I'm in training to do my first bicycle tours (and a century or two) this summer and fall. I've got a great bike, but have gone through at least five saddles trying to find one that doesn't leave me sore at the end of the day. On the advice of many here on bike forums, I broke down and bought a Brooks B17 Champion Special from Branford Bike in Montana.
In a word, it is fantastic! A huge difference in comfort and it seems I'm one of the lucky ones who find it comfortable right out of the box. I can finally focus on getting my legs and lungs in shape instead of worrying about how my rear end is feeling.
Chalk up another enthusiastic Brooks convert-- I will never buy a plastic saddle again in my life!
So here's my question: I've put about 300 miles on the Brooks in the past month or so and I'm starting to see the "indentations" of my sit bones on the saddle. Only problem is the indentations are way in the back of the saddle, almost between the rivets. Is this a problem or is that the natural way the indentations start? I thought they were supposed to form further forward, in the wide part of the leather. But this being my first Brooks, I have no prior experience. Maybe those aren't my sit bones indentations but the leather forming indentations back there from pressure of my sit bones further up?
I have a setback seatpost as I am 6'3" with a long torso, and it doesn't seem as if I'm on the back edge of the saddle when I'm riding, but maybe I am.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.