Brooks Of England
At Tokyobike around the globe, Brooks is a favorite and has been part of many of our collaborations. From saddles to grips to smart bags for your commute, it is always easy to find something by Brooks that suits your cycling needs.
About Brooks of England
Over almost a century and a half, Brooks England has grown from a small workshop to a standard in quality craftsmanship. Back in 1865, John Boultbee Brooks left his hometown of Hinckley in Leicestershire with just £20 in his pocket. He headed for Birmingham, where in 1866 he established a business in horse harnesses and general leather goods in Great Charles Street under the name JB Brooks & Co. In 1878, the unfortunate death of Mr Brooks’ horse led to a stroke of inspiration. Unable to afford another horse, he borrowed a bicycle in order to commute to work. He found the seat so uncomfortable that he vowed to do something about it.On 28 October 1882, Mr Brooks filed his first saddle patent. Waddling cyclists everywhere rejoiced and the new product was a roaring success.