The Aspin from Gilles Berthoud is one of our very favorite leather saddles.
Berthoud makes these beautiful saddles with top quality leather. Instead of riveting the leather saddle to the frame these are bolted on, making it easy to repair if necessary. The bolt assemblies at the rear of the saddle aren't on the top surface where you might sit on them if you slide back on your saddle. The bolts are off the back edge, out of the way.
A good rule of thumb is the more miles you ride, the firmer the saddle you'll prefer. This applies equally to men and women. Sixty miles on a thick soft gushy saddle can be brutal. When your gluteus muscles are in good shape, you'll want the firm but flexible surface to sit on. And a leather saddle provides just that.
Bottom line is this: If you try one of these and the shape feels fine, and your middle "tender bits" area is fine, but you feel like your sit bones are on something too hard, most likely you'll end up very happy with it, since the leather will soften up a bit and you'll cause the leather to conform to your shape fairly quickly.
We back all of our saddles with a 90-day comfort guarantee. Buy it, ride it, return it within 90 days for a refund or exchange if you don't like it. Follow the link for the full policy and fine print*.
Color - Natural or Cork
Width - 160 mm
Length - Mens just under 11" (279 mm)
Weight - approx 480 g*There is always fine print.