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Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle 2881

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Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« on: May 21, 2013, 06:33:56 AM »
  Has anyone used a Brooks B190 cycling saddle? Hefty price tag, wonder how many multitools I would have to trade to get one. Comes highly recommended for butt comfort, especially for those of us with wider sit bones.




(Amazon User Photo)

Length: 324mm
Width: 249mm
Height:135mm
Weight: 1850g

The B190 is the newest of our heavy duty saddles, featuring double rear coil springs and a double loop front spring. Seating comfort is accounted for by the largest leather top Brooks manufactures.

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  Roughly $194 at Amazon. About the price of the last dentist visit. I so need to hit a small lotto already! $10,000 would be nice, get the credit card paid off and get a recumbent trike.  :D  :tu:
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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 07:13:58 AM »
I've got a B67 which has brilliant comfort, and that looks even better :)

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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 06:34:13 PM »
Never heard a single bad word about Brooks' saddles. Can you not find one second hand?

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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 07:31:18 PM »
i want to get one to put on my holdsworth  :D

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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 07:37:04 PM »
I had one for years,forget the model but it was brown with chrome rails,took a while too wear in but once it was it was so comfy,i mainly used San Marco rolls saddles when i raced, :tu:
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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 07:41:06 PM »
Never heard a single bad word about Brooks' saddles. Can you not find one second hand?

Same here.  Everyone I know who has used them loves them.  They do need a good bit of time to break in though from what I hear.

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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 01:14:17 AM »
I had one for years,forget the model but it was brown with chrome rails,took a while too wear in but once it was it was so comfy,i mainly used San Marco rolls saddles when i raced, :tu:

+1 on that San Marcos for me. I still use them though I would love to get a Fizik or a Koobi.

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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 12:58:17 PM »
They do need a good bit of time to break in though from what I hear.

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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 02:13:21 PM »
I had one for years,forget the model but it was brown with chrome rails,took a while too wear in but once it was it was so comfy,i mainly used San Marco rolls saddles when i raced, :tu:

+1 on that San Marcos for me. I still use them though I would love to get a Fizik or a Koobi.


i loved the look of the older rolls saddles with that gold plate on the back,i use to use sella italia flite ti for mountain biking and still got a worn out one in the shed  :salute:
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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 09:12:25 PM »
  Send e-correspondence to Brooks and they replied the next day:
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We would recommend the B190 model.

  $195 is a lot for a bicycle saddle. Then I poked around and found two videos on their saddle history & old age construction that still continues on to today.  :tu:  Also would require a seat sandwich that allows a 2 rail saddle to be fitted onto a cycling post.

BROOKS ENGLAND LTD. Brooks Bicycle Leather Saddles (Parte 1 de 2)

BROOKS ENGLAND LTD. Brooks Bicycle Leather Saddles (Parte 2 de 2)

  Now I can see why these are so expensive. Guess they would not be interesting in a partial trade of a Wenger S557?
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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 04:19:31 AM »
Never heard a single bad word about Brooks' saddles. Can you not find one second hand?

Same here.  Everyone I know who has used them loves them.  They do need a good bit of time to break in though from what I hear.
I've met a few people who swear by them, but my understanding is they take months of regular riding to break in, and they are hellish until they are broken in.  When I was in college and working as a bicycle mechanic, one of the owners of a shop I worked in for a while had a nick-name for Brooks saddles... he called them "prostate-pounders"...   :whistle:

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Re: Brooks B190 Leather Cycling Saddle
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 11:14:41 PM »
For what its worth mine took about two weeks of commuting (15 miles a day) it (and my ass!) were broken in :)

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