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Old 03-04-15, 06:35 PM
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saddle for upright riding position

I ride in an upright, or nearly upright position. I currently have a selle anatomica which is an improvement over my stock sprung gel saddle but i still get sit bone pain.
I am looking for specific (make/model) recommendations. I am male, 5'6" and weigh 144 pounds.
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I use a well broken-in Brooks Professional on an English 3-speed and that riding position is pretty upright.
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I like B17 for most all riding. However I had an extremely worn in B67 that was just perfect. I have a new B67 which I don't use at all any more, so it's on my local CL.
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I got a Brooks C-17 Cambium last summer. I'm a believer.

You know that difference when you try a B-17 after riding "other" saddles?

That's what going to a C-17 after a B-17 is like.
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My wife and I just could not justify spending the money on Brooks. So we bought other cheaper seats and now of course we have Brooks on all of our regular riders. Resistance is futile. For upright riding Brooks B67 or B67s is the way to go.
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The B17 is more of a touring saddle for a moderately leaned forward position, isn't it? I would say the B67 or B66 (same saddle, just different style of rails) is the archetypical upright saddle. I have a B33 (with the absurd front spring loop and double-stranded rear springs) on my Pashley and it is very comfy indeed. I think that saddle is complete overkill for someone your weight, though.
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