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Avocet Bicycle Saddles

Avocet saddles & accessories on this page: 02 Air 40M | Women's 02 Air 40W | Racing II | GelFlex R20 | Women's Touring II

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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 saddle bag

Early Avocet saddles came with one of these bags.

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 02 Air 40M saddle. Lightly used, $100.00/each

  • This saddle is 3/4" wider that the O2 Air 40R racing saddle.
  • Made in Italy.

Avocet saddle

Lightly used, indeed.

Avocet saddle

From the other side.

Avocet saddle

From behind.

Avocet O2 Air saddle

From underneath.


Avocet Women's 02 Air 40W saddle. Lightly used, $100.00/each

Made in Italy.

Avocet women's saddle

Many miles left in this saddle.

Avocet women's saddle

From the other side.

Avocet women's saddle

From behind.

Avocet women's saddle

The saddle's underside.


Avocet Racing II saddle. New, $150.00/each

Part# 40105

  • We have two in stock.
  • Produced late 1970s - early 1980s

Avocet racing 2 saddle

Side view

Avocet racing 2 saddle

From behind

Avicet racing 2 raddle

From above, to show its shape.

Avocet Racing 2 saddle

The saddle's underside. Note we still have its original hang tag.

Avocet racing saddle

Close-up of the hang tag.

Avocet racing saddle

Here's the other side of the hang tag.


Avocet R20 GelFlex saddle. New, $45.00/each

Part# 40108

  • We have two in stock
  • Produced in the early 1990s.
  • Spandex covering material
  • High-density gel is in the padding for extra comfort.
  • Some production (not this saddle) had the "Spenco" logo on it

Avocet GelFlex saddle

Classic saddle shape with gel inserts.

Avocet GelFlex saddle

From the other side

Avocet GelFlex saddle

From behind

Avocet saddle

From underneath.


Avocet Women's Touring II saddle. Used.

  • Produced in the 1980s
  • For greater comfort, the women's saddles are wider at the back and have shorter noses.
  • The Avocet Touring saddles had raised padded bumps with the shell slightly thinned under the bumps to increase comfort.
  • Made in Italy.

We have three: #1 | #2 | #3

Avocet Women's Touring II saddle #1. Used, $75.00/each

Avicet Women's Touring saddle

Very little use

Avoocet Women's Touring saddle

Here it is flipped around

Avocet Touring 2 saddle

And from behind

Avocet Women's Touring saddle

Close-up

Avocet Women's Touring II saddle #2. Used, $75.00/each

Avicet Women's Touring saddle

View 1

Avocet Touring saddle

View 2, the other side of the saddle

Avocet women's touring saddle

View 3, from behind

Avocet Women's Touring II saddle #3. Used, $75.00/each

Avocet Women's Touring saddle

Side view

Avocet women's Touring saddle

From the front

Avocet Touring saddle

Top view

Avocet Women's Touring saddle

From underneath

Avocet women's touring saddle

Made in Italy.

Avocet

Avocet was awarded patents for it's industry-changing designs.