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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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    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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    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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    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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