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Re: More comfy saddle

Post by neko on Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:53 am

This topic is old, but maybe someone will use this info.
I've just installed "Brooks Cambium C19 Carved All Weather" on my Evo 18. if this saddle would be 1 mm lower (mounting point to front rack) it would not be possible to install it. There is a little less "room" to adjust than on "stock" saddle (saddle moves to front and rear but in a very small range), but there was no issues during installation (I did not see C17, but on the pictures it looks "lower" than C19, so I think that it will be difficult to install it on strida).
Be aware that the front of the saddle is directed upwards (similar to stock or Gyes 08), which makes this saddle "feels" differently than on "regular" bike.
Another thing is that because of strida construction ("shape"), there is less space underneath the saddle and this saddle must have room to bend. This is because plastic mounting on strida is higher than on regular bike (I mean extra plastic over the fastening screw). Maybe someone who weight more than me will suffer. I have only a few millimeters air to plastic when I ride on it.

I made on it just about ~50km in total (each time ~45 minutes non stop in the saddle, 5 days a week), so I can not tell much about it, but my first impressions are rather positive... boy, this saddle is really hard but I have no issues with my sitbones (I am skinny, weight 65 kg).

Before this I try "stock" saddle, "strida sprung saddle" (which is Gyes 08) and Selle Royal Optica Moderate. All of them was "not for me" (my sitbones or other parts of my body hurts differently on each of them) but there was no issues with installation on strida as well

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Re: More comfy saddle

Post by tnprime on Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:03 pm

AH search is my friend. I would try it if it wasnt so expensive, maybe a bike shop will try and fit one for me.

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by Blackstridaaustria on Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:46 am

Hope you saw this post, too:

Brooks Cambium C17/C17s on a Strida?

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by tnprime on Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:15 pm

Question, has anyone tried and successfully used the Brook C17 saddle on an EVO? Looks like a winner to me if it fit

http://www.brooksengland.com/catalogue- ... mbium+C17/Image

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by MPires on Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:14 pm

Thanks Jester, a picture=1000 words :)

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by jester_parks on Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:44 am

here we go:
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Re: More comfy saddle

Post by MPires on Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:55 pm

I already have the new saddle (Brooks B67 - honey) fitted 1 week ago and my first impressions are positive. Just did about 50 kms and the broke-in process is only just beginning but everything indicates that the choice of this saddle was correct.


Jester have you any photos showing this:
"I increased the length of the springs because I found the Brooks-saddle not exactly horizontal!
...and the spring itself was NOT expanded, but I used a rubber silentblock to lengthen it"

Thanks a lot

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by MPires on Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks Jester and Bietrume.

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by Bietrume on Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:00 am

From what I read on the forums, on conventional bikes, Brooks saddles need to be adjusted to point slightly upwards to avoid sliding, while with a Gyes saddle this is not the case.

So if a Brooks already points upwards on a Strida, it would even be worse with a Gyes apparently :?

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by jester_parks on Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:00 am

I increased the length of the springs because I found the Brooks-saddle not exactly horizontal!
...and the spring itself was NOT expanded, but I used a rubber silentblock to lengthen it.

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by MPires on Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:59 pm

Very nice study Bietrume, and about horizontality when the saddle is mounted?
Both the original saddle and my Selle Royal have the front highter than the back and this creates a great pression in the worst part of our anatomy!

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by Bietrume on Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:40 pm

Why did you increase the length of the spring? Was the spring travel too short on big bumps?

Does the spring deform just that easily?

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by jester_parks on Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:31 am

I`ve mounted the Brooks B67 and the diameter of the spring is 4,95mm and the length around 65mm. I found it neccessary though to increase the length to 75mm...

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by ttakata73 on Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:01 am

Just a side note.
I have a black Brooks Finesse on another bike and the black color leaches out on my clothes!
That is why I got a B67 Select , the light tan color should leave less of a color stain on my clothes.
I have no experience with Brook's brown leather.
Something to consider researching when buying any color dyed leather product.

Re: More comfy saddle

Post by Bietrume on Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:51 am

MPires wrote: Today I was seat in a conventional bike with a B67 and it seams to me that the springs are too strong (for my weight - 70 kgs). Maybe the springs of strida seat are weaker?


It looks that the Strida leather saddle is actually made by Gyes in Taiwan (http://www.gyes.com.tw/Saddle.html), typical from the Gyes saddles is indeed the 'wave' in the middle of the bridge between the springs.

Gyes makes a lot of different models, inspired by the Brooks saddles. From the comments I could read on various forums, users are very happy with their purchase. Gyes saddles are often cheaper than the Brooks ones.

According to this site (http://swhs.home.xs4all.nl/fiets/tests/zadels/index_en.html), Brooks made the springs stiffer on the B67 and the Flyer in 1999, by increasing the wire diameter from 4.55 mm to 4.95mm. This made the springs less effective as they now only soak the big bumps.

From the pictures on the Gyes website, it looks like that the outside diameter of the springs on their saddles is bigger than the ones of the Brooks saddles. Assuming that the wire diameter is the same, it would mean than the Gyes springs are softer.

Brooks Flyer:
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Gyes GS-16 (Flyer equivalent):
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Does any one have both saddles (Brooks B67 or Flyer and Strida ST-SDL-003 or Gyes GS-16)? If yes, I would be interested to know the various spring dimensions (wire diameter, spring diameter, length) of both models.


I am lightweight and that's why I am interested in softer springs :wink:

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