It's a beauty. Very comfy. The color also takes on a really nice patina, and winds up looking very classy. The B.17 is the height of comfort, but the Team Pro is still dandy. Love them both.TUT2222 said:That's exactly what I put on my BRG Waterford,
Also am considering a brown Team Pro for my fixie project, which at the moment is adorned with a B17 off another bike.
True that!J's Haiku Shop said:don't be the one on the club ride with a grocery bag wrapped around your beautiful english saddle.
Mine was the opposite. It felt fine until about 1000 miles. Then it hurt so bad I had to take time off of the bike.froze said:Brooks Swift with TI rails, the best darn seat I've ridden on in over 18 years!! Took about 400 miles to break in but about 800 to really feel good with no treatments to assist in the breakin time.
No reason to be sorry, everyone is different, but most tourist do ride on Brooks-the B17 seems to be the favorite with that crowd.Sao said:Mine was the opposite. It felt fine until about 1000 miles. Then it hurt so bad I had to take time off of the bike.
I don't know, I really wanted to like it, but I just didn't.
I read about how great Brooks saddles were for months before I reluctantly bought one, but now I am just disappointed.
Dave_Stohler said:As an owner of a B17, a B17n. a B66, B72, and a Team Professional, I'd have to say that the Team Pro is the most comfortable saddle (the B66 is awfully nice, but I doubt it would work well with the nose pointed downwards on a road bike).
Then don't point the nose down! The nose on my finese is pointed way up. It looks like it would be uncomfortable but it's not. Not for me anyway I imagine the case might be different for a guy.
Wallbike has Selle Italia covers that fit a Swift rather nicely.PmbH said:True that!
The Avocet saddle cover has a water resistant rubber coating, and fits perfectly on a B17. I'm about to cut holes in mine for the saddle bag loops, but otherwise it seems to be custom made for the B17.
I found another water resistant cover for my Swift, but can't remember the brand off the top of my head.