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  1. #1
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    Brooks on a road bike

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    Anyone using a Brooks on their road bike? I'm considering a B17 narrow to put on my Quest. I don't care about weight. If I lost a few pounds it would solve that issue anyway.

    I was wondering if the rivets get hot and will burn you in the summer. I live in Houston and it gets freaking hot. I read that the saddle itself stays cooler due to the leather. Not sure how true that is.
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    Re: Brooks on a road bike

    Gotcha, thanks for the info! Makes more sense when you put it that way.

    One other question. I've read that sometimes you have to get a new seat post with the Brooks due to the rails being so short. What do you think of that?
    Last edited by thekarens; 05-21-2013 at 11:49 AM.
    2012 Jamis Quest Brooks B17 Blue
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    Re: Brooks on a road bike

    Thanks again, wish they had them local that I could check them out. They look really nice online :-)
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    Approx. 7 cm of adjusting length on the rail of the B17's. If you need more rail consider buying a Rivet - I have the Rivet Pearl and have 12 cm rail so more flex for adjusting. My sits are really narrow - 80 mm center to center so I thought the Pearl would be to wide until I rode it and realized the wiggle room was ideal for me. The B17 regular has a similar width so don't shy away from that either. I like a shorter "skirt" (the side), another reason for picking the Pearl. Like us, most reputable places offer a six month return policy on leather saddles as we know how every body is different. Good Luck, let me know if I can help.
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    I like the Rivet, but the Brooks B17 comes in blue After what Sheila said I'm thinking the regular B17 should fit. I generally take a saddle that is 150-155mm and on Brook's website it says the saddle is 175mm, so if I subtract the 20 mm that should be right. I agree that less skirt looks nicer though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekarens View Post
    Thanks again, wish they had them local that I could check them out. They look really nice online :-)
    Someone on here reminded me a few years ago of Wallbikes as they have a 6 month guarantee. That is where I got my Brooks. Might be worth a try?
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    Re: Brooks on a road bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry1976 View Post
    Someone on here reminded me a few years ago of Wallbikes as they have a 6 month guarantee. That is where I got my Brooks. Might be worth a try?
    Thanks for the suggestion!
    2012 Jamis Quest Brooks B17 Blue
    2012 Jamis Dakar XC Comp SI Ldy Gel
    2013 Electra Verse

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    thanks Muirenn,
    yes we do and yes to the return policy. Would need to special order the blue one but that isn't a problem
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