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Old 03-02-09, 04:12 PM
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Brooks Saddle too short?

Bought what I thought was a standard Brooks b17 on ebay. Received a womans. The difference is 3.5 cm in length. Do you think this is a big deal? Should I mount it or return it?
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Old 03-02-09, 05:09 PM
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Old 03-02-09, 05:38 PM
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In a job lot of three saddles I got a "S" (small, ladies) Brooks "professional", after trying the other two men's saddles & finding the "colt" the most comfy I thought what the heck, I'll try the "ladies" saddle just to see what its like, to my suprise its the most comfortable.

Speaking as a male, I don't know why saddles are so long, I find the shorter saddle much better, how should I say, well, less to get in the way ...if you know what I mean! Still the same amount to sit on in the area of the "sit bones".

If your saddle is used or difficult to return give it a go, it might suit you, might not, nobody but you can decide that, if not sell it on.

Please no jokes about me using a women's saddle!

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=1#post8455927 ?

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Old 03-03-09, 03:16 AM
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Brooks' ladies "S" saddles are generally slightly wider than the corresponding mens saddles.
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