Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Brazos River valley, south central TX
Bikes: 2005 Surly LHT; 2006 Surly CrossCheck with Extracycle; 1987 Schwinn World Sport as urban cruiser
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how to choose?
Originally Posted by bravozulu
I put a Brooks B-17 on my new Specialized Hardrock Sport. The stock saddle was actually pretty good after dialing in, but the Brooks is BLISS! I decided to try a Brooks when I realized that the posture is not all that different from my "Frankenbike" commuter (I have a B-17 Narrow on my commuter road bike).
So how did you know to choose between a B-17 and B-17 Narrow?
And other posters have said they have the spring-loaded Champion Flyers.
So how did you know which Brooks to get? I find nothing about 'sizing' or other ways of knowing whether a Brooks is appropriate to certain riding styles, size of riders, etc. on the web. Just lots of gushing approval of the Brooks saddles.
I've got a new Surly LHT set up & am thinking of a Brooks saddle but it seems as though one simply has to buy one and try it to know if it is an appropriate saddle for one's riding style...no test rides possible so far as I can see...
They're beautiful handsome machines that translate energy into joy.