I bought the Titanico X several months back. Absolutely the best saddle I've owned. After months of bragging on it, I now ordered 2 more. One for my wife and one for my stepson. They can thank me at Christmas. :)
Placed a call into Selle Anatomica to inquire about the Titanico X and was greeted on the phone by the nicest guy who was getting ready to head out the door that afternoon to meet up with his wife who was expecting their first child. He took the time to find out just what I was looking for in a saddle - ultra endurance cross-country MTB racing - and he wisely steered me to the Titanico NSX.
I'm more of a marathon runner - in fact I hadn't really been on a bike of any sort for athletic endeavors in nearly 20-years - but fell victim to the now famous movie documenting the Leadville Trail 100 MTB Race called "Race Across The Sky" and was bound and determined to try for the silver buckle! That's where Selle Anatomica comes into the picture. I began training in earnest back in early March of this year on a pretty much factory stock Trek Superfly 29er hardtail mountain bike.
Being new to the entire MTB scene, I began reading every blog I could find looking for clues of how to succeed in this epic personal challenge. One particular blogger described convincingly how comfortable his Selle Anatomica saddle was so I figured, for the very reasonable price, I'd give one a try - how could I lose?
During the order process, we discussed setup options and I went for it - bright red leather and copper rivets - go big or go home, plus it would stand out in a sea of generic saddles at the start line. A week later and a new baby born into the Selle Anatomica family to boot, my custom, hand-built red saddle arrived as promised! After 4-months of possessed training and putting well over 3,500-miles in the new saddle, I can say with certainty my decision to call Selle Anatomica was a choice one! The saddle was comfortable out of the box and, with a brief break-in period, has required very little adjustment since. Intense training rides 5-days-a-week with some very long hours in the saddle, my Titanico NSX has performed - keeping me focused on training instead of saddles.
And, yes, my bright red saddle helped me to achieve this epic personal goal - thank you so much Selle Anatomica for helping to make the silver buckle a reality!
North Myrtle Beach, SC
I had read somewhere that Selle Anatomica’s Titanico is the cadillac of long-distance saddles…The king of comfort. So before going on our Central American bumpy road odyssey I thought I’d give it a shot, for my ass’s sake. Here is my 6,000 kilometer review.
And the winners are…
Jake rides a Felt F85 road bike, mostly around Portland, but sometimes all around Oregon! He tries to ride at least 50 miles a week in the summer. A good friend of his bought the Titanico X and let him try it out a few weeks ago. "It was so much more comfortable than my stock saddle!"
Ross commutes year round, even in the rain to Portland State's Campus, a 7 mile commute 1 way. In the summer his rides range from 30-70 miles per ride, 2-3 times a week with his buddies. "I was drawn to the saddle for the fact that I've been starting to bust out more and more 50+ mile rides that leave my under carriage wanting to rest. The current saddle is the same plastic one that came on the bike from the manufacturer back in 2000 (2000 specialized Allez sport A1) so needless to say I've put well over 10,000 miles into that saddle and it definitely shows and feels like it. I'm looking forward to getting the saddle dialed in right in hopes of giving it a true test by biking around Crater Lake Nat Park in S. Oregon."