I took the plunge, and parted with some money, to buy a black Brooks B-17.
When it came, I opened the box, and took it out. It really is a gorgeous saddle. But, damn, did that thing look and feel hard.
I swabbed it in Proofide, and let it sit in the sun to bake it in. Buffed it off, and admired it's looks. But, damn, is that thing ever hard!
I then installed it on my Specialized Crosstrail, and took it for a short four mile spin!
And, as hard as that thing is, it really is quite comfortable, right out of the box. But, damn, that thing is really hard!
I took it for a longer ride today, about 30 miles; and, even though that damn thing is as hard as a rock, and still seems as hard as it was the first time it came out of the box, it is really very comfortable, hard or not!
I think I'll leave the damned hard thing on there, and put forty miles on it tomorrow!
How can anything as damned hard as that thing, be so damned comfortable?
(more reviews to follow)