B72 was first featured in the 1935 catalogue. It is a light weight touring saddle with unique loop springs incorporated within the saddle, one of the first suspension systems patented by J.B. Brooks back at the end of the 1800's.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent
amzing saddle looks brooks = 5 star products perfect for a fixed gear!
08 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Brooks B72 saddle
I have had the saddle around ten weeks, the first day I put it on my bike it did not feel good at all - no pain, it just did not feel good. Then after about three days I realised it felt a bit better, it was adapting to me, it just gets more and more comfortable each day.
Nothing wrong with the way it looks at all but minus one star for Brooks not giving customers the option of a 'B72 Special' with hammered copper rivets.
Minus one star for the fact you always need to be aware of rain protection - not a comment aimed at Brooks, it's just the way leather is.
Design faults: Lack Of ***
About two weeks ago the saddle started creaking constantly, I did nothing about it because I didn't know I could, until yesterday, when I got a can of grease spray from a pound shop and sprayed it on the saddle's spring loops where metal touches metal, this cured the problem instantly. Minus one star for Brooks not manufacturing the saddles without metal touching metal on the springs, even just a 1mm gap would solve this problem. Minus one star for Brooks not including with each B72 simple instruction on how to solve this problem quickly and easily.
Overall Rating *****
Nothing I have mentioned about the saddle could stop it being a 'five star' overall, comfort is the main thing and there's no problem there.
27 April 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Quite the best and most comfortable saddle I have ever used
Brooks B72 saddle
This saddle offers a slightly wider seat at the back than most others and is particularly well suited to those who prefer an upright riding stance where most of the rider’s weight is supported on the saddle, such as on a Brompton folder or on a cruiser. Many saddles are too narrow for comfort even for slim male behinds: have you ever sat on a seat or stool as narrow as the average bike seat? The springing smoothes the ride and is sufficient to take away the nasty jolts but does not sap the rider’s effort by rocking or moving with pedalling. I am no slouch on a bike and the shape in no way impeded my efforts. I can honestly say that this is quite the best and most comfortable saddle I have ever used even though the leather has not had time to break in. A superb product, complete with a maintenance kit and all in a box that would not have shamed Fortnum and Mason.
09 June 2007