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    Brooks Imposter

    First I need to say that I love my B17. So much so,I want to equip all of my bikes. That being said, I can't fit one on my Cannondale Synapse because the rails are too short to get sufficient set-back. Does anyone know of another saddle similar to the B17 in terms of shape and width that might work out? I have heard a lot about the Terry touring model, but am not familiar with the saddle. Maybe Anatomica might be the answer?
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    Velo Orange makes a saddle like the b17, but with longer rails. They also sell a seatpost with extra set-back.

    The Selle Anatomica does have really long rails, and it's very comfortable. But, I had a bad experience with it, as the rails broke on two different saddles, so I went back to the b17. Good luck.
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    I've heard these are nice and that they make the VO saddles.
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    I just bought one of those Gyes saddles from Ebay and they appear essentially identical to the VO ones. The only difference I can see is that the surface of the Gyes saddle is smooth and the VO saddles are pebble-grained. Either should meet the OP's needs. I actually find the VO/Gyes to be more comfortable than Brooks (though the quality is lower) but that's obviously a personal thing.

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