I really didn't want to get another Selle AnAtomica, but I wound up placing the order. I've written about the Selle AnAtomica before; how I had high hopes for it that were dashed, and how I had to salvage it. But my researches kept bringing up riders who said it was just the thing.
I had a number of problems with it, and all of them seem to have been addressed:
- It was noisy. (But the company has started installing a nylon washer at the source of the noise, and it seems much better now.)
- It flattened out and caused thigh pain. (Yeah, well, on reflection, I realized I had been monkeying with it too much, in my maternal grandmother's memorable phrase. If I'd paid a little more attention to the instructions instead of going with how I thought it was supposed to behave, I'd probably have been better off.)
- And the company gave me a lot of trouble when I bought it through an off-price online retailer; they initially wanted to cancel the sale. But now they sell discontinued colors and factory seconds off-price, and sometimes have sales to boot.
(Plus, you get to maintain it; you can put leather prep on it every couple of months, although you don't have to. But I love an excuse to maintain the bikes.)