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    etw
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    Sirrus and Brooks?

    I have been lurking for some time and have read lots of threads and posts, including doing many searches.

    I have a new Sirrus that I have been riding for a few months. I am not really thrilled with the stock (Riva) saddle. It is fine for shorter periods, but generally once I riding an hour or so, my butt is killing me. I end up with pain in the area of the sit bones.

    I am interested in hearing from anyone using a Brooks saddle on a Sirrus. I have a couple of specific questions. Which Brooks model works for you? Have you had any issues with the set back or fit? If so, what have you done to make it work for you? Any other thoughts on saddle choices on this bike would be appreciated.

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    I don have a Sirrus, but love my B17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by etw View Post
    I have been lurking for some time and have read lots of threads and posts, including doing many searches.

    I have a new Sirrus that I have been riding for a few months. I am not really thrilled with the stock (Riva) saddle. It is fine for shorter periods, but generally once I riding an hour or so, my butt is killing me. I end up with pain in the area of the sit bones.

    I am interested in hearing from anyone using a Brooks saddle on a Sirrus. I have a couple of specific questions. Which Brooks model works for you? Have you had any issues with the set back or fit? If so, what have you done to make it work for you? Any other thoughts on saddle choices on this bike would be appreciated.
    I have two Sirri a 1988 and a 2007. I have a Ti Swallow on the '88 and a Flyer on the '07. The key trick is to get the right nose up tilt. Of the modern (2000 onwards) Sirrus I think either the Flyer or the Conquest work the best. I like the vibration dampening effect of the springs.





    The '88:




    I'd also '86 the suspension seat post if your Sirrus came with one and replace it with a rigid one.
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    Riding 19 Years of Specialized Sirrus Tradition.
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