B17 Softened Short

$145.00
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  • Durable Vegetable Tanned Leather
  • Shapes Over Time
  • Lasting Comfort & Breathability
  • Extended 10-Year Guarantee
  • Handcrafted Since 1866
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  • Durable Vegetable Tanned Leather
  • Shapes Over Time
  • Lasting Comfort & Breathability
  • Extended 10-Year Guarantee
  • Handcrafted Since 1866
More information
B17 Softened Short

B17 Softened Short

$145.00
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B17 Softened Short

$145.00
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Rest of the World: 2-4 working days

Free returns.

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Naturally Timeless.
Made By Hand. Shaped By You.

Designed with a shorter nose for women or smaller riders, the B17 Softened Short has been specially treated to soften the leather for immediate comfort. Made in England.

Durable Vegetable Tanned Leather

Only the finest premium vegetable tanned leather for strength, beauty and durability.

Extended 10-Year Guarantee

The Brooks extended 10-year guarantee on all our leather saddles is founded on the quality and consistency of materials and the exceptional work of our craftspeople.

Handcrafted Since 1866

Our workshops have been crafting Brooks iconic leather saddles for more than 150 years.

Lasting Comfort & Breathability

Leather is a naturally breathable material that provides a unique type of well-being. The leather top is suspended over the saddle rail to create a suspended moulded seat, similar to a hammock, for tailored lasting comfort.

Shapes Over Time

Journey after journey, our leather naturally moulds to the unique shape of the rider for a more comfortable ride.

TECHNICAL SPECS
L 242 x W 176 x H 58
Weight: 470 g
FEATURES
  • Shorter nose for women and smaller riders
  • Durable, 5mm Vegetable Tanned Leather
  • Nubuck leather is softer than standard to allow for a shorter break-in period
  • Laces for Saddle Tensioning
  • Tubular steel rivets
  • Distinctive side stamp
  • The iconic Brooks backplate
IDEAL FOR
  • Cycling in the city
  • Casual touring
  • Gravel & Bikepacking
  • Road cycling
  • Travelling the globe
MATERIALS
Vegetable tanned leather top
Tubular steel rivets
Steel rail / copper plated
RIDING POSITION
Angled riding position
Designed with a shorter nose for women or smaller riders, the B17 Softened Short has been specially treated to soften the leather for immediate comfort and the shortest break in period. Fitted with eyelets to be laced to control saddle tension and preserve saddle shape, the B17 Short is a saddle for touring, commuting and general use. This comfortable bike seat is finished with machined rivets and a black powder-coated undercarriage.

MAINTENANCE

 

Our Aged leather is softer than our regular leather; we achieve this softness by adding a lot more moisturizer to the leather during its preparation (tanning) process. So, there is no need for a customer to add additional Proofide to the leather at all - or at least not for several years. The first use of Proofide could be done after 3-4 years of saddle uses and then afterwards revert back to every 6 months as with our other leather models Moreover, applying Proofide to Aged leather can actually be detrimental to the saddle; it carries the risk (in extreme cases, maybe) of making the leather too soft and so no longer firm enough to support the weight of its rider. Cyclists who do not have mudguards on their bicycle, or who drive frequently through water, do tend to put a one-off application of Proofide (and leave it on) on the underside of leather to act as a water barrier from splashing. This is acceptable to be done on the aged leather too.

F.A.Q.

 
Which is the right Brooks saddle for me?

Our leather saddles come in different shapes and styles depending on what kind of bike or riding position. For example, a wider saddle with springs is ideal for an upright, 90-degree posture. Middle widths are often used for touring or commuting when the spinal angle of the rider is in a 45 to 60 degrees position. As a general rule, the more athletic the riding position, the narrower the saddle.

Why do I need to break in my leather saddle?

New leather is tough because of the numerous treatments of the tanning process, as well as the moulding process done at our factory. This leaves the fibres very strong, but also quite rigid. “Breaking in” is the process in which the saddle leather becomes supple and more flexible. Time, effort and care hold the key to bringing your leather saddle to its best condition. Primarily through riding, the leather will mould to the shape of your anatomy and become more flexible. Over time, the natural movement of the leather will act like a hammock whilst riding. But be careful to make sure that the leather does not sag too low, as this will cause it to contact the metal structure and could lead to saddle failure, not to mention being uncomfortable, as you could be sitting on the upper rails of some models or even the seat post itself.

Read more FAQs here.

10 YEARS GUARANTEE

 

By registering your Leather Saddle on Brooks Website within 3 months from the date of purchase, you can extend the standard 2 years of guarantee to 10 years total.

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