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    Folks who love B17s - what plastic saddles do you like?

    I've got B17s and Selle Anatomica saddles on my MTBs and they make me happy.

    I would like to have a plastic saddle option as well that I liked for rides say up to 6-7hrs.

    Just curious if you are a B17 lover and have a plastic saddle that you like - what brand/model is it?

    I know saddles are personal, but I want to narrow down the field of products to test.
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    A Useful Bear is a handy thing.

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    WTB Silverado works on the bike that had the Brooks Swallow.
    Pure V or Race V or whatever is good for the B17 bike.

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    Brooks Cambium which is actually getting moved over to my Giant XTC 2 as I managed to get my Brooks B17 a bit to wet on my last tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    WTB Silverado works on the bike that had the Brooks Swallow.
    Pure V or Race V or whatever is good for the B17 bike.
    Thanks guys. I'm going to try a WTB saddle on my trail bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
    Brooks Cambium which is actually getting moved over to my Giant XTC 2 as I managed to get my Brooks B17 a bit to wet on my last tour.

    Andrew
    I'm keen to try a Cambium - sounds interesting. Will probably have to wait until late this year or 2015...too many priorities fighting for my gear cash this year.

    BTW - I live in the PNWet and my B17s get wet a lot. I haven't had any issues with them. I treat them twice a year with Proofide and that's about it. They are still perfect and I have yet to turn the tensioning bolt on any of them.
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    Another vote for the WTB Pure V.... it's the only saddle I use other than my B17.

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    I had a pure V came stock on my Fargo and hated it immediately, but I love my B17. Every a$$ is different

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendricks97 View Post
    I had a pure V came stock on my Fargo and hated it immediately, but I love my B17. Every a$$ is different
    No butts about it everyone is different, but you have to narrow down the field when it comes to testing saddles.
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    Pure v.

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    WTB Speed V here on my 29er and Pugsley, b17 on my road/cross/gravel/tour bike.

    If I ever need to replace one of the Speed V's, it will definitely be a cambium.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    I was looking for a new bikepacking saddle and happened to read an interview with Jay P where he said he only runs WTB Rocket V's on all his bikes. I tried it and was sold. Might switch out my b17 on my touring rig.

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    I had b17, rocket V and now running the chromag trailmaster dt..its way better than the rocketV
    expensive cars are a waste of money. Expensive bikes...not so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aushiker View Post
    Brooks Cambium.
    This ^^^.

    I don't own one, but in the few minutes of parking lot test ride I had on one, it was immediately comfortable. My next saddle will be a Cambium.

    Other than that, Selle Italia Flites have always worked for me.

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned the Ergon saddles. I ended up trying one on my Pugsley because even though I love My Brooks saddles, I wanted something lighter for it and read some forum posts that the Ergon saddles were the closest one can get to a Brooks with a plastic saddle.
    ive been riding it for a year now and love it.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Buying saddles can be expensive and time consuming. I've spent a lot of $$ with poor results in the past on plastic saddles.

    I got a WTB Pure V. After 5yrs+ of strictly riding leather I was ready for some issues, but so far I have up to 4hrs on it and no discomfort....no padded shorts.

    I'm just using this saddle on my trail bike so 4-5hrs is the longest ride it will typically see.

    For touring I'll stick with Brooks and Selle Anatomica leather saddle.
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    I mainly use b17 and Fizik ariones (road saddle I know but it works for mtb too).

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    Still loving the WTB saddle. After so many plastic saddle failures I'm really happy to have a comfy non-leather option.

    Like 'em so much I'm going to buy a couple spares next time I see a deal.

    With my luck they discontinue the model when they hear it works for me!
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    Yet another vote for the Pure-V. I'm also a fan of Selle Royal's Saba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post

    With my luck they discontinue the model when they hear it works for me!
    I'm still pissed that they discontinued the Vulpine....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmike View Post
    I'm still pissed that they discontinued the Vulpine....!
    That's happened to me so many times I've started to think companies are doing it on purpose!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Still loving the WTB saddle. After so many plastic saddle failures I'm really happy to have a comfy non-leather option.

    Like 'em so much I'm going to buy a couple spares next time I see a deal.

    With my luck they discontinue the model when they hear it works for me!
    My only wish is that they offered a dark leather version. My wife stole the white leather version I originally bought for myself, but I must say the synthetic cover has performed well for many years, still looks new but has a nice pocket, glad I got their best ti rail model.
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    I use a cheap Velo PLUSH on my foul weather commuter for its comfort. I like it a lot, but the BROOKS are still more comfortable.
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