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.
January 14, 2015
The first thing I noticed getting into ride one is how the saddle flexes independently. Anyone who rides as often as I do can tell you that your sit bones aren’t joined together like the rear axle on your truck. They are more like independent front suspension, for your rear. The slot down the center allows for the saddle to move with you, SA calls it Flex-Fly. A properly fit bicycle will prevent your hips from excessive rocking but your sit bones are always moving back and forth with the movement of your legs. I’ve found this flex not only comfortable on long rides, it also takes the sting out of large bumps in the road (think potholes).