Originally Posted by stapfam
Important point this. There are just as many on this forum that cannot get on with a Brooks saddle.
Sadly, I seem to be one of them. I put a B17 on my LHT. It is a beautiful saddle. It looked sweet on the bike. It felt comfortable enough while riding, not at all hard-as-a-brick like I expected. However, it hurt (I will not go into detail).
Perhaps it is due to my particular bar set-up (moustache bars with stock stem) combined with my bad wrists. I do NOT want to change the good-looking stock stem and mess with replacements until I get it right, just to make this saddle work for me, so I've decided it's time for us to part.
Today I picked up a Terry Butterfly Ti I bought on sale at Performance.com, and put it on the LHT tonight. I can actually sit on this saddle without wearing any padding and not instantly
want to get off.
I wanted the Brooks to work but, sadly, it is just not for me.
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