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Old 05-03-06, 12:09 PM   #1
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Brook saddle help

First time poster, long time lurker. After all the positive comments I have been reading about Brooks' saddles I am considering ordering one. Looking for feedback on single rail sprung vs unsprung saddles. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-03-06, 12:19 PM   #2
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There are lots of threads on Brooks. Have you done some searches?
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Old 05-03-06, 12:19 PM   #3
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Hi
Go sprung, easyer on your buttom and on your rims.
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Single rail sprung might be a Champion Flyer (B-17 w/springs) or a B-67 (B-66 w/single rails). If you are a Clydesdale like me, a Flyer/17 is too narrow. I went with B-67's. There's a whole lot of stuff on the forums about this.
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One thing that was pointed out to me on this board is that if you plan to use a decent sized saddlebag, you should probably get an unsprung saddle to prevent any funky, low mounting problems. Since I'm a big wimp and don't really plan any real tours and need a rack more to hold up a baby seat than anything else, I won't be using panniers, and I see a decent sized saddlebag in my future
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Old 05-03-06, 03:24 PM   #7
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I have ridden thousands and thousands of miles on unpaved, rough roads on my B17 (i own 3). I see no reason for a sprung saddle.
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I have ridden thousands and thousands of miles on unpaved, rough roads on my B17 (i own 3). I see no reason for a sprung saddle.
I have to admit that my tush would like to try a sprung brooks, but I've had the same experience with my B17 as you - basically, the thing is muy comfy.
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