Everyone seems to strongly recommend these for long-distance and touring cycling. I'm willing to give it a day in court (or a couple of hundred miles in court, but whatever...) but need to get some recommendations as to which model Brooks to get.
I'm a reasonably big guy, 6'3, 211 lbs., don't ride aggressively in the drops that often. I'm currently using a Terry Liberator Gel, which is reasonably comfortable, but the slope from seat to nose is just too wide, and I end up getting chafed on the inner thighs after 40 miles, and it gets worse from there. I'm also experiencing some discomfort in the hamstrings from the pressure from the seat shape.
So, is the B17 likely to be too wide? I'm just trying to get a sense of it, in that I'm probably going to have to order one to be mailed to me. What do all the Brooks devotees around here use?