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Brooks England Reintroduces B68 Saddle with Help from Rivendell Bicycles

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Right after the reintroduction of the B72, the iconic British bicycle saddle manufacturer Brooks England is now celebrating the reintroduction of their iconic B68 saddle. For the B68 reintroduction, Brooks is also celebrating their 30-year-long relationship with Rivendell Bicycles Works.

The Brooks B68 shares the cover with another iconic saddle in the Brooks England line, the B66. The B68 is the wider of the two saddles and is perfect for more upright, city/all-rounder bikes.

This saddle, like the B17, is the quintessential Brooks Saddles design with its smoothed leather, and rear bag loops, the B68 is a timeless classic. It is the lightest leather saddle with a super clean design that makes a perfect upgrade for the modern city, casual tourer, and heavy-duty bike builds.

Brooks England B68 Reintroduction packaging
(Photo Brooks England)

The B68, like most other leather saddle offerings from Brooks, is made with a vegetable-tanned leather top. It also comes with black powder-coated steel frame and rails, and tubular steel rivets.

Brooks England B68 Reintroduction Honey top studio

Durable vegetable-tanned leather
Brooks uses premium tanned leather for strength, beauty, and durability.

Brooks England B68 Reintroduction Riv crew down hill
(Photo Brooks England/Rivendell Bicycles)

Extended 10-year guarantee
The Brooks extended 10-year guarantee on their leather saddles is founded on the quality and consistency of materials and craftsmanship.

Brooks England B68 Reintroduction Riv crew top
(Photo Brooks England/Rivendell Bicycles)

Handcrafted since 1866
Brooks has been making their iconic leather saddles for over 150 years. That’s a long time.

Lasting comfort and breathability
Leather is naturally breathable and provides a unique type of well-being. The Brooks leather top is suspended over the saddle rails to create a suspended molded seat, similar to a hammock that provides comfort and fits your specific anatomy.

Shapes over time
After a time, the Brooks leather saddle will mold to your unique body shape, providing years and years of consistent comfort.

Brooks B68 Features

  • Durable 5mm vegetable-tanned leather
  • Tubular steel rivets
  • Distinctive side stamp
  • Iconic Brooks backplate
Brooks England B68 Reintroduction Riv crew back
(Photo Brooks England/Rivendell Bicycles)

Brooks B68 Specs and Retail

Retail: $170

  • Length: 260mm
  • Width: 205mm
  • Height: 54mm
  • Weight: 553g
Brooks England B68 Reintroduction Riv guy going downhill
(Photo Brooks England/Rivendell Bicycles)

If you want your bum to feel the bliss of Brooks leather, go to Rivendell to pick up your own. Or, visit the link below to check out the other saddles available.


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21 days ago

That hurts my ass just looking at that pic! J/K i know they are beloved.

21 days ago
Reply to  nooner

lots of dubbin and chamois butter. after 500 miles or so of agony, one day the saddle will have decided to cradle your nether bits lovingly and you may be able to forget about the 16 ton weight of the thing. One of those risk / reward type analyses is required.

21 days ago
Reply to  carbonfodder

That sounds like when Andy Dufrane escapes Shawshank.

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