I can't wait to start touring full time on this saddle. You can't beat the comfort or the quality of this saddle and I am very happy with my purchase, there is a reason this is such a popular saddle for touring.

Reviewed 8/10/2018
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Most comfortable saddle ever.
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by Victor H.
Cycling Enthusiast
Eagle Creek, OR

This is the most comfortable saddle I've ever owned.

I'm and endurance cyclist and have tried five different saddles in the last two years and all of them start giving me numbness about the 50 to 100 mile mark and when going up hills so I'm constantly up out of the saddle to relieve the numbness and pain.

I was a little apprehensive about this saddle but after reading many touring forums I thought I would give it a try. Oh My God comfort from the second I sat on it and it keeps getting more comfortable every day as it breaks in.

I know this might not be the sexiest saddle out there but you won't care after you try one of these.

Reviewed 8/7/2018
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Great for my old bones.
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by Oscar
Cycling Enthusiast
Oonnecticut

Seventy seven years and still riding. Bought this for my old bones and it's doing a great job. Follow Brooks instructions and had no problems. I have about 300 miles to date. Saddle allows you to move freely and keep comfortable. I find its much better than my old gel saddle that I was using on my road bike. Take care and cover saddle when its raining, my only concern.

Reviewed 7/31/2018
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Love the looks and after a little break in time, the fit and feel is great.
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by Rolland Tongret
Casual Cyclist
Augusta, Ky &40 A little river town&41

I'm not a hard core biker. Just peddle around our little river town maybe four or so miles a day. Got to keep the leather conditioner applied often, rain spots hard to get rid off

Reviewed 8/3/2018
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B17 forever
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by Allen von der Linde
N.Iowa

Why did I wait so long... After 100s of dollars spent searching for the one....The Brooks B17 is the absolute... The natural leather, body shaping to the individual... The perfect saddle. Good looks too! Really jumps!!

Reviewed 7/26/2018
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Comfortable seat
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
New Jersey

Second Brooks Saddle I have purchased. First one on a Trek Madone. Bought this one for Trek Checkpoint. Takes a while for the saddle to break in, but once it does it is a comfortable ride on the 100 long rides.

Reviewed 5/25/2018
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