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Saddle Guide


Guarantee - We realize saddle comfort can be a challenge. Buy it, use it, and if 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.

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

Gilles Berthoud

Rivet Pearl

City and Heavy Duty

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 one's 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 - a.k.a. sporting saddles

The saddles found here are narrower for increased pedalling freedom and can be slightly lighter in weight and have a stiffer construction.

 

Brooks: B17 Narrow