Torn Between Brooks Flyer and B67
I'm a weekend rider, doing some 50 miles cumulatively on Saturdays and Sundays. I'm not a big fellow....5 ft 6, weighing 160 lbs. I do most of my recreational biking on paved and gentle dirt roads on a mountain bike that has largely been converted also to a commuter. When I'm in the mood to ride over concrete and asphalt, I use my other bike which has a Brooks Flyer, which I love.
Am planning to get a sprung Brooks saddle for my MTB/commuter, but I'm torn between getting the Flyer or the B67. The flyer is more or less the same width as my present saddle, and I don't have any negative issues with that particular size. However, I'm attracted to the wider span of the B67. The problem is that the difference in width between the Flyer (170 mm) and the B67 (210 mm), is quite considerable. Had the B67 been about 190 mm, I would not hesitate in getting it, but 210 mm? Isn't that a little too wide, particularly for my size? Isn't that an overkill for the kind of riding I do? And would the B67 be much heavier than the Flyer?
I limit myself to these two choices because I am decided on purchasing a single sprung Brooks (and the Conquest is too narrow). While I'm tempted to get the B67 (since I already have a Flyer on my other bike), I don't exactly relish the thought that I may not like it as much as the Flyer. And I sort of don't want to bother wallbike with a return/exchange of goods, since that sort of thing rubs me the wrong way.
So, do I jump at getting the much wider B67? Or is that too wide for my bottom? I look forward to everyone's input. Thanks.
Last edited by foolish heart; 05-16-06 at 01:00 AM.