Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

Brooks B17 Saddle Ordered! :)

Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

Brooks B17 Saddle Ordered! :)

Old 05-03-20, 09:12 AM
  #1  
Jinkster
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jinkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2013 Specialized CrossTrail Disc,2004 Giant OCR3,1999 Trek Mountain Track Sport 800

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
Brooks B17 Saddle...Seat In/Initial Review

I'm excited because after years of wondering?...I just ordered myself a Black/Steel B17 Standard Saddle this morning for my 2013 Specialized Crosstrail Disc.

I purchased and mounted a Specialized "Toupe" saddle several years ago and after numerous adjustments found it's "Sweet Spot" but even as such?....it's like riding with 3/16ths" of gel/foam padding between my butt and a rock and it will never "break-in" or improve.

I have high hopes this B17 will eventually (if not initially) prove to offer a higher level of comfort.

Last edited by Jinkster; 05-06-20 at 07:09 PM. Reason: Update
Jinkster is offline  
Likes For Jinkster:
Old 05-03-20, 10:43 AM
  #2  
Jinkster
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jinkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2013 Specialized CrossTrail Disc,2004 Giant OCR3,1999 Trek Mountain Track Sport 800

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
Well after watching some utoob reviews that order changed real quick...went with the "Imperial" (cut & laced) B17
Jinkster is offline  
Likes For Jinkster:
Old 05-04-20, 07:51 AM
  #3  
50PlusCycling
Senior Member
 
50PlusCycling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 306
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 41 Times in 25 Posts
Congrats on your purchase. I have been using Brooks saddle for the last 10 years (after two decades of scoffing them), and I love them. I have always ridden the regular B17, without any cutouts or such, and find it comfortable enough to go on fairly long rides without needing cycling shorts. These saddles can be very hard when new, and will remain hard over the first couple weeks of use. Then they soften up and form to your backside. If you have uneven sit bones or things like that, the B17 will adjust itself to fit. In time they become very comfortable.
50PlusCycling is offline  
Likes For 50PlusCycling:
Old 05-04-20, 09:31 AM
  #4  
probe1957
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central IL
Posts: 406

Bikes: 2020 Scott Speedster 10 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 15 Posts
I have never understood the appeal of Brooks. I have heard they can take 500 miles to break in and are absolute torture during that time. Why? There are other choices that just work.
probe1957 is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 09:42 AM
  #5  
pdlamb
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: northern Deep South
Posts: 5,943

Bikes: Fuji Touring, Novara Randonee

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1209 Post(s)
Liked 282 Times in 201 Posts
Why Brooks? I've tried other saddles that were less comfortable than a B-17 after 500 miles (one of the reasons I tried the B-17). I've tried a saddle that was less comfortable than a B-17 when new, and it never got better. I've never found a saddle that was more comfortable after breaking in that a B-17, and I haven't found the break-in to be that onerous.

YAMV.
pdlamb is offline  
Likes For pdlamb:
Old 05-04-20, 03:38 PM
  #6  
Jinkster
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jinkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2013 Specialized CrossTrail Disc,2004 Giant OCR3,1999 Trek Mountain Track Sport 800

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
I have never understood the appeal of Brooks. I have heard they can take 500 miles to break in and are absolute torture during that time. Why? There are other choices that just work.
Wish I knew this thread was going to happen a couple weeks ago...I'd of taken a pic of the 1/2 dozen saddles I bought at the rate of about 1 a year that didn't work that I tossed in the round file cleaning out the garage and that's what started me thinking that maybe a saddle....

