The B17 Brooks touring saddle is the first choice of bicycle touring saddle for many long distance cyclists. After using a Brooks saddle for touring over thousands of miles myself, heres why I think its the best bike saddle for long rides.
What is so good about Brooks saddles?
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.
What is the most comfortable saddle for long rides?
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Is a wide bike seat more comfortable?
Wider is more comfy. Certainly, sleek racing saddles dont look comfortable but wider seats create more friction and chafing when youre doing lots of pedalling (say on the road, or in a race). In general, the more you ride and pedal, the thinner and less obtrusive a saddle should be.
What happens if your saddle is too wide?
When a saddle is too wide in the front, it can sink down over the withers. This takes the saddle out of balance by making the pommel lower than the cantle, which in turn carries more pressure over the front of the tree (at the withers/shoulders) than a saddle with a properly sized tree.
When should I adjust my Brooks saddle?
This is done by applying our Brooks Proofide dressing, which is the only leather treatment you should use on your Brooks saddle. We recommend to apply Proofide every 6 months.
What is the difference between Brooks C15 and C17?
The main difference between the C15 and the C17, is the width. C15 width is 140mm wide and C17 width is 162mm wide. C19 is the widest and designed for touring or city riding.
How do you relieve the pain of sitting bones?
Simply resting from any physical activity that causes the pain can help treat your problem. Avoid sitting down on hard surfaces for too long, and try to lie down and rest to relieve your pain. In some cases, your doctor may advise you to use ice packs to reduce any swelling and inflammation in the area.
Are wider saddles better?
The shape of the saddle determines its best use. Wider saddles tend to be more comfortable so are good for long rides or leisurely riders where extra weight from more materials isnt an issue. You need to be careful, if the saddle is too wide it can chafe whilst too thin can put a lot of pressure on soft parts.