About Bar Stools and Brooks Saddles
Buying a Brooks takes a leap of faith. They’re pricey. You can expect to spend about a hundred bucks for the B-17. That’s quite a bit to spend on something that doesn’t come with advertising hype, no strategically placed gel or cut outs to prevent the dysfunction of erectiles. Also, when you first sit on the thing, you’re overwhelmed by the urge to send it back with a nasty letter. It takes time and miles to break-in the leather. You have to lie to friends and family and say “oh this thing so comfy” so they don’t make fun of you for buying hundred year old technology. But before long, about a couple of hundred miles, the thing becomes a pleasure to sit on. Like a well-worn sofa, it conforms to your back-side like no other saddle can.
Brooks saddles are a lot like bar stools. With bar stools, the more you drink the more comfortable they become. With Brooks, the more you ride the more comfortable they become.
If you’ve just bought a new Brooks and are scanning the web to see if your sore butt is normal…it is. But keep the faith, it will get better, and then you’ll ride nothing but Brooks.
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