"That Has The Ability to Break-in"

might be better than all those that absolutely do not...ever.
Jinkster is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 03:41 PM
  #7  
Jinkster
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jinkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2013 Specialized CrossTrail Disc,2004 Giant OCR3,1999 Trek Mountain Track Sport 800

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling View Post
Congrats on your purchase. I have been using Brooks saddle for the last 10 years (after two decades of scoffing them), and I love them. I have always ridden the regular B17, without any cutouts or such, and find it comfortable enough to go on fairly long rides without needing cycling shorts. These saddles can be very hard when new, and will remain hard over the first couple weeks of use. Then they soften up and form to your backside. If you have uneven sit bones or things like that, the B17 will adjust itself to fit. In time they become very comfortable.
Thanks for sharing that and a couple weeks of hard?....will be a walk in the park compared to a year of Romin followed by a year of Toupe! LOL!
Jinkster is offline  
Likes For Jinkster:
Old 05-04-20, 03:41 PM
  #8  
probe1957
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central IL
Posts: 406

Bikes: 2020 Scott Speedster 10 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by Jinkster View Post
Wish I knew this thread was going to happen a couple weeks ago...I'd of taken a pic of the 1/2 dozen saddles I bought at the rate of about 1 a year that didn't work that I tossed in the round file cleaning out the garage and that's what started me thinking that maybe a saddle....

"That Has The Ability to Break-in"

might be better than all those that absolutely do not...ever.
Maybe. Maybe not. This one might end up in the "round file" with the rest. But there is certainly a almost cult-like following.
probe1957 is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 03:46 PM
  #9  
Jinkster
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jinkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2013 Specialized CrossTrail Disc,2004 Giant OCR3,1999 Trek Mountain Track Sport 800

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
Maybe. Maybe not. This one might end up in the "round file" with the rest. But there is certainly a almost cult-like following.
Well my first hand experience will begin in about a week and shortly after?...my suppositions will be put to rest forever...One way or another.
Jinkster is offline  
Old 05-04-20, 07:18 PM
  #10  
probe1957
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central IL
Posts: 406

Bikes: 2020 Scott Speedster 10 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 15 Posts
I certainly hope it works out for you. Good luck.
probe1957 is offline  
Likes For probe1957:
Old 05-04-20, 09:34 PM
  #11  
Classtime 
Senior Member
 
Classtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,242

Bikes: 81 Medici, 84 Centurion Turbo, 2011 Richard Sachs, '90 Alpina Team, 85 TREK 620, 2011 Milwaukee Road

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 840 Post(s)
Liked 225 Times in 164 Posts
Sometimes a Brooks is comfy from the first ride. For, aft, and tilt make difference so have your multitool in your jersey pocket on the first few rides.
__________________
I don't do: disks, tubeless, e-shifting, or bead head nymphs.
Classtime is offline  
Likes For Classtime:
Old 05-04-20, 10:03 PM
  #12  
desconhecido 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,779
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 393 Post(s)
Liked 117 Times in 92 Posts
Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
Sometimes a Brooks is comfy from the first ride. For, aft, and tilt make difference so have your multitool in your jersey pocket on the first few rides.
I think that's correct. The saddle should be adjusted fore and aft and tilt so that you don't tend to slide forward, which is no fun, but not so much that the nose of the saddle "goes for the goods." Minor adjustments can make a big difference.

Something else I read here recently is that not everyone rides with the same torso angle and that people who tend to bend above the pelvis conform better to a Brooks saddle while people who tend to lean their pelvis don't have as much contact between the saddle and the "sit bones." Understanding this issue is beyond my epertise, but I do know that I am a Brooks fan and that my riding position is such that I leave significant dimples in my saddles. For what that's worth.

Saddle width can also be important. A standard width B17 is fine for me, but a narrow B17 is much better and chafes less. And, it's not just a matter of butt size as someone can have a pretty broad butt without having a wide pelvis.

Other Brooks saddle shapes may be more or less to someone's liking. The Swift, for me, is very comfortable right away, but seems to change shape faster than a B17 and I'm not sure that's good. I've been putting a lot of miles on a Colt recenty and am pretty much convinced that it's too hard. After 25 to 30 miles it's giving me pains that the Swift and B17 (narrow or standard) just do not.

