There are lots of leather saddles with slots these days. We like to think we started a trend. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? The difference is that we don’t soak and bake our leather. It is soft to begin with so you don’t have to spend time and money making it soft. We also have the only functional slot on the market. The back third of our slot is where most of the magic happens and is what every other slotted leather saddle lacks. As you pedal and your sit bones move up and down, the leather moves up and down with you. We patented that so the others guys can’t do it.
Most leather saddles, other than those British guys who make a truly excellent product and for whom we have a great deal of respect, are made in Taiwan by a company who got their start making furniture. We make our saddles in the heart of America. We employ American workers and take great pains to do our business and spend our money here in the US. It isn’t always the easiest way to get things done, but we believe it is the right thing to do.
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