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Offline obinja

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Women and Brooks Saddles
« on: May 04, 2012, 04:20:35 pm »
I need a new saddle. I'm considering a Brooks. Any gals out there have experience with them that can shed some light?
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Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Women and Brooks Saddles
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 02:35:48 pm »
If the father of a woman can jump in...

My daughter stole the Brooks Flyer saddle I'd been thinking about putting on the weekend before we started our TransAm.  I adjusted the angle once, and tightened it once.  She's still riding it three years later.

Offline gtyler

Re: Women and Brooks Saddles
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 04:36:05 pm »
Couldn't imagine my LHT with out one. Took a bit to break in but now it is very comfortable. I had to adjust the nose down a bit but after that, no problems!

Offline dmeans2anend

Re: Women and Brooks Saddles
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2018, 12:05:24 pm »
If the father of a woman can jump in...

My daughter stole the Brooks Flyer saddle I'd been thinking about putting on the weekend before we started our TransAm.  I adjusted the angle once, and tightened it once.  She's still riding it three years later.

Pat,

Regarding the Brooks Flyer Saddle, what size is your daughter (approx weight and height)?

Don't mean to be too personal but I'm a petite female only 108 lbs and 5'-3".  I've been measure with a sit bone distance of 155 mm but it's all pretty useless when it comes to Brooks because I really don't have any avenue around where I live to go and try the different models that Brooks make for their saddles.

Was her seat the women specific Brooks Flyer "S" model or the "imperial"

I figure if a female is close to my size than my chances of narrowing down the correct model for me would be better.



Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Women and Brooks Saddles
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2018, 01:39:39 pm »
She's tall and skinny, about 5'11" tall.  I don't know her weight but I'd guess she's around 125#.  No idea about bone width.

The saddle is a straight Brooks Flyer, so it may be a bit longer and narrower than the "S" model.  I bought it for myself and then, generous dad that I am, ;) let her use it when she complained about her stock saddle.  I think it's been tensioned two or three times since 2009.

Offline dmeans2anend

Re: Women and Brooks Saddles
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2018, 01:55:30 pm »
Thanks for the info Pat.

Really appreciate it.

I need a Dad that'll give me a Brooks Saddle too.  :0)

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: Women and Brooks Saddles
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2018, 02:12:07 pm »
Sorry, I'm taken.   :D