For women and smaller riders who desire pressure relief, the B17 Carved Short features the “registered cutting” technology which first appeared on Brooks saddles in the 1890s. Still providing relief today, the B17 Carved is made from vegetable tanned leather that will age beautifully over time. Additionally, laced saddle flaps allow for increased tension and preserve the saddle’s shape. A more flexible saddle than the standard B17, this comfortable bike seat is finished with steel rivets and a steel undercarriage.
A new saddle should be treated with Brooks Proofide Leather Dressing to help assist the "breaking-in" process. Proofide also helps to keep the leather supple as it is carefully formulated from special ingredients to condition, preserve, and shower proofs your saddle. Brooks Proofide is the only substance that should be used to take care of your saddle.