Colt

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Colt

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First produced in 1979, the Colt became famous among Brooks fans for its strength and durability. The Colt was discontinued amidst mysterious circumstances a few years ago, but still remains a common sight on roads and avenues around the globe, a testament to its aforementioned qualities. Oddly many a Colt found its home atop BMX bicycles during this time, an unusual deployment for a Brooks saddle, but certainly not inappropriate. Today the Colt appeals to a new generation already romanced by the 80's retro look, and has been re-introduced in colours that appeal to this younger, style-conscious demographic. The vibrant colours are achieved through natural vegetable dyes, as are all leathers in the Brooks product line.

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First produced in 1979, the Colt became famous among Brooks fans for its strength and durability. The Colt was discontinued amidst mysterious circumstances a few years ago, but still remains a common sight on roads and avenues around the globe, a testament to its aforementioned qualities. Oddly many a Colt found its home atop BMX bicycles during this time, an unusual deployment for a Brooks saddle, but certainly not inappropriate. Today the Colt appeals to a new generation already romanced by the 80's retro look, and has been re-introduced in colours that appeal to this younger, style-conscious demographic. The vibrant colours are achieved through natural vegetable dyes, as are all leathers in the Brooks product line.

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  • Length : 273mm
  • Width : 156mm
  • Height : 70mm
  • Weight : 530g
  • Frame : Steel
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Part of an old Brooks Tradition
16/12/2011
Written by Doug Latto
Colt
I own several Brooks saddles of differing styles, some were bought, and some handed down to me, all are used regularly. I swear by them and recommend them to anyone who will listen. But there was one which was a bit different.... a Colt. Here is the story... around 15 years ago I inherited the Colt saddle after 3 or 4 people tried (and failed) to break it in. As I am reputed to have a behind of iron and never wear padded shorts, I was the logical choice. I tried for months and several hundred miles to mould it to my shape, but it never quite felt the same as my other Brooks saddles.It hurt my 'sit bones' I'd never had that problem with any of the others, not even from new. It was eventually demoted to my hack bike for short distances only (no more than 20 miles) and became little used. It had defeated me. My theory was that the leather was too thick on this particular Colt and the shape too rounded over the top to allow any flex at all. Anyway to cut a long story short, I wanted to use this saddle, it was too good not to, but most of all I didn't want it to beat me! So after years of deliberation I decided to punch 3 holes into the top 'a la B17'.This offered some success, but not as much as I'd have liked. Then in a ruthless act of sabotage to what I truly consider to be a work of art.... I cut a slot in it! I know... everyone at Brooks will be howling now and others will be wanting to lynch me but please read on.

It wasn't just a random slot. The shape and position was thought out over weeks and months. Decisions on just how to do it were made until I eventually I mustered the courage to make the 'first incision'. It was tricky but all my planning paid off and I made a pretty good job of it, even though I say it myself. The folks at Brooks (whilst cringing at the thought) might by pleasantly surprised by the result. I certainly was, the saddle became immediately comfier and over the months it just got better and better...this last week I have officially promoted it to my comfiest Brooks saddle ever.. which is going some as my others are amazingly comfortable. My Colt will now be going on my touring bike reserved solely for long distances.

Keep up the good work Brooks. I promise not to do this with any other saddles. There is absolutely no need to. They are all just perfect!
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25/04/2012
Written by Dexter Deveau
Colt
I'm a Bike Messenger in Montreal, Quebec Canada. I have been riding with the Brooks Colt for a little over a month, and it is fantastic. I ride 100km daily as a messenger, and it is the most comfortable seat I have ever ridden on in my life. Aso, it has been comfortable since the first day it was put onto my bike. Fantastic investment. This seat definetly has the messenger vote. Brooks for life.



- Dexter.
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18/03/2011
Written by Nathan Ziebell
Colt
Oh boy I was a little worried right out of the gAte the Colt was rOck hard. Ive been runnin Concor for years loved it but a little cushy and narrow. The colt was perfect on first 20 mile jaunt. A little soreness at the end of the ride but when I got home it went away, unlike the supercorsa where the soreness lingered. I could really feel the road on it, but that is not to say that bumps and cracks were jarring... The leather absorbs the impact better than the plastic foam junkers... Its all about the feel. Highly recommended. My only beef (ha.) is the color (mustard) was darker than expected and even darker still after the proofide... So I wish it were lighter that's all. Cheers.
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17/04/2014
Written by John Barber
Colt
I have a formerly rock-hard Colt that defeated all my attempts to break it in gently (Proofide), yielding only two small dimples where my sit bones sat, so one day rashly and in frustration I popped it in the oven briefly and basted the underside liberally with hot 10W30 motor oil. It soaked up a good half cup, leaving the surface dry. It is so thoroughly saturated that the oil soaked through and started to lift the finish off the top of the saddle. But after riding it for a few weeks, and refinishing the top with two coats of shellac, it is brilliant. Still firm but not hard, and no sag at all. OTOH, I have a thinner B67 that would probably melt into mush if you did that to it...
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25/04/2012
Written by Dexter Deveau
Colt
I'm a Bike Messenger in Montreal, Quebec Canada. I have been riding with the Brooks Colt for a little over a month, and it is fantastic. I ride 100km daily as a messenger, and it is the most comfortable seat I have ever ridden on in my life. Aso, it has been comfortable since the first day it was put onto my bike. Fantastic investment. This seat definetly has the messenger vote. Brooks for life.



