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Brooks hasn’t changed this saddle in 100 years for a reason.

Treat your badonkadonk to the posterior-pleasing handcrafted Brooks B17 Special Saddle. With more history than the Smithsonian has packed into every hand-hammered copper rivet, the B17 Special Saddle’s not only easy on the eyes, it quickly molds itself into the ultimate bum-supporting saddle for touring, racing, and getting around town.

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Can't Say Enough Good Things

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This seat is comfortable and classic. I actually prefer to ride without my chamois with this seat, which is something I only did on short rides with previous seats. It wears in to your sit bones and gets more and more comfortable with time. This is definitely a buy it for life item.


  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Got this for my dad to go on his steel Bianchi. The shape and materials are classic and the ride can't be beat. Molds to your body after some use and is a great ally to chock up the miles.

Nice look!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

It is incredible quality with fine attention to detail. The only reason a four star, I haven't ridden it yet!
I will follow up with another review in a few months after it is broken in and properly tested.

Unanswered Question

I'm 75, getting back into biking long...

I'm 75, getting back into biking long distances, on a cruiser. My butt hurts. I read that a Brooks leather saddle will cure that, over time. A B17N was recommended. How do I choose the style and size? I'm male, 5'10", 170 #.