Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
I have Brooks saddles on four bikes--three B17s and an old Pro--but none is sprung. Looking at pix of the sprung models, it doesn't look like there's enough room for much travel, so you can't expect miracles. In general, with shock seatposts and one old sprung saddle, I've found them to be OK at smoothing out small bumps and vibes, but not very effective against big slammers. And as another post said, if you compressed the springs just sitting on the seat, it would already be flexed when you hit a bump, so it wouldn't do any good.
Bounce, by the way, is not a good thing. The best suspension is one you don't notice.
You don't mention what kind of bike or tires you have, but if you have room for larger tires at lower pressure, that's a good way to get more comfort. I do most of my riding these days on 700x35s or 37s at 80 and 75 psi, respectively.