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Old 08-20-12, 02:44 AM
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Unlike plastic saddles, the structure and durability of Brooks saddles remains unaffected by scuffing and even deep gouging. It is almost impossible to tear the leather in the saddle other than overstretching it around the rivets. On the other hand, a damaged plastic saddle looks unsightly, and its useful life is considerably diminished, and if the tear or scuff is in contact anywhere with bike shorts, then the damage often is extended.

Long live leather saddles -- and I really do mean, "long live".
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