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Avocet Bicycle Saddles

Avocet saddles on this page: GelFlex R20 | Touring II | 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 R20 GelFlex saddle. New, $45.00/each

Part# 40108

  • We have three 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) has 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 Men's Touring II saddle. Used, $60.00

  • Produced in the 1980s
  • The Avocet Touring saddles had raised padded bumps with the shell slightly thinned under the bumps to increase comfort.

Avocet Touring II saddle

Used, but still in nice condition

Avicet Touring saddle

Here's the other side

Avocet Touring saddle

And from behind.

Avocet Touring II saddle

Close-up. It is a Touring II.


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.

We have two: #1 | #2

Avocet Women's Touring II saddle #1. Used, $60.00

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, $60.00

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