I decided to try a brooks flyer saddle on a new (to me) marin corte madera. I did the research on breaking in the saddle. I've done several rides now and am having trouble getting comfortable on the flyer.
Basically, my sit bones are directly above the rear rail and the very rear edges of the saddle. I thought the sit bones were supposed to rest in the softer portion of the leather in front of the rail? I've tried several different seat angles and handlebar positions (bike has adjustable stem) but i can't get the sit bones to rest in the softer part of the leather no matter what I try. I'm not sure if I'm approaching this correctly or not. The seat height is just about the same as the handlebars.
I went so far as to try and measure my sit bones, ~ 5.5". The side part of the flyer at the rear is 6". Could this mean that the saddle is simply too small for me?
The only other thing I can think is that maybe changing stems to move the handlbars further forward could help but that seems like a drastic measure.
I'd sure appreciate any feedback or suggestions as I've got a little 3 day mini tour coming up in a couple weeks.