I plan to buy a Trek Pilot 5.9, and their handlebars are about the same height as the saddle. Please click here to see the geometry: http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike...id=1411000&f=4
I've narrowed my choice to the Brooks B17 saddle, without springs or coils. Please click here to see the choices of B17 seats: http://www.brookssaddles.com/brooksengland.html
* "Swift" - It is confusing, because the Swift appears to be categorized as a B17, but the "B17" is not included in the title of the "Swift" seat. It as advertised as "a first-class titanium framed men's racing cycle". My first question is whether the Swift is considered a B17 saddle, and is this a comfortable seat for bars at same height as the saddle?
* "B17 Standard"
* "B17 Titanium"
* "B17 Champion Special"
Which of the above seats would more likely be the most comfortable, for the following use?
* Not riding aggressively.
* Riding mostly on paved paths, metro parks, and MUPs.
* Group rides of 30-50 miles.
* A century ... probably only once ... to know if I can hang or not.