All-weather vegan leather saddle in earthy walnut, our Touring style is subtly stitched for a sportier bearing. The rich color and sturdy craftsmanship will tough it out wherever your adventures may lead.
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This is what I call a twenty mile saddle. I can ride twenty miles on this in any clothes and feel like I've been on a couch. I sit very upright with bars 2" above saddle. I've worn out half a dozen Brooks, ridden all sorts of classic racing saddles, so I understand that narrow-ish and firm has a place. That said, when upright, this saddle supports perfectly and there's no CPS even though it's soft (CPS is cold penis syndrome, ya'll), no thigh rub, and no fussing and sliding about like on a Brooks. It just disappears. Thieves won't steal it, rain won't hurt it. Is this the best upright saddle? It's in the top 10% I've ever ridden for sure and it's cheap and durable. You don't have to fuss with it. Set it level in the middle of the rails, and make sure your seat height is set using the Lemond or Rivendell method. Then just don't think about it any more. You're done. That's the best value any bike part can give you--a Ronco--set it and forget it quality.
This seat was delivered quickly and in perfect condition. It was easy to install and is very comfortable. It looks very good, adds to the look of the bike. We expect t to get many miles using this.
The bike, the seat and rear carrier all make my bike rides very enjoyable.
The bike, the seat and rear wheel cargo assembly all make my bike rides enjoyable.
The seat is the perfect fit for my bike. Thank you!
Seat is comfortable .
|COLOR-MATCHED FENDERS & CHAINGUARD||SADDLE|
|3-SPEED INTERNAL GEARING||GRIPS|
|KICKSTAND INCLUDED||TIRE COLOR|
This is probably the most notable difference between our step-through models. With the Willow featuring our Swept-Back Handlebars. This means a much more upright (European-style) riding position (think sitting in a chair) that is well suited for leisurely riding.
The Franklin models feature our Relaxed Ride Handlebars, which are slightly more aggressive and ideal for both commuting and leisurely weekend rides.
The Willow comes with cream tires, whereas the Franklin sports black tires. Do note that regardless of color, all our tires offer an added layer of puncture resistance.
The Willow is our premium model and includes a rear carrier, as well as an upgraded sprung saddle and grip set from Selle Royal’s Royalgel™ line.
The Franklin features Selle Royal Vegan Leather saddle and grips. Please note that this bike does not come with a rear carrier. If you would like to purchase a rear carrier for this model, you will need a 26” carrier for the S/M Franklin and a 700C carrier for the Large Franklin model.
Both models come with color matched fenders and chainguard, as well as a kickstand.
4. RUST-PROHIBITIVE COATING & GEARING
As our signature model, the Willow has a few additional premium features including a rust-prohibitive coating on the chain and internal gearing resulting in less maintenance and more riding.
5. FRAME MATERIALS
On a more technical note – the geometry on both frames is identical, however the Franklin and Willow models are made from different materials. Are you currently thinking “WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT BIKES!!”? Do not fret – we totally get it! Take a breath and read on…
The Willow frame is made with double-butted 4130 Chromoly Steel. We use a stronger grade of steel, which allows us to use thinner tubing resulting in a lighter frame.
The Franklin frame is crafted with specially engineered high-tensile steel. What does this mean? We are able to offer a similar bike of a more moderate price point. Our Franklin model is the most economical step-through model in our portfolio of bikes (as well as a team favorite)!
Don’t forget: All of our bikes include Free Shipping & Professional Assembly.