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    Quote Originally Posted by jlafitte View Post
    If your saddle's performance is typical, my Titanico Watershed must be borderline defective. The first couple brevets I rode (one rainy, one sweaty) it stretched through about half the tensioning bolt's length. It seems to be under control now that I always keep it covered, and the ride comfort is excellent. But I'm disappointed at what appears to be misrepresentation regarding this saddle's water resistance, and I'm wondering how many more hours it has left in it. I weigh 140 lbs, btw.
    I have three SA - one pre-Watershed, and two Watershed. None have been soaked or even damped, but all have stretched significantly. I think stretching at beginning of use is normal for these.

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    an update to my old thread-Selle Anatomica is having what I believe is their annual close to end of the year sale. Saddles are $99+shipping. Dispite what appears to be sagging issues with many of these saddles I ordered a X made of Trueleather. I only weigh 142 and hopefully will get long use of the saddle without sagging problems. I anticipate this saddle will require some time to break in. At this price I should be able to get a significant amount of the purchase price back if it doesn't workout. I think I can return it for refund or exchange within first 30 days.

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    I love my Selle Anatomica seats. I weigh 200 pounds and prefer the Titanico in black to the Titanico X, even though the X is what they now say I should be riding. I swear, I'd sit on it in the living room to watch TV if my wife would let me. I would just say one thing about tensioning the seat. Some folks have problems with excessive stretching because they are tightening it to ride like a Brooks. You have to leave some sway in the back to keep it comfortable and not over stretched. The rule of thumb I use is to allow some sag, but not so much that I am within about 1/4 - 3/8 inch of the top of the seat post. I never feel the seat at all no matter how long I ride and this is the only seat I have used that I never chafe with. Also note that due to differences in the tanning process, different colors have different stretch and firmness characteristics.

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    Took advantage of the SA sale to install a Titanico X on my Rando-ish build, after a few rides I can say "this will work".
    There is an accidental comparison going on since I put a B-17 in the new "aged" model on my International where it feels proper, as expected.

    No experience w/ Berthoud or Rivet but one of these two will be doing century duty for '14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwmckee View Post
    Also note that due to differences in the tanning process, different colors have different stretch and firmness characteristics.
    What are they? Which colors are soft, which are hard, which are stretchy? etc.?

    Is this info published on their site? If not, where?

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    I found the information on their side when you dig into the details about the seats. i remember reading it about 18 months ago and assume things have not changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwmckee View Post
    I found the information on their side when you dig into the details about the seats. i remember reading it about 18 months ago and assume things have not changed.
    ahh. i see its here: http://www.selleanatomica.com/design/leathers/

    not the color per se, but the type of leather treatment. but I also see the same colors are not available in each type of leather, so there you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamer View Post
    ahh. i see its here: http://www.selleanatomica.com/design/leathers/

    not the color per se, but the type of leather treatment. but I also see the same colors are not available in each type of leather, so there you go.
    That may be new then. Before the color determined the tanning process/stiffness...

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    The SA arrived. I weigh 143 but on advise of Carol the ower I bought the X model based upon how I ride. I also got Trueleather instead of Watershed to be even stiffer. I have been looking for a long distance saddle that didn't make the sit bones sore and allow some degree of independent saddle movement of the sit bones. I have ridden the SA 3-4 times on the trainer and did a 4 hour ride saturday. My initial thoughts are:
    1. it takes time and effort to set the saddle up compaired to a more traditional plastic saddle like the Rolls. I'm getting close but not quite there yet. I need to more it back I think just a little bit. The trainer is a great way to make the adjustments.
    2. it looks really strange as the nose of the saddle has to be pointed up a lot to keep me from sliding forward and putting weight on my hands.
    3. even though the saddle I bought is as stiff as SA makes with a cutout and I'm not heavy it is comfortable on the sit bones. Even on the first ride on the road of 4 hours it didn't feel like it had to be broken in. I tried two Brooks a couple of years ago and it felt like I was going to break before the saddle did.

    Don't know how well the saddle will hold up but being the X model and made with Trueleather it might. Don't know if I can ride in the drops much on aggessive rides (got to putter with set up a bit) but I have another bike set up for the Saturday Morning Worlds. If I like it I may get another later for a road fixed gear I do centuries on. My initial impressions-YMMV.

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