- Dexter.
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16/12/2011
Written by Doug Latto
Colt
I own several Brooks saddles of differing styles, some were bought, and some handed down to me, all are used regularly. I swear by them and recommend them to anyone who will listen. But there was one which was a bit different.... a Colt. Here is the story... around 15 years ago I inherited the Colt saddle after 3 or 4 people tried (and failed) to break it in. As I am reputed to have a behind of iron and never wear padded shorts, I was the logical choice. I tried for months and several hundred miles to mould it to my shape, but it never quite felt the same as my other Brooks saddles.It hurt my 'sit bones' I'd never had that problem with any of the others, not even from new. It was eventually demoted to my hack bike for short distances only (no more than 20 miles) and became little used. It had defeated me. My theory was that the leather was too thick on this particular Colt and the shape too rounded over the top to allow any flex at all. Anyway to cut a long story short, I wanted to use this saddle, it was too good not to, but most of all I didn't want it to beat me! So after years of deliberation I decided to punch 3 holes into the top 'a la B17'.This offered some success, but not as much as I'd have liked. Then in a ruthless act of sabotage to what I truly consider to be a work of art.... I cut a slot in it! I know... everyone at Brooks will be howling now and others will be wanting to lynch me but please read on.

It wasn't just a random slot. The shape and position was thought out over weeks and months. Decisions on just how to do it were made until I eventually I mustered the courage to make the 'first incision'. It was tricky but all my planning paid off and I made a pretty good job of it, even though I say it myself. The folks at Brooks (whilst cringing at the thought) might by pleasantly surprised by the result. I certainly was, the saddle became immediately comfier and over the months it just got better and better...this last week I have officially promoted it to my comfiest Brooks saddle ever.. which is going some as my others are amazingly comfortable. My Colt will now be going on my touring bike reserved solely for long distances.

Keep up the good work Brooks. I promise not to do this with any other saddles. There is absolutely no need to. They are all just perfect!
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01/10/2012
Written by Alan Knott
Colt
Got a new colt for my wife it is so hard don't remember my b17 being as hard as this I have applied proofing both sides any one got any tips thanks
A> It is crucial that she ride the saddle and break it in.
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07/05/2014
Written by Joel McCollough
Colt
As a longtime Brooks rider and brand fan, I was surprised to discover, during routine saddle maintenance, that my newly acquired Colt Special in the "mustard" hue was in actuality a Colt Special in the "honey" hue. Yes. the mustard color/dye disappeared like the morning mist to reveal a honey saddle. This was unfortunate from a cosmetic standpoint, since I had selected the mustard color to compliment a unique vintage paint on the fixed-gear bicycle I was completing. Although the construction of the saddle is impeccable, the expedient layering of two different Brooks colors struck me as rather shoddy practice.
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18/08/2014
Written by Daniel Mariz
Colt
My colt mustard lost all the color after 2 months and get very ugly. This is bad because now it doesn't match with my handlebar tape anymore. If I knew this before, would have bought the brown or black, I spent a lot of money I my bike is ugly :/
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18/08/2014
Written by Daniel Mariz
Colt
My colt mustard lost all the color after 2 months and get very ugly. This is bad because now it doesn't match with my handlebar tape anymore. If I knew this before, would have bought the brown or black, I spent a lot of money I my bike is ugly :/
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07/05/2014
Written by Joel McCollough
Colt
As a longtime Brooks rider and brand fan, I was surprised to discover, during routine saddle maintenance, that my newly acquired Colt Special in the "mustard" hue was in actuality a Colt Special in the "honey" hue. Yes. the mustard color/dye disappeared like the morning mist to reveal a honey saddle. This was unfortunate from a cosmetic standpoint, since I had selected the mustard color to compliment a unique vintage paint on the fixed-gear bicycle I was completing. Although the construction of the saddle is impeccable, the expedient layering of two different Brooks colors struck me as rather shoddy practice.
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01/10/2012
Written by Alan Knott
Colt
Got a new colt for my wife it is so hard don't remember my b17 being as hard as this I have applied proofing both sides any one got any tips thanks
A> It is crucial that she ride the saddle and break it in.
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