Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
[i'm starting to ride and need to buy all my own tack. Whats better leather or nylon??]
Well, do you prefer cleaning, or not?? Leather takes far more care, and can get mouldy far quicker. It does look nice in the ring, and nothing beats the smell of clean leather. I prefer leather, but I ride in a synthetic saddle every day.
As for cheap saddles, they don't get much cheaper than a Status. There are many people who swear by Statuses, but you do get what you paid for, so quality is a little compromised. The next thing up (in Australia, anyway!) is a Wintec, which are decent quality, though they are a bit more expensive than Statuses.
Hope that helps a little!!
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