So, for those who don't get Brooks saddles, ride what suits you. Happy butts make for happy cycling.
desconhecido is offline  
Likes For desconhecido:
Old 05-05-20, 06:38 PM
  #13  
Jinkster
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jinkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2013 Specialized CrossTrail Disc,2004 Giant OCR3,1999 Trek Mountain Track Sport 800

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
Originally Posted by Classtime View Post
Sometimes a Brooks is comfy from the first ride. For, aft, and tilt make difference so have your multitool in your jersey pocket on the first few rides.
Originally Posted by desconhecido View Post
I think that's correct. The saddle should be adjusted fore and aft and tilt so that you don't tend to slide forward, which is no fun, but not so much that the nose of the saddle "goes for the goods." Minor adjustments can make a big difference....
I just got back from a casual evening ride to my daughters house and back with the above comments in mind and had to chuckle thinking about how many times I adjusted this current Toupe saddle until I got it to the highly refined position it's currently at where my seat angle is steep enough to be just shy of bobbling my boys yet shallow enough to support my sit bones without the sliding forward feeling.

Now mind you I'm on a Crosstrail Hybrid where my upper torso is only in the 25-30deg range...nose of my seat is tipped down maybe 3-5 degs and while tolerable?...it still rings of a rock with a thin layer of foam between.
Jinkster is offline  
Old 05-05-20, 07:51 PM
  #14  
KJK
Senior Member
 
KJK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 80

Bikes: 1982 Bianchi Super Leggera

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Jinkster View Post
Well after watching some utoob reviews that order changed real quick...went with the "Imperial" (cut & laced) B17
That's a good choice. I have one and it's amazing how you can really fine tune it with the laces.
KJK is offline  
Old 05-05-20, 07:56 PM
  #15  
SethAZ 
Senior Member
 
SethAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,394

Bikes: 2018 Lynskey R260, 2005 Diamondback 29er, 2003 Trek 2300

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 562 Post(s)
Liked 324 Times in 179 Posts
Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
I have never understood the appeal of Brooks. I have heard they can take 500 miles to break in and are absolute torture during that time. Why? There are other choices that just work.
It first I was prepared for some serious misinformation, but to be honest, my Brooks did in fact take probably a good 500 miles to break in, and at least the first couple hundred miles of that were in fact torture.

The "why" is that after it finally breaks in it's amazing. I can't claim to have tried a very large and varied assortment of saddles, but I've ridden several conventional road bike saddles before the Brooks, and it smashes them all for long-endurance comfort. With the various discomforts we often deal with on long rides, it's great that the saddle is no longer one of them for me. If you've got non-Brooks style saddles that check that box for you, then you're all set. I'm a Brooks fanboy though. It's the saddle, though, not the company, and I've looked around at other leather saddles like Gilles Berthoud, but not tried any yet. When I've spent the time looking at these and thinking about it, I always end up just recognizing that nothing's broke and needs fixing.
SethAZ is offline  
Old 05-05-20, 08:03 PM
  #16  
SethAZ 
Senior Member
 
SethAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,394

Bikes: 2018 Lynskey R260, 2005 Diamondback 29er, 2003 Trek 2300

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 562 Post(s)
Liked 324 Times in 179 Posts
Originally Posted by Jinkster View Post
Well my first hand experience will begin in about a week and shortly after?...my suppositions will be put to rest forever...One way or another.
Did you get that leather conditioning waxy/oily goop from Brooks as well? I slathered that on liberally several times when I first got it. All I can say is I'll be interested in hearing about your first ride on the Brooks. My first ride on it felt like I was straddling a concrete telephone poll. I've read others who thought it was comfortable from the first ride, but that wasn't my experience. I'm glad to say, though, that it eventually broke in or my body broke itself in over the Brooks or whatever it is that happens, and now it's the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden. I'm a card-carrying member of the leather saddle cult.
SethAZ is offline  
Old 05-06-20, 11:31 AM
  #17  
davester
Senior Member
 
davester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Berkeley CA
Posts: 1,762

Bikes: 1981 Ron Cooper, 1974 Cinelli Super Corsa, 2000 Gary Fisher Sugar 1, 1986 Miyata 710, 1983 Nishiki Cresta, 1982 Raleigh "International"

Mentioned: 49 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 529 Post(s)
Liked 137 Times in 87 Posts
I notice that the folks complaining about "Brooks torture" never specify which model of Brooks they're talking about, or say things like "I've heard that...". There's a huge difference between the different models of Brooks saddles so comments on one model are irrelevant to the others. For myself, I have owned several Brooks Pros in the past and felt that they never did break in and were somewhat of a torture device for long days in the saddle. I think this is largely because they were designed for "in the drops" racing, but many vintage bikes (racing, touring, otherwise) came with them as standard so they developed a reputation for uncomfortableness among those who were not racers. The B-17 on the other hand (and especially the Imperial) is a touring saddle, with softer, thinner leather (increasing its comfort but sadly resulting in it wearing out faster) and is worlds apart from the Pro.

