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Reviews of Brooks B17 Special Black with Copper Rails

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StarStarStarStarStar As great as you’d think

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Comfort, appearance

Cons

Nope

Other Thoughts

A little Proofide and she’s ready to ride

StarStarStarStarStar Great

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Beautiful, comfortable,

Cons

Expensive

Other Thoughts

Just chuck your cheap seat and get this

StarStarStarStarStar Brooks B-17 Special

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Saddle looks awesome and is well built.

Cons

Saddle requires a long break-in period.

Other Thoughts

After conducting quite a bit of research on bicycle saddles I decided to purchase the Brooks B-17 Special. I purchased it with the knowledge that it requires a longer than average break-in period.

At this time I have 220 miles on it. Most of my rides were 10 mile rides, but the last 3 rides were 20 miles each. The first 2 rides were uncomfortable and I took a day off. The next ride was better. The rides have gradually become much better and it appears that the saddle will be as comfortable as expected.

At this point I am happy with my purchase and see no reason why it shouldn't become as comfortable as those who have all ready broken theirs in, said they are.

StarStarStarStarStar A great classic saddle

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Ownership: two months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Breaks in faster than you would think. Use leather proofing ointment.

Cons

None

StarStarStarStarStar just vern

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

its nice leather, aint nothing better on ur bum.

Cons

none.

StarStarStarStarStar Get these on sale!

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

It's a classy looking Brooks saddle for my imitation Sheldon Brown orange Rambouillet.

Cons

The minor break-in period.

Other Thoughts

I have an India made Brooches saddle which came on a rickshaw I bought a couple of months ago.

I can tell the difference.

StarStarStarStarStar B17 saddle looks great on the bike

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Ownership: two weeks

Pros

Beautiful hoping Brooks reputation lives up to my bottom's expectations. 400 miles from now should have answer or ( full of lamitation.
But at the price, Modern Bike exceeded all expectations!

Cons

None

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