Dia Compe GranCompe saddle review£79.99

Weighty retro perch

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A bit of leather held between the front and the rear of the rails, with a tension adjuster under the nose, might sound like a daft idea but it’s a proven design that’s been around since the early years of cycling.

The tension adjuster is used to either tighten the leather to make it sag less – and hence feel hard – or vice versa. The quality isn’t wonderful though, and our test saddle wouldn’t stop creaking.

But it was quite comfortable, and being able to dial in the comfort with a 4mm Allen key (as well as to compensate for the leather stretching with age) does make tuning it to your liking a doddle.

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