Re: [CR]While on the topic of Brooks saddles (slightly off-list)...

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Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 12:42:56 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]While on the topic of Brooks saddles (slightly off-list)...

In a message dated 1/17/2003 3:02:55 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
> Does anyone have experience with this saddle, or the others, and have
> opinions they'd like to share?

I have a Swift, a Team Pro, and a B.17 Narrow. The Swift required a quick replacement for an irregularly shaped one, but the second one was extremely comfortable out of the box (after several tweaks to get the seatpost level right, and has been wonderful on a 75-miler, and several metric centuries). I am more stretched out on the bike with the Swift. The B.17N has the thickest leather of the three (and is the least broken in), but has been comfortable on rides of 50 miles. The ride position is less stretched out, but still in the drops. The Team Pro is the widest of the three, and works well with a slightly more upright riding position, usually on the brake hoods. I like riding each of them, and I especially like the way they look. None has been uncomfortable, even from the beginning.
Tom Donahue
Melbourne, FL