07 July, 2015

A Wider Microfiber Touring Saddle

Our original VO microfiber touring saddle has been very popular. That's not surprising since it's much lighter and less expensive than a leather saddle, yet still very comfortable. With its suede-like top it also retains the look of a classic saddle. We've now added a wider version, designed for folks who keep their handlebars at or above saddle height, or who simply find a wider saddle more comfortable.

At 165mm wide it's about the same width as a VO Model 3 or Brooks B17 leather saddle. But that's somewhat deceptive because there are no rivets or a flaring leather "skirt." So the sitting area is comparable to a slightly wider leather model. 

At 425gm the weight is significantly less than that of a modern leather saddle. Length is 282mm, about the same as a Model 3.

There are loops for a saddle bag, which so many of you asked for, and a proper metal nameplate.

These microfiber top's texture keeps you from sliding around and it's weather resistant. The body is thermo-plastic with a layer of high density foam. The rails are chromoly. By the way, no microfibers were hurt in the manufacture of these saddles--all materials are vegan approved.

The photo above shows the original and the wide versions side-by-side.

1 comment:

valonnia said...

Take my money!