The Brooks B17 Narrow Saddle is a sportier version of the ever popular B17. The design of which is so good that it has been in constant production since having featured in the 1910 catalogue. The B17 Narrow is perfectly suited to both thoroughbred 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 provides without any compromise in the comfort every Brooks Saddle provides.
The Brooks B17 is where it all began and has existed as a staple of the Brooks catalogue since 1898, impressing over a century of cyclists with its incredible quality. The ideal saddle for committed riders and the Narrow model provides a sleek platform for a more forward sitting position.
- Designed for a forward or aggressive riding position
- Also suitable for riders with large thighs providing more freedom of movement
- Available in Antique Brown, Honey or Black bridle leather
- Black hardened steel rails
- Stainless steel rivets
- Handmade in England
- Length: 279mm, Width: 151mm, Height: 70mm, Weight: 530g
Breaking in a Brooks Saddle: Brooks saddles are made of thick, high quality leather. Like an excellent pair of shoes, the saddle molds to your individual body shape after a certain period of use, between 150-800km depending on the quality of the leather, (the select range uses much higher quality leather). After the comfort is second to none! **We recommend applying Brooks Proofide onto the top and underside of your saddle every few weeks from new to help it break in and mold to your shape much faster.
Caring for your Brooks Saddle: Just like a pair of leather shoes, Brooks saddles have to be treated once or twice a year with Brooks Proofide, a mix of natural oils, which keeps the saddle from drying out. All Brooks saddles have the ability to tighten (stretch) the leather as it sags. Tightening the leather keeps the saddle feeling like new for years to come. Brooks saddles are not waterproof so we recommend keeping them covered in wet conditions. If the bicycle is stored outside, using a Brooks Waterproof Saddle Cover will protect your saddle in even the harshest of showers.
Brooks Company History: Brooks England was founded in 1866 by John Boultbee Brooks, originally to manufacture leather harnesses and tackle for horses. Legend has it that the death of Mr. Brooks’ horse prompted him to seek alternative transportation, trying out the recent two-wheeled invention, the bicycle. He fell in love but found the wooden saddle excruciating. He vowed to make it more comfortable and so the Brooks leather saddle was born.
Today Brooks manufacture a wide range of bicycle accessories from backpacks, bicycle panniers and saddle bags to helmets, poncho’s and wallets and to this day all Brooks Leather Saddles are still hand made by skilled craftspeople using traditional methods in Birmingham, England and the fundamental design of the saddles is unchanged. While the new Cambium range, helmets and bags are all made in Italy.