I just got a butet demo saddle and I love it but I can't get the leather to break in, any help?
I've ridden in it 10+ times and oiled it twice but the leather isn't becoming soft/ supple
any Guru's out there?
Ten rides is not all that much time, I wouldn't over oil it though, keep riding in it and cleaning and conditioning it and give it a little more time. The newer models are made with a still beautiful but more durable leather than the older ones, and it probably takes a bit longer to break it in.
CWD's Cream Conditioner is great for breaking in new leather, and for oiling I find Walsh's (formerly Blue Ribbon) to be the best.
I used to have a Butet, and I remember when I got it new it only took one good oiling (mainly to darken it), and a couple of rides before it felt soft/broken in...and it wasn't even that bad on the first ride. Maybe it was rained on or cleaned/treated improperly before you bought it? That doesn't seem normal for a Butet, unless something has changed with their saddles. Or maybe it's just a different feeling from what you are used to?
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