Empowering The Bicycle Traveler

Brooks Saddles

J.B. Brooks took out the first patent for leather saddles in 1882, and the company that bears his name has been making them ever since. Brooks saddles have become iconic, known for their good looks, comfort and durability.

Brooks saddle

Sweet Brooks B67

This two part video relates a little more about the history of the company and shows the process of making each saddle by hand, as has been done for over one hundred years. The Bike Touring News store carries Brooks saddles and always strives to have most models in stock or readily available. ( Alan at EcoVelo just posted this photo essay on Brooks saddles)

2 comments… add one
  • Dave B June 18, 2011, 5:36 am

    I just passed 12,000 miles on my Brooks B-17

    • Bike Hermit June 18, 2011, 12:06 pm

      Hey Dave,
      Watching the videos on your YouTube channel I see you have a relatively upright riding position. The B17 obviously works for you. Just curious why you decided on the B17 rather than a wider saddle like a B67 or B68?


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