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Old 05-17-17, 08:22 AM   #1
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Brooks saddle advice

Would like your thoughts. Been commuting off and on for 30 years. Never have had a comfortable saddle.

Thinking about a Brooks.

Drop bar conversion full suspension mountain bike, bars are 1 inch lower than the seat.

Me? 200 pounds, 5 foot eight. Athletic build male.

Should I start with the standard b17 or consider one of the other models?

Your comments are greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-17-17, 08:50 AM   #2
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been 225 for many yrs, just got down to 212. best saddle by far, for me, right out of the box is the B17. hands down w/o question. no break-in required. not for my butt. thinking about getting 2 more for my other bikes. got it on my road bike. other 2 bikes are hybrids for gravel and or crushed stone etc. rode them a lot last fall & winter & missed my Brooks so much I almost moved it over to one of them but couldn't decide which one should get it
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Old 05-19-17, 08:49 AM   #3
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IDK your hips, that's your bones .. I am fine with the Team Pro, but the B 17 sells well ..
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It's impossible to predict what one person will like, but the B17 is more widely liked than the Brooks Pro.
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Have test ridden a C17, C15 Slice, B17. Currently own a C17 and Team Pro.
They all seem fine for shorter rides. It's after 50 miles that they feel uncomfortable for me.
I still haven't found a comfy saddle at the 100 mile mark of a charity ride.

Are there shops in your are that have demo/loaner models?
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My kid finds the Swift much more comfortable than the B17 (which is what I use, but I have not tried the Swift). If you can try several different ones, it will give you peace of mind. Some people just hate all of them.
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The B17 that came standard on the Kona is the best I've found. Please raise or lower the nose for the best riding position.
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