Berthoud - Galibier Saddle (Titanium Rails)#berthoud #cockpit #components #leather #saddles
Berthoud’s lightest saddle combines a narrow shape with titanium rails for a weight of only 346 g. Named for the 2,645 m (8,677 ft) Galibier in the Alps, this high-performance saddle is designed for spirited riding in a more stretched-out position, yet it features the same thick, luxurious leather upper as Berthoud’s other top-quality saddles.
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.
- 278 mm long
- 146 mm wide
- 64 mm rail (straight section for seatpost attachment)
- Average weight: 346 g.
- Grade 5 Titanium Rod Rails
- Fully Rebuildable
- Water resistant leather treatment.
(text taken from Compass Bicycles)