SAN DIEGO (BRAIN) — Selle Anatomica has re-engineered and renamed its U.S.-made leather saddles for 2014.
The California-based company has been making the saddles in Wisconsin for about seven years. The updates this year brings the brand to a new level, said Ryan Hosmer, vice president of marketing and product development.
“We have a product that people have really, really loved and it’s grown from infancy into its teens, but now we are ready for prime time; it’s a mature product,” he said.
The changes include a re-engineered saddle nose. The new nose has no welds, is stronger and quieter, and with a new longer adjustment bolt, allows more tensioning adjustment to increase saddle life. The non-welded nose also opens the door to titanium saddle rails eventually, although ti rails are not part of the changes announced this month.
The other major change is in the model series names. The “Titanico” model name is gone. Now the previous Titanico, Titanico X and Titanico NSX are called the T Series, X Series and NSX Series, respectively.
Other changes include switching from copper-flashed steel rivets to 100 percent copper, updating the leather embossing and adding a matching metal name plate on the rear of the saddle.
The pricing is unchanged at $159 MSRP and the saddles continue to be made in the U.S. The company will begin shipping the new saddles this month and is now accepting pre-orders from dealers and distributors.
More information: selleanatomica.com.