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Craig Lwrote a review of on January 30, 2020

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm a big brooks fan, and this is my second Brooks saddle. My other saddle is the classic B17, which has 1000+ miles on it. This saddle I received a few months ago, and have probably put 250 miles on it so far.

Despite being the same profile, I've found that this saddle has taken longer to break in, and in fact I sitll consisder myself to be in the break in process. It was definitely a bit more rigid and uncomfortable out of the box, but gets more and more comfy every day. Having owned another B17 previously, I know that sky is the limit in terms of the break in and comfort.

Last point, you can absolutely feel the springs in the rear. It does seem like kind of a gimmick at first, but it works. I absolutely love the extra cushion on my commute, and look forward to taking it out on dirt road tours.

Last, last point. The seat is gorgeous. I went with the antique brown and black steel, and it just looks so good. Personal opinions may vary, but I love the classic style.

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Craig Lwrote a review of on April 8, 2019

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have pretty sensitive eyes, so pretty much any day involving snow and sun I get some sort of eye fatigue and pain. I was previously using a Spectron 3 lens (which I love for all other conditions) but it just wasn't cutting it for the reflection of sun on snow. These do a great job protecting my eyes, and are quite a nice pair of sunglasses for the money.

If you are looking to get the sun protection you need without breaking the bank, I would look no further.

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Craig Lwrote a review of on March 29, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are SUPER grippy, and do have a nice ergonomic feel in hand. Im coming off of the ESI foam grips which are still probably my favorite grips of all time, but I shred them immediately it seems like, and they are almost impossible to move from bike to bike. These are solid, durable, and feel great.

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Craig Lwrote a review of on January 11, 2019

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Run these on my 27plus hardtail where I was looking for maximum squishyness to offset the lack of a rear shock. The tread pattern is actually decently fast rolling, while offering pretty good grip on the corners (3in of rubber dont hurt in this department either). Pretty supple tire, and you will get some squirm if you ride hard in the lower PSI ranges but thats a trade off I am willing to work with if it means I can get a little more vibration dampening.

For reference, I was previously on 2.4 DHF DHR combo on a full squish bike, and all in all really pleased with this tire.

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