Just got my first touring bike this weekend (Trek 520) and want to put a Brooks saddle on it. I intended to purchase from Wallingford Bike Parts because of the generous return policy. However, because of the hurricane, they are temporarily shut down. Now, I need to make extra sure that I get the right saddle for me.
In looking at the dimensions of the B17 standard, it is actually wider than the women's Terry Butterfly I am currently riding on my road bike by about 7/10". The B17 S (women's model) is significantly wider than my current saddle but also much shorter than I anticipated.
I'm looking for opinions on which model the forum members think I should buy. I am not a small woman (6'0" and big build) but also don't want to go with the women's model just because it is a women's model. Will the slightly more upright riding position on my touring bike affect my saddle comfort significantly?
Thanks for the help!