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.
Great saddle for daily commuting and touring. Iï¿½ve spent 8 hrs a day on this saddle for a week long touring trip and it was much more comfortable than I hoped for. Takes some time to break in, but a great investment!
I ordered the honey color, which in the photograph looks a little orange, so I'm happy to announce that it is a beautiful medium brown that matches the Brooks handle bar tape very well. It's winter so I can't speak to it's much comfort because its been to cold to get out too often. But I'm confident that it will be perfect come biking season!
So far I am loving this saddle, I'm only 20 miles it but have never had such a comfortable right. I especially love how much lower than the seat go the side edges so that my legs glide against it while pumping for the next hill. TRUE FAN OVER HERE!
This thing is super sturdy and perfect for my commute. I like harder saddles, so this is perfect for me. I'm also really into leather patinas, so I ended up choosing the Honey color (even thought it's not the best match for my bike color scheme). Super stoked to see how it wears in and softens up to fit my sit bones. )
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.
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.