Brooks Saddle-
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Brooks Saddle

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012

    Brooks Saddle

    Wife and I are considering converting to Brooks saddles on our MTBs. Wondering how many of you rock a Brooks saddle and how do you like it? Pictures would be great too!
    2013 Trek EX8 blue/white

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    I grabbed a new Brooks on sale some weeks ago. Itís an All Weather B15, carved. So far so good though Iíll admit to not enough saddle time to truly assess. No break in required like the traditional, leather saddles. Weather proof is nice. It flexís rather than pads. Iíd have preferred a B17 and if I ever spring for a fattie, thatís what Iíll put on it. Fit and finish on anything Brooks is always Grade A.

    ETA that Iíve got it on a Stump Jumper. And....I canít hit the trails like I usta could so my riding is relatively mild.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    I have tried a B17 and the all weather. Was not comfortable on the all weather. Stuck with the B17 a long time but never got comfortable. As usual, it is a personal thing. You have to try it yourself

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Which Brooks? I wanted to like the Cambium saddles based on how well theyíre made but they just never fit right; C15 and C17. For that kind of cost I couldnít justify not loving the fit. The other consideration is some people complain getting off the back is difficult. I personally didnít find that true with the Cambium, but itís shaped differently than B15 or 17. No experience with those. That said, you and your wife are best served with saddles that fit well and which allow you to move around, no matter the company. If thatís Brooks, go for it.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    I have been using the Brooks C17 in my mountain bikes since Brooks came out with them 5 or 6 years ago. Installed on Trek Fuel 9.8 and Trek Farley 9.6. Several thousand miles of comfort.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Have used a leather B17 for about 9 years. First on my Stumpjumper and now on my Norco Torrent. Once broken in, it is my most comfortable saddle. Just be sure to use some mink oil or similar leather conditioner to keep it water resistant.

  7. #7
    Music & Bikes
    Reputation: fokof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    I've got Brooks on all my bikes , can't conceive sitting on anything else.
    They take time to break In but once they do , nothing compare.

    I have a Swift Ti on the MTB and Fatbike.
    Got the C13 on the road bike and Swallow on the City bike

    For me , the B17 is too big/large , like always with saddles : it's a personal thing.

    BTW , Brooks offer "re-leathering" for a fix cost (90 pound) I've sent my 20 year old Swift Ti that was worn out.
    Another thumbs up for long lasting/recyclable products.
    "There is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over" -FZ

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone using a leather saddle like a brooks saddle?
    By traditiionalist in forum Fat bikes
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 03-31-2017, 04:48 PM
  2. Brooks B17 Saddle: Great Divide/Touring Saddle?
    By VO2 Lax in forum Bikepacking and Bike Expedition
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 09-26-2014, 07:37 PM
  3. Brooks Flyer or Brooks B17?
    By MendonCycleSmith in forum Vintage, Retro, Classic
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-03-2006, 06:54 AM
  4. Brooks Team Pro & Brooks Questions
    By tazdevl in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-21-2005, 02:34 AM
  5. Brooks Team Pro & Brooks Questions
    By tazdevl in forum Singlespeed
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-18-2005, 12:37 AM

Members who have read this thread: 5

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.