Talk about an OG saddle maker! Originally founded in 1866 making horse saddles, it would take less than two decades later for Brooks to begin its legacy as legendary brand in the world of cycling. Last we visited the Brooks factory in England a few years ago, they were still hammering the distinctive rivets in by hand.
Over the years Brooks has maintained his place in the market as the finest leather saddle made, but with ab ever widening selection of models. Now, Brooks England team up with artist Jeremy Collins for limited-edition B17 Special saddle.
BROOKS SPECIAL EDITION B17
The British saddle makers at Brooks England have teamed up with American artist Jeremy Collins to create a new limited-edition leather saddle inspired by big adventures in the great outdoors. Introducing the B17 Special Jeremy Collins.
Well known for his intricately detailed illustrations and paintings, Jeremy Collins finds inspiration in the natural world around him and his body of work has graced many mediums, from canvases and sketchbooks to the cover of National Geographic magazine and now also the surface of a Brooks leather saddle.
Produced in very limited numbers, the B17 Special Jeremy Collins combines timeless Brooks comfort and quality with a special design created by Collins at the 2022 Bicycle Adventure Meeting in Mantova, following his epic bikepacking adventure through the Italian Dolomites. Laser-etched into vegetable tanned leather, Jeremy’s artwork is offset by hand-hammered copper rivets, skived side panels and other carefully considered details that earn the B17 Special its name.
The B17 Special Jeremy Collins is priced at €290 / $320 / £250 and is available through the Brooks site and dealers.
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