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    Anyone use a Brooks saddle on their mountain bike?

    I really like my Brooks saddles on my road and commuter bikes, very comfy. Thinking of getting one for the mountain vie but concerned with durability and they are heavy. Anyone have experience with Brooks saddle on mountain bike and if so what model? Thanks!

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    Absolutely wouldn't ride anything else!!Anyone use a Brooks saddle on their mountain bike?-316574_304211009588998_100000003035496_1499139_1901148938_n.jpg

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    Chopped B-17.
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    I have 3 Brooks' (2 B-17s and a Team Pro) and all on MTBs (here's 2 of them)...
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    Have one on my drop-bar full-rigid bike. Gives a bit of low-tech suspension.
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    Yup, I run a Brooks B17 limited edition swallow with TI rails. Super comfy once she is broken in. This is on my full time bike. Ooozes style in my opinion

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    Have a Brooks on my commuter/tourer but I went for a Velo Orange on my mountain bike that's the same suspended leather style. Much cheaper when on sale so I don't worry as much about banging it up.

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    Brooks Ti Swallow. Great comfort and light weight "for a Brooks ".

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    Is the Brooks one are suitable when you are riding? i think it is hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by N10S View Post
    Brooks Ti Swallow. Great comfort and light weight "for a Brooks ".
    Great lookin ride man.

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    I have a B17, used it on my old KHS when I rode it on the trail. I switch it around and use it in the KHS or my old cromo GT when I ride them on the street sometimes. I love the look and feel of the saddle, but with unpredictable Florida thunderstorms, I don't really use it that much.
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    B-17 on my Jamis Dragon 29er. Love it.

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    I've got a B17 Standard on my El Mariachi and I wouldn't ever change it.

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    I have a love and hate about brooks saddles,
    I have one that i currently dont use. its crazy comfy on a commuter bike where your sitting position is always the same...on my Mountain bike, i find I move around too much and end up to many times sittings on the rivets(unconfortable) . Brooks are good saddles but they only work in one sitting position.
    expensive cars are a waste of money. Expensive bikes...not so much!

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    i ran a b17 imperial on my redline for a while, but ended up taking it off for fear of ruining a great saddle. i might put it back on though, as my skill level improves the ammount of time im rubbing trees decreases

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    I used a B17 Standard on my Singular Swift for some time. It was really, really comfy, with or without padded shorts. I had no problems riding it under rain, just applyed some Proofide one or two times a year. Weight was a non problem. But then I began riding with a group of more agressive riders, and the B17's width was a serious problem on some step trails, causing disconfort and some dangerous OTBs. The B17 had to go.

    If I had enough money I would simply get a Swallow or a Swift, but I'm not ready to spend 130 on a saddle, so I began trying more conventional plastic seats. I went to a SLR, horrible, a Charge Spoon that nearly skinned my rear end and then a Fizik Gobi XM. The Gobi was the best of the three, but only if I keept riding almost every day with it. Tired of unconfortable saddles, I was on the verge of purchasing a Sallow. Then I saw a WTB Silverado on a LBS clearance for 18. Had to try it.

    What an huge surprise, the Silverado has a shape that I find to be remarkably similar to the B17 with that flat top. I find it really confortable, with or without padded shorts. Obviously it lacks the give of the leather, but I found that the biggest confort factor of the Brooks was indeed the shape.
    So, for anyone that likes the B17 but is looking for a lighter/more water resistant/cheaper/narrower you should give a look at the Silverado

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    I have a B17 on a vintage road bike and I love it on there. I think it would probably be too wide for my liking on a MTB though. Plus with the idea of keeping a Brooks for (nearly) life, I'd be worried about trashing a well worn one on a MTB. Just me though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    Chopped B-17.
    doesn't look comfortable

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    I am going to give brooks a chance on the mtb. 20 min without padded shorts felt fine, we'll see how 2 hours tomorrow treats me.
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    Been running brooks on the mountain bikes for over 15 years now. Still have the first saddle. They are fine unless your crashing on rocks or concrete a lot.

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