When I bought my original Orange Brompton, it wasn't that long before a Brooks saddle was placed on it. For me Brompton and Brooks makes a very successful marriage and enhances a Brompton bicycle. Always a fan I have recently developed a new found appreciation of just how good they are.
When I bought my new P Type I made sure I had the Brooks B17 Special Edition chosen as part of my bespoke order. It really is a lovely saddle and I especially like the copper rails.
Early this morning at stupid o'clock I ventured out for a fairly nippy 30+ mile spin. With my usual padded winter cycling tights in the wash I had to go out without them.
When starting out I was initially worried that I wouldn't be comfortable but by the time I had finished the ride I had rediscovered just how good a Brooks saddle can be. The ride consisted of cobbles and a couple of seriously steep South London hills.
They aren't for everyone of course. Some just can't get on with them and eBay is occasionally littered with almost new examples. For me, all my Brooks saddles seemed to be comfortable from the word go and didn't need the much fabled 'breaking in' process.
On my Titianium Orange Brompton I currently have an extremely lightweight Specilized saddle but I am wondering now whether I should kit it out with the titanium framed Brooks saddle that is still brand new in its box...