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Brooks B17 Narrow Racing Saddle

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Product Description

The Brooks B17 Narrow Racing saddle is the sportier version of the extremely popular B17 saddle. With classic Brooks style, you’re getting a performance saddle with a design so good it has been in constant production since 1910.

The B17 Narrow saddle is perfectly suited to both thoroughbred road racing bicycles or sports touring bikes, and has long been the first choice of sporting cyclists who prefer the freedom of thigh movement that its narrow profile gives without any compromise in the comfort every Brooks Saddle gives.

MADE IN ENGLAND

Key Features:

  • Length: 279mm
  • Width: 151mm
  • Height: 70mm
  • Weight: 530g

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Brooks B17 Narrow Racing Saddle Reviews

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4.60
Build Quality
4.60
Performance
4.60
Value For Money
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Customer Reviews (5)

4
built to last

great saddle. looking forward to wearing this one in.

great saddle. looking forward to wearing this one in.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Brooksy saddles

The B17 Narrow is a real winner exudes quality and was comfy to ride from the get go. My advice is to cover with a plastic bag etc if you ever leave your bike locked up somewhere!

The B17 Narrow is a real winner exudes quality and was comfy to ride from the get go. My advice is to cover with a plastic bag etc if you ever leave your bike locked up somewhere!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 3/5
5
Brooks B17 Saddle

Great saddle. Not a light piece of kit and a bit of work to maintain. But doing 20 miles daily on it I really appreciate the support of the leather and how it has molded! Took a bit of time to bed down though and needed to make adjustments to the angles to ensure I wasn't sliding off. But stuck with it and now I cant do without.

Great saddle. Not a light piece of kit and a bit of work to maintain. But doing 20 miles daily on it I really appreciate the support of the leather and how it has molded! Took a bit of time to bed down though and needed to make adjustments to the angles to ensure I wasn't sliding off. But stuck with it and now I cant do without.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Brooks

Awesome product buy! Real classic excellent value for money too much better price than buying direct from the Brooks website.

Awesome product buy! Real classic excellent value for money too much better price than buying direct from the Brooks website.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Long term asset

Found that Standard B17 is too wide...narrow version is just right.

Found that Standard B17 is too wide...narrow version is just right.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Saddle Guide

 

Saddle Guide

Back in the saddle again

A suitable and comfortable saddle is incredibly important while cycling. You only have three contact points with the bike while cycling - your feet/pedals, hands/handlebars and your saddle. Because of this, it's vital your bike saddle is comfortable to make life easier and prevent chafing, numbness and all manner of unpleasant nether-region complaints.


Choosing the right saddle

Sitting comfortably?

It can be a bit of a task finding the right saddle for you. Just because a saddle has lots of padding doesn't necessarily mean it will be the most comfortable. It all depends on the shape of your behind, your style of riding and your level of tolerance.

Mountain biker looking at the saddle on a Cube full-suspension MTB

Luckily, saddles are an inexpensive upgrade so try a few out to find the perfect perch for your posterior. Ultimately, you need support - the weight needs to be on your sit bones (the bony parts of your bottom) and not on sensitive tissue areas.

For casual riding, a wide, heavily padded seat gives you plenty of cushioning and support. For racing, you don't need as much support, so a narrow saddle is better and won't obstruct your leg movement as much as a wider saddle. Men's saddles tend to be long and thin. Some have padding from foam or gel inserts. Women's saddles are shorter in length and wider at the back.


How to measure your sit bones

Finding your correct sit bone width is easy, and you can do it at home. 

All you need is a flat bench or seat, something to rest your feet on, a piece of cardboard, some chalk and a tape measure. Check out our video to see what you need to do.


Construction

What's in a saddle?

Let's take a look at the geometry of a saddle and some of the features you'll find.

A saddle with steel rails

Rails

Rails (sometimes called the cradle) are found on all saddles and attach it to the seatpost. They are made from steel or lighter materials such as carbon fibre, magnesium or titanium.Some saddles have hollow rails to make them lighter still.

A Brooks leather-covered saddle

Covering

Saddles are commonly made from high-wicking, durable man-made fabrics such as Lycra, vinyl or synthetic leather. Leather saddles are timeless and stylish, medium weight and extremely durable, although they are more expensive, need covering to protect them from water damage and have to be 'broken in'.

A saddle with gel padding

Comfort Features

Made from metal frames with springs, padded or 'mattress' saddles imitate a mattress. Gel saddles are made from similar material used in cosmetic surgery implants which moves with you to protect sensitive tissue and cushion your body.


Performance Saddles

For speed or endurance

These saddles are narrow and lightweight (sometimes with titanium or carbon rails), with minimal padding and a stiff top.

Mountain bike-specific performance saddles have a shaped rear, downward sloped nose and can be reinforced on areas that impact when you crash. Aggressive off-road riding saddles are longer for more fore/aft body position adjustments.

The Charge Spoon, a comfortable, affordable performance saddle

Comfort Saddles

Cushioned perch

These saddles are useful with comfort bikes or hybrids where the handlebars are higher or as high as the seat, requiring more weight to be put on the saddle. Comfort saddles are well padded and wide, especially at the back.

An Ozone comfort saddle with pressure relief cut-out

Women's Saddles

For the female form

Women tend to have wider pelvic bones than men, therefore female-friendly saddles are shorter in length, wider at the back and have pronounced cutaways at the sides.

As with men's saddles, you can still choose different widths with many brands, to suit your own body shape.

Specialized have a range of saddles specifically designed for women

Saddle Accessories

Extra comfort and care

There are a variety of products available to keep your saddle dry, in good working order and also to help you ride more comfortably on it. A pair of padded shorts or tights gives you amazing extra comfort which is essential for long rides.

Leather saddles need a bit of moisturising - treat them to some treatment wax. Keep your saddle dry with a rain cover. Easy to transport, quick to dry and inexpensive.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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