I am very interested to hear the end results of the testing. I was all set to buy a Brooks. Once I heard about these, I am leaning toward the Anatomica. My current saddle kills my butt.
Selle vs Brooks: No breakin period for Selle and you don't need to treat the leather.
I just finished a 50 mile ride and I don't feel the need to adjust on my saddle. We did however apply one turn of the tension bolt on my friends today. Both of us are just as pleased as we can be with this saddle.
On my older SA Clydesdale saddle, I haven't touched the adjustment bolt in ages. On my newer Titanico (CroMo frame), I actually loosened the bolt until there was noticeable play, then I tightened it until there was just a little play in the nose. I'm just over 200#, so I'm probably one of the few who actually prefers more flex.
I like bikes. Oh, and doughnuts, too.
I just ordered Selle An-Atomica saddle #3. Is there an N+1 rule for saddles?
I like bikes. Oh, and doughnuts, too.
If there is that would be N+2. What color did you get? I have the mahogany color. I liked it because it looked old school and my bike is a 82 Raleigh. Well the frame is 82 every thing else has been upgraded and changed several times. It was repainted in 92 and powdered coated last month (blue and gold). Wheels are Mavic open pros with Ultegra hubs, new 105 cranks and bottom bracket, 105 front and rear der. New Nitto drop bars with front and rear Dinotte lights, and Ultegra bar end shifters.
Is the Beta test over? Is the new saddle out?
Squeeeee... I got the brown that was on sale in the mail this weekend.... been on it inside on the trainer and I REALLY like it so far. I'm really glad I got the sale one- with customs and international shipping it was as much as full price! Had to dish out 32 euros in customs and VAT. Now I need some matching brown tape for my drops!
It seems a little long nosed for a women and I wonder if they will ever make a women's version. Other than that, it's much better on my bones than the Selle Royal I had prior. WOOOT
Rona, good choice on the saddle, I think it is a great value at any price. I can tolerate almost any discomfort except sore sit bones. If you do any long distance riding you are going to love it.
For those that might be following this thread, I did a 82 mile ride today and my bottom could not be any happier. A friend of mine that has one of the Selle saddles was with me today and he is as happy with his saddle as I am with mine.
I've had a SA for about three months. I liked its comfort from the first, but its final test was an organized century ride (Palm Springs) a week ago. Conditions were awful, and my arms ached for days from holding the bike steady against 60 mph crosswinds. But my bottom felt fine; not a twinge of discomfort. I've ridden a dozen centuries with a variety of saddles under me, but never anything that felt this good. I'm about 200 lbs and bought the Titanico. It stretched enough during the first month so that I was worried, but I haven't had to adjust the tension in many weeks. I couldn't be happier.
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Here's an excellent piece on the subject- http://www.ultraracenews.com/2011/11...ycling-events/
If anyone is interested the Titanico X is available special order. 619-269-1120 9-5 PST.
I owe-therefore I am.
I emailed these guys and asked if the saddle was available. They told me to go ahead and order on the website and put in the paypal notes I wanted the X and they would build me one.
After reading this thread, I had to try one. when I was being fitted I spent about an hour and a half on the trainer and my but hurt for 3 days.
I know it gets better and all that, but hey, if I can avoid, or minimize, why not.