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Gilles Berthoud Aravis Gents Leather Saddle - Black

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The saddle is made from thick, natural vegetable tanned leather. It is pre-softened and waterproof. The bolt assemblies at the rear of the saddle aren't on the top surface, where you might sit on them if you slide on your saddle. Instead, the bolts are off the back edge, out of the way.

Width across the back is 157mm. Length 278mm. Weight, which may vary due to the nature of leather, is approximately 425g.

Rear crescent made with technecal material which provides solidity and flexibility for maximum comfort.

Very easy disassembly thanks to an ingenious system made with stainless screws which fit into special-shaped brass washers. The cone-shaped washer fits into the leather avoiding any risk of damage.

- Loops for saddle bag
- Grooves for fitting a Klick-Fix system
- Rails made in titanium
- Long straight parts for the best adjustment you need
- Patented tension system avoiding the nose twisting
- No special tool for adjusting the tension, just a 5mm Allen key is needed
- Each saddle with an unique number engraving on the nose washer
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Overall Product Rating 5 / 5
Superb Saddle - Well Worth The (Considerable) Price
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08 Nov 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsExpensive - but worth it in the long run.
ProsSuperb build quality and amazing comfort.
This year I'd built up a custom steel-framed bike and I'd finished it off with a quality, English leather saddle, but after several hundred km's it just wasn't getting comfortable for me. I needed to find something better.

I was aware of Gilles Berthoud, but hadn't tried their saddles before. They're traditional, tensioned leather saddles but using modern tech in the design and production. The shape (quite T-shaped from a top view) seemed to offer what I wanted. The design and fit and finish of these saddles is simply superb - a perfect match for top-notch steel-framed bike.

Straight from the box, comfort was already way better than my previous saddle and has continued to improve, and the quality of construction and materials should ensure a very long life. I expect to be enjoying this saddle for a long, long time, so whilst it is a lot of money, I do think it is well worth it. It's like the final piece of the jigsaw has dropped into place - my bike now feels complete and perfect.
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