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Question: why are no Brooks saddles listed in the "Reviews" section? I've written in e-mails asking for them with no response. They are still popular, especially with touring riders who don't worry about an extra few ounces. I know they have a lot of reviews of them over on MTBR.com but it seems to me that they should be here, too.

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Doggity said:
I dunno, but just get the B17. Best money you'll ever spend; way better than any blob of plastic.
Not my cup of tea, but many do love them. Reviews are pretty meaningless when it comes to saddles anyway. It's a very personal thing for most.
 

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FatTireFred said:
do people even read the reviews?
I do. I'm going to put mountain bike pedals--about which I know nothing except I dislike SPDs--on my commuter. I went to mtbr to read reviews and found Time ATAC pedals to have 1. a lot of reviews; 2. to have a very high average review.

Never heard of that pedal before, and now it's one of the two I'm narrowed down to.
 

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jorgy said:
I do. I'm going to put mountain bike pedals--about which I know nothing except I dislike SPDs--on my commuter. I went to mtbr to read reviews and found Time ATAC pedals to have 1. a lot of reviews; 2. to have a very high average review.

Never heard of that pedal before, and now it's one of the two I'm narrowed down to.
ATACs are great. I run them on my MTB and 29er SS. Fairly large platform so you could ride without bike shoes if needed and they have lots of float.
 

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x11ty on not worrying about saddle reviews. Brooks saddles will last forever when well cared for.

My recommendation is go to measure your seatbone width & get the brooks that's a cm or two wider (unlike a plastic/foam saddle where being out on the edges won't make much of a difference, you don't want to be sitting on the rear "frame" of a Brooks).
 

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My only apprehension about them is whether they require force to unclip from.

My roadie has Speedplay X2s and I love that they are effortless to clip out of. I tried other pedals, but felt like I was damaging my knee every time I unclipped.

So I'm down to the Time ATAC and Speedplay Frogs.

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ATACs are great. I run them on my MTB and 29er SS. Fairly large platform so you could ride without bike shoes if needed and they have lots of float.
 

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jorgy said:
My only apprehension about them is whether they require force to unclip from.

My roadie has Speedplay X2s and I love that they are effortless to clip out of. I tried other pedals, but felt like I was damaging my knee every time I unclipped.

So I'm down to the Time ATAC and Speedplay Frogs.
No harder to clip out of than my road pedals (Campy)...quick twist and you're out.
 

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Here's another vote for the atac's. I've owned both the Frogs and ATACs and found the ATACs to work much better and more easily. You'll be happy you got 'em.

Now back on topic- I'm considering a Brooks, but wonder how long they take to break in? How many rides, how many miles, etc. Any advice?
 

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I have

two swifts and two swallows. The swifts took 500 miles or so to become comfortable.

Now the swallow is comfortable right out of the box. I didn't need to break them in.

TT
 

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DoubleTap said:
two swifts and two swallows. The swifts took 500 miles or so to become comfortable.

Now the swallow is comfortable right out of the box. I didn't need to break them in.

TT
Cause your a$$ is shaped like a Brooks now!....just sayin (been riding Brooks since the mid 60's)
 

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guess they made enough/too many.....lol

They went out of business once....their public forced them back into business......we Brooks lovers are a devoted lot......

edit: Look at Mr Hickey.... :rolleyes: a year into it and he has a hundred all ready...LOL
 
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