B17 owners, breakin time?

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  • 11-26-2012
    FishMan473
    I had mine for 6 months. the only thing that broke in was my a$$.
  • 11-26-2012
    johnlh
    I put just over 2000 miles on my B-17, and tried many adjustments before I decided that it just wasn't for me. Brooks saddles have a cult following, but comfort is a lot easier for me to find in classic saddles like the Turbo, Rolls, and Concor.
  • 11-27-2012
    Omiak
    I always found leather saddles to be more comfortable when they're new and hard. Have to increase tension it to compensate for the break in.
  • 11-27-2012
    Ze_Zaskar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Omiak View Post
    I always found leather saddles to be more comfortable when they're new and hard.

    I also like them on the hardish side. My old B17 is somewhat too soft (most confortable saddle ever still). I just ordered a B17 Narrow for my Pugs and lets see how it is.

    I really like the Select line idea, looks exactly what I would like. But they only make the standard B17 with the Select leather, and that one is too wide for techy mtb. The alternative is the Swallow Select, but that's crazy expensive.

    The Team Pro Classic is said to have thicker leather and it's cheap. But it's 160mm wide, not much less than the B17's 170mm. I doubt that would make a difference in active mtb riding.

    By the way, I weight 200 pounds unequiped, which might explain my desire for thick leather saddles
  • 11-27-2012
    SingleTrackLovr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by johnlh View Post
    I put just over 2000 miles on my B-17, and tried many adjustments before I decided that it just wasn't for me. Brooks saddles have a cult following, but comfort is a lot easier for me to find in classic saddles like the Turbo, Rolls, and Concor.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by FishMan473 View Post
    I had mine for 6 months. the only thing that broke in was my a$$.

    My other two mtn bikes have WTB SpeedV's.
    After buying many different seats over a 4 year period the SpeedV was what my butt liked the best.
    Is the B17Ti as comfortable? Almost, but it is so close I am willing to see what happens after the leather softens up a bit more.
    One thing that is better with the leather is the smoothness or less friction where my pant leg rubs against the seat. No chafing so far.
  • 12-14-2012
    btl68
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