Selle SMP makes some of the most unique saddles at just a glance, but the technology and functionality behind their designs is something that many brands have aspired to achieve for years now. To put it simply, they just work.
Upon first look at the SMP VT30C I wondered if this saddle would help with the same issues I'd had before switching to the brand on my road bike. Coming from saddles in the mountain bike arena that had achieved the durability status, they left a bit to be desired when it came to comfort. But knowing SMP's history, I knew they were going to treat their traditional modeled saddle with the same interest and care as it's predecessors. Upon the first ride, to say I was relieved would be an understatement.
It's no surprise that SMP is the solution for anyone with saddle pain. And this model is no different. Being that it is universal for road, mountain, gravel, and is eBike compatible, it checks a lot of boxes. So I'd have to admit I was a bit skeptical. Once I put my first ten mile mountain bike ride on it, I was stunned at how comfortable it was out of the box. Traditionally saddles can take a bit to break in, but the VT30C had an incredible level of comfort from mile one. The channel is great to help with blood flow, and reducing numbness. But one of my favorite characteristics about it is the fact that not only are the saddle rails replaceable should you crash, but they are longer than traditional saddles, helping with fit and adjustment to ensure that your fore-aft positioning has ample room to ensure comfort.
If you're looking for the most versatile saddles that help alleviate pains and numbness on the market, look no further than SMP. If you're looking for the one stop shop to fit any type of bike for any type of rider, the VT30C is a rock star, and should be your next saddle.
Got questions? Feel free to shoot me an email at ZFoley@CompetitiveCyclist.com and I'm happy to help!