By Greg Conderacci
They’re heavy. They’re expensive. They creak. They stretch until they become unusable. Sometimes, parts break (ALWAYS at the worst time).
So why do so many ultra-endurance cyclists ride Selle Anatomica saddles?
Eventually, the comfort-enhancing cut down the center of this flexible leather saddle dwindles to a mere slit. And that’s not so comfortable for You Know What.
The solution is to cut the saddle. I used a Dremel with a cutting wheel to restore the gap and then used a Dremel grinding stone to bevel the edges. I didn’t even have to take it off the bike. Now the saddle feels like it did when it was new.
Greg Conderacci is a marketing consultant and a former Wall Street Journal reporter, non-profit entrepreneur, and investment bank chief marketing officer. In Getting UP!, he brings you the same skills he teaches at a top graduate school and Fortune 500 companies. Lots of people promise better performance … Greg proves it. Using his energy techniques, in 2015 he rode a bicycle across America in just 18 days — averaging 150 miles a day.