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    High Octane superunleaded's Avatar
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    Avocet Racing Saddle R1

    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.

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    Do you have a photo? I think I may have one of those lurking around somewhere...

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    I don't have the Racing model, but I really like my Avocet Touring II saddle.

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    High Octane superunleaded's Avatar
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    Avocet R1 photo

    Here it is. lousy picture though.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    there's an R1 for sale on da bay right now...

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    juneeaa memba!
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    na, it is gone. There's an RII tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattface View Post
    I like Turbos even better.
    Turbo's ARE very similar to Avocet R1's, and a lot easier to find on eBay.

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    I don't have the racing model, it's the Avocet Touring I.

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    Better pics

    This is how it looks like up close.

    http://batillog.blogspot.com/2007/05/wannabe-bob.html
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    Update

    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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