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Old 02-12-06, 03:08 PM   #1
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Which Brooks for an upright seating position?

What Brooks seat is most appropriate for a ATB-type that has a completely upright seating position? Is the B-17 the best choice for comfort for someone who has a big American butt and usually sits bolt-upright? The other Brooks choices seem to narrow around the back end to support wider sit bones and seem to be more towards the road racing edge of the spectrum.

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I have a "Conquest" on my Nishiki Cascade MTB - it's very comfortable, and has springs!

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Are the spring models still in production?
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never mind i found it on their website...do you think the springs are necessary? do they squeak? thanks!
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never mind i found it on their website...do you think the springs are necessary? do they squeak? thanks!
Solution 1 to squeking springs: Teflon or Silicon Spray.
Solution 2 to squeking springs: Turn up the music volume!
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If you are talking a truly upright position, I'd go with one of the wider, sprung models. If you are going for a moderate position with the saddle at the same height as the bars, then I think a B17 is better.
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What is the price difference between the cheapest spring model and the standard size B17?
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Permaco has the B17 at $2.00 less than the B.67 at the moment.

Wallingford has the B17 for $15.00 less.

B.67=$69.00 at Permaco and $82.00 at Wallingford.

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www.wallbike.com will answer all of your questions.
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I sold the B-17 that came with my Trek 520 because it was killing me. It's been temporarily replaced by a 42 year old B-73 ( I had to buy a 'seat sandwich'). Yesterday I rode 62 miles on it. Today another 44. With me, spring suspension is one of the things that keeps me on a bike. I'm ordering a B-67 for my Trek 520 and possibly a different H'bar set so I can be more upright - the jury is still out on that part.

The B-73 will go back onto it's 3-speed. Sqeaking? Well, I hear a pop every now and again but it's nothing. Kinda like an old, comfortable parlor chair.

Get a springer. Your big, wide butt will thank you for it.
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Check out the B72, they were original equipment on the Raleigh Sports 3 speed I rode back in the 80s(upright roadster). The loop spring doesn't make any noise & it was probably the most comfortable saddle I ever sat on. Still available at Wall bike in the double rail Brooks section. Don
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