Ladies will appreciate having a Brooks' saddle made just for them! The B17 S is slightly wider and shorter than the standard B17 for an awesome fit and sublime support and comfort. And, all B17 saddles feature premium leather stretched over a durable chromoly frame and come with seat bag loops, too.
I upgraded the standard saddle that came with my 2013 Kona Sutra and haven't regretted the decision.
Sure, it cost more than the first bike I bought myself (a Canadian Tire special from a thousand years ago)...but my butt and comfort is worth it.
Sure, it looks like it won't be comfortable...but it is incredibly comfortable. I basically broke the saddle in by taking it for a couple of short rides around the city (~100 km), then out on a seven day unsupported solo tour (~675 km over mountain passes).
It's a thing of beauty to stand up on your pedals or to dismount from the bike and not feel the excruciating pain of what I call "butt decompression." You know - that moment when blood flow returns to the nether regions that leaves you groaning in pain and walking bow-legged.
How much do I love this saddle? I'm buying a nice, light road bike...and putting another one of these saddles on it. My butt is worth it.
And so is yours.
There's a reason this company has been around for more than a century, people. They build these things right.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
Founded in 1962, By Dud Thames, Flying Fish Bikes strives to be a resource for all of our cycling community needs. The original store is located at 2409 South MacDill Avenue. Approximatley 5 blocks north of Bay To Bay Blvd. In the Palma Ceia District of South Tampa. Our second and newsest location is Located at 13038 Race Track Road in the Winn-Dixie shopping center on the corner of Race Track Rd. and Country Way Blvd in the Westchase area of North Tampa. We excell in the sales of, and comprehensive repair and fitting of bicycles. Under new ownership since 2007, we have been recognized as one of the nations top 100 Bicycle retailers, and have been voted, "Best of The Bay," by Creative loafing and the Tampa Tribune for the consecutive years of 2008 to 2013. Come see us!