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Lepper Concorde Saddle 800

Old 02-04-17, 02:31 PM
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Lepper Concorde Saddle 800

Does anyone know anything about this saddle?

Lepper Concorde 800 Man Natural Lovelybikes.com

How do they compare to a Brooks? I'm tempted to get one in natural or honey.
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Originally Posted by kalash74 View Post
Does anyone know anything about this saddle?

Lepper Concorde 800 Man Natural Lovelybikes.com

How do they compare to a Brooks? I'm tempted to get one in natural or honey.
So far Lepper Concorde seems more comfortable than Brooks B67 (less sharp edge at the widest part of the saddle), probably due to cover springs underneath the leather. Only when broken in and when the leather is flexible enough. Tensioned leather doesn't feel comfortable for me. Otherwise had to soften it manually and chemically with water and Dubbin due to time restrictions. Mine became sufficiently comfortable only when making a Brooks Cambium Carved type cutout and removing two springs + retaining rod and bending the spring joint plate in the middle. Now it feels almost the same way as the similarly constructed saddle found by accident years ago. That was the only saddle comfortable enough to ride for nine hours at a time without pain. Tried Selle Anatomica but couldn't find the right position on it. This one feels appropriate for 70 to 80 degree position (handlebars 1-2 cm higher than a saddle and approximately 35 cm away from the nose of the saddle). Seems weird that there is little information about these saddles, even among non-English sources of information compared to Brooks.
I can feel the sitbonones on this one while at the same time it doesn't become painful at all. Looks like a proper support this time, although it's being used in combination with with Suntour NCX parallelogram suspension seat post, the same way as Selle Anatomica which felt like it disappeared underneath you but then became painful.
In terms of looks it also seems more visually neutral than a Brooks B67 which seems to be closer towards vintage style.

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