Gilles Berthoud Aravis Ti-Railed Leather Saddle Men's Black
These are beautiful, hand-softened saddles!
Comfortable right out of the box!
They feature custom, chamfered allen key screws & brass washers that secure the leather to the frame instead of rivets. The rear screws are set down below the sitting area! The underside features a flexible polycarbonate frame and stainless steel rails.
High-quality leather treated with natural dyes.
Can be fully disassembled.
Comes with bag loops and will accept Klikfix attachments.
Used for randonneuring. The Aravis Ti saddle is comfortable after some break-in with Berthoud leather treatment. Not waterproof. Black color faded badly, showing light gray in several areas. Heavy, 425g for a Ti railed saddle. Did not hold shape (155 lb rider) despite thicker leather. Now has large depressions from sit bones. 70mm of adjustment is no more than Brooks'.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend