B17S SPECIAL - WOMENS
This is where it all began. The Brooks B17S Special Womens Saddle 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 your daily ride and the benchmark for committed touring cyclists.
This B17S Special Womens model takes Brooks legendary craftsmanship one step further with the addition of large hand-hammered copper rivets and copper plated steel rails making it not just a saddle but a thing of beauty.
- Stretched high quality bridle leather upper
- Hand beaten copper rivets
- Copper plated steel rails
- Handmade in England
- Perfect for touring bikes
- Length: 275mm, Width: 175mm, Height: 65mm, Weight: 540g
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 and bags are all made in Italy.