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Old 11-13-16, 12:45 PM
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Deal on Brooks Team Pro S Women's Saddle

Was browsing on ChainReaction and saw this Brooks Team Pro S Women's Saddle for 67.99. Works out to $85.
Couldn't resist and ordered one, one left in stock.
Figure I'll try it myself and if it doesn't work out, the daughter will get it.

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The Brooks S "ladies" saddles are terrible. They are simply shorter under the assumption that women wear skirts or something. With the typical need to tilt the saddle up, it irritates the lady parts.

Don't subject your daughter to this torture.
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Aren't the newer 'S' saddles wider as well?
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It's still subjective. I've got a B66-S that works a charm on a 3 speed. I prefer B17's and Swifts but I've never tried a Pro-S. Everyone's arse is their own.
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My wife loves her Brooks "S" saddle and after I made some cuts to it she never complains about saddle soreness.
Assumptions aside, the Brooks "S" is smaller in the length and this is perfect because my wife (petite) and many other women are smaller then men and hence, ride a smaller frame; this does not leave a lot of room to come off or on the saddle.
My wife has tried many different modern and expensive saddles trying to find the right one. Each one got better but as we started to ride longer times, she would complain of saddle soreness.
I had her try a spare custom cut B-17 I had and she liked it though it did put some pressure on her sensitive areas.
I bought a B-17 "S" and simply cut a large oval in this area and now she loves it.
She never complains about saddle soreness even after 3 hours riding on it !!!
It does add more weight than a modern plastic saddle but it's worth the trade-off.

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Out of stock until Mid December, darn it.

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OP got for a nice price.

Ladies B17S Imperial on a tandem of which is substantially shorter than the mens Imperial version used on the front.

Couldn't say either way about the cutout but both have a respectable thicker leather. Have yet to measure and determine but it seems thicker than the late model year B17 non-cutout type.

Big plus with the lacing, especially with the gals. Prevents flare and chafe. You DO NOT want to hear them complaining about that!

Other times, have had two male guest ride as stoker on the ladies saddle. One I didn't even tell him about it, no complaints. The other did have a mild discomfort probably three hours into the ride. I do carry a wrench and change adjustments for the riders. It always starts out where they want the nose tilted downward. I'll discourage it but comply. Eventually they take my advice and it then changed tilt back. I think the saddle pass the test.

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