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Selle SMPComposit Saddle - Men's
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April 13, 2021
Absolutely best saddle I've ever ridden
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 5` 8"
- 145 lbs
This saddle if quite different from a normal flat saddle, it took me some time to understand how to take advantage of its design. It took about 8 months of fiddling with the fore-aft and nose tilt, talking to my fitter, and reading articles about SMP design to get it PERFECT. Here are some insights I've learned during that time to hopefully accelerate your adjustment of this saddle: 1. The tilt of the saddle needs to be adapted to your riding position. The more aggressive your position, the further down the nose needs to be. The "whale tail," as I'll call it, is designed to tilt your pelvis forward which recreates the curvature of your spine and reduces lower back fatigue and increases pedaling efficiency. This in turn will relieve pressure from your arms and shoulders. It's awesome. If you have a fairly aggressive position, i.e. road race bike with slammed stem, the nose will end up tilted farther down than you would expect. This saddle really shines with low aggressive positions. 2. The saddle is narrower overall so you will naturally sit farther back on it. This means you will need less setback than most saddles. Put another way, this saddle needs to be more forward than most other saddles. You may actually end up with it slammed all the way forward if you have a setback post. 3. I haven't seen this documented anywhere, but I'm pretty sure the two divots on the whale tail are the intended locations of the ischial tuberosities. When I sit with my ischial tuberosities on the divots, the saddle distributes pressure perfectly across my bones and my position is completely stable, and also is most effective in angling my pelvis forward. 4. A lot of reviews I've read describe that there is only one correct position to sit on an SMP saddle due to the curve. I have found this to be incorrect. If you have the nose of the saddle tilted downward the correct amount, the curve is designed to accommodate any changes in pelvic angle and natural fore-aft adjustments you will make based on the grade of the climb or descent.
June 12, 2019
- I've used it several times
...leather, what could better! Fit and finish on this saddle is perfection as only the Italians can do it! The saddle is designed for optimal blood flow to eradicate potential numbness and discomfort. Have had it on the trainer and the road and was very pleased with the comfort it provided...particularly on longer rides. Great for Gran Fondo's and Century's. Highly recommend!