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Old 07-09-18, 08:06 PM
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Came across this thread just now, searching for info on Selle Anatomica weight limits. I have an NSX model purchased in 2014 when weight limit was up to 250. I just today snapped the rails so was wondering if the change in weight spec last year was about rail strength (I weigh 210). I gather from this thread, weight spec is about the leather not the rails, is that correct?
My leather is in good shape so am considering paying SA $60 to replace my frame.
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Old 07-10-18, 12:27 AM
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I'd say buy the (Brooks) saddle that fits your needs AFTER the SA expires.

If you experienced numbnes in the nether parts, get an Imperial. If all is well, get a B17. I am 260# and currently ride a Flyer (B17 with springs). Before I had a B17, which I relegated to my hybrid. Honestly, I can't sense any 'give' from the Flyer's stiff springs. I am happy with either.
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Old 07-10-18, 06:08 AM
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Seriously?
In your own words you ‘fell in love’ because it ‘fits and feels great’
That is all you can ask for and end of story.
Stop being ridiculous and overthinking it.
Saddles do not catastrophically fail lol.
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Old 07-10-18, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Ghazmh View Post
Was 220lbs when I first mounted it on my touring bike. I was 185 lbs when I tossed it. No significant or prolonged wet weather use. I covered it with a waterproof stuff sack at night when camping out (rain or not). For me I bought it because I wanted to be different, go against the grain and not buy a B17 like everyone else. My experience with the SA taught me that there is a good reason the B17 is so popular. I do absolutely love it, enough so that I bought a second for my hybrid as well.

Enjoy it until you can't. That's what I did. It wasn't uncomfortable, but it didn't last long enough for me to justify the cost.
Do you have the X or the H?
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Do you have the X or the H?
I had the X. I had to keep tightening it until I couldn't anymore. Now I use the B17 and have no regrets.
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I had the X. I had to keep tightening it until I couldn't anymore. Now I use the B17 and have no regrets.
I have had the NSX (no slit) for 4 years and many thousands of miles. The leather is fine and I have needed to employ the tensioning bolt rarely, using up only a 1/4 inch or so. Below is hat SA sent to me about downgrading weight spec and strength of their new rails in response to my questions about whether replacing my broken rails made sense for somone my size (210). They seem to be using the same leather they always have on the X but changed the weight spec becuase the H's leather was thicker. I infer they were getting complaints about rapid wear of the X from heavier riders, but I have not had an issue with the NSX. I also infer from fact that they are now heat treating rails, they were having breakage issues due to a rail design that accomodates a lot of fore/aft adjustment, this was my problem. Ironically, the fore/aft adjustment was partly why I chose SA over Brooks originally. I do have Brooks Pros on two other bikes but felt for this particular bike I would need more adjustment -- turns out I dont but tne SA leather is very comfy and still in good shape so I am consdering the repair.

-----------------Begin note from SA------

Thanks for reaching out to us and your support of Selle Anatomica.

Our weight recommendation on our saddles has changed since we introduced the H Leather Series. The H leather is a stiffer, more rugged platform that some of our riders were asking for. Since its debut, we made the decision to adjust rider weight recommendations to accommodate this new product into our lineup. Furthermore, in late 2017 we introduced into production on all Series 1 saddles heat treated 4130 chromoly rails to replace our standard non heat treated 4130 rail sets. Your NSX1 saddle would have had our older 4130 rail configuration.

It would be our recommendation that you order a Series 1 NewFrame set given you say the leather is still in good shape. The new heat treated rails are very strong and we have yet to have a rail failure since introducing them.

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B-17 or B-17 Imperial?
B-17 with the copper rivets.
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Saddleweight is a guide you need some common sense to use, handlebar height has a huge impact on saddle comfort.

i know you guys on here asume we're all roadies in lycra but thats never the case, and you need to consider riding style and position. Even drop bars vary enough to require differernt saddles so start learning to read between the lines.
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So does force. At 210 (I wish I weighed only 210, BTW), if you hit a pothole or bump the wrong way, I expect you may exert a lot more than 210 lbs of force on the rails.
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I have had very good luck with my (3) current SA’s, total comfort on long rides, and I have zero break in.

I ordered this honey/silver H2 today which will soon be mounted on my new to me Merlin Road Ti along with a honey colored bar tape for the finish.




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