Question: How big is a Brooks B17 racing saddle?

If a narrower saddle better suits your riding style, Brooks also makes a B17 Narrow, with a 151mm width rather than the standard 175mm.

How do I know what size Brooks saddle to get?

You dont want to be sitting on the cantle plate as it will remain as firm as the metal its made of and will not conform to the shape of your sit bones. This means you need to add 20 to 30mm to the width for a Brooks in comparison to a regular saddle.

Is Brooks B17 comfortable?

Brooks B17 Comfort Honestly, this saddle has quite a few drawbacks. The comfort alone may outweigh all of them. The B17 is designed to keep your butt supported and comfortable for long days in the saddle. After all, its made for touring.

Are Brooks saddles really comfortable?

Is it comfortable? Surprisingly, it is comfortable because it is so hard. Instead of filling all your crevices with gel pads, which effectively give many more points of friction and cause saddle sores, the Brooks saddles are effectively a very stiff hammock hung from each end.

How long will a Brooks saddle last?

I would say not to worry about breaking in your brooks. It should feel good from day one, for up to 100 km rides. You need to spend the month that you have riding around with an allen key (commuting will work) and focused on getting the saddle positioning right. This can make or break your entire position on the bike.

Are Brooks saddles really that comfortable?

Is it comfortable? Surprisingly, it is comfortable because it is so hard. Instead of filling all your crevices with gel pads, which effectively give many more points of friction and cause saddle sores, the Brooks saddles are effectively a very stiff hammock hung from each end.

How long does it take to break in a Brooks B17?

It should feel good from day one, for up to 100 km rides. You need to spend the month that you have riding around with an allen key (commuting will work) and focused on getting the saddle positioning right. This can make or break your entire position on the bike.

How do you break in a Brooks b17 saddle?

2:553:46Brooks Saddle - Breaking in a B17 with saddle soap - YouTubeYouTube

How long does it take to break in Brooks b17?

It should feel good from day one, for up to 100 km rides. You need to spend the month that you have riding around with an allen key (commuting will work) and focused on getting the saddle positioning right. This can make or break your entire position on the bike.

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