I bought into the marketing BS of the foam-over-plastic saddle makers for many years, but could never get comfortable on long or multi-day rides, no matter what "high tech" saddle I bought. Then, I bought a B-17 Imperial a few years ago and was instantly more comfortable, with comfortableness improving over the next few weeks. Nowadays I don't even notice my saddle. I realize that not everyone will have this experience, and some may be more comfortable on a narrower B-17N, but I'm now a happy member of the B-17 "cult" (as is almost every long distance tourist I see on the Pacific Coast Highway).
davester is offline  
Likes For davester:
Old 05-06-20, 05:06 PM
  #18  
Bluesfrog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 141
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 18 Posts
I never wore one out and have had three B-17s and one now with springs on a Trek Verve+2. The +2 has no suspension and I was going to do a lot of shopping and such so decided to get the sprung saddle. All my bikes will eventually have Brooks saddles. One is a folder and I have one beater bike that is a lower priced mountain bike with only a front suspension fork. I have plans to go Electric powered on my old Trek 520 with 6000+ miles on it. It will need the B-17 to stay on it with a high powered bike. Safety and Be Well, Bluesfrog.
Bluesfrog is offline  
Old 05-06-20, 05:41 PM
  #19  
fishboat 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 739

Bikes: Lemond '01 Maillot Jaune, Lemond '02 Victoire, Lemond '03 Poprad, '79 AcerMex Windsor Carrera Professional(purchased new), '06 Bianchi Volpe, '88 GT Tequesta(purchased new), '01 Bianchi Grizzly, 1993 Trek 970 drop bar conversion

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 278 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 117 Times in 70 Posts
"I've heard that..."

I remember a quote from somewhere.."..some people live their lives based on what they've heard.."

I jumped into Brooks saddles last year. I picked up a few..a std B17, one B17 Imperial, one C17 carved.

All of them were the most comfortable saddles I've come across, right out of the box. The least comfortable is the C17, though with a sight nose-down attitude it's still very good. The leather ones are wonderful.

The previous most-comfortable saddle was a Selle TRK. I have wide sit-bones(141mm). The Selle was 155mm wide, the Brooks are 165-ish(?).
fishboat is offline  
Old 05-06-20, 06:22 PM
  #20  
Jinkster
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jinkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2013 Specialized CrossTrail Disc,2004 Giant OCR3,1999 Trek Mountain Track Sport 800

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
My B17 Imperial Arrived!

and I couldn't help but chuckle when I unboxed it as I thought of all the comments regarding how hard a Brooks Saddle is and dang if I'm absolutely convinced they are cause mine was hard as a rock...for about the first 30 minutes...and now I'll explain.

First let me say I have a modest amount of experience and knowledge about leather and I don't know if it's how Brooks pressure molds their leather or maybe the dying process but the leather was like a camel 10 days out from the last oasis and drier than dry which?...is why it was so dang hard...almost like petrified leather! LOL!

As I unlaced the unit (so I could gain full access to it's oh so dry underside) and began to squeeze out the stingy amount of Proofide?...I gasped as before I could spread it over all the underside surface?...the dry leather drank it up like pouring water on sand!

Luckily?...I know a little something about leather especially the high dollar stuff like my Ledrie Saddle Bags that came with a product much like Proofide called "Ledrie Leather Grease" which is used for waterproofing their expensive leather saddlebags and this Brooks saddle drank up about 1/4 can of it along with the Proofide.

