Back in Stock and a New Saddle CoverJan Heine
Good news! We just received a long-awaited shipment from Berthoud. The most exciting part is Berthoud’s new saddle cover. It’s not that you need a saddle cover when you’re riding in light or moderate rain – your body covers the saddle. But when you park your bike, it’s nice if you don’t need to use an ugly plastic bag. And when it’s really pouring, water can run down your rain jacket and soak the saddle. In those conditions, a rain cover can be essential for preserving your saddle.
In the past, we haven’t been able to find a rain cover we liked. Some were too thick, and when they inevitably bunch up a bit as we pedaled, they caused uncomfortable pressure. Others were thinner, but they came off during vigorous pedaling. So we were excited when Berthoud Cycles developed a saddle cover that is thin, comfortable and stays in place even during the hardest efforts. It’s also small enough that it fits into the smallest bag – even the back pockets of Berthoud handlebar bags – or your jersey pocket. We’ve got a small number in stock, only in orange right now.
We’ve also got more saddles in all colors, with titanium and stainless steel rails, in different widths, including women’s and Open with a cutout.
We’ve also got more of Berthoud’s popular bar-end mirrors in all colors. They’re available in silver or black aluminum, or with leather inserts to match your saddle: black, brown, tan or cork.
Most Berthoud bags are back in stock as well. Made from canvas and leather, they are superlight, waterproof and last a long time. One of my favorites is the banana-shaped underseat bag. It’s surprisingly roomy, yet very stable – perfect for spare tubes, a rain jacket and a few other things. Plus, it protects your saddle from below on a fender-less bike.
Berthoud’s leather bar tape has been so popular that stocks ran out. This tape is a bit thicker and sturdier than the thin Maware tape that we also carry. Leather tape feels nice to the touch, something you’ll appreciate especially if you ride without gloves.
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