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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    What would you think of a Brooks...

    On my Roubaix?

    Just askin...
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    Go for it! I've got a Brooks B17 on my Bianchi. Feels great - best saddle I've ever had.
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    Why is this a question? If you have a Roubaix, and you want a Brooks . . . I mean, why wouldn't you . . . What's the issue here?
    FWIW, I have B-17s on my Atlantis, my Rambouillet and my singlespeed, and a Pro on my folder. If I had a Roubaix, I'd have a Brooks on that, too.

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    Got a B17 on my Pedal Force RS and one on my Litespeed.

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    .....draw a mustache on the Mona Lisa....

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    I'll get one for the Reno if you get one for the Roubaix.
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    Only if it's black.

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    funny thing about saddles....they are so personal....and difficult to "test". I rode a roubaix with a toupee...and was shocked at how comfortable that thing was. I've yet to figure out the saddle thing.

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    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    On my Roubaix?

    Just askin...

    Here is a photo of my 2007 S-Works Roubaix with a Selle Anatomica on it. The SA is quite similar to the Brooks but with a cut out. Yes, it does not look as cool as the white Toupe Gel that came with the bike and it looks a little retro. But, I am looking for saddle comfort for rides over 2 hours. While the Toupe rides well up to 2 hours, over that time and the sit bones just start to get sore. I am still deciding if I like the SA or not. I now have over 800 miles on it and I still have mixed feelings.
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    Alternative opinion: Keep the saddle you've got for awhile. If it's comfy, stick with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    On my Roubaix?

    Just askin...

    You'll be in for some memorable rides.As far as the comfort or pain level, on a scale 1 to 10, you'll hit all of them, have fun, George
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    I vote yes on the Brooks on every bike in the world.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    One faint, discordant note here in the symphony of Brooks praise. I never liked mine. But then kids in junior hi always called me "weird ass"-- or maybe it was "wired ass".

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    Alternative opinion: Keep the saddle you've got for awhile. If it's comfy, stick with it.
    That's probably good advice. I have the same saddle on the Cypress and it seems to work fine. I think I was just wanting to climb aboard the Brooks train and ride that baby coast to coast. Still might, but why not give the stock saddle a try? I've been pretty lucky so far -- almost every saddle I've ever used has been fine.
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    On a modern, lightweight bike like the Roubaix, I think a Briiks looks out of place (kind of like fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror of a Lexus).

    But, if you're into the look of copper rivets, or feel like your bike needs a pound of extra weight...go for it.
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    Well, its your butt! I love my b17 and my team pro. It really depends on you hinney, and whats comfortable.
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    This a question for Style Man. Let's see, his response would go something like this:

    You must lament the days when those on the west coast were at the cutting edge of the fashion scene. If you have to even ask this question, you are either so far removed from current fashion sensibilities that there is little hope, or you are on the cutting edge of the truly chic. The only way to pull off this feat is by riding your Brooks and Roubaix with the unassuming modesty of Paolo Bettini while donning the Maglia Rosa with the number 1 on your jersey. Anything short of this will label you as a 50+ wanna be without a clue. But, if you do pull it off, you will have the respect and admiration of the shiznat crowd at your local espresso bar.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BSLeVan
    This a question for Style Man. Let's see, his response would go something like this:

    You must lament the days when those on the west coast were at the cutting edge of the fashion scene. If you have to even ask this question, you are either so far removed from current fashion sensibilities that there is little hope, or you are on the cutting edge of the truly chic. The only way to pull off this feat is by riding your Brooks and Roubaix with the unassuming modesty of Paolo Bettini while donning the Maglia Rosa with the number 1 on your jersey. Anything short of this will label you as a 50+ wanna be without a clue. But, if you do pull it off, you will have the respect and admiration of the shiznat crowd at your local espresso bar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman
    I vote yes on the Brooks on every bike in the world.
    Do me a favor and exclude me please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George
    You'll be in for some memorable rides.As far as the comfort or pain level, on a scale 1 to 10, you'll hit all of them, have fun, George
    WORD!

    the butt end is a funny place. no room for just one 'religion'.

    prepare for a reasonable period as an 'initiate' whilst the saddle and your butt figure out who's boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staehpj1
    Do me a favor and exclude me please.
    Ok, you're excluded.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sshakari
    Got a B17 on my Pedal Force RS and one on my Litespeed.
    +1

    - got a B17 on my Serotta, Merlin, and Pedal Force RS!

    - people who don't use a Brooks don't know what they're missing, but hey:

    Whatever smokes your shorts!

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    Well, since this is a Brooks thread ... I'm pretty sure the desire for a comfortable saddle is directly proportional to the number of years past age of 50 ...

    I am no judge of saddles. I bought my Trek 730 around 1995. Bike and original saddle put in storage until this year. I put a B17 on her a couple of months ago, and it's a great saddle for my hybrid cro-moly bike. For the cross-chained color conscience ... a green ti-rail saddle.

    I should be getting my Legend frame in a couple of weeks, and it should be pretty light with ti-frame and carbon forks/seatpost/stem/handlebars. I know the B17 (ti) would feel really comfortable on top of the light bike and carbon seatpost ... but would there be any issues about the B17 saddle possibly making the bike too top-heavy for such a light bike?

    The devil's advocate for my side would be that the bike will not be that tall ... so you would think the center of gravity would be kind of low. It's a size 48, and the standover height of the bike is about 74.5 cm. So, any worries about a somewhat heavy Brooks B17 ti-rail saddle being on a light bike? If it's a black B17 ti-rail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    On my Roubaix?

    Just askin...

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