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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:34 pm 
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yeah, we often go with the in thing rather than outright comfort.

for me a racing type saddle is no good if i cant ride more than 10 miles without being in agony! had them for years, and never got on with them. my favourite saddle for years is a £17 gel one i bought from my LBS.

i had to go with style on the jones though, otherwise it would have that same cheap but comfy saddle on this too.


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Nick C wrote:
My very first racing bike sported a Brooks saddle, but as a badly informed teenager I threw it away and bought one of those thin gel saddles that were in all the mags at the time. Of course it had the fraction of the comfort.

I'm heading back to the Brooks' website right now for a gander!


I had a Brooks on a road bike many years ago which to this day is the thinnest longest saddle I have ever seen. It had a tiny wide part at the back for your arse and a hugely long nose, I've never seen another one like it. Sadly I was as dumb as you and got rid of it.


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Tazio wrote:

I had a Brooks on a road bike many years ago which to this day is the thinnest longest saddle I have ever seen. It had a tiny wide part at the back for your arse and a hugely long nose, I've never seen another one like it. Sadly I was as dumb as you and got rid of it.


that same saddle will no doubt still be on a bike somewhere.......look for another?


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Very similar to this one. Bloody comfy thing but I thought leather saddles were old fashioned.


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i done a gentle 15mile ride around the river tyne on saturday, first time i have rode the bike with the brooks on, and is was superb.

definetly made the right choice with the saddle, expensive, but its interchangable so i will keep this to outlast the bike i hope!


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had a nice ride around kielder water today (27 miles) and loved every minute of it, the new brooks saddle is superb.

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after 7hrs around the peak district, i spent another 7hrs the very next day around my local patch, kielder forest........love it. the jones is so comfortable, i couldnt of done this on any other bike.

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thanks to the guys at the peaks meet, some nice pics of the jones i have nicked for this thread :wink:

a few from the weekends peak district ride:

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looking good but is it me or does the cockpit look a bit short? what size frame is it?


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haggis wrote:
looking good but is it me or does the cockpit look a bit short? what size frame is it?


its a 24'' the largest of the 2 sizes, im 6ft and its spot on for me with a straight post and 110mm stem.

most jones owners run layback posts, though i have had no troubles. they do have a short wheelbase, this makes them look smaller too.


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