Join Date: Sep 2005
Bikes: Surly Big Dummy, Fuji World, 80ish Bianchi
I have to disagree on one point. I love my B17s, but for my road bike I have a Team Pro with Ti rails. The width is perfect for my riding style on that bike, it's comfy enough for double centuries and I have no issues with the ti rails at 235lbs. The decreased weight of the ti rails isn't a weight weenie thing, though there is nothing wrong with shaving weight where you can on a road bike to compensate for some of the heavier things us clydes need - like a good strong wheelset. The major reason why I chose the lighter saddle was balance of the bike - the heavier saddle made it just slightly heavier in the rear...with my current set up the bike feels perfectly balanced with a standard load in the banana bag. I'm not a rich guy and I don't have sponsors, but I don't let cost dictate the equipment on my bikes. Also, Ti rails get a bad rap....I have seen PLENTY of steel rails fail.
FYI - the distance between your sit bones has nothing to do with being fat or skinny.
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