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