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Anyone else have a problem with their butt sliding on a leather seat?

Old 07-11-19, 01:31 PM
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yes, mine is quite "slippery" & I like it. but like others have said, there's a sweet spot angle, you need to find


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Old 07-11-19, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
...that may sound contrarian, but they're meant to help. First, the top tube length and stem length may be creating an unnatural reach for you. Your body is adjusting by "creeping" to the more natural reach. The sliding may be a clue.

Second, why put a Brooks B-17 on an Ironman? Why not a slimmer, lighter racing saddle?
I put the Brooks on the Ironman just to try it out. The Ironman had a cheaper cushy seat in it when I got it. The Brooks will probably end up in my Miyata 912
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Old 07-11-19, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
(...) I need the rear of the saddle parallel to the ground, which put the nose up a little bit. (...)
This.

My new saddles I want pretty much level, the older ones which are slightly sagged need a bit of tilt. Not much difference between the Pro and the B17 in that respect, IME. I do find the Pro a bit more comfy, but that's just my shape, I guess.
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Old 07-11-19, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by davester View Post
A B-17, designed for more upright riding (i.e. touring) may work better and will likely be much more comfortable (doesn't look as pretty as the Pro though).
Depends. I find a well broken in B17 works quite well for a roady/racer type position - ie, not upright. They were after all used for racing for decades before the Pro came out.

For me, a Pro is more comfortable out of the box, but when well broken in and starting to get divots and sag, they become painful. OTOH, a new B17 feels too fat and awkward, but a soft floppy old B17 is like floating on a cloud. Weird because I have narrowish sit bones. I think the flatter shape both across and lengthwise agrees with my anatomy. Took me years to figure this out...

Anyhow, the moral is don't rule out a B17, even if you ride with an aggressive posture. It's not just for tourists! But it depends on you.
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