As part of a bike fit I had done recently I had my well broken in Brooks Team Pro Classic pressure mapped (via the GebioMized system). (A pressure mapping creates a 2-dimensional mapping of the pressure exhibited across the saddle - useful for modifying fit). The results were quite astounding; an incredibly low pressure mapping, so low we were mostly at the limit of what could be detected by the system.
It was suggested doing some more testing and writing it up for publication (we had a long discussion of all the years of trial and errors I have done with Brooks) - which I am interested in doing.
My questions pertains to existing literature, some of which is not easily searchable through general internet searches.
- Are there any published pressure mappings of leather saddles such as Brooks?
- Is there any canonical sources out there for breaking in and setting up a leather saddle?
- Most discussions appear to be opinion based short articles, forum discussions and other largely non-citable dialog.
- Most also discuss a general trial-and-error approach with some anecdotal accounts, nothing measurable and repeatable.
- As always Sheldon Brown has a nice summary, but I wouldn't consider it an in-depth guide.