Selle AnAtomica Titanico X
A quick review on some gear that has worked really well for me as a long distance cyclist. I purchased my first Selle AnAtomica early in 2008. I had about 70 miles on the saddle before doing my first double century, Solvang Spring Double. The saddle was amazingly comfortable after riding 13.5 hours. Following this ride I rode thousands of miles on this saddle, including a 9 day loaded bike tour, 3 more double centuries, and countless centuries and training rides.
Over the years I had tightened the saddle to the full extent of the expander bolt, to the point the bolt was bending upwards. This past weekend I rode the Bass Lake Powerhouse Double. I really wanted to avoid a major repair to my bike like a new saddle just before the big event but circumstances kind of forced my hand. I was starting to droop in the saddle, my bike fit was starting to be effected, and I was afraid I might start hitting the top of the seat post. So I bit the bullet and ordered a new Titanico X in white with black rivets. I went with the X for its extra stiffness and durability.
The saddle is a beauty and rode like a champ. First ride out was a 16 hour, solo, 200 mile ride with over 10K of climbing. No complaints at all on the saddle. I am a super happy customer!
Here is dorky me at the finish check in. By completing this ride I won my first CA Triple Crown!