How to care for a leather bike saddle
If you're considering buying a leather saddle but are hesitant about care and maintenance, here's this guide. This is how to clean your leather bicycle saddle.
Three points to know when caring for a leather bicycle saddle
・ Wipe the leather and frame
A simple and important step is to keep your bike saddle free of dirt and dust. When wiping the bicycle saddle, use a soft rag to clean the surface and bottom of the leather. If the frame is dirty, use a damp cloth or a soft brush to remove it. Be aware that getting the leather saddle wet can cause even greater problems.
・ Leather care
Conditioning is an important step in cleaning a leather bicycle saddle. Use brand-recommended oils to soften and protect the saddle. Some brands of leather bikes can be conditioned, however, the Sera Anatomica saddle is ready to use from the moment you buy it. No need to break it in. Therefore, oiling and conditioning the Sera Anatomica saddle is to maintain and protect its softness.
For Sera Anatomica saddles, we recommend using a saddle sauce to protect against the weather. This will also help extend the life of the saddle and will be a big plus for those who have a saddle.
・ Protection from bad weather
Using a conditioner like a saddle sauce is a great first step in protecting your leather bike seats from the elements. It is also a good idea to use a cover when driving in the rain, on wet or muddy roads.
If you have a Sera Anatomica saddle, you can use our waterproof rain cover to protect the saddle surface from the rain.
Now that you know how to clean your leather bicycle saddle, there are a few more precautions you can take to keep your leather saddle in top condition. How to keep the leather saddle in top condition ???
-Use a good quality leather saddle that suits your riding style and weight.
・ Use only recommended waterproof products
・ When not using the bicycle, store it in a dry place that is ideal for leather.
・ Regularly maintain the bicycle as well as the saddle.
・ If something goes wrong or something is wrong, it is important to have an expert check it.