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Old 04-02-09, 12:38 AM   #1
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Sprung Seat Recomendations?

I have my mind set on purchasing another sprung Brooks saddle for my Schwinn Speedster. Nashbar has some deals on them right now. I already have one on another bike, and I really like it! But, just so I can claim to have touched all the bases, is there another sprung seat in the $90-$130 price range I should look at?

I'm not interested at all in any non-sprung seat. I ride hardtails only, no suspension forks, no suspension seat stems. Just sprung seats and soft BMX style grips. Gimmie those and I'm golden.

Any other sprung seats?
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Old 04-02-09, 10:50 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Juggler2;8649481 But, just so I can claim to have touched all the bases, is there another [B
sprung[/B] seat in the $90-$130 price range I should look at?
another brand? Nope! Why bother when you already own the best saddle there is to be had.
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Old 04-02-09, 11:27 AM   #3
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I have a brooks champion flier (basically a sprung B-17) that I really like on my commuter bike, but they are pretty darn expensive.

On my road bike I have a normal split lightweight saddle (a Koobie Au Chrono) and a lightweight sprung seatpost that is nearly as comfortable and costs about the same overall.

The brooks looks better but is more high-maintainance and weighs a LOT more compared with the modern saddle + sprung seatpost. The Brooks can also get a bit bouncy at very high cadence, which isn't an issue on my road bike with the suspension seatpost.

I would also be interested to hear feedback on other sprung saddles out there.
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Old 04-03-09, 09:45 AM   #4
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Lick Bike has a good price on the B-17 Flyer. $85 + SH. I'm thinking about throwing one on my commuter.
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Old 04-03-09, 09:52 AM   #5
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I bought my Brooks Flyer from Lickbike at love it. If you are wanting something cheaper you might try the Persons Apollo.
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Old 04-03-09, 12:29 PM   #6
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Velo Orange has a couple models of sprung saddles. They're supposed to be good quality, and I believe are cheaper than Brooks.
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