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Portis 05-01-04 12:42 PM

Brooks Saddle and Sunlight
I was wondering what happens to a Brooks saddle when it is exposed to the Sun on a hot Summer day. I have two of them and can't think it would be very good on them to get really hot. Anyone have any experience with this?

roadfix 05-01-04 01:05 PM

I don't think it matters much as long as your saddle has been treated properly. Constant direct exposure to sunlight may eventually alter the color dye, adding to that vintage look...

hillyman 05-01-04 05:24 PM

Maybe a rivet tattoo :D

Davet 05-02-04 10:29 AM

I would equate the Brooks saddles to horse saddles, being made out of the same materials. The horse saddles are in the sun for a hell of a lot longer than bicycle saddles and seem to last for a ton of years, often over 50. Plus the bike saddles aren't exposed very much at all, usually being covered by the rider's butt probably 98% of the time.

froze 05-03-04 02:32 PM

I lived in Bakersfield CA where in the summer the heat would exceed 100 degrees. I had a Brooks Swift for the last 2 years I was there and the sun didn't hurt the least bit.

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