With moustache handlebars same as saddle height - me at ~175lbs.: Very cushy and comfy. Just the right amount of bounce. Not too much, not too little. You can feel big bumps pass right out the bottom of the saddle as you bounce rather than the road shock going up into you.
Leather surface-wise, just as smooth and comfy as a B17. Feels like a B17 that bounces a smidge on the big bumps.
A smidgeon difficult to pass Carradice saddle bag straps thru the loops. The springs are in the way and makes for an awkward insertion angle. But after a few tries, you get the hang of it and then it isn't a problem - just different. (Hint: Curl your strap tips with fingers before sliding thru saddle loops.). You might need a longer bag-to-seatpost strap since the springs lift the bag further away from the seatpost and the regular Carradice strap isn't long enough with my seatpost and saddle fore/aft positioning.
For now, I'm using an olde leather dog leash.
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A fantastic saddle
September 14, 2012
from Stanford, CA United States
Ive had a Brooks Champion flyer S - the women's version, which, like the B17S, is shorter - on my Glorius for nearly a decade now. I also have one on my mountain bike hardtail. It's GREAT. It's less "hammocky" than some other Brooks sprung saddles. But there's still enough spring to take the edge off. Especially if you have a somewhat upright riding style, this is just perfect