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    Tell me about your seat. (Saddle)

    I'm not sure if this is a poll.

    I am just curious what everyone uses. I've seen some of you are obsessed with the Brooks B17
    seat and I would like to know why (do you suggest it for offroad?). What to roadies/mountain
    /hybrid prefer?

    suprise me.

    CE

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEclipse
    What to roadies/mountain
    /hybrid prefer?

    suprise me.
    OK.......how about a sprung Brooks Conquest ATB saddle....
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    Road Bike: Selle Italia Flight Ti
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    I run a WTB speed V on mt MTNbike. Its pretty beat up but a great saddle.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Old road bike: Terry Liberator
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    I ride a "Mountain Pro" saddle from the mid 80's. I only have 2 for my 4 bikes and I really would like to find a few more. They are heavy but they fit!!! I rode my first century in 15 plus years and had zero aches from the saddle!

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    mtb - some generic saddle, lots of cushion.
    roadie(s) - fizik arione on both

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    I ride a hybrid, and just put a Bontrager Comfort saddle on it. The stock Bontrager was waaaaayyyyy to soft, and caused all kinds of problems.
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    Brooks B17 .

    I dunno about MTBing, I use it for commuting. I do know I'm planning on replacing the suspension seatpost (I bought a hybrid bike) with a solid one... the B17 is suspended leather, so it flexes enough by itself that I don't think the seatpost is doing anything for me.

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    diamondback comfort saddle. No complaints with it at all. I am intrigued by the brooks though and my get one.

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    B17 x 3; Brooks Pro S x 1

    surprise!

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    Selle Italia Trans AM, came OEM & I seem to like it. Besides, it's the only way I'll ever have a Trans AM.
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    With most saddles, they either fit you or they don't. If they don't, then they may fit someone else.
    Brooks leather will mould to your rear-end configuration.
    I did have a problem with a B17 after a few years of use, it started to remould itself spontaneously into someone elses shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW
    I did have a problem with a B17 after a few years of use, it started to remould itself spontaneously into someone elses shape.
    You saddle is possessed.
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    I think mine came standard at the time on my lightfoot explorer. Don't know if it has a name, but now it is "the older model". It has a largish squar portion you sit on, and a paded back rest portion that reclines to what ever comfort level you like.

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    Selle Italia Ti Flite on both my road bikes. When you find a quality saddle that fits, go with it.
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    Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flo--So far, it seems the ideal compromise between firm support and flex.
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    Fizik Arione. It's not bad, but I'm not sure yet whether it justifies all the hype about it. I've only done two rides on it so far. The suede-like strip running down the center catches on my shorts every time I move around.

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    I have a B17N on my MTB. I like it for commuting, but would not recommend it for offroad. It's too slippery and detracts from control over rough ground.

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