Breaking in your bike saddle is as important as breaking in a new pair of shoes, and for the same reason. No one wants to be stuck with a stiff seat for a long ride. Brooks Proofide helps you get the job done right, providing a leather dressing that keeps your seat supple, while water-proofing it at the same time. Specially formulated from natural ingredients to preserve your seat, Proofide is the only substance suitable for taking care of a Brooks leather saddle. The solution is designed to be used several times during the first few weeks and then again every three to six months. It's this careful process that gives a well-cared-for seat its rich color and distinct shine. And if you don't have mud flaps, the team at Proofide recommends putting some on the underside of your seat as well to keep mud and moisture from kicking up onto your seat and ruining your hard work.