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Brooks Saddles : B-17 Standard vs Specials ?

Old 08-01-20, 06:55 PM
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Brooks Saddles : B-17 Standard vs Specials ?

Any difference in use between these models ?
I know B-17 is a slight bit lighter than the Special and heavier than the Special Titanium .
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Old 08-01-20, 09:27 PM
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Interesting question. I have one of each saddle, the B-17 and the special titanium, on my road bikes. They are both broken in and comfy. I can't see any ride difference between them. In retrospect, I probably should have bought another B-17 rather than the Titanium.
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Currently have half a dozen bikes with leather saddles; Brooks, Anatomica and G. Berthard.
All are great in their application, but not interchangeable. Bike fit is especially important with leather saddles.
Brooks especially - B-17 better when handle bars level with or slightly above saddle. Have an Imperial on a Trek 520, works better than a B-17 did. GB Aravis on a custom steel road bike - probably the most comfortable ride I have.
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Hand Labor

things like hand skiving, tapering the bottom , edge

Hand finished large flattened copper rivets rather than the machine set smaller nickle ones..

leather selection may differ too.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
things like hand skiving, tapering the bottom , edge

Hand finished large flattened copper rivets rather than the machine set smaller nickle ones..

leather selection may differ too.
The hand set rivets are worth the extra cost IMO, just for aesthetics
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& should the holes ovalize a little you wont see it..
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