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Avocet Bicycle Saddles

Avocet saddles on this page: 40R 02 yellow/blue Air Ti rail | 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 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 Yellow/Blue 40R 02 Air Titanium rail saddles. New, $140.00

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

Part# 40078

Avocet saddle

A striking, good-looking saddle that is also comfortable.

Aocet hanger

And we still have its cardboard hanger.


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