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Prix des Nations
Close Contact Saddles

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Manufacturer: Crosby (View all products by Unknown)

Model: Prix des Nations (View all n/a reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I bought this saddle in 2013 on eBay for $36! I bought it as a spare for guests.

Likes: This is an old world quality English made saddle, and it's beautiful and very well made. The leather is of very high quality, and it has held up very well over the years, considering that it is a '70s or early '80s model!

Dislikes: Unfortunately, this saddle is very uncomfortable for me. It may just be that the saddle doesn't work for me, but the seat is very hard and narrow (I am used to hard seats, but this one has really hard edges that just don't align well with me).

Quality: It's a very high quality saddle with beautiful old world quality leather that has held up well over the past ~40 years. The stitching is intact except for where the panel attaches to the underside of the flap, but it doesn't inhibit it's usability and has been like that since I've had it, without getting any worse. The leather does have some minor surface cracking on the seat, but that can be expected with its age. The leather is soft, pliable, and of high quality. The tree is very sturdy and sound as well. The panels (which I'm pretty sure are foam) are still soft and in good shape.

Summary: This saddle is definitely not for everyone as far as rider comfort goes, but it is a quality made saddle that will last you forever!

Rating: 4

Author: Casey

Date: 2018-04-28

Usefulness Rating: 3 out of 5.
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