I felt that the patented slot combined with an elongated design may have contributed to some of the excessive stretching of other owner's saddles So when I heard of the newly designed NSX model (NS is for "no slot) I was excited to check it out on my mountain bike for commuting.
My first impressions were the same as other folks who review this fine quality craftsmanship in a bike saddle. Comfortable right out of the box, no break in period and oh so comfy. All the characteristics which have contributed to the success of Selle Anatomica. My NSX model is very different from the 2007 Titanico on my touring bike. Besides the absence of the slotted center it is also a bit shorter with what seemed to be thicker leather. All three of these new contributions to the design it stood to reason it would resolve the stretching issue. After referencing the company's site I found the following information contributing to the leather seemimg thicker:
Titanico NSX builds on a dual layer laminate technology originally offered in Titanico X. The second laminate helps to reinforce the leather top but still allows for the saddle to mold to your unique shape more quickly than competing leather saddle designs.
I also used this method to soften the edges of my original Selle Anatomica and it worked perfectly to eliminate the problem. I have been using this saddle for almost a year now and have found it to be the type of comfort one wouldn't suspect in a leather saddle that doesn't have a cut out in the center. I have spent long commutes and trail rides without the necessity of padded shorts which I have found to be very convenient for my bike commuting and errands. On longer rides consisting of a few hours or more of continuous time on the bike I wear padded shorts and ride in total comfort. It seems that Selle Anatomica may have found a solution to what was becoming a consistent complaint about their saddles stretching too much with this NSX model
Links Related to this topic:
Selle Anatomica X Series Saddle Review
Brooks B17 S Women's Saddle Review
Made In USA Selle Anatomica
Selle Anatomica Classic Leather Saddles