Selle SMP's saddles are known for addressing pressure at the perineum region, as they rely on the Italian brand's innovative shape to keep you comfortable and pressure-free while out on your bike. The Hybrid model was made to fully ensure these characteristics, as its durable materials keep you supported for the long haul.
Wearing much of the same shape as the Lite 209, the Hybrid is best suited for cyclists with average-width pelvises, as it features a moderate profile and an average amount of padding. 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 versions. 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 Hybrid is available in one size (275 x 140mm) and in the colors Black and White. It is handmade in Italy and has a claimed weight of 320 grams.
- Moderate profile
- Selle SMP’s unique “beak” shape
- Prominent central channel
- Back of saddle raised for enhanced pedaling and added relief
- Foam elastomer padding
- Stainless steel rails