The Lite 209 falls into Selle SMP's category of saddles addressing
pressure at the perineum region, as it relies on the Italian brand's
innovative shape to keep you comfortable, supported, and pressure-free
while out racing, training, or simply riding.
Similar to the all-rounder Stratos, the Lite 209 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 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
The Selle SMP Lite 209 is available in one size (273 x 139mm) and in
the colors Black, Red, and White. It is handmade in Italy and has a
claimed weight of 310 grams.
- Nylon/carbon composite shell
- Stainless steel rails
- Leather or Lorica cover