Common mistakes people do when buying a used saddle

For all that is expensive (or cheaper too) is an interesting consumption habit. In terms of riding equipment and especially the saddle, it can be worth it and the cost - but beware! There are many risks when you start buying a used saddle without going through a professional. If you buy it elsewhere (from an individual), it is possible that the person does not have the necessary knowledge to determine if the saddle is good for the job, especially from the point of view of safety.

Always go to a professional

When looking for a saddle at a low price, used saddles are a good option. You'll get more for your money than with a new saddle, you do not need to break it and many used saddles are still in good condition. But like a car, some repairs are so expensive that they can turn a good deal into a nightmare. A bad deal can easily cost you a lot in repairs. That's why we always need professionals to ensure the quality of the product,click here to find the best.

Avoid all risks

It's impossible to say once and for all that a saddle is in perfect condition without disassembling it, but these tests will give you a first idea. While some repairs are easy to do and relatively cheap, others are technically impractical without losing sight of common sense. Some saddlers will do repairs on the pommel if they are minor (replace a rivet for example) but most will not even risk it for questions of safety and reliability thereafter. It is possible to replace the saddle tree, but it is expensive. So if the second-hand saddle you need is in need of repair, do your calculations to find out if the bargain you think you're holding is really one! That's why it's better to use a professional to avoid risks.

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