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Old 04-27-13, 09:17 PM   #1
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Which Brooks Saddle?

I always wanted one and my tired ass needs a more comfortable saddle. Which Brook is the most comfortable for a skinny bum.
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Old 04-27-13, 09:52 PM   #2
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Brooks Imperial Narrow or Pro. I always lace my Brooks to maintain the firmness and shape of the saddle.
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I had a Brooks Swift that I liked and I'm pretty narrow assed. I actually like plastic saddles over the Brooks. I've tried several and just never really liked them that much. What's comfortable for some people aren't comfortable for others.
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Old 04-27-13, 10:52 PM   #4
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The B17 is a good Brooks to start with.
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Love the swift, and its more sporty looking than the b17
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Posture? bending low over drop bars . the Pro, swift, colt etc. is good ,
sitting up more, the B #17 is popular.. bolt upright, the #67
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I always wanted one and my tired ass needs a more comfortable saddle. Which Brook is the most comfortable for a skinny bum.
Since all butts are different visit the brooks site to see what they recommend for each butt type.

http://www.brooksengland.com/

Saddles........
http://www.brooksengland.com/catalog...-shop/saddles/
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Posture? bending low over drop bars . the Pro, swift, colt etc. is good ,
sitting up more, the B #17 is popular.. bolt upright, the #67
+1. Your posture has a big impact on which saddle will be right for you. I'm currently liking the B17N shape for my road bikes.
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I heard selle anatomicas are the best leather saddle out of the box. Having a "skinny bum" myself, I veer away from brooks because they take a while to break in (according to some threads I've read), ESPECIALLY for the skinny bummed. I recommend soaking your brooks (if you decide to get one) in water or somehow get the leather hammock wet to simulate sweat, making the saddle easier to break in.
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Besides fit, consider how you would attach a seat bag if you ever decide you want one. I have a Champion Flyer, which has spring suspension. It is a beast to mate up with a bag, even the Millbrook and Glenbrook made by Brooks. So, I got a B-17. It is exactly as comfortable, by the way, which is natural as it has the same top as the B-17
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I just purchased a Brooks Champion Flyer, and I am loving it. I have only had it for a couple of weeks.
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I have an Imperial Narrow with laced sides. It is a beautiful saddle.
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I have an Imperial Narrow with laced sides. It is a beautiful saddle.
Ain't that the truth. I had never been close to a Brooks until I got mine. One of my first thoughts was: This is a work of art.
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