The type of rivets in your saddle is hardly a significant issue. But hand-set copper rivets do look rather nice. And, in theory, they distribute the load better so may make a saddle last longer. When the factory that makes our saddles told us they could install them, I speced them right away. We try to keep making little improvements, just as with the fenders. I think that the models 7 and 8 are now as good as any city bike saddle available.
As we replace models with the new copper-riveted versions we're clearing out the old styles. You can save some money on the older type if you act quickly.
We hope to have our mid-width touring saddle here around the beginning of September. It'll also have copper rivets and be available in brown and black. A mid-width sprung saddle is in the works.
The photo below is of our Model 6 racing saddle.
13 August, 2009
Posted by Velo Orange at 10:39:00 AM