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Provene 11 Sep 20:09  

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Who rides on what? and why?

I've got a 48 miler coming up and I'm not totally confident in mine I have to admit.

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davediver 14 Sep 13:15  

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I have to say I often get knumb where you dont want too. I have read a posting recommending this seat

http://www.bikes-n-co.co.uk/ravx-zonex-comp-saddle-p-193.html?cPath=72

I have a 50miler charity ride coming up and wonder if it would be useful. Its reasonably priced if it does not work.



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davediver 14 Sep 13:21  

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I have decided to buy one, just done it online. Will let you know what I think.

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Provene 14 Sep 19:26  

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LOL Dave that's why I'm asking, except numb is what I'd prefer!!

I was using a Bontranger, but after 30 miles or so it does let me know about it. Let me know how you get on with your new saddle. I'm hoping the Selle Italia will be better after a 30 mile test ride on Friday.

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guitarpete247 14 Feb 20:18  

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I've had a Brooks Competition for almost 30 years so it is well worn to my sit bones. I'd go with leather and Brooks but don't suppose you have enough time to mould it to your shape. You have to have a Brooks' bottom and be prepared to put in the miles breaking it in.

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Barrymac 21 Aug 09:12  

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Selle Italia Gel Flite. Quite pricey but worth every last penny. Your boys will thank you you at the end of a long ride lol.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/selle-italia-flite-gel-flow-saddle/

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winnersh cyclist 22 Sep 09:07  

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I have a Brooks B17 its definately the best for long distance rides and if you buy one it feels like you are buying something special. the videos on youtube for me fitting it


rustyspoke 22 Sep 18:00  

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When you cycle a long distance you will always get numb down there every so often stand on the pedals for a short time adjust you seating postion while riding (move for or back on the saddle)
Saddles are each to there own you will know when you find the right one this can take a long time.
But if you have real problems then a gel one may be best.
I have no problem with any of my bikes and each has a different one.
But on a long ride I get numb.


kn33lly 10 Aug 08:47  

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Realise this thread is fairly aged but hey ho!

I'm hearing more good than bad about Brooks saddles. Anyone got a Brooks saddle that can advise whether it is worth breaking one in

I tour in France on a tandem, 40-60 miles/day. Lots of sitting..!


Pesmo 12 Aug 16:25  

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Brooks are Marmite saddles. I love them (I have 2) but a significant number of people cannot get on with them at all. Thats the long and the short of it.


Flook 09 Oct 19:57  

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I now have a Brooks Flyer, same as the B17 but with rear springs, nice and comfy. The Brooks saddles are adjustable, this is done by the nut at the front, slacken it off tad, then the very thick leather will sag a bit, then when ready tighten the nut back up. You get the nut spanner with the saddle.


mstar12 11 Oct 23:27  

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I have a Brooks B17 which was great straight out the box. Before the brooks I was using the saddle that came with my Specialized Secteur and after a 42 mile ride I was numb from the Sunday till Thursday which was very disturbing. Funny enough my wife bought me the Brooks. I still wear my padded shorts though. When people say you must break it in are they talking about using it without padding?

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winnersh cyclist 04 Dec 21:20  

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I have a Brooks B17 for my Trek Hybrid bike which I use for long distance rides and its the best seat once its worn in.
On my Road Bike I have a Sella Italia .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfSLFclDK0A


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