Brooks England B17 Narrow Saddle
Brooks England B17 Narrow Saddle
Top Features of the Brooks England B17 Narrow Saddle
Narrower version of the B17 for more sportive riders.
- Rails/Weight: Black steel/530g
- Weight (g): 530
About Leisure Saddles
Leisure bike saddles are designed with comfort over weight in mind, this means they may have more padding than a svelte racing saddle and may weigh a few grams more, but should provide a higher level of comfort for the leisure rider. A leisure saddle is usually suitable for someone who rides for up to an hour at a time, if you ride over this length of time a performance saddle may be a better choice. The reason for this is that a leisure saddle is often wider and provides a larger seating area, this causes the legs to be placed further apart than when using a racing saddle, and this can become less comfortable than a more racy saddle over longer distances.
About the Brooks England brand
The Brooks bike saddle story started way back in 1865, a young man of just 19 years of age was said to have bought 'one of those new-fangled velocipedes' which was fitted with a wooden saddle, this proved excruciating. As luck would have it his father made leather saddles for horses, so the young man known as John Boultbee Brooks set to work in his fathers workshop designing and developing a comfortable saddle from leather.
The rest they say is history....
Brooks experience in saddle making goes right back to the beginning - back to the period of solid tyres - and is unequalled by any other house in the world.
That said, they recognise the fact that they cannot rely on their past history alone, so they still build saddles with the same attitude as when they started, 'quality first', both in materials and manufacture. The testament to this is that there are still saddles in active use today, made many many years ago.
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Product Q & A
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I have read that a narrower saddle can be better for longer distance rides, however on many forums people only ever recommend the "B17" and don't make any mention of if they went for the narrow, standard or imperial version. Does it even make a difference?
I don't want to spend money on something and then end up having to buy another version later on.. I'm quite slim and weigh 65kg, not sure if this has any bearing on the width of the saddle, or if it is more to do with the distance and riding style that matters?
Any help appreciated.
Info on the internet is nothing but contradictory, and it seems the only way of telling is by trying them both, but how is it possible to do that???But I guess everyone is different with different postures, leg sizes etc.
I eventually went for the narrower, (looked nicer, in my opinion) and it has been excellent on the few shorter rides I've done, I'm about 78kg.
good luck, hope you make the right choice!
I hope this helps.
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