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Old 09-15-10, 05:13 PM   #1
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Brooks b67 love -- I'm experiencing presently.

I rode a brooks b17 for quite a while hoping I would eventually break it in properly and it would become comfortable. Unfortunately, it was pretty uncomfortable out of the box, and it never really got better even after thousands of miles. This was on a surly LHT with the bars just a *tiny bit below saddle -- a seemingly ideal set up for a b17.

I began to suspect that my sit bones are just too wide for a b17, so I bought a b67 and tried it out.

Best saddle I've ever ridden on! The difference in comfort is night and day. I'll never want to ride anything other than the b67 now.

There's no real point to this thread, other than a shout out to people who may have never got used to a b17 and were maybe thinking about getting a wider model. It certainly worked for me.
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Old 09-15-10, 09:05 PM   #2
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I had the same experience with the B17, and got a B72, which I love. Have since gotten B67's and B68's with just as good of fit and comfort.
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I bought a Brooks Pro - titanium frame. I keep feeling like the rear portion is a little too narrow. I'm overall bigger than most riders. I'm 6'4" and am down to only 240 lbs (from 268 last winter). I keep wondering if larger people shouldn't be riding on a woman's saddle, for the width of the larger frame pelvis and body.
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Old 09-16-10, 11:13 PM   #4
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been down a similar path, and i'm currently enjoying a b68 and velo orange model 8.

when anyone asks about getting a brooks, i always recommend trying to measure your sitbones first.
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Yeah, I proably should have done that first. Thing is, I'm not a really big dude - 6' 175 pounds.
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how do you measure your seat bone? i know dumb question... is it your hip size, or cheek to cheek, width and length you know all the questions i need answered. i really want a proper fit before i get the brooks!
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You can sit in the sand on a beach, sit in the snow, or wear something wet/damp and sit. Measure the distance between the dents or wet marks.
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I can leave marks without any special preparation. Its' a gift.
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