Spa Cycles has brought out a range of three leather saddles at a distinctly more wallet-friendly price-point than their Brooks counterparts: the Wharfe to Brooks' Swift, the Aire to Brooks' Swallow, and the saddle here: the Spa Cycles Nidd to Brooks' B17.
The Nidd's dimensions are almost identical to the B17's with a length of 277 mm, a width of 168mm and a height of 65 mm, though at 623 grams on our scales it's a bit burlier than the B17's claimed 520 grams. At £35, it's also a heck of a lot cheaper.
This performance road saddle is in excellent condition, having been purchased new (July '11) and only ridden a handful of times (before I realised it's just not the right shape for me!)
It is still in it's original box / packaging.
I've listed it on eBay (starting price of £60) at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251153646239
More information and pictures available at:
I didn't realise that I could've posted directly on Road.cc! So have got it on eBay at
Current highest bid is just £30, and the auction closes tomorrow morning 15 Sep, 2012 11:43:48 BST
This is the all new 'R-Lt' saddle, stylishly fashioned from RIDO's patented 'PSG' sculpture into a firm, slim, elegant performance road saddle with the added benefit of enabling you to deliver more power to the pedals.
Selle Italia SLR Carbon
Bought last week on Singletrack forum but the carbon rails are slightly thicker than metal ones and it does not fit the odd-ball single bolt clamp on my Scott Foil.
Used. No rips or tears. 125g. Plenty of life left.
Asking for £45 posted.
For sale, Prologo Choice DEA saddle.
Excellent condition. Rarely used. 240g with ti rails. It is the white leather with pink base model.
More pictures available on request.
Looking for £35 posted. Payment via paypal gift. Based in Edinburgh if you want to collect.
For sale an almost new Selle Italia SLR team Carbon saddle, white with small red stripe at front.
Used on one ride. usually £100+
£50 + Postage
Spa Cycle's Aire Leather Saddle is part of Spa's range of own-brand leather saddles that's been making waves recently at a fraction of the price of a Brooks equivalent.
That's not to say that the Spa offerings are just cheap clones; go back a few decades and you'd find other saddlers making saddles to the same basic template, it just happened that Brooks was the last man standing as the world moved on to vinyl, plastic and various flavours of artificial leather.
This is in white and is the carbon shell version with Twin Flex so it has a good amount more give rather than harder shell plastic version. I paid £150 for this not more than three weeks ago, so if you know your bum likes it, it could be the perfect chance to get the top of the range metal railed saddle for a fraction of the price.
The saddle is absolutely mint and comes with box. There are some installation marks to the finish of the rails but these are so slight and likely to be covered up by your seat post anyhow.
There's been a bit of a resurgence in interest in more traditional cycling products, and in particular leather saddles. Some would argue that they never stopped being popular, but nonetheless, there does seem to be an ever increasing amount of choice.
More things from my shed that need a new home!
Everything is used unless mentioned otherwise.
All prices include postage, and I will consider offers.
Questions/offers etc to hpford at gmail dot com.