Selle SMP set out to address pressure at the perineum region with its
SMP4BIKE collection of saddles. The Stratos 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 out racing, training, or simply riding your bike.
Situated between the Evolution and Glider models, the Stratos 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 Stratos is available in one size (266 x 131mm) and in
the colors Black, Red, and White. It is handmade in Italy and has a
claimed weight of 250 grams.
- Nylon/carbon composite shell
- Stainless steel rails
- Leather or Lorica cover