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Which Brooks saddle?(3 posts)

Which Brooks saddle?trout_bum
Nov 25, 2003 10:01 AM
Which Brooks to get for my Pista?
B-17 Narrow (Heavy!) or Swift (Really expensive!).
I've a fairly thin bulid and will ride mostly < 50mi (flat/moderate hills) rides on this bike. Should I go with the cheaper one to see if the whole Brooks thing works for me?
Thanks
IMEAndy M-S
Nov 25, 2003 6:15 PM
In my experience, it's more a matter of position than anything else. When I was riding with a very upright posture, bar tops even with saddle top, I used a B17. Now my tops are considerably lower, and I find a Swift to be more comfortable. Your mileage may vary, so I suggest using Wallingford (www.wallbike.com) who will let you return your saddle if you find you just can't deal with it.

BTW, Swifts are getting incredibly expensive! I recently picked up a used one for $65 or so, but new ones are now at the $170+ mark...
Compromise,Leroy
Nov 25, 2003 9:17 PM
try a professional.