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would a Brooks saddle look out of place on a Giant?

Old 06-01-07, 11:24 AM
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would a Brooks saddle look out of place on a Giant?

What do you guys think? I have a black 2005 Giant TCR 1. Would a Brooks saddle look funny on it?
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Old 06-01-07, 11:30 AM
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If you're riding the bike, nobody sees the saddle anyway.

If you're worried about what others think when you're off the bike, then the saddle is the least of your problems.
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The bike may look out of place, but a Brooks is always in style.
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+1 on not being able to see the saddle...i personally don't like the way the brooks looks, but its not bout looks...you butt doesn't have eyes!
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agreed - people who choose saddles solely based on the way they look are prutsers.
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It's about the ride, and the rider, not the bike.
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yes, i am a superficial jerk for asking such a question! thank you
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Originally Posted by Stert
yes, i am a superficial jerk for asking such a question! thank you
my apologies for the initial response sounding snarky....
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yes it would look out of place.....but who cares???

hell...we all look out of place!
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STOP THE PRESSES! News Flash: The Road Cycling forums have evolved!
I remember a time, not so long ago, when mention of a Brooks on a road bike was blasphemy.
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To answer your question - yes.
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Originally Posted by CyLowe97
my apologies for the initial response sounding snarky....
no problem. my response was posted with sarcasm.

decided against the brookes by the way. still trying to convince myself that my carbon seat is comfy
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Why deciding against the Brooks? Comfort is paramount! I love my hard leather suspension saddle despite its 400g on my carbon frame. That thing rides like a dream (replaced the Fizik Aliante Twinflex Gamma). Unfortunately, my wife is trying out my saddle on her commuter so it's back to the Aliante for now...

GET THE BROOKS
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It looks ridiculous on my bike, but it isn't my eyes that hurt when I ride on an inferior saddle.
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I don't think it's such a vain thing to care about visual aesthetics. I like a cool looking bike more than an ug bike, for sure. I'm pretty sure thought that you can find a saddle that suits both looks and the more important. It seems I've even seen some lower profile Brooks that don't look so Bananza.
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A Swift would look pretty good on a road bike
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Originally Posted by chipcom
STOP THE PRESSES! News Flash: The Road Cycling forums have evolved!
I remember a time, not so long ago, when mention of a Brooks on a road bike was blasphemy.
imo they're over-rated and fredelicious, but that's me, not the OP.
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Old 06-01-07, 01:19 PM
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Ah...if only a Swift didn't fit inside my sitbones.

That was TMI, huh?
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san marco ti regal. best of both worlds...
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Originally Posted by botto
imo they're over-rated and fredelicious, but that's me, not the OP.
The primary FAQ answer for all saddle threads...everyone's butt is different so whatever works best for your butt is the right saddle.
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Originally Posted by botto
imo they're over-rated and fredelicious, but that's me, not the OP.
fredelicious - maybe

over-rated - no friggin way.
Ever since I got my Brooks B-17 my rides have become comfortable. Before that it was downright painful.
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Originally Posted by Stert
What do you guys think? I have a black 2005 Giant TCR 1. Would a Brooks saddle look funny on it?


rule no.1 : There is no such thing as a Brooks saddle looking funny on anything. But the bike may look funny under the Brooks saddle.

Now that we got that out of the way, consider this. Your bike will definitely look good underneath a black Brooks 'Pro'.



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Originally Posted by -VELOCITY-
fredelicious - maybe

over-rated - no friggin way.
Ever since I got my Brooks B-17 my rides have become comfortable. Before that it was downright painful.
+1

11 hrs on the bike for a 200k with 8400' of climbing and no saddle soreness the next day convinced me even more.
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