Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 15:18:16 -0500 From: "Tom Sanders" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [CR] B-17 Champion Special saddles...Shape changed on recent ones?
Vlad, I have two of them and I think they are shaped a bit more like the Pro models. I also notice that the steel railed one I have is more comfortable than the Ti railed model. this puzzled me a good deal until I finally realized that the tension is set greater on the Ti one. Whether all of them are like that or not, I don't know but I am going to back off the tension on the Ti one a quarter turn and see if I like it better. I think these are about the most comfortable saddles I've found...especially the steel railed one. Tom Sanders Sitting in Lansing, Mi wishing I were going to the Tour De New York with those guys! What fun! ---------------------------- The B-17 Special, in three colors, is the most popular Brooks saddle that I sell, so it seems that many folks would agree, Tom. The "basic" B-17 Standards (two colors, women's model as well) are right behind the Specials in popularity, then probably the Team Pro (four colors, women's models too, now a Ti men's one also). After that it's a bit of a toss-up - maybe the Flyer is next in popularity? I stock several Ti-railed Brooks saddles now, but only sell a few of each type per year. The cost premium is significant, but they are significantly lighter as well. (Some are available only with a Ti frame, of course, such as the Swallow Classic and Swift...). Greg Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan http://www.bicycleclassics.com