Best Brooks saddle b190?

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  1. Lynseyw

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    Hi there. This is my first post. I just got a Biria Easy Boarding 7 and I already custom ordered a laid back seatpost from Slowriderz. I want a super comfy saddle. It will be an upright ride. I wanted to get the b190 as it looks the widest and most comfortable. However, I am 5'5" and about 120lbs, so not a huge person. It says this is for heavy riders...will this work for me, or am I better off with a b135, b33, or b67? Also, is the aged leather much more comfortable then the regular leather? Thanks in advance. P.S. I am very new to bikes, so I just want something comfy for casual rides (I don't mind breaking it in though). Just got a Giant Wald 157 for the front to put my little dogs in.
     
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    I have a whole mess of Brooks saddles to pick from and I like the B33 best for upright riding on my Basman. One of my other bikes has a B190 and it is a little big on the butt for me. I'm the same height as you, but not as light. -haven't been that light for a while :lol:.
     
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    The leather tops on all the Brooks you mentioned are the same width. The only difference is the framework underneath. I think you could get away with the B-66 or B-72. If you have a rail post then you need the B-67.
     
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    The widths are not the same on all of them. The B67 and B135 are 205mm, the B72 is 209mm, the B33 is 235mm, and the B190 is 249mm. I own 16 Brooks saddles that include at least one of each model above. I agree with Tater, the B33 is the most comfortable for an upright riding position, though I really like my B190's too, but I'm at least 50 pounds heavier than you and about 6 inches taller. For your size, I would strongly recommend the B33.

    Edit: My girlfriend is about your size, if not a little smaller, and she loves her B33's.

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    OK, so I think I am leaning towards the b33 or the b67 in aged leather. So I do have a regular modern tapered seat post, will the b33 be a problem with that? It is a laid back seatpost. Thanks!
     
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    The B67 is nowhere near as comfy as the B33 for an upright riding position in my opinion. Both should fit perfect on your seatpost from slowriderz.

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    OK, so the b33 it is. Now what color.....?.? My bike is black, but I am leaning towards the honey seat. Not sure. My grips are a honey pleather. Wanted either black grips or something that would age like the saddle. All black bike with brown seat? Or should I go all black? Suggestions for good leather grips? Don't really like the Brooks grips.
     
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    I have both and found it much easier to color match grips to the black than the honey, though a honey saddle and black grips may work for you too. There are some comfy grips on ebay for about $10 per pair shipped. Search for velo leather grips.

    BTW, you can never go wrong going with all black ;)

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    The honey saddles look awesome when new, but don't expect for it to stay that color forever. They will get a little darker and browner in color with use and when you add the Brooks Proofide. share some pics of your new ride.
     
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    Thanks. I went with the b33 honey. I like the aged look better... So the new problem was I wanted grips that matched and would age as well. I went with these in custom sizes to accommodate the shifter. Got the honey with black thread. Can't wait to get everything on the bike.
     

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