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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-20-09, 06:34 PM   #1
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Sold on Brooks; Something similar, but lighter?

My lovely wife got me a Brooks B17 standard for our anniversary. It is awesome and was comfortable right out of the box for me.

I put it on my commuter bike and won't ever put anything else on it. The problem is, it is fairly heavy and I'm not sure I want to weigh my race bike down that much. I understand it is just a small percentage of the bikes overall weight, but now that I am nearing my goal weight, I am more concerned with overall weight.

So my question is this: Do any of you who ride a B17 have lighter race saddles that are comfortable for you as well?
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Old 09-20-09, 08:18 PM   #2
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After some shrinkage myself, I don't even consider something added to my bike as "weight." Me and the bike, weigh 240#, what's a few more gonna do to me???????
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Old 09-20-09, 08:35 PM   #3
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If you want to get fanatical, Brooks make some of their saddles with Ti rails. This is the only way to save weight to a trad leather saddle. You'll spend a lot to save a minute amount of weight this way - and it won't make any difference at all to your speed.
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Old 09-20-09, 08:36 PM   #4
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Weight is overrated. A 120# pure climber may be able to tell a difference between one component and another that is a few grams heavier, but 99.9999% of the population can't.

That includes each and every one of us in the Clydesdale forum...
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Old 09-20-09, 09:14 PM   #5
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get a b17 imperial, the cutout weight savings!
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Old 09-20-09, 09:14 PM   #6
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I've seen a cut down B17 on the riv bike site. Same saddle, but less leather.
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Old 09-20-09, 09:28 PM   #7
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If I weighed 150, riding a 17# bike, it might matter ---- but, who am I trying to kid??? LOL

190, with a 50# bike ---- the seat weight won't affect me much; but, the comfort of the Brooks, sure does.....
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B15 Ti rails == 360g
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