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Old 06-24-13, 07:12 PM
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quick question

just a quick question (which will no doubt open up a debate)

whats the best seat for a tour?
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Old 06-24-13, 07:55 PM
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Unless you are riding a recumbent, you side on a saddle not a seat. The best saddle for a tour is the one that works best for you. People will throw out all kind of theories but when it comes down to it, the choice is yours.
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Old 06-24-13, 08:06 PM
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saddle... that's what i meant, its late


and thanks for the advice i think
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Old 06-24-13, 08:27 PM
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Unfortunately there's nobody but your own butt and other unmentionables that can answer that for you.

I like my Brooks B17, but can also see the appeal of a saddle that I don't have to worry about how wet it gets. Lots of people like Brooks and the B17 doesn't seem to have the painful break-in period associated with leather saddles, though YMMV.
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Thanks for clearing that up - I don't think anyone understood what he meant.

[QUOTE=spinnaker;15779363]Unless you are riding a recumbent, you side on a saddle not a seat.
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For me ... Brooks B17. Comfy, conforms to my butt, can withstand heavy downpours and other inclement weather, durable ...
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And obliviously a typo. It is sit not side.
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The best saddle is one that you can ride on for a long period of time. I started touring with leather saddles Ideale and Brooks B17 because that is awhat was available then. I still ride on Brooks B17s. Some people find some modern saddles very good,; but you are the only one who can tell.
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I hate Brooks... p.s had to say that, otherwise you may think EVERYBODY loves old fashioned leather saddles... Oh LHT's and Ortlieb panniers are a load of crap as well!


Take cover! INCOMING!!! MEDIIIIIC!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by imi
I hate Brooks... p.s had to say that, otherwise you may think EVERYBODY loves old fashioned leather saddles... Oh LHT's and Ortlieb panniers are a load of crap as well!
Heresy mind you, you'll burn at the stake for this you naughty boy.
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thanks =D what saddle/ panniers do you use then?
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Originally Posted by mike455555
thanks =D what saddle/ panniers do you use then?
Selle Italia XO saddle, synthetic and waterproof, needs no "wearing in", tightening, re-lacing, special creams and whatever else Brooks owners have to do maintaining, conditioning and grooming their pets, uh saddles I mean

Must admit to having Ortlieb panniers, was just kidding there
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Heresy mind you, you'll burn at the stake for this you naughty boy.
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quick question

Oh them Brooks is FUGLY too! Looks like roadkill been lying too long by the side of a desert highway
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Originally Posted by imi
Selle Italia XO saddle, synthetic and waterproof, needs no "wearing in", tightening, re-lacing, special creams and whatever else Brooks owners have to do maintaining, conditioning and grooming their pets, uh saddles I mean

Must admit to having Ortlieb panniers, was just kidding there

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Quite true about the brooks, still worth it now. Gel saddles, now their for people who don't want proper saddles!!
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Originally Posted by imi
Oh them Brooks is FUGLY too! Looks like roadkill been lying too long by the side of a desert highway
Well, now you done gone too far.
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Originally Posted by stephenjubb
Quite true about the brooks, still worth it now. Gel saddles, now their for people who don't want proper saddles!!
LOL!!! touché
... but yeah, rather that than them there fancy short tights with built in diapers you guys dress up in...

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SDG belair for me. Charge Spoon is nice if on a budget.
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