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Old 08-28-08, 05:53 AM   #1
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Reviews of the Brooks B67?

I tried the search and found a few results but I thought I'd ask again because doesn't have enough repeat threads.

I'm considering a Brooks B67 for my Raleigh Detour Deluxe greenway/hybrid/commuter bike. It says it's supposed to be nice for the upright riding style. I've never really heard anything bad about any of the Brooks saddles but they have so many choices that it can be hard to decide on just one per bike! My real question is really,

"The Brooks B67 is universally known to be awesome but is it a better choice for my hybrid-geometry bike than the B17 or other model of brooks saddle?"

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Old 08-28-08, 06:23 AM   #2
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I personally prefer the sprung Brooks, I also like the wider to of the B67 with a more upright ride.
Were it me, I would get either the B67 or the Champ Flyer.

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I posted this in Commuting yesterday, it may be of help.

Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
Here is the Brooks line up as I know it:

B66 = double rails + springs
B67 = single rail + springs
B68 = single rail, no springs
B72 = double rail + loop springs
B73 = B66 with third spring under the nose
B135 = double rail + double springs + nose coil (second most comfortable I've owned, good work saddle)
All have the same top, which is flatter and wider than the B17 top and has a textured surface, these are for an upright riding position.

B17 = no springs, single rail
Champion Flyer = B17 top + springs, single rail (my favorite, A Champ Flyer Imperial would be the bee's knees)
B66 Champion = Double rail Champ Flyer
Brooks Imperial = B17 top with cutout, no springs, single rail (no numbness, very nice, I may butcher some of my other saddles after owning this one)
B17N = slightly more narrow top
B17S = slightly wider top
These are for a more aggressive riding position, the surface of the top is smooth.

B33 = wider top than the B66-67-68-etc. + triple rail + springs and nose coil, heaviest duty of the Brooks (most comfortable Brooks I've owned)
B190 = widest of the Brooks tops + double rails + double springs and nose coil
These two are work saddles, bolt upright riding only, textured surface.

Brooks Swallow and Brooks Swift are racing saddles, basically the same top, the Swift has side skirts, the Swallow has tucked skirts.
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My basic rule of thumb, if the riding position is fairly upright as in North Roads go with the B6X, if is drop bars or very aggressive flat bar position the B-17 or the Champion Flyer is my choice, and I usually go for the springs.

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