Been lurking a while but this is my first post to the group.
I rode a lot and raced a little(and poorly) up until 2000 when I exchanged the life of grad student for workerbee. Bought a custom Landshark in 1997 and used it for several 100+ mile training rides but never any organized centuries or other events. Haven't cycled much since but I do have a Spinner that I've used very regularly for training for snowboarding(& backcountry) and surfing as well as general fitness.
Fast forward to now and I've decided it's time to put up or shut up about several long events in my area that I've thought about for years; 1-day STP, Ramrod, Cannonball, etc. Given my current fitness base, everything but the STP may have to wait until next year but we'll see how it goes...
Question - the Landshark is good for 60-80 miles then becomes a bit of a pain in the neck/shoulder/back due to the aggressive riding position. I've decided to treat myself to a new Seven custom and am thinking about a Brooks saddle but can't decide between the B17 and the Team Pro. The handlebar drop on the new bike will be relatively mild, barely below seat height. Any thoughts on the two?
I've searched & read most of the previous threads and I like the idea of the B17 but admit to a bit of hesitancy in putting such a heavy saddle on such a light bike...