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Crystal

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Brooks saddle with spring or not?
« on: May 24, 2010, 07:02:50 AM »
I'd like to get a Brooks saddle as most people think they are the best for touring but the choices are a bit overwhelming. I saw they have some with a spring but I never saw one on a touring bike. Does anyone have any experience? Any recommendations?

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Re: Brooks saddle with spring or not?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 02:13:40 PM »
I think most tourers use the Brooks B17 since that is what I see on their bicycles. I got one myself because of that and love it.

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Re: Brooks saddle with spring or not?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2010, 12:59:24 PM »
 :)
I have the B-67 and absolutely love it. :)

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Re: Brooks saddle with spring or not?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 07:33:45 PM »
You might have to try a few different models before you find yourself completely happy. I tend to find that I like having springs on my saddle, as it smooths out all the little bumps and road-shocks that would otherwise go straight up your spine.

If you have a background as a road-cyclist, then a B17 is probably best for you, as you will appreciate how the leather moulds itself to fit you, but your pedalling style will find springs too bouncy. If you are anything like me, and started out as an over-weight slob with a fat backside (I'm 6'2" tall and currently 108kg) you'll probably want to opt for a B67, which is wider and sprung. If your backside is a bit skinny, then a Brooks Flyer is the same width as the B17, but has springs.

I use a B67, because that was what I managed to get my hands on cheaply and I have grown to love it.

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Re: Brooks saddle with spring or not?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 08:58:30 PM »
I have had a Brooks Flyer since 1990.  It finally failed on me this summer because I didn't tighten the saddle, but I swear by this saddle.  It has served we well for two decades.  (I put about 3000 miles per year on that saddle).  I replaced it with another Brooks Flyer.