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B67 saddle: aged or non-aged?

Old 02-18-17, 07:41 PM
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B67 saddle: aged or non-aged?

I'm looking at picking up a B67 for my daily rider. I will be using it for short commutes around town. Maybe eventually longer rides. Anyway, I was wondering if I should go with the B67 aged or non-aged? I only weigh 140 lbs. I hear stories about Brooks saddles taking forever to break in. I don't plan to take a 2000 mile tour anytime soon, and I won't be logging a lot of miles around town. It looks like I can get a new B67 non-aged for about $90 shipped and an aged B67 for about $115 shipped. Is the aged one worth the extra cash? Would I have cause to regret choosing the aged version?
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Old 02-18-17, 08:17 PM
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I just bought one recently for touring (non aged) and feel it is breaking in well already. Pretty comfortable from the start.

Unless there is another reason I wouldnt buy an aged one for comfort as you are probably trading some potential overall lifespan.

I'm happy with it, though it was a toss up between it and a flyer, which is basically a sprung b17. Also, I weight 215.
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Personally, I'd go with the non-aged one. It might take a bit longer to break in, but it will last longer for it. On a b-67, the springs are taking a lot of the edge off, so a perfect fit isn't as important. One last thing, I wouldn't use a b-67 on anything with drop bars, unless you really need a wide seat. I would stick to upright positions only.
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Some people don't feel Brooks need a break-in. I have 3 Swifts, a Pro & a B-17. All felt great to me from day one. I would never get an aged for fear it would be soft and stretch out.
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