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Old 08-15-10, 07:38 PM
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Brooks Saddle Dilemma

Hey Guys,
This week I'm ordering a new Brooks Saddle. I'm stuck , I can't decide on which one of these two to get. I know the Honey color will darken with use, which one will give me better support/ comfort after it's broken in?

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Team Pro Honey Color Copper Rails

https://www.brooksengland.com/en/Shop...eam+Pro+Copper

B17 Special Honey Color Copper Rails

https://www.brooksengland.com/en/Shop...od=B17+Special
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I've heard that the Team Pros are harder to break in than the B17s. Thicker leather maybe? Also depends on your physical dimensions (sit bone width). B17 is wider than the Team Pro. How is the bike going to be set up? Team Pro is for a more aggressive position with a larger saddle to bar drop. B17 works better with the saddle almost level with the bars.
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Oh yea, get it from Wiggle.com for the best price. From Wallbike.com if you want to try it out and return if it doesn't work out
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measure your sit bones first.
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I'll go to the bike shop on Monday and measure my "Sit" bones for a proper fit. I've seen them do it for a few customers. Since my bars and seat are almost level,the B17 would seem to be a better fit. We'll see.
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See this thread for measuring instructions and opinions.......https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...Saddle-Comfort
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