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    Another Brooks B17 Convert....

    Since buyingthe Spec. Roubaix last spring I have been haunted by longer distance rides (20+ miles) leaving me in "butt agony". I had over 2000 agony filled miles on the sadlle and it wasnt getting better - I had resorted to "double bagging" on long rides. I switched out the stock saddle (Avante ?) to the same make but wider ($150). That seat lasted a month as I could not even go 10 miles on it. Climbing off the bike after a ride was such relief it actually brought tears to my eyes.
    I decided to use this ever-so-cool forum to research clyde-friendly saddles and saw the Brooks B17 saddle mentioned over and over again. I hesitantly plonked down $80 for a B17 and applied the leather care dubbing as directed. Well, I now have close to 150 mile on the saddle and it is just awesome.
    I just got back from a 30 mile, 2100ft ride and I can honestly say that, even with the climbing (usually hurts my butt the most), it was one of the most enjoyable rides Ive had in a long time. As your riding the B17 you can actually feel the leather "bouncing" beneath your butt and not hitting the hard base as on the stock saddle.

    I arrived home climbed off the bike and felt aching - but in the right pace - my legs

    A+ for the Brooks - love it!
    Last edited by magohn; 02-05-11 at 06:44 PM.

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    It seems a little surprising that fairly short rides give you so much rumpus pain. You should get even more payoff from the B-17 as you move into riding longer distances. Glad you have found a saddle you really like... it's a very individual thing.

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    Yay!

    Now the real question, where did you find a B-17 for 80 bucks? All the LBSs in my area are charging $109.99. I've been debating a B-17 or an Imperial for my ride, I'm glad to hear it's worked out for you!

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    Now the real question, where did you find a B-17 for 80 bucks?
    Exactly what I was wondering!
    Best of luck with the saddle; I love mine and think that they really do age like wine or bluejeans.

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    It was $88 with a "if you dont like it send it back guarantee.... " fast shipping!


    Products on order:
    1 x B.17 Standard - $88.00
    SKU: B2000926
    # color: black

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    I moved to a B17 a month ago. I love it.

    I hate the fact that I just glanced over to where my bike is normally parked in my office, and it's not there. Self-control sucks sometimes.
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    Glad the saddle worked out for you! I have an Imperial and love it!

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    Glad you enjoyed your ride. I loved my Brooks, but it was stolen.

    If you shop around you can find Brooks on sale every now and then. I bought the Brooks Flyer pre-aged online for about $70 or so from a retailer in the United Kingdom. That was a few years ago though.
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