A saddle what?
A saddle library! Like with books, but for saddles.
We've gotten a nice selection of different saddles for different butts. Everyone is shaped differently, and saddles aren't necessarily gender-specific or even related to gender, (even if a manufacturer says so.)
Currently the saddle library is in a beta test mode, where we'll be trialling how this whole thing works. We've never done this before, so bear with us as we work out bugs.
How does it work?
- Starting in September, come by on a Friday to our drop in workshop (we're open 1 - 5pm) or our Women and Gender-variant night, and pay £10 (non-refundable / one-off contribution) to join the library. You'll have to agree and sign our Terms & Conditions (see below).
- Have a short chat with us to figure out what your issues are and which saddles may best suit your needs
- We'll measure you with our ProLogo My Own fitting system to get your sit bone measurements
- We'll then help you select which saddles to try out and put them on your bike for a test ride
- Choose one (1) saddle to take home for (one) 1 week
- See if you get on with it - if you don't, bring it back within a week to check out another saddle
- Find one you like? You can order it through us! Huzzah!! Butts are happy!
With great thanks to our sponsors ProLogo!
ProLogo: Dimension Black Tirox, Kappa space t2, Kappa Evo t2, Nago evo 134 t2, Nago DEA tirox, Scratch DEA tirox, Zero DEA t2, Kappa DEA t2
Brooks: Cambium C17, with and without cutout
Gilles Berthoud: Aspin ouverte, Aravis ouverte, Galibier, Vars, Aspin, Mente
Charge: Spoon, Ladle
Rido: R2, Lt
Terms & Conditions
- Fee to become a Member of the saddle club: £10 (non-refundable, and this is not a deposit)
- Lend duration: 1 week (7 days)
- Penalty for late return: £5 per day
- Member has responsibility for the saddle until the return it. If saddle becomes lost, stolen or broken member must pay the full retail price of the saddle. Treat it like The Precious...
- Member will not hold LBK responsible for pain, damage or injury resulting from use of saddle
- We will not take card details due to the time and effort involved in figuring out security and GDPR compliance. This will be a honesty based system. We will take 2 forms of contact info which will be recorded in Lend-Items: email address and phone number
- Saddles can be loaned out only on Fridays from 1 - 5pm or at WAG nights. They can be returned at any time to the drop in workshop: T/W 1-5, Th 1-8, F 1-5, S/S 1-6.
- Saddle fitting policy: we will do simple fittings on Fridays between 1 - 5pm and at WAG nights but there will be no use of turbo trainers and lasers. The library is here for trial and error fitting. LBK staff are not professional bike fitters, but we do have a lot of experience!