Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet
I came up with that number because I have been riding Brooks B17s for years on some upright position bike and they are luxuriously comfortable for me.
Ah, and of course, I just assumed we were talking about road bikes - bike saddles for upright bikes tend to be wider, so your comments make sense.
If you have a specialized store near you they will measure your sit bones for you (you sit on some memory foam and they measure the distance between the dimples where your sit bones squish the material). I came up at about 135mm and they recommended a 145 or 155 saddle width. They may also have loaner saddles for you to try. Fizik is probably the best when it comes to demoing saddles and Selle Italia doesn't demo saddles, but you can return one if you hate it (said my dealer) and apply the credit to another. Perhaps a different model brooks would work - they do have more roadie focused saddles in their line up and some online retailers will give you a pretty generous return policy if the saddle doesn't work for you.
Regardless, finding a saddle that works best for you is a very personal endeavor... what works for me probably won't work for you, etc. Good luck!
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