Saddle comfort is essential to a happy bike ride - it doesn't matter how pretty your perch is, if it's hurting you you'll spend more time looking at it than cycling.

However, if you're lucky enough to have already found the perfect saddle for you, then Leh seats might well be able to help you show it exactly how much you love it.

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The leather experts based in Texas offer a selection of off the shelf designs, applied to popular Fizik and Selle Italia models, as well as offering a Dutch Bike style. These start at a pretty jaw dropping $119, but promise to be long lasting with a little TLC.

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If your chosen perch isn't available in these designs, you can go a step further and create your own custom version. You can choose from popular brands Fizik, Selle SMP, Selle San Marco, WTB, and Selle Italia - or send your own much loved companion away to be re-covered to your stipulation from $150.

You can even opt for tiny rhinestone style designs, or choose to have patterns sewn in using contrasting leather.

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Admittedly, the prices can extend well over $450, and we're not all able to spend quite that much just to give our bikes a (Christmas?) present.

However, there's also a selection of bar tapes, starting at $79.99, which can offer you a little touch of leather vintage style on your ride.

How To: Wrap Bar Tape

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Want to take a peek, even just out of morbid curiosity for leather goods that you can't afford? Check out the range here...

Still in search of the perfect saddle? Here are our tips to help you find the best bike seat for you.