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    I did it...

    ...I gave in to temptation. Just bought a Brooks b-67 s saddle. In a week I'll find out what all the hype is about.
    Last edited by Seijun; 07-10-10 at 05:34 AM.

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    I have had my eye on that seat also. I hope you let us know how you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seijun View Post
    ...I gave in to temptation. Just bought a Brooks b-67 s saddle. In a week I'll find out what all the hype is about.
    It might be a little longer - many riders find that their Brooks and their butts take a while getting to know each other. You may well fall in saddle love instantly, but if not:

    http://www.esande.net/features/newbrooks.html

    Don't forget: the real advantage of a Brooks is that it should re-mould itself to you given the opportunity. So give it time if it needs it.

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    Thanks for the link--I'm just tired of feeling like my sit bones are being wedged apart every time I try to relax!

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    I hope it works out for you. It does for many, but not all. Definitely give it some time.

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    Got my Brooks yesterday! Naturally, the first thing I had to do was fumble the bike after a dismount, giving me a nice dime-sized roadburn on the saddle's corner and also scratching my handlebar with the keys I had been holding.
    This saddle is about the same comfort level as the vinyl/foam saddle that I had been using. It's definitely better than my stock saddle though. Very heavy and WIDE, but that's ok for me (maybe once I loose some weight I will upgrade to a Flyer).

    The first thing I noticed riding was how slippery the saddle's surface is. Will that lessen with use?
    The second thing I noticed was the fact that my crotch was NOT getting smashed by anything.
    The third thing I noticed was the feel of the springs under me. Those springs DO make a difference! Not bouncy, but whenever I hit a bump or crack on the pavement it felt soft instead of hard.
    And fourth, the saddle just looks awesome on my bike.

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