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Brooks B17 Standard Saddle

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Product Description

After 100 years, the Brooks B17 standard saddle is still a bestseller, and for very good reason. The flagship model of the British brand is perfect for long distance sports touring, trekking and mountain bike use – it’s a real all-rounder.

The Brooks B17 bike saddle featured in the 1898 Brooks catalogue. The model is available for gents and ladies: the B17 (gents) and B17 S (ladies). The Standard models feature black steel rails.

Technical Information:

  • Length: 275 mm
  • Width: 175 mm
  • Height: 65 mm
  • Weight: 520 gr

Material:

  • Vegetable Tan Leather Top
  • Steel Rails / Black Powder Coated
  • Tubular Steel Rivets
  • Made in England

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

Brooks B17 Standard Saddle Reviews

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Overall Rating:
5
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4.98
Build Quality
4.90
Performance
4.90
Value For Money
4.73

Customer Reviews (15)

5
A class above the rest

This is my third brooks saddle, I really didn't need another but my new tourer was crying out for a B17 in navy blue! And as, for me, they are the comfiest best built saddles on the market I thought why not. Highly recommend.

This is my third brooks saddle, I really didn't need another but my new tourer was crying out for a B17 in navy blue! And as, for me, they are the comfiest best built saddles on the market I thought why not. Highly recommend.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
B17 saddle

Very good value for price and quality of product excellent

Very good value for price and quality of product excellent

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Very Nice peace of kit

really well made, and the colour is great, just fitted it to my touring bike, looks great, and so far seems comfy enough, looking forward to getting some miles under my belt and get it broken in. also bought some brooks leather bar tape to go with it and is a really nice compliment to the bike also.

really well made, and the colour is great, just fitted it to my touring bike, looks great, and so far seems comfy enough, looking forward to getting some miles under my belt and get it broken in. also bought some brooks leather bar tape to go with it and is a really nice compliment to the bike also.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Superb comfort

The Brooks B17 has been a godsend.....comfortable from the very first ride. Quality was good but the saddle is slightly misaligned with the frame which is a shame. Cost is relatively high....but what price a pain free day in the saddle O

The Brooks B17 has been a godsend.....comfortable from the very first ride. Quality was good but the saddle is slightly misaligned with the frame which is a shame. Cost is relatively high....but what price a pain free day in the saddle O

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

Always wanted to try one of these and finally bought one for my touring treking bike. Was expecting it to take months to wear in but actually it has been very comfortable from the start. Have spent a 9 hour day on this saddle and was still very comfortable! Classic British product.

Always wanted to try one of these and finally bought one for my touring treking bike. Was expecting it to take months to wear in but actually it has been very comfortable from the start. Have spent a 9 hour day on this saddle and was still very comfortable! Classic British product.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
A classic timeless standard

I use this saddle on my touring and commuting bikes. They just get more comfortable with every ride. The smooth leather eliminates the rubbing associated with modern saddles.

I use this saddle on my touring and commuting bikes. They just get more comfortable with every ride. The smooth leather eliminates the rubbing associated with modern saddles.

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

I have had my B17 since I was 19 I am now 43! The saddle is still amazingly comfortable and full of life. A bi annualcondition with a little of Brooks saddle ointment and a plastic bag tucked under it for those moments when it is left in the rain. Should happily do another 24 years!

I have had my B17 since I was 19 I am now 43! The saddle is still amazingly comfortable and full of life. A bi annualcondition with a little of Brooks saddle ointment and a plastic bag tucked under it for those moments when it is left in the rain. Should happily do another 24 years!

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

I have been on the look out for a good deal on one of these for ages and the Tredz price is by far the best.

I have been on the look out for a good deal on one of these for ages and the Tredz price is by far the best.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Brooks B17

Best saddle I've ever owned comfy all day and the best modification I've made to my bike for the price bikes have come and gone but the saddle has always stayed. Getting another for my new hard tail MTB.

Best saddle I've ever owned comfy all day and the best modification I've made to my bike for the price bikes have come and gone but the saddle has always stayed. Getting another for my new hard tail MTB.

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

Great saddle for my brompton bike...decided to upgrade from the one supplied cant find anything wrong with it.

Great saddle for my brompton bike...decided to upgrade from the one supplied cant find anything wrong with it.

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

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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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