Brooks B27 Champion Standard
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Category:  Saddles
Name:  Brooks B27 Champion Standard
Brand:  Brooks
Model:  B27 Champion Standard
Years:  1948 - 1952
Country:  England
Weight:  450 grams (Actual),
Very light weight
Added By: VeloFello54 on 03/23/18
Updated By: VeloFello54 on 03/23/18
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Base Material AluminiumCovering Material Leather
Rail MaterialStainless SteelWidth170 mm
Length295 mmRail Spacing 42mm ctr-to-ctr (standard spacing)
General Information
This saddle was one of four lightweight saddles introduced by Brooks at the 1948 Earl's Court show. The range comprised this saddle, the B37 Champion Narrow, B47 Champion Sprint (no bag loops) and the B57 Champion Swallow (a lightweight version of the B17 Swallow). All featured aluminium cantle plates with stainless steel rails and were expensive at the time. As far as I can establish the range was dropped by Brooks around 1952 possibly because of problems with the aluminium cantle plates cracking. There was also a lightweight saddle post clamp available constructed of aluminium and stainless steel to go with them. All are quite rare - particularly the B47 and B57 models.
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 One of the oldest cycling companies still in business, Brooks of England is most well known for the cycling component John Boultbee Brooks invented in 1865: the leather cycling saddle.  The Brooks company has been owned by a number of different parent companies over the years as detailed in the History section.
 
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