Product Comparison: Brooks B68 vs Brooks B17

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General Specifications
About the Product
Brooks' B68 is the perfect upgrade for your favorite city bike because it provides excellent support for riding in an upright position. Like all Brooks saddles, it's hand made and boasts meticulous craftsmanship that you can see and feel.
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 .
Key Specs
Cover Material
Ideal For
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Brooks B68
  • This seat is like magic. All of the numbness issues instantly disappeared. I attribute this to the wide nature of the B68, helping to support my unusually wide sit bones.
  • Once the seat breaks in a bit, and your sit bones toughen up a bit, the leather molds itself to your shape, and becomes a part of you.
  • The smooth and slightly flexible seat is comfortable for longer rides.
  • Brooks saddles are just the best. Time tested and the most well made bicycle saddle I have ever found.
  • It is amazing how comfortable this is, and it is not even broken in yet.
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
5 in.
2.56 in.
10.24 in.
10.83 in.
8.07 in.
6.89 in.
1.24 lbs.
1.15 lbs.
Black / Black
Apple Green/Black Steel
Handmade in England, Vegetable Tanned Leather
Handmade in England, Vegetable Tanned Leather
Rails Material
Black Steel
Black Steel
What customers say about "Features"
Brooks B68
  • Thanks to the very slippery nature of the seat, all of the ingrown hairs, caused by the friction of the rubbing of my cycling shorts against the plastic seats, also went away completely.
  • The B68 is a really comfortable saddle on any bike where you sit pretty much straight up.
  • Another great saddle from Brooks. A little wider than a B-17 and that great "aged" look will make your posterior crack a smile every time you ride!
  • Great seat. It's a Brooks, you can't go wrong. Love the texture surface.
  • Pebbled texture looks beautiful. It even weighs less than the Flyer it replaced. Awesome addition to the Brooks lineup.
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
10 year(s)
10 year(s)
Other Information
145.00 $

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