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Compression seat post and sprung brooks redundant?

Old 03-22-09, 07:39 AM
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Compression seat post and sprung brooks redundant?

We just purchased a new bike for my wife that came with a compression seat post. The seat itself is one of the overpadded variety that I'm sure she will not be happy with. I'd like to have her try a Brooks B-68-s or something like it specifically designed for women. We are wondering if a sprung saddle from Brooks and a compression seat post is too much, or do they both contribute to increased comfort. This bike has her sitting mostly upright, so comfort is critical or I'm sure she won't ride much.
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Use both, you can always tighten the adjustment on the seat post later. My wife has the same but she has tightend the adjustment so there is hardly any spring left on the seat post, check out her bike on our page.

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yeah but is the seat post very heavy ,i was going to buy one forget the model, but it weighed 3 times the amount of your run of the mill seat post.im sure the sprung brooks would be great on it's own maby buy a carbon seatpost.
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Originally Posted by antokelly
yeah but is the seat post very heavy ,i was going to buy one forget the model, but it weighed 3 times the amount of your run of the mill seat post.im sure the sprung brooks would be great on it's own maby buy a carbon seatpost.

I agree about the weight, but the compresion seat post came with her bike and she refuses to part with it. Being adjusted all the way tight it will only move if I jump on it

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