Brooks England Ltd. is looking for about 10 people to test a prototype saddle called the B17 Imperial. It’s a saddle with cut out, meant to solve the problems of those who can’t sit comfortably on a traditional Brooks Saddle because they feel too much pressure at the front.
-Why is Brooks doing this?- You may comment…
Nowadays most saddle manufacturers are offering a range of “anatomical” saddles, claiming that they were the first to find this solution or that their invention works best. We recently discovered that John Boultbee Brooks is the inventor of the saddle with cutting. In many pages of the BROOKS 1890 catalogue you can read that the Imperial, Long Distance, Climax and many more saddles have “registered cutting that is a certain preventive to all perineal pressure”.
I would like to have some feedback on the idea of reintroducing the original Brooks cut out design on the B17 and, maybe, on other models like the Team Pro in their men’s and women’s versions.
As I’ve read many posts on “modified saddles”, I’d also like you to share your experiences if you have ridden a Brooks saddle with self made cut out.
Why did you cut it? Why do you like the cut out? Why don’t you?
I hope to see many posts on this subject.
If you are INTERESTED IN TESTING A SAMPLE I will be able to have about 10 pieces in about a month. Please send me a PM if you’d like to get one of the samples. Shouldn’t I be able to send samples to all those who ask for it, I’ll choose among those who give the best inputs on this thread.