We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of well wishes and support from our ultra loyal fan base. Thank you for supporting us and pushing your friends to support us too! Today is the last day to back our campaign. If you’ve thought about pledging a contribution and haven’t, you still have a chance to create American jobs and save hundreds of dollars in the process on an American quality product.
Your contribution of $199 buys you:
Your contribution of $299 buys you:
Your contribution of $399 buys you:
Your contribution of $9,999 buys you:
If our stated goals are not met, your pledge will be refunded in full.
We’re teaming with local aerospace and carbon composite experts from private industry and the University of California San Diego. Our goal is to make the world’s first truly comfortable ultra lightweight saddle. For $199, support our project and be the first to own a limited edition of the world's first truly comfortable ultra lightweight saddle with leaf spring damping. Your contribution will support research into an industry first comfort algorithm so that we can translate the benefits of leather to carbon. It will also support mold design and machining, and the purchase of parts and equipment necessary for production. Most importantly, your contribution supports American industry and will directly create jobs.
If you'd like to contribute engineering or design expertise, do get in touch.
Backer's saddles will ship in time for Interbike in September. Production models will ship January 2016.
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.
At 64 years of age, and an avid cyclist who prefers Century+ rides. Comfort and finishing the ride are my top priorities.
I have owned and put hundreds or thousands of miles on various well known saddles. I just put my new black Selle Anatomica X series saddle on my Cervelo RS and went out for a 50mi ride with 3000 feet of climbing.
This saddle is without question the most comfortable saddle, right out of the box, that I have ever ridden. After 50 miles there was no numbness, no pain or irritation, no problems!! The unique cutout and the ability to glide (instead of bunching up on most saddles) back or forward on the leather I am sure contributes to the comfort. There was also no loss of power climbing.
It's a beautiful saddle aesthetically, and anatomically. If any one is considering a new saddle for their Century rides this year, this is the only way to go!
Congratulations to you all,