I am building a new expedition bike. My main goal is to build it to be very resilient and awfully comfortable. To that end I've chosen the Surly LHT 2010 frameset, in a 56cm size, as a base, 26X2.00 wheels/tires and I am tempted to associate a Brooks B135 saddle to it.
I read pretty much everything there is on that model here on the BikeForums. I understand that it is quite comfortable, not the largest of all the Brooks but still large, less bouncy than most, thanks to its push-pull spring design, more stable laterally for that too.
I am still wondering about two things though. The first one is relative to pedaling at a high cadence. To be happy I must reach 90, preferably 95 rpms: will I be able to do it and not start bouncing like a basket ball? The second question I have left is about my thighs rubbing on parts of the saddle if I lean forward at times. I intend to sit quite upright as often as I can but sometimes there's a need to cut into the wind somewhat (ever been in Patagonia?).
Does anyone have elements for an answer to either these questions? I am 5'10" and about 185 lb.
Thanks in advance.