Norwegian for North Wind, this new model is a versatile, lightweight steel sportive designed for 700c wheels with tire clearance for 35c (size 54 is designed for 650b with tire clearance for a 42mm). In keeping with Rawland’s established design language and versatility tradition, the Nordavinden is ideal for any kind of road riding, with gravel and dirt thrown in for good measure. Designed without toe overlap, the Nordavinden is optimized for a front load, which is generally the preferred position for carrying food, tools, camera, rain jacket, and so on, over both short and long distance; the ride is equally intuitive without load as well.
This saddle is made off a thick leather, tanned with natural dyes. It has been pre-softened and waterproofed. The stainless bolts and brass washers at the rear of the saddle aren’t placed on top of the surface. Instead, they’re placed off the back edge where they’re out of the way.
Width is 157 mm, length 278 mm. Weight is about 500 g on average, depending on what leather is being used. The saddle is available in natural, cork and black.
The stainless steel and composite construction provide loopss as well as KlickFix-system grooves for saddle bags.
Each saddle has its own unique number engraved in the brass nose washer.
All parts of the saddle are separately available and can be ordered on special request. Other Gilles Berthoud models can also be ordered.
This bartape is made in the US of A of organically produced cotton. Newbaum uses eco-friendly dyes for a lower impact on the environment.
We think you'll love the tactile feel of cotton over any synthetic tape on the market, plus maybe you'll feel better, because you are using a product made with renewable natural resources.
One roll is enough for one side of a (wide) handlebar. You need two rolls for a complete handlebar.
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