We have tested the Brooks B67 Aged saddle on the rough and bumpy roads in our neighborhood. In this article, we are summarizing our test results and review. We wanted to check whether the Brooks B67 Aged (sprung) saddle works better than a so-called cushy saddle on rough roads.
Our Verdict: Expensive! But the build quality (handmade in England), design, durability, and above all usability make the saddle worth the price. After a little break-in period, the saddle will be all yours.
Best for: An all-rounder saddle for daily commuting or touring in the upright riding position.
Brooks B67 Aged Saddle Overall Review
- Weight: 850 grams
- L x W x H (mm): 260 x 205 x 73
Ultimate Comfort for Upright Position
- The soft leather means the Brooks B67 saddle is comfortable from your first ride
- Adopts perfectly and gives you the comfort you have long desired for riders who like to ride in an upright posture.
- Will fit for regular or plus size riders.
- Rails are able to attach to micro-adjust seat pillars like the “B17” model.
- Comes with a tensioning wrench.
- Creaky sounds can be coming from the springs when they are old.
- Not waterproof, so have to keep it on a cover.
- A pricey saddle.
- Considerably heavy saddle (Weight 850 gm).
One of the best saddles for men in the market. The successor of the older B66 model was featured in 1927. Made from handmade vegetable tanned leather using the 100-year-old traditional technique. A classically sprung saddle with two rear Steel springs. Rivets are made from Tubular Steel. A 2 years warranty from the purchase date and an extended 10 years warranty for registered users.
B67 S Aged Saddle (Women’s Version) Review
- Weight: 1020 grams
- L x W x H (mm): 235 x 210 x 73
Upright Comfort Giving Saddle for Women:
- An ideal saddle for women who like their bike’s handlebars a bit higher than the saddle and like to ride at an upright angle.
- The seat provides small holes for natural ventilation for female riders.
- Very comfortable for older women.
- The saddle almost has no break-in period, so it is super comfortable from the first ride.
- Like the B67 aged, it is also attachable with micro-adjust seat pillars.
- Tools and a waterproof cover will be provided with the saddle.
- A bit expensive saddle.
- Sufficient maintenance is required, have to apply Proofide (Brooks Leather Conditioner) once in a few weeks.
- The saddle is not padded with cushion-like some women prefer.
- Just like B67 aged, it is not waterproof.
A thick, soft and short saddle comfortably fits the body of a woman. Made with the finest vegetable tanned leather using the 100-year-old traditional technique. A classically sprung saddle with two rear Steel springs. Rivets are made from Tubular Steel. A 2 years warranty from the purchase date and an extended 10 years warranty for registered users.
A Short History of Brooks England and B67 Aged
Brooks England is a privately held company that specializes in the manufacture and sale of bicycle saddles, cycle bags, accessories, and spare parts. Founded in 1866, the company has been making hand-made saddles for bicycle riders for over 100 years. It’s headquartered in Pozzoleone, Vicenza, Italy.
In 2002, the Selle Royal Group, a leading saddle manufacturer from Vicenza, Italy, acquired Brooks England. Although Brooks England moved sales, marketing, and product development to its headquarters in Italy, the production unit remained in Birmingham.
The company focuses mainly on two things: the riding comfort of cyclists and the cycling heritage, which is depicted in its range of leather saddles. The aged range of Brook England saddles is adapted to bicycle riders who want to ride a leather saddle, but don’t want to spend time breaking in a traditional Brooks model.
The Aged range was introduced from the Brooks for the cyclist who is eager to ride a leather saddle but doesn’t want to invest the time for the saddle to break in. The soft vegetable tanned leather across our Aged range guarantees unbelievable comfort. The handmade leather is perfectly blended with oil and wax before manufacturing.
Choosing Brooks’ Saddles depending on the riding styles
You must choose the right Brooks saddle to have a great cycling experience. If your choice is wrong for the saddle, it will be very disappointing and it can ruin your cycling experience. When choosing a Brooks leather Saddle, ensure it fits your body and style of riding. These guidelines will help you choose the right Brooks leather saddle based on your riding style.
● The forward riding positions (For Road & MTB)
Road and mountain bike riders adopt the forward riding position. This riding position allows maximum leg movement. If you like cycling from this position, it’s a good idea to choose a Brooks leather saddle from the road and mountain bike range.
● The more angled riding position (For Touring & Trekking)
This riding position is common with trekking and touring bicycle riders, as well as sporting and hybrid bike riders. This riding position allows ample leg movement in a more upright position. If you like cycling from this position, it’s a good idea to choose Brooks leather saddle from the trekking and touring range.
● The full upright riding position (For City & Heavy Duty)
City and heavy-duty bike riders adopt the full upright riding position. This riding position allows for minimum leg movement. If you like cycling from this position, it’s a good idea to choose a Brooks leather saddle from the city and heavy-duty range.
Choosing the right saddle is very important for a great riding experience. A wrong saddle means bruised buttocks, numb genitals, compressed nerves, raw, inflamed skin, or saddle sores. And that will cause serious damage to your health. You will suffer especially from physical damage.
While some riders use cushioning in their saddles, it creates pinch points after a couple of rides, and this can be very uncomfortable when cycling for long distances.
That’s why the leather saddle is the best option. To choose the right Brooks saddle, consider your riding style (forward position, angled position, or full upright position), the kind of riding you do (recreational cycling, road cycling, mountain biking, bike touring, or bike commuting), the saddle material (leather is the best) and the saddle size.
When it comes to the best leather saddles, it doesn’t get better than Brooks leather saddles because the company had built its reputation on its high quality, finest vegetable tanned leather saddles.
Related Brooks Saddles
I bought the first Brooke B67s aged sometime around 2014 or 2015. The seat that came with the Townie Electra was like a tractor seat. I went through a few saddles, nice ones, but nothing seemed right. So I got the Brooks. Almost from the beginning, I knew I was in love. I purchased another but not aged. I have never been able to break it in. Just a few weeks ago I bought another B67S aged and have yet to try it. I still use my 1st one on my secondary bike and I still love it. Hoping the love affair continues. Nothing worse than a padded saddle, where you bounce around and feel like you’re going to fall off.