Two things. First of all, nobody makes leather saddles the way we do. Traditionally, leather saddles are soaked in water, cold-molded at room temperature to the proper shape, and then baked in an oven. This style of saddle making produces a very hard leather top that can take years to break in. Our saddles are hot-molded dry. No water. This produces a much more pliable leather top that conforms more quickly to your unique shape. Hot dry molding alone is an impressive innovation but we didn't stop there. Our patented Flex-Fly slot has inverted rear wings that allow your sit bones to push the leather out of the way as you ride. This technology which is unique to Selle Anatomica reduces perineal pressure, sit bone pain, and saddle sores.
"I can only pass along my observations and tell you that if you’re looking for comfort and support, the Selle Anatomica X is certainly worthy of consideration. For me, it delivered on its promises of comfort from the very first ride, flexible, independent support of the sit bones, and lasting, pressure-free riding comfort even on longer days in the saddle."
I have been riding the X Series for over a year and it has been the best saddle, by far, that I have ever had. My first long ride on it was a double century which made me a true believer. I have referred several friends to this saddle and all have been extremely satisfied. I no longer need chamois creme or expensive bibs. I would suggest it to anyone increasing their milage or having any kind of "rear issues". Bob
Doing my best to spread the word about your saddles - in this case, in the French Alps. I dare say mine was the only one I saw, in three days of cycling from Bourg D’Oisans, including the Col du Glandon & the Col de la Croix de Fer, and 2 times up Alpe d’Huez, Then again, I also did not see a single other rider on a steel bike. And my buddy on his carbon fiber rental bike complained that his butt hurt. Cheers, Michael