Smooth Touring Saddle
Here's a lightweight, but wider, saddle designed for folks who keep their handlebars at or above saddle height. The idea was to make a wider, inexpensive and lightweight saddle that feels something like a leather saddle and has a classic appearance.
At 165mm wide it's about the same width as a VO Model 3 or Brooks B17 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 425g, the weight is significantly less than that of a modern leather saddle. Length is 282mm, about the same as a Model 3.
The smooth texture allows you slide around and get comfortable during long rides and ascents. The top is extremely water resistant - great for touring and city bikes. The body is thermo-plastic with a layer of high density foam. The rails are chromoly. All materials are vegan approved.
Great saddle for my vintage Fuji touring bike. Very good quality as always from Velo Orange.
I rode one of these on a bike I borrowed for about 12 miles a few months back. I didn't even notice the saddle was there, which, in my opinion, is the highest recommendation someone can give for a saddle.
I have the mirco-fiber version which I love, but being a person who wears dresses and cotton tights always, I would get stuck on the saddle. Switched that out to a step-through bike where it works very well, and the new smooth saddle is a dream to ride, and dismount!
Bought this saddle along with other items for my 3Rensho. It looks & feels great. I’ve had many complements from other cyclists. Great product - highly recommended.