B72

£ 115
B72

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B72 was first featured in the 1935 catalogue. It is a light weight touring saddle with unique loop springs incorporated within the saddle, one of the first suspension systems patented by J.B. Brooks back at the end of the 1800's.

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B72 was first featured in the 1935 catalogue. It is a light weight touring saddle with unique loop springs incorporated within the saddle, one of the first suspension systems patented by J.B. Brooks back at the end of the 1800's.

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  • Length : 252 mm
  • Width : 209 mm
  • Height : 73 mm
  • Weight : 700g
  • Frame : Steel
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18/04/2010
Written by eric van ren
B72
I bought a black Brooks B72 saddle last year. This is a great saddle and I never really experienced the "break-in" like some other people. It has been comfortable from the first day despite my heavy weight ( I weighed ~360 lbs when I bought it, and I weigh about 340 lbs now). If you are thinking about getting this model, just get it. It is the perfect saddle for the money. You won't be dissapointed.

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16/05/2008
Written by Ian Coveny
B72
Approximately 14 months ago I purchased a B72 saddle for my bicycle from Howes Cycles in Cambridge. I commute to work on my bike, and wanted something that was lightweight, yet sturdy, supportive and cushioned. I have been very happy with the performance of your product.
However, when I was riding home about 6 weeks ago, both springs on one side of the saddle gave way. Realising that Brooks has a reputation for standing by their workmanship, I returned it to Howes for repair. Unfortunately, I lost my receipt in a recent move of house and had nothing to prove the date of purchase. Howes phoned the Brooks sales representative, who instructed me to leave the saddle for him to examine.
Yesterday, Howes rang to inform me that the saddle had been repaired free of charge. Sure enough, when I collected it I found my saddle had been repaired with impeccable workmanship and attention to detail, complete with a brand new undercarriage. As a businessman myself, I truly appreciate this level of customer service; you have certainly won over a customer for life.
Thank you again, and my regards to your workshop.
Kind regards, Ian Coveny
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01/10/2012
Written by Ron Flood
B72
Hi,

We recently has a bicycle built for my girlfriend. The builder took the liberty of installing one of your seats. It is a black B-72. The seat looks to be of excellent quality. She is still breaking it in now, but enjoys her new bike and the seat. It was nice to see the episode of "How it's Made" where your products are featured. I recognized her seat right away in the episode. I think I am going to get one for my bike as well.



Ah yes, we remember the day the camera team came to the factory for that one. :)
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22/06/2015
Written by Scott Glasscott
B72
I purchased a B72 to replace a saddle that I felt was too narrow for the upright setting position of my bicycle. The B72 was a perfect replacement. The bicycle is a restored 1940 model Peugeot so the timeless design of the B72 is right at home. During the first month, I took the Bicycle out for 5 minutes each day after the first application of proof ride and found no breaking in issues. It was a great way to prepare the saddle for longer rides. A wonderful product!
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09/04/2015
Written by Helen McCall
B72
I have used Brooks saddles all my life. The first three I had, including a lovely B17, vanished when those bicycles got stolen many years ago. My current saddle is a Brooks Conquest which is 23 years old now, and has given me very good service. The springing on the Conquest is ideal for the appalling condition of roads we have in Plymouth. As I am now getting older, I've decided to adopt a more upright cycling posture, and so I've got a North Road style handle bar, and intend to get the Brooks B72 saddle to provide me with good springing but a more upright posture than the Conquest is designed for. My reasons for choosing this model are that the B72 has a smooth polished surface like that of the B17 and Conquest, and so will allow me to easily slip one leg down when I stop, which is important because I am rather short. All the other wide spring "upright posture" saddles seem to come with a patterned surface which might mean I would have to get used to a different way of stopping. The B72 is also suitably sprung for Plymouth potholes, but remains light in weight, and also has the best saddle bag loops I've seen. So unless someone gives me a very special present of this, I'll be getting a B72 and matching saddlebag as soon as I can afford to on my pension.
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08/07/2013
Written by James Kelly
B72
I have a B72 with clamp for old seat post,can i remove clamp and mount on modern post.I have three Brooks saddles,and love them all.
A> We do not recommend using a double rail saddle with a modern seatpost.
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15/02/2011
Written by Foss Fossland
B72
I actually have two B72 saddles. Both have suffered from lack of proper care prior to my acquiring them. Alas, what I would like is to purchase new leather and rivets for repair as opposed to throwing two frames away. Is this possible? My local shop indicated I could only replace the entire saddle. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!



Foss.
A> You could send your saddles to the factory in Smethwick, where they could be fitted with new tops at a price.
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14/02/2011
Written by Chuck Hovatter
B72
I have your B17 and Flyer, and love them both!



I have a need for a wider saddle for an upright bike, and I really love the look of your classy B72.



My question is - Is there a problem with this saddle's rails?



I seem to hear that a lot of them get broken?



If so, then maybe a B68 for me - I weigh 175lbs.



Thank you,



-Chuck
A> The steel rails are the same gauge on all our models, so no need to worry.  Its simply a fact of life that rails break from time to time.
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03/04/2012
Written by Jessica Denzer
B72
Q>I would love to get the B72 in that deep green color you have on the B17 special. Is that possible?
A> At the moment, no, but we are working on a custom ordering system that we expect to be ready sometime this millenium.
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01/08/2014
Written by Joel McCollough
B72
As always, I was impressed with the workmanship of my new B.72 saddle. The brown-to-burgundy shade is handsome and compliments the retro paint scheme of my Trek Belleville. The integrated bag loop slots are very tidy. This unisex saddle is comfortable right out of the box. However, as other B.72 riders have remarked, the saddle can be noisy, even on well surfaced roads. This noise is due to its low-proflile loop-spring design. The four loop springs contact each other and themselves at six points. The noise, to varying degrees, comes from these pounts, not from the leather-steel joints. The solution, if you really need one, is to use a stout, short blade to very slightly separate the steel loops at their contact points and introduce a minute dab of white grease and/or penetrating lubricant. Be careful not to injure yourself or, worse, damage the leather portion of the saddle. (Remember, oil or human blood will stain the saddle!) The chronic noise will be substantially muted.
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06/07/2012
Written by David Wilton
B72
Hi, I recently fitted a B72 on my ongoing 1930s roadster restoration project. I road it through Brittany a couple of weeks ago and at the Anjou Velo Vintage. A great saddle, but I have 1 comment to make. Why does it have the saddle bag strap holes directly cut into the rear of the saddle? Some of your other designs have metal loops that stand proud of the saddle itself. The reason I ask is because the buckles of a fully loaded Carradice Camper saddle bag tend to scuff the leather above the strap holes on the B72. Not a show stopper, but it's a shame that this happens. Cheers!
A> The B72 is an exact reproduction and in the past all Brooks bag loops were made this way.
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03/04/2012
Written by Jessica Denzer
B72
Q>I would love to get the B72 in that deep green color you have on the B17 special. Is that possible?
A> At the moment, no, but we are working on a custom ordering system that we expect to be ready sometime this millenium.
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