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big50_1 03-02-11 01:16 PM

Spring or not spring touring saddle?
 
Just wondered of the pros/cons of springs on a touring saddle?

AngelGendy 03-02-11 02:12 PM

They look cool!

exile 03-02-11 02:34 PM

Here is what Sheldon Brown says.

mulveyr 03-02-11 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big50_1 (Post 12303029)
Just wondered of the pros/cons of springs on a touring saddle?


Pros: Lots of people find that they're more comfortable.

Cons: Sometimes you get stuck with a squeaky one.

jethro56 03-02-11 04:45 PM

I just wonder if the springs are designed for a 150 lb rider.

socalrider 03-02-11 05:46 PM

The brooks saddle springs are pretty stiff, fine for clyde..

CraigB 03-02-11 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by exile (Post 12303336)
Here is what Sheldon Brown says.

That B90/3 looks like something you'd see in a sadistic dentist's office.

digger531 03-02-11 08:25 PM

I ride a B17 and my wife rides the flyer. She is 140lbs give or take and doen't really notice the springs. She also is not very observant so who knows. Myself at 210 dont miss the springs. Now like Sheldon Brown says, my bars are below my seat and she rides more upright so thats probably why I dont miss the springs. I decided no springs purely on a looks.

Seve 03-02-11 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CraigB (Post 12304596)
That B90/3 looks like something you'd see in a sadistic dentist's office.

LOL

There is also NO danger of it ever blowing away in a wind storm either. :)


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