Road & Mountain Bike Brooks offers a range of racing saddles, all somewhat narrower than their touring and trekking counterparts, for increased pedalling freedom and in order to reduce weight.
Special. Hand Hammered in England by Skilled Craftsmen
Historically, Brooks Saddles were made with small rivets. Racers in the continental tours would have their Brooks Saddles re-finished with larger copper rivets to increase longevity, as they are gentler on the leather top. This practice was adopted by Brooks decades ago. A single badly-aimed hammer blow can irreparably damage the leather, so the utmost care must be taken during manufacture. Each copper rivet on all Special saddle models is carefully hand hammered by skilled craftsmen.
Originally released in 1979 the Colt won many admirers amongst leather saddle lovers and is said to be one of the most comfortable models to come from the British manufacturer as well as being well known for its durability and strength. The rich colours are obtained through use of natural vegetable dyes, which also helps maintain an environmentally friendly policy.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Best Brooks yet
I've had and ridden on Fizik Aliante, Arionne, and Brooks B17 and Swift titanium, and just bought the Brooks Colt. The B17 is undoubtedly comfortable. The swift feels less comfortable the first few seconds everytime I sit on it, but it doesn't create pain after a full distance ride -- if it tells something of its characteristics. The Colt, on the other hand feels comfortable the moment you sit on it, Slide your butt from from to back or vice versa, and you'll feel no position that feels wrong. The leather seems thicker, but it is more supple than both the B17 or Swift. Press the part of the saddle where you sit-bones should rest on the leather with the bones on the underside of your wrist, and you will clearly feel the "give" under the pressure. I think it will be the best Brooks I will ever have.
02 April 2011
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