Here's a vegan-friendly saddle designed for folks who keep their handlebars at or around saddle height. The idea was to make a lightweight saddle that feels something like suede and has a classic appearance thanks to a microfiber top.
At 154mm wide it's about the same width as a Brooks Swallow leather saddle. But this is 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 280gr the weight is significantly less than that of a modern leather saddle. Length is 267mm.
The microfiber'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.
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After more than a decade on various Brooks saddles I decided to try the VO range (standard and wide versions). Saddles are of course very different for each person, but for my special places the standard touring saddle is just about perfect. I have three bikes setup with this saddle (drop bar and upright setups), longest ride to date is 90 miles. Affordable and well made, great piece of kit. Would love a version with a different, less tacky cover for mtb riding.
Great saddle for the price!
It's so hard to find a brown saddle that isn't meant for a beach cruiser. This was the perfect size and color for what I was looking for. It is comfortable but I did notice that loose fitting clothing (my adidas track pants) do kind of stick to this material. Not a huge deal just an observation.
This saddle is super comfy and looks really classy. There is a perineum hole in the plastic that the main structure of the saddle is built out of. Fully cushioned over the top and looks like there's nothing there.
Purchased on sale as an attempt to find a saddle width that is comfortable. I am 5'-7" and a buck 50 have it installed on my old Campeur. Three years later I am still using it. Comfort meets my expectations and I hope I can get three more years of use from it. Am recovering from the virus so will be getting back on the bike as my strength permits. Great saddle for the price -recommended.