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It's all a guess at this point. The only thing that I know is that I don't like the stock saddle that came with the LHT. I haven't ridden bikes much either so I have no past experience, so I'm trying to go on borrowed experience from others who have experience. I realize this isn't fool proof, but I come in to it knowing that and based on others experience, I can make up my mind.I'm not sure the B66 would work with the LHT. From the Broooks website: "B66 and B66 S are the ideal all-rounders for daily city or touring use in a rather upright posture. They are most appropriate for cyclists who set their handlebars higher than their saddles." If you want springs you should look at a Flyer. I have been using a Berthoud saddle for two years and It's been great.
Any thoughts on the Brooks B66 with the springs?
Also, I realize that everyone's butt is different and that it's not the same for everyone, so no need to tell me that, but I would be interested in hearing about your trial and error.
I have about 1 month before the trip where I plan on riding 10-30 miles a day, every day. I also weigh about 165 and do not have a big butt, just in case that makes any difference.
Thanks for the input.
Also, never mind the handlebar question, I'm sticking to what I got. I found that if I tilt the handlebars back a bit, it helps a lot.
Are you sure they're not old stock? Scott-Mathouser became Kool Stop AFAIK.I am not aware of the compounds Kool Stop is currently using. When Scott's original patent on the iron oxide formula used in the Gen-X pads expired Kool Stop did start using the compound. The Scott family has licensed the use of the Gen-X formula to Yokozuna in Japan and they are making the road and mountain pads and shoes using that. The old school block style shoes are still made in the US, using the same formula.
Thanks, gang!I carry a hydration backpack. Mine is from Fox but Camelbak seems to be the standard. Good for carrying an extra 70 to 100 ounces of water and small items that I need to get to quickly like my wallet.
The backpack was simply in lieu of yet possessing the panniers for the trip. I'll be getting them soon, and I'll replace the backpack.
Though that brings up another question: Would it be a good idea to carry a lightly loaded backpack for necessities (for when I must leave the bike to enter a store)?
I'd rather stray away from fanny packs...
Also, what'd you think about the site? What would a cyclist like to have me focus on?
Yep, thanks FredHope it's OK to toot my own horn
Yes, commercial links that are relevant to the topic at hand are welcome. Up front advertising is not. I'd guess you are referring to the article about bike size.