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Old 11-02-12, 01:41 PM   #1
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Selle An-Atomica saddles

Selle An-Atomica saddles has just announced the 2012 Holiday Saddle Sale. Now through the end of the year pay $99 for the 2012 Titanico and Titanico X. I have ridden one of these saddles for a little over a year (about 8,000 miles) and it is without a shadow of a doubt the best saddle that I have owned. If you have ever wanted a leather saddle now is the time and this is the one, to buy.

•Patented slot for relief of perineal pressure and sit bone pain
•Soft Watershed Leather
•Extra Long Chromoly Rails
•Available in Mahogany, Graphite, Golden, Red, White, and Pink
•3 Rivet Color Choices

Disclaimer: I am not employed by Selle An-Atomica in any way. My only interest is making as many people aware of this fabulous offer as possible

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Old 11-02-12, 02:04 PM   #2
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Thanks Jim. The price is so good that I finally just ordered one to put on the back of the tandem. I hope it will make my stoker happy, plus it will make a good Christmas present. I have heard good things about these saddles used in the stoker compartment, so looking forward to the stoker's feedback.

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Old 11-02-12, 03:20 PM   #3
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'Tis the season to sell saddles! Falalala-Lah Lahlala-Lah! Now we don our mark-off stickers! Falalala-Lah Lahlala-Lah!
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I like their saddles, too.
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Old 11-02-12, 03:32 PM   #5
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'Tis the season to sell saddles! Falalala-Lah Lahlala-Lah! Now we don our mark-off stickers! Falalala-Lah Lahlala-Lah!
That's pretty good :-)
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Old 11-02-12, 05:39 PM   #6
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+1
50+ years of riding bikes and this is the best saddle I've ever owned. At this price, i'm getting one for my touring bike.
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Old 11-02-12, 09:43 PM   #7
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Do you need to keep the saddles dry and not ride in the rain?

I like the concept of the split saddle.
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Old 11-02-12, 10:53 PM   #8
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According to the website, they are (mostly) waterproof.

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Do you need to keep the saddles dry and not ride in the rain?

I like the concept of the split saddle.
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I knew I shouldn't have looked at this thread!!
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Like many of us I have a bushel basket of reject saddles. My An-Atomica is the first bike saddle that is actually comfortable. Excellent customer service also. When my Titanico ran out of adjustment quickly they reskinned it, under warranty, in the X which is holding up fine. The X took about 200 miles to break in and is now as comfy as the Titanica. Love it!
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The other colors, I see , are less,
a bottle of leather dye may change that to be like the Black,
that is consistently selling better, so not discounted..
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When my Titanico ran out of adjustment quickly they reskinned it, under warranty, in the X which is holding up fine. The X took about 200 miles to break in and is now as comfy as the Titanica. Love it!
That is interesting to note that you mention it had a break in period. It would probably make sense, since it is stiffer than the standard one. I wish I had thought of that. I bought one of the Titanico X saddles when they were released last year. I took a number of rides and was pretty uncomfortable on it. I tried a number of adjustments with no luck until I finally sold it.
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Per the folks at Selle you should cover the saddle when transporting it in the rain. It is also a good idea to spray some type of water proofing on the underside to protect the leather from spray off of your rear wheel. The underside is raw leather and will stretch if it gets wet enough.
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Old 11-04-12, 04:44 PM   #14
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Odd, they used to have a version called "Watershed," which did.
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Old 11-05-12, 03:40 PM   #15
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I ordered one, hopefully it will be here in time for a long ride next weekend.

Looks promising.
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The top leasther is watershed the bottom isn't. It is raw leather
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I have tried two B17 Brooks and the pre softened B62 with springs. I could not ride over 25-35 miles without having butt pain. Is this going to be noticeably better? I currently ride a high end road Serfas and a Specialized Roubaix Toupe which are both better than any of my Brooks were.
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Old 11-06-12, 09:25 AM   #18
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Could owners and users of these saddles comment on the relief to "sensitive areas" that the saddles provide? Thanks..
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I've put about 7K miles on an SA. Until recently the saddle had been very comfortable, but following a fitting and some mis-adjusting of tension on my part I find myself chasing a proper fit (tilt, fore/aft, tension). On a recent 45 mile tandem ride I did discover that a slightly more upright body position which I use when not going hard was very difficult on my butt; when I rotated my pelvis forward and got a bit over the bars things got pretty comfy. This is a long way of saying that the additional degree of freedom, saddle tension, can make these saddles a bit different to dial in.

Regarding sensitive areas my only observation is that in trying out Selle SMP saddles I've found that these saddles to completely relieve pressure along the mid-line. The only pressure I've felt is on the sit bones. Unfortunately, they don't have a model that works for my sit bone spacing, 115mm. I definitely feel some mid-line pressure with the SA, but the degree is acceptable if the saddle is otherwise properly adjusted.
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Could owners and users of these saddles comment on the relief to "sensitive areas" that the saddles provide? Thanks..
After a 2/300 mile break in, mine (X model) disappears underneath me. I like mine pretty loose, kinda hammock like with the nose about 3/4 inch higher than the rear. no sensitive area issues at all. If I have been off the bike for a while my sit bones might feel a little tender the next day. When I ride everyday on issues anywhere.
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I got a customer return titanico couple of weeks ago. Pretty dang comfortable compared to my Brooks Team Pro. I don't know about longevity though. First short hilly ride basically bottomed out, tensioned mid ride. Second hilly ride bottomed out and tensioned mid ride again. Now I have about half to a quarter an inch of the tensioning screw left. Going for a long ride tomorrow, wonder how it will fair. Company said if I run out of adjustment within 90 days they'll reskin it.

So far my boys like the titanico much better than the brooks pro. After this initial experience, I'm a fan of the cut out. Made me wonder why the leather saddle with the cutout died out until recently?
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I appreciate the feedback. Based on your descriptions, and what I think I need, I'll be passing on the saddle in the OP. I don't mind pressure on the sit bones, tho I'm looking for a saddle with a fair amount of relief in the mentioned area. I've got my eye on a Nashbar brand saddle. Unfortunately it's not available until the very end of this month. Thanks again...
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