Classic & Vintage - Avocet Racing Saddle R1
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07-26-07, 02:44 PM
Avocet Racing Saddle R1
This is probably the most comfortable saddle "for me". Its the one from my Bridgestone RB1. I've tried a lot of different saddles, new and old, and nothing comes close to the comfort that the Avocet gives me. Has any Avocet R1 users found a comparable saddle? I mean comparable to newer saddles like the Specilized Toupe, Fizik Aliante's and the likes.
07-27-07, 02:26 AM
Do you have a photo? I think I may have one of those lurking around somewhere...
07-27-07, 06:44 AM
I don't have the Racing model, but I really like my Avocet Touring II saddle.
07-27-07, 05:57 PM
Here it is. lousy picture though.
I was very surprised how comfortable my Avocet Touring was... past tense as it's been replaced with a Brooks. But it's still a fine saddle, imo.
I have an Avocet Touring on my old Rock Hopper. Very comfortable. If I ever come across a Racing model, I'll definitely snap it up.
07-27-07, 07:13 PM
My RIII, bought in '87, sits atop a hard anodized Campy NR pin on my Rock Lobster! :D
07-27-07, 08:31 PM
I've got an R1 and an RIII. I rode my first R1 for about 20 years before binning it this winter because I discovered the rails were too bent and they were damaging my seatposts. still that was a great saddle. I like Turbos even better.
there's an R1 for sale on da bay right now...
na, it is gone. There's an RII tho...
07-28-07, 12:16 AM
I like Turbos even better.
Turbo's ARE very similar to Avocet R1's, and a lot easier to find on eBay.
07-28-07, 12:55 AM
I don't have the racing model, it's the Avocet Touring I.
07-28-07, 01:25 AM
This is how it looks like up close.
09-17-07, 05:15 PM
An update regarding the R1's.
I've tried a bunch of the newer saddles, Specialized Toupe's, A bunch of San Marco's and Fizik Arione but the one that fit at home for my hiney is the Fizik Aliante. It feels exactly as the Avocet R1.
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