Some riders love their saddles so much, they name their children Brooks. That's cool, but Brooks isn't the only tensioned leather saddle in town.BrooksPersonsSelle AnatomicaBerthoudTopsSelle Monte GrappaGyesCardiff
, made by GyesVelo Orange
, made by GyesZimbale
, made by GyesOrigin 8
, made by GyesTorelliDia CompeSpaPapillionaireRivetLepper
(out of business?)
Ideale - definitely out of business
No connection to any retailers mentioned, examples only. There are plenty of places to get any of these.
the Torelli, Dia Compe, Spa, Papillionaire and Rivet saddles are also manufactured to specification by Gyes.)
I started riding tensioned leather saddles in 1979 and have since. I currently own, ride and like my Brooks Pro, two Persons #77 Deluxes, a Selle Anatomica Titanico NSX Watershed (NOT a split saddle, unlike other Selle Anatomica models) and a Gyes GS17A. I'm unimpressed with the construction of the lower frame of the Tops tensioned leather saddle I have.
PS - Please don't name your child Selle Anatomica.