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Selle SMPComposit Saddle - Men's

Sale 4% OffCurrent price:$259.00 Original price:$269.95

Item # SLL000X

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  • Green Celeste, 129mm ($259.00)
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Item # SLL000X
Description

Composit Saddle

You—and everyone else—can recognize Selle SMP saddles at a glance, but can you explain why they look so distinctive? Selle didn't design the beaked nose, high back, and large central channel for no reason, after all, and while all the above are common features on Selle saddles, each has been tailored to fit specific riding styles, anatomies, and disciplines. The Composit Road Saddle, for example, employs the same shape and materials as the SMP4BIKE series, but it ditches the foam to better suit aggressive road riders with narrow to average pelvises.

The lack of foam makes the Composit slightly less cushy, but that's not a racer's primary concern. More important are support and stiffness, which the Composit delivers via an elastomer nylon and carbon composite shell. The beaked nose provides more space for your twig 'n' berries, and the pronounced center channel relieves pressure on other soft tissue areas so you can sit comfortably without loading up on padding. The raised "whale tail" back gives you something to push against, and the durable steel rails handle years of hard riding without getting loose or losing strength.

  • Race saddle for riders with narrow to average pelvises
  • Elastomer nylon and carbon composite shell for support
  • No padding to ensure a low profile and low weight
  • Choose between leather (black) or microfiber (brown) cover
  • Stainless steel rails for strength and corrosion resistance
  • Beaked nose lets you shift your weight forward in comfort
  • Raised back gives you a platform to push against
  • Central channel relieves pressure in the perineum region

Tech Specs
Railssteel
Shellelastomer nylon/carbon
Coverleather/Lorica
Seat Length263mm
Seat Width129mm
Recommended Usecycling, mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty2 years
Weight

Actual Weight

Green Celeste, 129mm
216g
7.62oz
Light Blue, 129mm
216g
7.62oz
Red, 129mm
216g
7.62oz

Claimed Weight

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7.1oz
200g

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Absolutely best saddle I've ever ridden

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
129
Height
5` 8"
Weight
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.

>Rating: 5

Italian...

Familiarity:
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!