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Selle SMPAvant Saddle - Men's

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Item # SLL000T

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Item # SLL000T
Description

Selle SMP saddles are known for their comfort and their unique shape. The Avant is no exception, featuring the trademark shaping and one of the highest levels of padding offered by Selle SMP. At 154mm in width, the Avant provides a stable saddle for your road or gravel bike and is recommended for cyclists with 34-39inch waists.

The Avant’s eagle beak design, the downturned nose, aims to provide a flat platform while pedaling seated, alleviating pressure and potential for numbness. A wide cutout reduces pressure in the center of the saddle, while the upswept back keeps us planted in the saddle rather than scooting back and forth. All of these details add up to a shape designed both for your comfort and pedaling efficiency.

In addition to the finely-tuned shaping of the saddle, the Avant’s construction leaves no detail unexamined. Ample foam elastomer padding provides comfort in a shape that won’t change overtime with use and the carbon-reinforced shell gives the saddle strength and durability without adding weight.

  • A classic saddle with extra cushion for the road or trail
  • Selle SMP’s signature eagle beak and center channel relieve pressure
  • Upward tilt at back of saddle keeps rider planted for more efficient pedaling
  • Durable uppers will stand-up to use over time
  • Extra-long saddle rails allow you to fine-tune fit

Tech Specs
Railssteel
Shellcarbon-reinforced nylon
Cover[black] leather, [vintage brown] microfiber
Seat Length269mm
Seat Width154mm
Recommended Usecross-country, gravel, road cycling, triathlon
Manufacturer Warranty2 years
Weight

Actual Weight

Red, 154mm
344g
12.13oz
White, 154mm
344g
12.13oz
Vintage Brown, 154mm
344g
12.13oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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12.3oz
350g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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>Rating: 5

Professional Bike fitters use SMP

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
6` 3"
Weight
199 lbs

I have been riding on SMP saddles for over 7 years and I am currently using the Avant after using the Drakon. Two different bike fitters, in different states I have lived, use SMP. I'm XL and tall and ride road, and gravel using the Avant. I have an SMP on my MTB also. Important to fitting the saddle is to use a level. After learning one of the fitters methods, I too am using a 3 degree down nose. I like the Avant ,a little flatter, over the Drakon due to the extra padding and because I am able to move on the saddle into more positions. I'm retired and I try to ride as many days as possible. I typically ride 3-4 days a week for a total of 100 miles with 20 climbs a year up McKenszie Pass. This July I joined a 1000 mile ride challenge and rode 29/31 days on the Avant. I made it past my goal with no saddle soreness. Unique to the SMP line is the ability to use their sample saddles to find the right one. The sample saddles are red and yellow. My advice is to get professionally fitted. Use the samples to compare the different models. If you try on your own, 3 degree down nose using a level. For comparison, my wife 135 pounds, 5'10" uses a Drakon.

>Rating: 5

Big on Comfort

https://bikerumor.com/2019/03/09/review-selle-smp-avant-saddle-is-odd-on-looks-big-on-comfort/

>Rating:

I'm a Prostate cancer survivor and need to know which Stelle saddle is recommended for me. The doctor has given me clearance to cycle again. I currently ride an Orbea Orca, I am 5'9" and weigh 203 Lbs. Im looking forward to your recommendations. Jerry

Hi Jerry, Based on your height and weight the Avant, Plus, and Lite 209 would be at the top of my list. Feel free to reach out to me and we could discuss it further. my extension is 2887