I have no problem what so ever with synthetic saddles: they are light and easy to maintain (if you want to show is another story though, then I'd prefer leather). Abetta, Fabtron and Big Horn are on my list of decent synthetic saddles (Abetta is cheaper and usually easier to find, but Fabtron and BH felt more comfy when I tried them).
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