Whether you’ve recently become more serious about cycling or you’ve participated in competitive cycling events for years, you probably understand the importance of comfortable bike seats. Your saddle can truly make or break your entire experience, and avoiding perineal pain is key to longevity. Saddle soreness is one of the most common complaints from cyclists at all levels. Not only can this ruin a single ride, but if it’s not addressed quickly, it could keep you off your bike for weeks or even months.
Leather saddles are widely thought to be among the most comfortable bike seats around, which is probably why you’re interested in one. But the traditional method of making these saddles -- they're soaked in water and then cold-molded before being baked in an oven -- forces the cyclist to break them in. This process can take years, creating pain, blisters, chafing, and more in the meantime. So while you may have purchased this type of saddle to prevent pain, you may end up having to endure it until the seat is properly broken in.
Our saddles are different. Selle Anatomica leather saddles are hot molded without water, making a much more pliable product. That means that they’ll conform to your specific shape much more quickly, allowing you to ride comfortably from the very start. Plus, our Flex-Fly slot (a type of technology that’s unique to our products) reduces sit bone pain, perineal pressure, and saddle sores. More recently, we incorporated that same technology into our carbon fiber seats, a lightweight alternative to leather saddles.
No matter how fit you are, you won’t be able to avoid saddle soreness without having the most comfortable bike seat. When you’ve eliminated all other causes of saddle soreness, like fit and even clothing choice, you’ll need to consider replacing your seat. And when you do, you’ll want to go with the saddle that’s proven to reduce and eliminate these issues. With our 30-day comfort fit guarantee, there’s literally no reason not to give our saddles a try. Soon, you’ll see why so many cyclists have made the switch to Selle Anatomica.