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Old 09-01-04, 10:34 PM   #1
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Seats

What type of seat does everyone use. For a comfortable ride, you need a good seat...but you want a strong one that will last - not like my nice soft one, which is losing its covering layer . Any suggestions?
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Old 09-02-04, 07:22 AM   #2
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Brooks B-17.
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I have a Brooks B-17N. Love it!
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Do a search on saddles and check out roadbikereview.com.
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Where'd you get your Brooks B17 & B17N's at?
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http://www.permaco.com/
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butchered brooks team pro, BRT green, purchased off ebay for a steal. pic in the butchered brooks thread here in gen. discussion.
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I love my Fizik Pave w/ a mesh nylon covering. Its very light and comfortable... I don't think they make the nylon anymore but I love the Fizik saddles generally speaking. Its all about personal fit though.

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I've tried the koobi SI gel and the koobi SI classic but both hurt my butt. More specifically they seemed too wide or something. I'm 6'2" 225lbs so too wide shouldn't be a problem for me. I just got the brooks b17 and have only used it for about 50 miles but I'm in love with it. I think if you are bigger or sweat a lot it breaks in a lot quicker. Best money I ever spent.
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Brooks B.67... 3 of them ( 1 for the wife and 1 each for my rides)

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Brooks B.17 Champion Special in BR Green w/ copper rivets
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I bought my B-17 Champion, BR Green, at Wall Bike.
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Brooks saddles feel better than other saddles straight out of the box. Even better after breaking in. There is no padding on top and no stiff part underneath, apparently you don't need either! Unless you're racing where a lighter, less comfortable saddle might make you go faster.
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Brooks B66 here from http://www.permaco.com. Love every minute of it.
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PHHP, I have the sofa of Saddles, an Azonic Lounge Seat.
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I just switched to WTB Rocket V saddles for my road bike and tandem. No more numbness



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On my Kona Hoss mtb I'm still riding the stock SDG Grand Prix and love it. On my Bianchi Imola road bike, I went through many saddles and finally settled on the Terry Fly Tri Gel. I find it very comfortable and supportive in the right places but, as someone else said, saddle fit is very subjective and depends on each individual person's anatomy. While I like my Terry, I'm not certain it's the be-all end-all "best" saddle for me, but I got tired of looking!

One last comment - while saddles are important, so are the shorts you wear! A quick example. I've been riding in Pearl Izumi Quest bib shorts on my road bike and the chamois is excellent for me. I experienced no numbness or soreness whatsoever. I recently had to ride in a pair of older Performance Century shorts, however, and what a change! Riding the same exact saddle, I now had numbness and pain and attribute it to the inferior chamois in these shorts! So make sure you have a comfortable pair you like - then do all of your saddle testing in these shorts so you get a fair comparison.
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