If you are thinking of buying a saddle or seat for touring or classic bike in our saddles section you can find a wide range of leather or leather saddles, as well as models made of synthetic materials, all of them can provide a great comfort in driving for both the urban cyclist and for cycle tourists or road cyclists, we guarantee that among all our models in stock you will find a saddle to suit you
To make a good purchase of a saddle it is convenient to take into account the aspects, qualities and differences of each one, as well as to have an idea as clear as possible of the use that we are going to give and the physiognomy of the user. The correct choice of saddle is fundamental to feel comfortable and to be able to enjoy the bicycle without limitations.
Leather saddles are an excellent choice, for more than a century they have been used and provide a good ability to adapt to our physiognomy, with use it adapts to our shapes which translates into comfort in the medium and long term, if we are also restoring a vintage bike or just want to give a more retro look to our bike, they are a very good choice
It is important to understand that not all leather or leather saddles are the same, aspects such as the quality of the leather, the treatment or molding of the same and the structure on which they are supported are fundamental, there are for example many cheap leather saddles made in India or China of very questionable quality and whose composition of the skin is more like cardboard than leather
Leather saddle brands
If we want to buy a cheap leather bicycle saddle is better to opt for an option of other cheaper synthetic materials, for a leather saddle is worth it has to have a minimum quality, nor will it help to buy a leather saddle second hand, since the use deformed it irreversibly
Brooks England is one of the best known manufacturers of leather saddles, with production of saddles in Italy and in the United Kingdom, its sales volume has soared in recent years with the rise of urban cycling, but there are many other brands of equal solera and excellent qualities, as is the case of the Dutch leather saddles of Lepper or the French of Gilles Berthoud.
Leather or synthetic saddles
Leather saddles are usually much more comfortable and durable, synthetic saddles are more waterproof, lighter and are generally cheaper saddles, also keep in mind that plastic saddles do not require a process of adaptation, while the process of "breaking the leather" until it reaches the right point of flexibility can take a while.
Therefore if we want to look for a saddle for a more occasional use, not very intensive and we consider important the comfort from the first day to buy a saddle with plastic coating can be an excellent option, in this sense there are economic saddles of great quality as the Saddles Victoria or the Selle Royal Saddles both saddles of Italian manufacture springs, also the Velo of Chinese manufacture are a good choice.
Bicycle saddles with springs
Another common question when selecting a saddle for our urban or touring bike is to decide whether we want a saddle with springs or without springs, the saddles with springs are recommended for a more relaxed and upright bike riding with a straighter back where the damping of the springs makes more sense.
Classic bike saddles where we are looking for a more sporty riding with the weight more forward is not recommended the use of rear spring damping, and we can choose models like the Brooks B17 or the Brooks B17 Narrow if we want to adopt an even more forward position.