Beautifully light and just plain beautiful new carbon-fibre saddle from Fabric

If the Look 795 Aerolight took the prize for the sleekest looking bike we saw at the Bike Place show this week, the award for best looking piece of smaller kit has to go to the Fabric ALM saddle.

From the same people who brought you Charge bikes, Fabric saddles launched last year and has certainly built up a decent amount of momentum ever since and we featured the Fabric Scoop saddle in our Christmas Gift Guide.

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If the Scoop, starting from £39.99, might be seen as a bit of a bargain, the top-of-the range ALM, with models at £225 and £249.99, most certainly is not. We haven’t had a chance to ride the Fabric ALM quite yet, but if the beautiful design is anything to go by, we think it might just be worth the expense.

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Fabric have managed to get us excited about saddle rails with these sleek carbon-fibre beauties

Designed in collaboration with Airbus, both the base and the rails of the ALM saddle are constructed from carbon-fibre, and the company claims that the seamless construction will offer the same level of comfort offered by a traditional leaf spring design.This allows Fabric to give minimal padding on top, thereby keeping weight to a minimum. The two models available, the ALM Ultimate and the ALM LTD come with an ultra-light PU foam pad and a laser etched buffalo leather cover respectively.

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As you’d expect from this level of engineering (and this price), the final product is incredibly light, with the ALM Ultimate barely troubling the scales at 120g.

We’ll be looking to get a Fabric ALM saddle in for test as soon as possible, but in the meantime head over to the Fabric website for more details.

  • Mike Kingston

    Oh okay, ignore my comment then Ian Franklin MKII

  • ian franklin

    I think it’s another Ian Franklin. I never use the expression “Game Over”!!!!!! Ha!

  • Mike Kingston

    it’ll still work though Ian Franklin, just because something’s has an imperceptible scratch doesn’t mean it’s game over. Only losers end the game because if a tiny scratch!

  • Fall off the bike and the expensive saddle scrapes along the ground. Game over.