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Avocet Bicycle Saddles

On this page: Avocet 40R 02 Air Ti rail saddles

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Avocet was started in the 1970s by Bernie Hoffacker and his sons Bud and Neal. The Hoffackers were owners of the highly-regarded Northern California bicycle shop Palo Alto Bicycles. In the late 1970s they developed a prototype small cycle computer. Being in Silicon Valley they were able to find expertise to refine it into what would become the most popular cycle computer ever, the Avocet 30. Greg LeMond used one, as did whole European teams such as Panasonic. Even Ironman triathlon winner Dave Scott used an Avocet computer.

For a while, they were everywhere. Avocet says that in the 1989 and 1990 Tours de France, 80% of the riders using a cyclometer were using one made by Avocet.

Avocet expanded its offering to include tires, saddles and other accessories. The company at some point changed hands and though there is an Avocet web site, the firm appears to be dormant.

Avocet 40R 02 Air Titanium rail saddles. New, $130.00

  • Production of this advanced saddle began in the late 1990s.
  • They have titanium rails
  • Leather cover with Kevlar back panels (see photos below)
  • 155mm wide
  • Made in Italy
  • Padding has a molded center recess

In stock: Black/Red | Blue/Red | Yellow/Blue

Avocet Black/Red 40R 02 Air Titanium rail saddle. New, $140.00

Part# 40082

Avocet Air saddle

Avocet Blue/Red 40R 02 Air Titanium rail saddle. New, $140.00

Part# 40077

We have two in stock

Avocet Blue-red saddle

Avocet Yellow/Blue 40R 02 Air Titanium rail saddle. New, $140.00

Part# 40078

We have two in stock

Avocet saddle

1st generation O2

Avocet saddle

Here's a 2nd generation version with slightly more padding in the back of the saddle and a deeper center groove.

Avocet saddle

And here's the same 2nd generation saddle flipped 180.

Avocet saddle

From the back

Aocet hanger

And we still have its cardboard hanger.