The only way water can damage leather is if the leather has been left in a state that allows it to ABSORB the water...which is why I continued to slather on the conditioner (massaging it in) until it reached what seemed to be a "Saturation Point" and by the time I did my fancy two-tone lacing job?...even the final thin film of conditioner that resisted absorption had all but saturated into the saddles leather underside...but it will need repeated application as the conditioner migrates deeper into the leather.

It was because of ^^THE ABOVE"^^ that I shook my head thinking (re: knowing) that Brooks probably gets a bad rap with all these "Rock Hard Saddle" & "Painfully Long Break-in" comments because of the sparse amount of Proofide Conditioner they initailly supply and then add in a light body weight rider?...and yep....there's a killer recipe for poor reviews.

Profile Wise?: There's a couple pix of my size155 Specialized "Toupe" saddle sitting on top of my conditioned and tightly laced B17 and is eclipsing the Brooks in a nearly "Line-On-Line" fashion (perimeter wise)

A short ride proved that even brand new out of the box and tightly laced?...my 200lb butt says the B17 Imperial offered up a cushier ride over surface irregularities as compared to the Toupe saddle it replaced (despite zero break-in)

But?...the big take-away I got from the short first ride?...came when it was time to "DISMOUNT"....where the Full Bodied, Smooth Leather B17 didn't even think about snagging my clothing as I able to executed very smooth dismount and this alone was worth the price of admission because my Toupe Saddle?...not only had thin outer edges but it has these winged cusps that roll downward in a "HOOK YOUR SHORTS" fashion at the saddles widest point which always caused me anxiety and some very ungraceful dismounts...thanks to the B17's full body contour?...those days are over.

There's some poix of those Hooked Cusps I speak of on the toupe but bottom line?...I love the B17 and it ain't even broke-in at all yet...my only regret?...I should of bought one long ago!







Jinkster is offline  
Likes For Jinkster:
Old 05-06-20, 08:49 PM
  #21  
fishboat 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 739

Bikes: Lemond '01 Maillot Jaune, Lemond '02 Victoire, Lemond '03 Poprad, '79 AcerMex Windsor Carrera Professional(purchased new), '06 Bianchi Volpe, '88 GT Tequesta(purchased new), '01 Bianchi Grizzly, 1993 Trek 970 drop bar conversion

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 278 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 117 Times in 70 Posts
Hope it works out. One of the surest ways to kill a Brooks saddle is too much conditioner or the wrong kind. You have the right kind..but..

Do some research on BF about such things..
fishboat is offline  
Old 05-06-20, 09:16 PM
  #22  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 17,014

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 139 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4517 Post(s)
Liked 807 Times in 573 Posts
There was a survey of equipment choices used by RUSA riders in the 2007 Paris Brest Paris ride. A very large percentage of them used https://postrestant.co.uk/wp-content/...quipsurvey.pdf
bikemig is offline  
Old 05-07-20, 04:35 AM
  #23  
Jinkster
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Jinkster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 409

Bikes: 2013 Specialized CrossTrail Disc,2004 Giant OCR3,1999 Trek Mountain Track Sport 800

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 37 Times in 19 Posts
Originally Posted by fishboat View Post
Hope it works out. One of the surest ways to kill a Brooks saddle is too much conditioner or the wrong kind. You have the right kind..but..

Do some research on BF about such things..
It'll be fine but thanks for the concern.
Jinkster is offline  
Old 05-07-20, 06:05 AM
  #24  
50PlusCycling
Senior Member
 
50PlusCycling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 306
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 134 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 41 Times in 25 Posts
Originally Posted by probe1957 View Post
I have never understood the appeal of Brooks. I have heard they can take 500 miles to break in and are absolute torture during that time. Why? There are other choices that just work.

I used to think the same thing. I always thought Brooks saddles were for middle-age cycle tourists who still used panniers, toe clips, and straps. Then I started using one. I saw the light.
50PlusCycling is offline  
Old 05-07-20, 01:05 PM
  #25  
probe1957
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central IL
Posts: 406

Bikes: 2020 Scott Speedster 10 Disc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling View Post
I used to think the same thing. I always thought Brooks saddles were for middle-age cycle tourists who still used panniers, toe clips, and straps. Then I started using one. I saw the light.
I resemble that remark.
probe1957 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.