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Old 11-04-06, 03:59 PM   #1
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Best touring saddle for under $50?

Hi all,

I want to buy an inexpensive saddle to use until I get a Brooks. I'd like to just wait until the new Brooks models come out, but I want something to sit on while training in the winter.

Thanks!

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Old 11-04-06, 05:39 PM   #2
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http://parts.spicercycles.com/page.c...ils&sku=SA1212

How about a B17 for $55.45? Call Gene at Spicer Cycles--he's good people.

Look through his site and see if he's got something you like or can live with till you get the Brooks.
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Old 11-04-06, 10:26 PM   #3
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The B17 may not be the Brooks saddle you are waiting for, but I bought a B17 from Nashbar last year for $55 delivered. It could be your "inexpensive, high quality saddle".
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I'm a dyed in the wool brooks rider myself, but look at the Specialized Indie. $39.99 at your local. Need a little wider? Serfas Cosmos, real leather cover, 50 bucks.

both are kinda like a broken in Brooks, they are quite flexy.

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Selle San Marco Rolls, shipped from probikekit.com for $27!
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Old 11-05-06, 11:22 AM   #6
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Do you guys know if Brooks only distributes the Black and Honey colored saddles here in North America? I thought that they discontinued the Antique brown color, but I can see it is available in the UK (on the B67 for example - a newer saddle).
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I bought my B17 from Nashbar for right at $55 delivered. I have since added a Pro at about twice that cost.
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Look in to this Lookin

[QUOTE=guruguhan]Hi all,

I want to buy an inexpensive saddle to use until I get a Brooks. I'd like to just wait until the new Brooks models come out, but I want something to sit on while training in the winter.

A possibility:

http://parts.spicercycles.com/page.c...ils&sku=SA1020

I use Brooks almost all the time but when I know rain, snow and other splashy, salty crud is a strong likelihood I use a NON-leather saddle, usually a fizik Rondine.

I do not own THIS Lookin, but I do have another Lookin that I like. Saddles are so personal...kind of have to get what YOU like. I just mention this one as a possibility as it meets your criterium - inexpensive. Cheers.
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