Product Comparison: Selle Anatomica X1 vs Brooks B17

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General Specifications
About the Product
X Series is by far our most popular saddle. If you’re unsure which saddle to buy, don’t be. This is it. Unmatched comfort is found in our WaterShed leather, reinforced with our patented laminate design.
The B17 is our flagship model, ideal for long distance sports touring, trekking and mountain bike use. It has been on the market for over 100 years, being featured in as early as the 1898 catalog .
Selle Anatomica
Key Specs
Cover Material
Full Grain leather
Ideal For
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Selle Anatomica X1 X Series WaterShed Black with Gunmetal Rivets
  • This seat is great. My first leather saddle and was a bit sceptical, but this thing is way comfortable.
  • I've used this saddle for about 6 months. Very comfortable.
  • My sit bones don't hurt anymore and I can stay on the seat over rough roads. LOVE IT!
  • Never would have thought something like this would be as great for me as this is. Much more comfort!
  • This saddle solved my soreness problems on a 500 mile ride after only two 25 mile break-in/tension adjustments.
Brooks B17 Standard Steel Saddle
  • I rode 60 miles on the first day and it was comfortable as expected. It's only going to get better with each ride.
  • I can feel it flex underneath me and provide some amount of cushion from the road, but not so much that it feels too squishy or robs me of pedaling energy.
  • Second B17 after the first bike and saddle were stolen, super comfortable for me, long touring rides, gets better with age
  • Once I hit about 300 miles, it was magic! I've now got about 2000 miles on it now, and I'll never ever run any other seat again. It is simply amazing, 70 mile rides are nothing!
  • Excellent, easily the most comfortable bike seat I've ever owned. Started good and is only getting better as it breaks in.
Size & Weight
2.5 in.
2.56 in.
11.2 in.
10.83 in.
6.5 in.
6.89 in.
1.2 lbs.
1.15 lbs.
Black / Steel
Apple Green/Black Steel
Full Grain Leather, Patented Flex-Fly Slot, Hex Key Tension System
Handmade in England, Vegetable Tanned Leather
Rails Material
Black Steel
What customers say about "Features"
Selle Anatomica X1 X Series WaterShed Black with Gunmetal Rivets
  • After a few months of riding it the saddle creaks with every pedal stroke.
  • This seat is incredible! Looks awesome and feels awesome too.
  • I like the fact that it uses an allen adjustment instead of the weird wrench that Brooks uses.
  • I love these saddles. Perfect for me with the sit bone flex of the leather. I like endurance riding, so this works well with my body style, 6-1 250.
  • It's a great company, made in the USA, the quality of the saddle was very good, very attractive looking, great color options.
  • When it is too soft a male needs to ensure his genitalia is not hanging between the leather flaps because they will.
  • Rails bent in less than two years while ridden by someone whose weight was 45 pounds below their alleged weight threshold.
Brooks B17 Standard Steel Saddle
  • I have always heard these saddles were the most comfortable so I took the risk and IT WAS THE GREATEST CHOICE OF MY LIFE!
  • My first ride was 4 miles of pure comfort, and each subsequent one has gotten longer and are equally comfortable.
  • Don't let the fact that it is hard as rock out of the box fool you, it really is a superb seat!
  • But let me tell you I am a 5'2" female weighing in about 125 measley pounds and it only took 4 rides (roughly 50 miles) before it started feeling cushy!!
  • The saddle is better and more comfortable than I expected. It's important to buy a cover if you're going to be in you're going to be in wet conditions.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
10 year(s)
Other Information
129.99 $
145.00 $

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