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Old 02-03-23, 10:22 PM
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Brooks Sale

PSA - Backcountry.com has the Antique Brown Brooks B17 standard saddle on sale for 85 bucks, not bad!
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Old 02-03-23, 11:09 PM
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Sweeet, free shipping.

https://www.backcountry.com/brooks-e...rd-saddle-mens
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Old 02-04-23, 12:18 PM
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Thanks for that! I have an older brooks that just ripped at a rivet, so replacement was long overdue. That was my gateway Brooks...
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Old 02-04-23, 12:52 PM
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That is a good price. It's actually the cheapest I've seen. I thought I was getting a good deal at $119.00 at Chain Reaction.
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I am a longstanding Brooks Pro rider. How does the B17 differ?
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Old 02-04-23, 04:10 PM
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The "honey" is $104. Is this a good price? It is the saddle that came on the bike I ride. I understand, now, the love for these saddles.
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Old 02-04-23, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
I am a longstanding Brooks Pro rider. How does the B17 differ?
Leather is a bit thinner so more forgiving maybe I believe.

FWIW, I have no problem with any Brooks, probably have 20 different ones, B17's, Specials, Pro's, Swallow, sprung, old, new, broken in, well broken in, not, etc, ad nauseum.

I can ride any and all no matter what with minimal adjustment or break in.

Love them all and cannot stomach most C+V without one.
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Old 02-04-23, 04:45 PM
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I just ordered a Brooks Flyer Special (black) for $129 on Amazon, but it doesn't seem to be there anymore on their website. But if you search around for Brooks, it seems like they're on sale all over the place.
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Old 02-04-23, 05:12 PM
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As a side question, does anyone use a waterproof saddle cover? I admit to using a plastic grocery bag.
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Old 02-04-23, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
As a side question, does anyone use a waterproof saddle cover? I admit to using a plastic grocery bag.
I have several covers, also use them on the rare occasions when I lock the bike up outside to poorly hide the Brooks a bit from unmotivated thieves.
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Old 02-04-23, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre View Post
That is a good price. It's actually the cheapest I've seen. I thought I was getting a good deal at $119.00 at Chain Reaction.
One better; there was a nearly new one on CL for $75 including a tub of Proofide. I emailed with the seller, whose last response that he was coming back from a trip and would contact me then. And then nothing, despite a couple of inquiries. Considering the number of fatal vehicle crashes we've had the last couple of months, I've pretty much given up on the saddle.
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Old 02-04-23, 06:42 PM
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I picked up a Brooks B5N this morning in excellent shape for $20. I guess the bike it's attached to is free.
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Originally Posted by John E View Post
I am a longstanding Brooks Pro rider. How does the B17 differ?
Brooks Pros are narrower than B17's. The more your rotate your hips forward (down in the drops vs sitting upright), the narrow the boney contact points with the saddle, so racers preferred Pros, tourists B17's.

That's the simplified explanation.
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Old 02-04-23, 08:48 PM
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The leather on the Pro is also thicker (~50%).
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Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
As a side question, does anyone use a waterproof saddle cover? I admit to using a plastic grocery bag.
I do, all the other methods work fine but I like my cover
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
One better; there was a nearly new one on CL for $75 including a tub of Proofide.
Yeah, those "slightly-used" deals do exist. When I was looking for my first Brooks saddle about 6 years ago, I found a nearly-mint 1991 Professional S for 75.00 (plus some shipping from France).
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Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
As a side question, does anyone use a waterproof saddle cover? I admit to using a plastic grocery bag.
1.) It is an outstanding price.

2.) Yep, bread-loaf bag w/ 5" slit at the bottom to snug past the seat-post.

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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
I just ordered a Brooks Flyer Special (black) for $129 on Amazon, but it doesn't seem to be there anymore on their website. But if you search around for Brooks, it seems like they're on sale all over the place.

That should look beautiful. $129.00 is a nice price for Brooks.
If I don't save a particular Amazon page in my bookmarks, it is often hard to find the item again, even when it is still being offered.
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Originally Posted by evwxxx View Post
PSA - Backcountry.com has the Antique Brown Brooks B17 standard saddle on sale for 85 bucks, not bad!
Thanks for the PSA, mine is on the way. I'd have picked up a couple more but I've been finding way too many parts I've been wanting for my way too numerous projects. Be prepared for a deluge of fresh project completions in the coming months.
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use the activejunky cashback site to save addl $10 (12%) making this a very cheap $75!
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Thank you for the heads up!!!
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