Which leather firmness to choose?
We only use croupon for our saddles. Croupon comprise the hide covering the back and hindquarters; this is the thickest, strongest, and therefore most valuable, part of the hide.
There are differences in thickness of a few tenths of a millimetre on a croupon, and differences in structure: the part closest to the back is firmer, denser, the part towards the flank is softer. Each croupon is measured before cutting and after shaping. Manual break-in also makes it possible to determine the final firmness of the leather.
The choice of firmness will depend on the cyclist's weight, practice and habits.
We recommend firm comfort for cyclists over 75 kg, and soft leather under this weight. Soft is suitable for short distance, city riding, occasional riding, and firm for more intense riding.
When you place your order, please specify your weight and your riding style, and we will select the best leather for you.