Avocet R20 GelFlex
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Category:  Saddles
Name:  Avocet R20 GelFlex
Brand:  Avocet
Model:  R20 GelFlex
Years:  Early 1990's - ?
Country:  United States
Added By: whiskeygogo on 08/02/11
Updated By: whiskeygogo on 08/02/11
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Avocet R20 GelFlexAvocet R20 GelFlex
Base Material PlasticCovering Material Spandex
Rail MaterialSteelWidth139mm
Length267mmRail Spacing 42mm ctr-to-ctr (standard spacing)
General Information
I used this up to the middle of 2010, when the spandex really became unglued from the padding.  You will notice bits of foam on the table in the pictures.
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 Avocet was a major Northern California component distrubution company. It was founded by Bud and Neal Hoffacker in 1976. Their first product was an anatomic saddle and they have a patent on saddles with thinned shells and bumps. After achieving success with the anatomic saddle, Avocet began importing and distributing Ofmega cranksets, hubsets and pedals under the Avocet name.

In its early days Avocet was driven by the dream of producing "Made in the USA" bicycle components. They developed a line of super-quality hubsets, headsets and bottom brackets. They also built a large saddle factory. Unfortunately, foreign competition made these ventures uneconomic and the saddle factory moved offshore. Only Avocet cyclometers were now made in the USA.

In 1985, Avocet developed FasGrip, a complete line of bald tyres. Currently Avocet's major emphasis is on saddles, cyclometers, tyres and shoes.       

 
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