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Brooks Saddles Questions

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by crazydave58, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. crazydave58

    crazydave58

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    Heys guys...I just picked up Electra Straight 8 and was thinking about getting a Brooks B190 saddle. Have any of you guys got one. Are they worth the $$$, and are they as comfortable as they say. Would they be more comfortable than my stock saddle? I noticed my stock saddle sqeaks alot. Do the brooks saddles sqeak much? Will that go away in time , or is there a way to stop it?...any other info and advice is appreciated...thx
     
  2. jwm

    jwm

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    Last fall I took the plunge and bought a B33. It was a close call between the B33, and the B190, but I went with the slightly stiffer B33.
    Anyway- Buy it. You will not regret the purchase. Be aware, though that it does take some time to break in a Brooks saddle. That's a chunk of some very thick, and very strong leather. I remember posting after my first few rides on the B33 that my rear end wasn't exactly feelin' the magic. Now I understand why everyone swears by these things. It's like I bought a rear suspension for the cruiser- a very different feeling from your common thickly padded cruiser seat. I can do a four or five hour ride with no discomfort. Even if I decide to sell the Dragonfly cruiser, (not likely) I'd keep the Brooks for the next bike.

    JWM
     

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