Berthoud - Aravis Saddle (Titanium Rails)

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  • $275.00
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Berthoud’s medium-width leather saddle with ultralight titanium rails. Named for the 1,487 m (4,878 ft) Col des Aravis in the Alps, this saddle is designed for an intermediate riding position that most cyclists find comfortable over long distances. Titanium rails drop 50 g compared to the Aspin, which uses the same leather upper with CrMo rails.

Leather saddles have long offered the ultimate in comfort for long-distance cycling, because they shape themselves to your unique anatomy. Gilles Berthoud’s saddles use thoroughly modern materials and construction methods, while maintaining the advantages of a tensioned leather saddle. We’ve been riding these saddles for years, because we find them so comfortable.

The leather is thick and initially firm, but Berthoud saddles are comfortable out of the box due to their excellent shape. Pre-softened to shorten the break-in, they will last many years with occasional treatment. (We recommend Obenauf’s leather preservative.) Berthoud saddles rarely need tensioning, but when they do, the tension is easy to adjust with a 5 mm allen key.

Available in tan, brown, black or cork.

Made in France.

Technical specs:

  • Dimensions:
    • 278 mm long
    • 157 mm wide
    • 64 mm rail (straight section for seatpost attachment)

  • Average weight: 450 g.
  • Grade 5 Titanium Rod Rails
  • Fully Rebuildable
  • Water resistant leather treatment.

Also available: matching Gilles Berthoud Leather Handlebar Tape

(text taken from Compass Bicycles)