Velo Orange just received the first batch of their new Grand Cru Ti saddles:
The Grand Cru saddle has a titanium frame and rails. The shape of the top is like our very popular VO Model #3 saddle, but with a cutaway skirt to save weight. The skirt is laced to prevent flaring as the saddle ages. The leather is extra thick and there is an anti-stretch layer laminated onto the bottom to further increase longevity.
Weight is about 420g, length is 285mm, and width is 170mm. This is a particularly good saddle for those who like their handlebars at or above saddle height. The rails are extra long and it does have bag loops.
Great looking saddle. At $195, it’s not for the budget conscious, but it’s significantly less than the equivalent Brooks.