All of the saddles in the Selle SMP range feature a striking shape that's responsible for the comfort that many cyclists aren't able to find in other saddles. These innovative shapes and pressure-relieving profiles leave many cyclists with that "eureka" moment and they wish they had found the saddle sooner. If you are seeking out a Selle SMP saddle, the two things you'll want to consider are the amount of padding the saddle provides, and choose your preference, and the pant size you wear and how that corresponds to the saddles Selle SMP recommends. The saddle we have here, the Men's Nymber Carbon Saddle, has a minimal amount of padding which conspires with the carbon rails to keep the weight low and is recommended for cyclists with a waist between 32-37-inches.
The Nymber is recommended for road, cross-country, and tri applications. At its nose is the signature "beak" shape providing a flat foundation while seated, while reducing pressure on soft tissues. SMP's central channel is also incorporated, for further pressure reduction on the pudendal nerve and surrounding sensitive areas. The back of the saddle features a pronounced ramp that provides the ideal platform for bracing against on the climbs and helps better divide body weight over the ischial tuberosity on either side of the channel. Furthermore, the shape reduces overall pressure on the coccyx, increasing long-range comfort, especially over rougher roads.
The saddle is covered in soft leather on the black version and features a durable Lorica microfiber on the colored versions. Underneath the covering is a thin, elastomer foam for lasting comfort on those endless chip seal rural roads, while the carbon reinforced composite shell floats on unidirectional carbon fiber rails, dropping some serious grams and further aiding in the reduction of high-frequency vibrations.
The Selle SMP Nymber comes in at 267mm long and 139mm wide and in the colors Black, Yellow Fluo, and White. It is handmade in Italy and has a claimed weight of 230 grams.
- A cycling saddle with a unique shape for comfort
- Designed for the cyclist that wear M-XL pant sizes
- Dropped nose and central channel alleviate pressure
- The raised tail provides a foundation while climbing
- Minimal padding cushions without extra bulk and weight
- Carbon rails and composite body drop grams and add durability
- Selle SMP saddles are handmade in Italy since 1947