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HvPnyrs 11-05-12 07:12 AM

Selle Anatomica : Titanico and Titanico X on SALE $99.00
 
On 11/01, I received an E-Mail from Selle Anatomica informing me of their Winter Sale on the Titanico (Up to 190 lb. rating) and Titanico X (Up to 280 lb. rating) saddles. All colors are on sale (EXCEPT Black).

I promptly opened a thread in the Clydes & Athena Forum to spread the Glad Tidings.
I had purchased 2 of the Titanico X saddles several months ago (when the price had dropped to $130.00:thumb:/ down from regular price of $189.00:eek:). Both saddles were comfortable right out of the box (ymmv).

I was VERY surprised when checking touring forum this morning ( 5 days later ) that despite a thread asking about alternatives to the venerable (and excellent) Brooks saddles, none had yet mentioned the Selle Anatomica sale. So I felt It would be a good Idea to open a thread here to inform my fellow tourists.

Perhaps those tourists that also frequent the Rando / Long Distance and/or Tandem subforums would do a favor and make the announcement to those good folk?

niknak 11-05-12 05:51 PM

This is my favorite saddle. The long saddle rails allow to go further back than a brooks. It has a nice waterproof layer on it so it's not as vulnerable to stretching and distorting. The cutout gives it built in suspension. The brooks saddles were never this comfy:thumb:

4Rings6Stars 11-05-12 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by niknak (Post 14917696)
This is my favorite saddle. The long saddle rails allow to go further back than a brooks. It has a nice waterproof layer on it so it's not as vulnerable to stretching and distorting. The cutout gives it built in suspension. The brooks saddles were never this comfy:thumb:

I've read many accounts of just the opposite...that they stretch much MORE than a Brooks and people have bottomed out the adjuster after just a few years.

(I have four Brooks Professional saddles in use and haven't had to turn the adjuster bolt in years...but I cover them if it's going to get wet)

niknak 11-06-12 10:10 AM


Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars (Post 14917812)
I've read many accounts of just the opposite...that they stretch much MORE than a Brooks and people have bottomed out the adjuster after just a few years.

(I have four Brooks Professional saddles in use and haven't had to turn the adjuster bolt in years...but I cover them if it's going to get wet)

I'm using what's considered to be the Legacy version of the SA, and I have had to tighten the adjustment screw, but it's been over a year of daily commuting and some short tours since I last touched the adjuster.

FWIW, SA's newest offerings use thicker material so stretching should be minimized.

cruiserhead 11-10-12 01:53 AM

Thanks for posting this. I am planning a build and want a leather saddle for it. I don't want Brooks so this is a perfect opp to try the SAA.
Made in the USA and the sale price sold me.

btw, they are out of the Honey/light brown color even though it was on sale in the store.

lhendrick 11-10-12 02:47 PM

Wow, thanks, half price for a great saddle, just ordered one!

kuan 12-07-12 06:47 PM

I ordered two and they got here within a week. :) I must say as a Brooks rider that these are just as comfortable as a broken in Brooks. They're just not as handsome and not available in different widths. I'm a little skeptical of the waterproof claim though. Guess I'll find out this winter.

VT_Speed_TR 12-08-12 07:00 AM

I ordered an X and it arrived this week after about 3 weeks. Very nice looking and appears to be high quality. Won't find out how it compares to my Brooks until spring though.

NOTE- I ordered mine in Graphite color, which the web shows as light grey. Its much darker, almost black. I contacted SA and they were great and offeredto replace with adifferent color. I'm keeping it and we'll see if it rides as nice as the Brooks

fietsbob 12-08-12 12:21 PM

You can always use Shoe Dye and make it darker..


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