What is so good about Brooks saddles?
Surprisingly, it is comfortable because it is so hard. Instead of filling all your crevices with gel pads, which effectively give many more points of friction and cause saddle sores, the Brooks saddles are effectively a very stiff hammock hung from each end.
Where are Brooks bike saddles made?
Brooks England was founded in 1866 and has been producing bicycle saddles from its factory in Smethwick, West Midlands, since 1882. It has been owned by an Italian company since 2002 and the made-in-England saddles are shipped to Italy for worldwide distribution, including back into the U.K.
Who makes Brooks saddles?
Selle Royal of Italy
Brooks England is a bicycle saddle manufacturer originally based in Smethwick, West Midlands, England and now owned by Selle Royal of Italy. It has been making leather goods since 1866, when it was founded in Hockley, Birmingham.
How long do Brooks saddles last?
I would say not to worry about breaking in your brooks. It should feel good from day one, for up to 100 km rides. You need to spend the month that you have riding around with an allen key (commuting will work) and focused on getting the saddle positioning right. This can make or break your entire position on the bike.
Are Brooks saddle worth it?
Brooks saddles are worth it. I have always liked leather saddles. I find the reason for their comfort is that your bum can slide around on them much better than plastic saddles. Cushioning of plastic saddles actually makes them uncomfortable on longer rides.
What is Brooks Proofide made of?
Ingredients: Tallow, Cod oil, Vegetable oil, Paraffin wax, Beeswax, and Citronella oil. 25 or 40 gram tin.
Are Brooks saddles good for road bikes?
Team Pro and Swift work well on road bike setups. B17s are more tailored towards an upright position. I use Swifts on 2 road bikes and B17 Specials on the Brompton and tandem (tandem very much tailored to touring with an upright position).
Are Brooks saddles the best?
The strong steel chassis and handmade leather coverings are designed to last a lifetime, making Brooks one of the best value-for-money saddles available in the long run!
What kind of saddle does Brooks UK use?
Ready to ride for all weathers and roads, the flexibility of a natural rubber top of our cambium saddle has been designed to move with you to make every journey a pleasure.
When did the Brooks B17 leather saddle come out?
Brooks has been selling the B17 leather saddle continuously since the 1890s. It’s aimed at long distance cyclists. The Team Pro range also derives from the B17, while the Flyer uses the same top, but with a sprung frame for extra comfort.
Which is the best bike saddle to buy?
Brooks is the saddle of choice by veteran cycle tourists the world over. Once ‘broken-in’, a Brooks saddle will carry you comfortably through those long, 12-hour days of cycling. What’s more, if properly maintained, a Brooks saddle could be the last saddle you ever need to buy.
Are there any saddles that last a lifetime?
What’s more, if properly maintained, a Brooks saddle could be the last saddle you ever need to buy. The strong steel chassis and handmade leather coverings are designed to last a lifetime, making Brooks one of the best value-for-money saddles available in the long run!