Brooks B190 Steel Saddle

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $170.99

Product Description

Brooks England B190 Steel Saddle With Clamp. Saddles. The largest heavy duty saddle Brooks makes. Two sets of rear springs and a front loop spring floats the smooth leather top. Great for upright bikes. Double rail is designed to be installed on traditional style seat posts. Features: ?Width - 255m ....

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hans a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2014

Strengths:    Great comfort out of the box

Weaknesses:    The lack of super quality . Brooks badge was install out of line . Rivets looked like cheap industrial hardware for a near 200 bucks seat .

Bottom Line:   
Mine was dry leather with the softness of plywood . After oiling the underside is was great . I would use a micro adjustable seat post . The splined disc seat post clamp that comes with it are coarse angle choices . The seat top is slick as ice , every turn or bump you move around . The upside is the suspension of the springs and leather . The fit would be perfect for rider over 200 pounds with a waist over 36 inches as the seat is wider than normal bike seats . An upright bike like a three speed oxford bike is ideal .after 30 yrs of road bike rides , the granddad riding style is welcomed . No more spine hammering road pain , even if you are too light to move the springs full travel even a 260lb rider still didn't bottom out the spring in heavy bumps . The seat leather dampens the ride . After more miles it will be even better , I recommend it bigger riders .

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Favorite Trail:   Mission bay. Beach ride

Duration Product Used:   A week 100 miles

Purchased At:   Amazon

Similar Products Used:   Shock seat posts / gel MB seats . After year of hard road bike seat on the cinelli and lite speed

Bike Setup:   Fixed gear & canondale hard tail MTB .

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Nehring

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2014

Strengths:    Great for clydesdales. (260 lbs. For me) Tried all the overpadded knock offs, but they all hurt. Tried all the mountain specific clyde saddles, and they all hurt.Got the b-190 and havent looked back. People talk about brooks break in but from day one this saddle has been nothing but comfortable. Measure your sit bones by sitting on a peice of cardboard, and find the distance between the center of the two dimples left behind. And remember you can always fit in a slightly bigger saddle but not a slightly smaller one. Before front, and rear suspension this was all you got, and it works. Mountain bikers laugh at its size, weight ,and looks but once I`ve told them this is what has kept me on my bike and helped introduce my son to our great sport they all congatulate me on the purchase. This is a totaly bullet proof saddle, and as all Brooks saddles it is made to last a lifetime.

Weaknesses:    The stock seat post clamp is lacking in adjustability, and some say strength. Worth the extra dosh to get the aftermarket double rail seat post clamp. They are strangely only available in the states, so if your on the other side of the pond, good luck with shipping. I was told by my LBS that these may be discontinued, as they are increasingly hard to find threw suppliers, and the newest Brooks literature (2014) does not apparently list them. I hope this is not the case, as this is an exceptional product for clydesdales.

Bottom Line:   
All the money I spent trying to get a cheaper saddle to work, would have paid for this twice.

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