B66

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B66

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The B66 and B66 S are among BROOKS most loved products, having been on the market since 1927. Classically sprung with double rails for supreme comfort, B66 and B66 S are the ideal all-rounders for daily city or touring use in a rather upright posture. They are most appropriate for cyclists who set their handlebars higher than their saddles. In general, the more upright your riding posture, the wider, and more heavily sprung, the saddle you should choose.

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The B66 and B66 S are among BROOKS most loved products, having been on the market since 1927. Classically sprung with double rails for supreme comfort, B66 and B66 S are the ideal all-rounders for daily city or touring use in a rather upright posture. They are most appropriate for cyclists who set their handlebars higher than their saddles. In general, the more upright your riding posture, the wider, and more heavily sprung, the saddle you should choose.

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  • Length : 260mm
  • Width : 205mm
  • Height : 101mm
  • Weight : 1050g
  • Frame : Steel
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23/11/2010
Written by Nick Rider
B66
I received a brand new B66, in brown, from my father, who already had one on his Superbe. I had suffered from painful riding for many years, increasingly so as my fishing trips increased to 100 miles plus. I went through the range of commonly suggested solutions, with not much luck. This was especially true past the 50 mile mark, gel seats being useless, or in fact a reason for the pain getting worse. In my own experience, i would totally challenge the traditional negative reputation that Brooks saddles have for having a terrible breaking in period. Mine has been a blissful gift which does regular century rides with full fishing kit. It can be a little noisy if i forget to spray some wd40 onto the springs. I proof hide it every month and have had 4 years stirling service. The saddle is still in almost mint condition and i can see it out lasting me by a good few centuries, if the next owner takes rightful care of it. A masterpiece of human ingenuity and a true British classic.
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18/01/2011
Written by Stephen Mc Ateer
B66
I commute around 200 km a week on often less than ideal roads - seams in the bitumen, drains and pot-holes abound. For nearly three years I have been riding on a generic unsprung seat, but today I rode for the first time on the B66 - I will never ride with an unsprung seat again. I was expecting some improvement, but the reality was sublime - it was like the hard tar was replaced with carpet. And this is without having broken the seat in yet!
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11/07/2014
Written by Keith Elliott
B66
I have had a B66 for a couple of months now and it is a very comfortable saddle - but you already know that. The downside is it also SQUEAKS incredibly! And the harder I pedal, or the rougher the ground, the worse it squeaks - not what I want on country lane ride in search of peace and quiet. Is there something I can do to stop this?
A> apply a small amount of lubricant to the seat rails where they meet the clamp
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14/10/2014
Written by Kevin Haun
B66
I bought a 1974 Raleigh Superbe from a garage sale years ago. It came with a rotten old B66 so I threw it away. for years I tried gel seats, but they always grab the material of your clothes and wear out after maybe a year. I decided to try a new B66,and wow, the difference! Now that old bike is my favorite bike to ride. I ride it 8 miles each way to work, and I love they way your clothes slide on the smooth leather of the seat without bunching up. Yes the surface of the seat is hard, but my butt never gets sore. Also, that seat is 6 or 7 years old now, and it still looks brand new and it just gets more comfortable each year.
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11/07/2014
Written by Keith Elliott
B66
I have had a B66 for a couple of months now and it is a very comfortable saddle - but you already know that. The downside is it also SQUEAKS incredibly! And the harder I pedal, or the rougher the ground, the worse it squeaks - not what I want on country lane ride in search of peace and quiet. Is there something I can do to stop this?
A> apply a small amount of lubricant to the seat rails where they meet the clamp
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20/05/2014
Written by GEORGE FRENCH
B66
Had to order springs for my B66 as one of them broke . Only had it for 30 years ! . Had to use a gel saddle from another bike while I was waiting for the springs and , while excellent in its own right , I was glad to get back on the B66 . They are expensive but worth every penny .
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07/09/2009
Written by karsten heller asmussen
B66
Q > I recently bought a Pilen Swedish Classic bike. It rolls silently and like a dream, however, the B66 saddle makes a lot of noise during riding, probably coming from the springs and suspension. Is this normal and acceptable?
A > Some squeaking can happen. It is normally due to the rubbing between the leather top and the metal parts, either on the nose or on the back plate. Try to put some Proofide where you believe the squeaking is coming from. 
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24/11/2010
Written by Sean Dicken
B66
I've recently purchased a honey B66 and a honey B66s from different stores online, and they both came with their own unique idiosyncrasies.



The B66 has a large splotchy dark spot right in the middle of the widest part of the saddle, which seems to go all the way through the leather, as it can be seen on the underside as well. It's not very attractive, and when I apply Proofhide to the saddle, everything gets darker, including the splotchy area, which becomes almost black when damp. Is this normal? Why create a light coloured leather out of a splotchy skin? Also, this saddle's springs have different specularities- The one on the right looks like polished chrome, while the one on the left just looks a dull chrome, or a polished steel. Why wouldn't both springs be made and polished in the same way (I noticed this immediately, having recently polished up a Brooks B66 from 1975)?



The B66s was labeled as such on the package that it shipped in, but it was clearly a B67s (it said so on the imprint on the side of the saddle) with a genuine brooks (made in England) single rail clamp attached to it. Why was this B67s given a clamp and sold to me as a B66s? Is this a new Brooks thing, or is this the bike shop trying to pull a fast one on me?



Also, both saddles were scuffed on the nose and along the rear edge of the top of the leather when they arrived. As they both came from different shops in different parts of the United States, I'm guessing that 'box wear' is normal... Are these all things that I should expect?
A > No, absolutely not. I am afraid you have purchased your saddles from disreputable retailers.  Please consult the Dealers of Excellence portion of this website for the quality retailer nearest you.
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03/07/2012
Written by Per Lovgren
B66
I am the happy owner of a Swedish Pilen bicycle, equipped with a Brooks B66 saddle. It is just about two years old, but today I discovered that the twisted coil spring has snapped at the base of the saddle on the right hand side.



I have read on this web site, that spring coils can be ordered as spare parts, which is good, but somehow I also had higher expectations on the quality of this quite expensive saddle.
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06/08/2014
Written by Frans Knibbe
B66
The day I replaced my old saddle with a Brooks B66 was a joyous day. I am piecing together a new bicycle now and it should have a heavy duty brooks saddle too. The colour scheme is rather strict, the saddle needs to be brownish (preferably aged) and the metal parts need to be chrome (or something like chrome). As it stands, this severely limits my options. Is there a way of replacing the black metal bits in a saddle like the B66 with blank metal bits?
A> you could order a custom saddle from our retail store in London - B1866
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30/06/2014
Written by Benjamin Loader
B66
Saddle frame snapped on the cobbled streets of Paris whilst touring. Bought the replacement frame. Now the saddle keeps losing nuts from the spring coils..and these are some antique thread 9/32 which seems to be only available from Brooks at £5 each when you include the postage costs!. I am 65 kg. This saddle has been the most unrealible part on my bike, and I am ashamed to say the only part that is made in Britian. (NB the saddle is now 5 years old).
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24/05/2014
Written by Holly Palughi
B66
The saddle seats look beautifully crafted. Is there some technology/construction reason why there isn't any padding? I know retooling existing equipment might be a reason. For a practical sense, the seats look terribly uncomfortable (but beautiful).
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