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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.

    thanks, al

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by thebankman
    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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    B.67

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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.
    Last edited by jwbnyc; 02-12-06 at 04:44 PM.

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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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