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Originally Posted by paulkal
Are you sure that tghe new rolls saddle are synthetic? The ones I have are all leather and nowhere can I find any reference of synthetic Rolls saddles.
They use Lorica for many of their colored Rolls models, Regal, and others. I have a black one that is definitely not leather. I got it directly from the manufacturer as a replacement for a defective one. On the underside of the nose where it's glued, I can see how the cover is a smooth, thin, outerskin laminated over a thicker synthetic. I couldn't find another black Lorica saddle from an internet search, just white Ti ones.
I have an idea they switched to synthetic for the colored models because the colored leather would quickly wear away to a rough, grey color.