Design

  • Flex-Fly Slot

    The two sides of your body move independently. Your saddle should move with them. The slot is the most important part of our suspended leather design. The specific shape of our patented slot's inverted rear wings allows the saddle to move with you. We call it Flex-Fly. It reduces perineal pressure, sit bone pain, and saddle sores. Allowing the leather to move under your sit bones is what makes our saddles so comfortable. This is the only functional slot in the industry. And it’s patented so nobody else can do it.


    Premium American Leather

    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. 


    Laminate Layers

    Laminates provide support on the underside of the saddle. T Series has a large laminate which supports the leather upper to allow just enough flex. X Series employs two laminates whose grains cross each other in an opposing X pattern providing maximum stretch resistance. Did we mention the break in period? There isn't one. Your saddle will feel great starting on day one.


    4130 Chromoly Rails

    Rails that won't quit give you an incredible amount of adjustability to help attain maximum comfort. Chromoly steel makes the saddle's skeleton stronger than ever.

    Hex Key Tension Bolt

    We designed our nose to be easy to adjust. A standard allen key is all you need to add tension to the leather.
  • Full Grain American Leather

    WaterShed

    Part of Selle Anatomica's heritage of instantly comfortable leather saddles is our pioneering Full Grain American leather. Full Grain means it is the best. WaterShed leather is the gold standard of leather saddles for cyclists who want a comfortable ride right out of the box. The chromium preservative left over from the tanning process acts as a hydrophobic repellent that also has the added benefit of softening the leather allowing it to easily mold to your shape. The Top Grain TruLeather laminate on the underside of WaterShed saddles is factory treated with Saddle Sauce for added protection. WaterShed saddles have a matte finish compared to the gloss of TruLeather.

    TruLeather

    Sustainably grown tree bark imported from South America, vegetable oil, and a significant amount of time are integral parts of the historic TruLeather tanning process. If you've owned a leather saddle before, this is what it was made of. TruLeather saddles generally have a glossier finish than WaterShed.

    So what's the difference?

    Performance characteristics and feel are identical. All of our saddles are waterproofed from the factory right where it counts; on the underside and edges of the saddle. Leather type should not be a factor in your decision making process.

    What makes our leather special?

    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. 

    Leather Colors

    Our current model year products are available in the following color and leather combinations as follows:

    • Black - WaterShed Leather
    • Graphite - WaterShed Leather
    • Mahogany - WaterShed Leather
    • Vintage - TruLeather
    • Red - TruLeather
    • White - TruLeather
  • X Series

    X Series saddles have two laminates to help reduce stretching in riders between 160 and 250 pounds and high mileage riders. Both laminates extend all the way to the back of saddle. The additional laminate extends the entire length and width of the saddle. The rivets that attach the leather to the C-form pass through the laminates which adds strength and rigidity.

     

    T Series

    The T Series laminate extends all the way to the back of saddle and is designed for riders up to 160 pounds. The rivets that attach the leather to the C-form pass through the laminate which adds strength and rigidity.

     

  • All of our saddles are molded in the same machine so they all have the same dimensions. Sometimes returning customers will ask why their new saddle is so different from their old one. As you tension the leather, the bolt that pulls the leather forward gets longer, making the saddle longer. Since no two saddles are alike, the dimensions below are approximate.