Question: Are Brooks saddles really that good?

When it comes to bike saddles, Brooks really is the gold standard. Sure, as a basic option a comfortable synthetic saddle like ours is plenty comfortable, but only a Brooks saddle will give you the sort of long-term comfort that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Is Brooks saddle really comfortable?

Is it comfortable? Surprisingly, it is comfortable because it is so hard. Instead of filling all your crevices with gel pads, which effectively give many more points of friction and cause saddle sores, the Brooks saddles are effectively a very stiff hammock hung from each end.

Is Brooks the best saddle?

The strong steel chassis and handmade leather coverings are designed to last a lifetime, making Brooks one of the best value-for-money saddles available in the long run!

How long do Brooks saddles last?

I would say not to worry about breaking in your brooks. It should feel good from day one, for up to 100 km rides. You need to spend the month that you have riding around with an allen key (commuting will work) and focused on getting the saddle positioning right. This can make or break your entire position on the bike.

Are Brooks saddles good for road bikes?

Team Pro and Swift work well on road bike setups. B17s are more tailored towards an upright position. I use Swifts on 2 road bikes and B17 Specials on the Brompton and tandem (tandem very much tailored to touring with an upright position).

Where should you sit on a Brooks saddle?

0:020:59Brooks - Riding Position and Saddle Choice - YouTubeYouTube

Are Brooks saddles worth the money?

When it comes to bike saddles, Brooks really is the gold standard. Sure, as a basic option a comfortable synthetic saddle like ours is plenty comfortable, but only a Brooks saddle will give you the sort of long-term comfort that will stay with you for a lifetime.

How do I choose a Brooks saddle?

0:020:58BROOKS ENGLAND - Riding Styles & Leather Saddles - YouTubeYouTube

How do you break in a Brooks saddle?

For a Faster Break-in:Lightly coat the entire surface of the saddle.Let it sit for about 10 mins.Polish it off with a clean rag to remove excess.3 Aug 2018

How do you break in a Brooks saddle fast?

For a Faster Break-in:Lightly coat the entire surface of the saddle.Let it sit for about 10 mins.Polish it off with a clean rag to remove excess.3 Aug 2018

How do I know which Brooks saddle to buy?

Choose a Brooks Saddle that Fits your Riding StyleIf youre usually positioned over your bars, these are for you.If youre usually positioned angled forward, but not all the way over the bars, these are for you.If youre upright for easy riding, these are for you.

How do you break-in a Brooks saddle?

For a Faster Break-in:Lightly coat the entire surface of the saddle.Let it sit for about 10 mins.Polish it off with a clean rag to remove excess.3 Aug 2018

How do you sit on a Brooks saddle?

0:501:23BROOKS ENGLAND - Saddle Installation and Adjustment - YouTubeYouTube

How do you condition a Brooks saddle?

0:111:29BROOKS ENGLAND - Leather Saddle Maintenance & Care - YouTubeYouTube

What is the lightest Brooks saddle?

cotton Cambium C13 The lightest saddle that Brooks make sells for the same 200€ for the All-Weather version as the cotton Cambium C13, made in Italy.

How tight should my Brooks saddle be?

Brooks Saddles have a tensioning bolt at the nose of the saddle. During the break in process you might need to tighten the bolt and stretch the saddle 1/2 turn for every 500 miles of riding. Usually after 3 turns (3 threads showing) and 3,000 miles the saddle tension is pretty stable for a while.

How do you size a Brooks saddle?

You dont want to be sitting on the cantle plate as it will remain as firm as the metal its made of and will not conform to the shape of your sit bones. This means you need to add 20 to 30mm to the width for a Brooks in comparison to a regular saddle.

Why do my sit bones hurt when cycling?

Improper fit on your bike could be the main reason for your saddle discomfort. If your saddle is too high, too low, too far forward, too far back, not level, or if you are reaching too far to your handlebars, you could be experiencing pain as a result.

How do I stop my bike seat hurting?

Always wear clean shorts for every ride and avoid sitting around in dirty and damp shorts once you finished. If youre on a multi-day trip, make sure you pack enough shorts or some travel wash. Many top riders will use an antibacterial soap in the shower after riding to thoroughly clean the saddle contact area.

Why do womens bike seats have holes?

The purpose of the hole in a bike seat The hole in a bike seat takes pressure off the delicate tissues in the perineum, and provides better air circulation and ventilation. It wont be ideal for some, but it may also take the pressure off of soft tissue and provide a great deal of comfort for others.

Why is my bum sore after cycling?

Its normal for your butt to feel slightly sore after a ride, because when you sit on a bike seat, most of your weight gets distributed on two very small bones on the bottom of your pelvis. That can lead to soreness, especially if youre on a long ride, explains Maddy Ciccone, a SoulCycle instructor in Boston.

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