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Old 07-10-10, 05:30 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-10-10, 06:14 AM   #2
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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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...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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