Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Bikes: Mongoose Randonneur, Giant boulder
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'Normal' saddle life?
A Selle Royal trekking style gel saddle came as original equipment with my bike.
It's been very comfortable but the surface has started to split after 6800 km / 14 months, it is rapidly becoming unusable. It is also cracking or parting underneath where the padding bonds to a plastic base frame I think. I'm 83 kg, not that heavy.
Is a failure at this sort of distance normal?
I would actually consider buying the same saddle agian but would like to know up front if I can only expect a year or so out of it.
I've been reading the Brook's saddle thread an get the impression they last a verrry long time.