The B-18 Saddle
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while KT is definitely spongeworthy, her friend ramona wheelright is a bit of a saddle snob. The secret to a comfortable saddle in her experience is two part, suspension and materials:
I often find myself only barely joking when I explain my preference for leather bike seats by saying, 'Just as I wouldn't wear plastic shoes, I won't ride on a plastic saddle'. It is pretty much true. And just as a leather shoe softens to conform to the shape of your foot, so will a brooks give way to your buns. In selecting a bicycle seat, I also have a strong preference for suspension. I think the brooks b-18 with a vertically coiled sprung metal frame and a flower embossed leather top is pretty damn gorgeous and strikes the perfect balance between heavy duty comfort and style. I have never felt fatigue in this saddle even after long rides, and even on rough rides such as the commute down market street with all its train tracks and potholes.
The B-18 has vertical coil springs for shock absorption. You can bounce on it!
Snoball in the shakespeare garden at night wearing the b-18