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    Bought a New Brooks Saddle/ Worried!

    I bought a Brooks on ebay. When I opened it I realized it was a ladies B17. I did not want a ladies since I am not one. Is there a big difference in size? I was thinking I would keep it, their website shows nothing!

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    Found it. The diff is 3.5 cm. do you think that would be a big deal?

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    The difference is that the lady's saddle is shorter than the men's saddle for some unknown reason. I'm a woman and when I found that out I chose the men's saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    The difference is that the lady's saddle is shorter than the men's saddle for some unknown reason. I'm a woman and when I found that out I chose the men's saddle.
    Why is a longer saddle better?

    Two threads the same here - Brooks Saddle too short?

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    I went ahead and put it on seems fine! I will let you know of any problems! Thanks!

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    I BELIEVE the ladies' saddle is also wider. Could be wrong.
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    saddle

    If the shoe fits, wear it. I have Fizik Vitesse saddles on all of my bikes, and it is the most comfortable saddle I have ever used including Brooks. For some reason they market it as a women's saddle in the US but "unisex" in Europe. Whatever. It works for me.

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    If it was not advertised as a women's saddle, and you have doubts, do check with the seller about returning it. What is the Brooks number for a women's B-17? B-17s? It may cost a little more now to end up with what you want, but later you will thank yourself.

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    if it's the same width, don't worry about it, the nose is only there for tensioning the saddle

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    The only thing that matters is: are you comfortable on it? I think it will be fine.

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    The width is the same, it feels great, gonna keep it!!

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    What do you weigh? As their may be some integrity differences as well. If the physicals are different, the saddle is different.
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    How wide you need also depend on ridingstyle. If you sit on your bum when riding you need a wide one. I just bought a B72 for an upright ridingstyle bike. It is sold as a unisex seat, and is much wider than a B17.

    I think the short nose is so that the dress (especially a thighter one) is "hanging" on the nose of the saddle. I am a woman and personally I like long nosed saddles best. Think it is becouse I think it is easyer to avoid sliding around on the seat.

    I think personal preferance, ridingstyle and ridingposition is more important than what somebody decided to call it.

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