Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

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Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby Rockford » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

If you've ever wanted to try one they have the std black/honey B17 Saddle for $69 (Plat. member price), $11 for the maintenance kit (proofride cream and cloth) and some socks for free delivery. Bargain I reckon, I grabbed one. :mrgreen:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Brook ... 360023051/

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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby jacks1071 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:15 pm

Rockford wrote:If you've ever wanted to try one they have the std black/honey B17 Saddle for $69 (Plat. member price), $11 for the maintenance kit (proofride cream and cloth) and some socks for free delivery. Bargain I reckon, I grabbed one. :mrgreen:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Brook ... 360023051/

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You're obviously not a weight weenie - 525 grams for the saddle - a cheap racing saddle is about 220 grams.
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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby casual_cyclist » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:21 pm

jacks1071 wrote:
Rockford wrote:If you've ever wanted to try one they have the std black/honey B17 Saddle for $69 (Plat. member price), $11 for the maintenance kit (proofride cream and cloth) and some socks for free delivery. Bargain I reckon, I grabbed one. :mrgreen:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Brook ... 360023051/

Plus you can get the $9 off voucher as well, subscribing to the newsletter.


You're obviously not a weight weenie - 525 grams for the saddle - a cheap racing saddle is about 220 grams.

Yeah, and a cheap racing saddle becomes a pain in the bum (literally) after too many hours in the saddle. Sometimes comfort is more important than weight.
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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby Rockford » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:35 pm

Well my roadie seat is 320gms. So I'm not really worried about weight as you can gather :wink:
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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby il padrone » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:28 am

jacks1071 wrote:You're obviously not a weight weenie - 525 grams for the saddle - a cheap racing saddle is about 220 grams.

0.3kg versus a comfortable all-day ride, every day?

No contest. You can keep your weight fetish :lol:
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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby casual_cyclist » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:01 am

il padrone wrote:
jacks1071 wrote:You're obviously not a weight weenie - 525 grams for the saddle - a cheap racing saddle is about 220 grams.

0.3kg versus a comfortable all-day ride, every day?

No contest. You can keep your weight fetish :lol:

I'll take my comfort fetish any day. 12 to 18 hours in the saddle and I know which kind of saddle I want.

Speaking of which, does anyone know what is the difference between the Brooks B17 Standard and the Brooks B17 Special?

Brooks B17 Standard $78.25 http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Brook ... 360023051/

Brooks B17 Special $101.72 http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Brook ... 360023053/
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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby Rockford » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:13 am

casual_cyclist wrote:Speaking of which, does anyone know what is the difference between the Brooks B17 Standard and the Brooks B17 Special?


I think Special has copper rivets done by hand, copper plated bars and chamfered sides
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Postby Baalzamon » Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:48 am

It is also about 16g heavier. But what is that unless you are a weight weenie :roll:
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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby casual_cyclist » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:19 pm

Rockford wrote:
casual_cyclist wrote:Speaking of which, does anyone know what is the difference between the Brooks B17 Standard and the Brooks B17 Special?


I think Special has copper rivets done by hand, copper plated bars and chamfered sides

What do chamfered sides do? Is it worth spending the extra $$$?
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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby Rockford » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:01 pm

bevelled at the edges so a bit smoother where your legs come down.

I think the copper rivets are repairable if needed unlike the other machine done ones.

But what's $20 over 5 years? I went for the all black for cosmetic reasons and that is was 16g lighter :mrgreen:
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Postby Aushiker » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:01 pm

Hi

I like these Brook's saddles .... http://aushiker.posterous.com/carving-brooks-saddles

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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby Wingnut » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:39 am

I'm thinking of buying a Brooks B17 Special but unsure as I hear they don't like wet weather. A bit hard to avoid the rain in Vic.

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:58 am

Wingnut wrote:I'm thinking of buying a Brooks B17 Special but unsure as I hear they don't like wet weather. A bit hard to avoid the rain in Vic.


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Really only an issue if you leave the saddle out in the rain for long periods. I assume you plan to ride it, which in that case your anatomy does a good job of protecting it :)

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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby thirtytwospokes » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:58 am

Wingnut wrote:I'm thinking of buying a Brooks B17 Special but unsure as I hear they don't like wet weather. A bit hard to avoid the rain in Vic.

Shouldn't be too much of a drama. I have Brooks saddles on two of my bikes that are often ridden in the rain. When you're riding the only water that will get on it will be flicking up off your rear tyre, so either get a rear mudguard or slather the underside with plenty of proofhide. If you're parking the bike outside in the rain then use either a Brooks saddle cover, or just tie a plastic shopping bag around it.

It is best to not get them saturated, but it's not the end of the world if you do. Just dry it well before riding it too much and you should be fine.

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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby Rockford » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:12 pm

Buy a Brooks rain cover

$15 at Woolys Wheels

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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby Baalzamon » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:19 pm

Rockford wrote:Buy a Brooks rain cover

$15 at Woolys Wheels

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CRC got them for well under half that price. $6.14 currently. But to avoid the postage, get a group buy going to get it. It is how I got mine :)
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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby roobs » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:47 pm

Thanks for the heads up.
I'm looking at a Brooks for my touring bike. Is the B17 a good option or would I be better off with one of the sprung models?
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*Edit* p.s. another option for keeping the rain off your saddle is to use an old shower cap - does the job nicely!

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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby Shard » Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:08 pm

Shower caps look crappy though, well unless you could find a black one somewhere :).

I got my brooks cover for $10 or so from Abbotsford cycles. As for sprung vs normal, I don't have any comfort issues on my b17 (non-sprung) and I actually prefer to feel the road through the saddle, well what little there is to feel through the brooks, steel frame and 37x700 tires.

Although I can appreciate the design, I don't like the idea of a sprung saddle... I can't help but think 'bouncy bouncy' in my head.

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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby Rockford » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:21 pm

Sprung takes a little while to get used to, but it's fairly stiff so not bouncy. But when it does sag you get the old sensation that the seat is tilting backwards due to a loose bolt and you sort of start to sit up until you realise. :oops:
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Re: Brooks Saddle special at Wiggle

Postby roobs » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:40 pm

Shower caps look crappy though, well unless you could find a black one somewhere :).

Yeah, I hadn't considered the fact that any old one might look a bit gross (and probably feel all slimy too)... The one I'm thinking of is white with red apples on it, and it goes on the saddle of a red mixte, so it looks quite cute.
As for sprung vs normal, I don't have any comfort issues on my b17 (non-sprung) and I actually prefer to feel the road through the saddle, well what little there is to feel through the brooks, steel frame and 37x700 tires.

The simplicity of the design did appeal to me in the end. I have just bought not one but TWO Brooks B17s (how's that for enthusiastic consuming!)
One B17 special - for my Hillman
One B17 S - for the aforementioned mixte
One maintenance kit
Total: $190 (I'm just a regular buyer)

... Does this mean mixte and me are officially inaugurated into the Land of Tweed?
Or is it just a crossing into the Land of The Comfortable Rump? Let's hope so...

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