Category Archives: saddles
It’s rad that Carson lives in Austin. I need to get over to his shop!
“Carson Leh has been making custom leather bicycle seats and cycling accessories for 4 years. He started in 2010 recovering torn BMX saddles and in 2013 he founded Leh Seats. He not only manufactures leather bike saddles and handle bar tape, but has recently branched out with new leather goods such as Macbook cases.
He produces small production run leather goods for contract in the USA. Filmer Brian Chace of www.chaceproductions.com visited his Austin based workshop this winter to speak with him about his work and inspiration from brogue wingtip dress shoe and boot making. This short film shows the process of one of his custom made BMX seats. Each BMX seat is guaranteed for life against tears. You can find him at www.lehseats.com or on Instagram @lehseats.”
Mick does it again! Check out more at Busyman’s blog.
Photo by Kyle Kelley
Design fads come and go in cycling, but one thing’s for sure: camo ain’t going anywhere.
The 2014 Red Hook Crit is approaching and to celebrate this year’s race, they’ve continued to roll out collaboration products, like these San Marco Concor Saddles.
Garrett Chow has long been Mash’s right hand graphic designer and everything that dude touches is gold. Check out their latest project with San Marco: the Concor and Zoncolan saddles. In stock now at Mash.
This is amazing. Technically, it’s not meant for sitting. This wallaby hair saddle is going on one of Mick’s client’s dirt jumpers. Check out more photos at Busyman!
The ever popular and sportier version of the Brooks Flyer, the Brooks Conquest is back. Meant for a touring, mountain, klunker or fatbike, these saddles are a bit longer, like a racing saddle, but offer a little more compliance for distance. Check out more information at Brooks!
The Silverado is one of WTB’s most popular saddles and with the help of Japan’s Blue Lug, it’s received a special camo treatment. Now available and exclusive to Blue Lug.
I also love how much they rep Surly. There’s just something special about Blue Lug builds…
All the saddle talk yesterday had me looking at Busyman Bicycles, where I caught this custom tree Arione Donna. So fresh!
For whatever the reason, this saddle has generated more hype than any I can recall. Perhaps it’s because Brooks isn’t exactly associated typically with vegan saddles? Or maybe it’s the unique nature of the material application? Rubber, really?! I’ve heard a lot of positive and negative feedback but that didn’t stop me from picking up a Cambium C17 from my local shop to try out (I still hadn’t received mine from Brooks to review, so I figured what the hell)…
Check out more below!