Many a well planned bike tour comes to an abrupt halt due to a poor fitting saddle.
No one wants a sore behind, or worse yet saddle sores! The Saddles we carry are tried and true. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you have regarding choosing the right saddle, just email us!
As pointed out by Brooks, here is a loose definition of saddle types (saddles are a personal preference choice so again, this is a guide)
Touring & Trekking
Typically the touring and trekking cyclist will spend a greater amount of riding time in the saddle than the sporting cyclist, and is likely to adopt a wider variety of sitting positions. Although the rider may stand up from time to time to achieve greater control or generate a burst of speed, the standard position on the bike is seated. Therefore our touring & trekking models are wider than our sporting models in order to increase comfort.
Brooks: B17 series, Flyers
Saddles in this description are all intended for an altogether more leisurely type of cycling, where the rider will typically adopt a more upright position than either the racing or long distance touring cyclist. Such an upright riding position, offering excellent opportunities to fully observe as well as truly appreciate ones surroundings, means that a greater proportion of body weight is supported by the rear quarter. As more weight is applied to the rear of the saddle this area is therefore wider.
Brooks: B67 series, B72
Road & MTB
aka - sporting saddles
The saddles found here are narrower and can be slightly lighter in weight and have a stiffer construction.
Zimbale Leather Saddle
Brooks: B17 Narrow
Guarantee - We realize saddle comfort can be a challenge. buy it, use it, doesn't work, send it back within six months of purchase. Barring any glaring abuse, we'll refund your money or give you credit toward another purchase.