The Evolution has arrived.
Knowing that pressure at the perineum region is no way to roll, Selle SMP set out to address this issue with its SMP4BIKE saddles. The Evolution is a minimal design that falls right into this category, as it relies on the Italian brand's innovative shape to keep you comfortable, supported, and pressure-free while riding and racing.
The Evolution is best suited for cyclists with average and narrow pelvises, as it features a thinner profile with less padding than other models in this range. At the nose, there's the characteristic "beak" shape designed to provide a flat base while sitting, without excessive pressure on the genital area. SMP's pronounced central channel was also incorporated, which further reduces pressure on the pudendal nerve and surrounding soft tissue. The back of the saddle is raised for an enhanced seated pedaling position, where body weight is divided between the rear and lower part of the ischial tuberosity region. This shape also helps reduce overall pressure on the coccyx while riding over rough surfaces.
The saddle's foam elastomer padding gets wrapped in leather for the black version and a durable Lorica microfiber in the colored version. Its durable nylon/carbon composite shell rides on stainless steel rails, ensuring a secure perch that'll hold up for both road and mountain applications.
The Selle SMP Evolution is available in one size (266 x 129mm) and in the colors Black, Red, and White. It is handmade in Italy and has a claimed weight of 230 grams.
- Leather (black) or Lorica (white) cover
- Nylon and carbon composite shell
- Steel rails
- Foam elastomer padding
- Central channel