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Originally Posted by Saintly Loser
Does anyone have any thoughts on a B17 Champion Flyer vs. a standard B17 with a suspension seatpost?
I just bought a flyer for my long tour for the springs, upgraded from a regular b17. I hope it might even out SOME of the rough bits, as well as take some tension off of my rear wheel. Currently I lift off the saddle ever so slightly when riding over rough bits, which can get old depending upon the road/trail.
Adding: My B17 was perfectly fine comfort wise on my tour from Budapest to Istanbul, and those were some pretty rough roads. Some were graded hard pack in Turkey, while some could barely be called paved in Bulgaria/Romania due to the potholes. Mind that quite a good bit was also very well paved, but changed rapidly throughout a days ride.
Last edited by Camel; 03-22-06 at 08:34 AM.