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    Brooks on a Mountain Bike

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ID:	17625I'm using a Brooks B-68 Imperial on my fully rigid Surly Krampus. I like the bike and the saddle. Nothing hurts on the ride, but after, my back feels like it could use a lot more shock absorption. I'm taking it over fairly hilly dunes in a maritime forest. (Hardpack with roots).

    I think I'm landing on the cantle plate a lot, but it is getting broken in on the correct portion of the leather.

    Opinions? Should I buy another Romin? The Gel model is quite padded compared to the Expert I use on my road bikes. Or I could just use a Gel Toupe, since I have one on hand.

    Do you all use a saddle with more padding to account for rough terrain?
    Last edited by Muirenn; 05-30-2015 at 02:45 PM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

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    You need to get out of the saddle and have your arms and legs be the shocks. With mtb you're out more than in.
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    What thekarens said. You should not be sitting in rough terrain. If you think you need padding on your saddle for mountain biking, you are doing it wrong.
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    I decided to take awhile answering since I'm not sitting on the mb much.

    Haven't been riding much this year, haven't had time. Turns out, my back also hurts on my Pinarello and my CAADX. So...I'm assuming it's a combination of not riding, and the fact that I have degenerative disc disease. The only other times I've had lower back pain was when my bike was set-up incorrectly.

    I've been road riding a lot this week. It seems to be getting better, but I'll just have to see. Certainly the position for the 3 bikes is quite different. I have a Brooks on the Krampus, a Romin Expert on the Pina, and a Toupe Gel on the CX (It was on sale. ).

    Thanks, both of you.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

 

 

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