Cushioning the ride.
For those looking for a reasonably priced saddle with plenty of cushion, a central pressure-relief channel, and a fairly wide platform, Selle SMP's TRK saddle answers the call.
The TRK is best suited for cyclists with medium-wide and wide pelvises, as it features a longer and wider body, with more 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 generous foam elastomer padding gets wrapped in a durable Lorica microfiber. Its nylon composite shell rides on stainless steel rails, ensuring a secure perch that'll hold up for both road and mountain applications.
The Selle SMP TRK Man is available in one size (280 x 160mm) and in the color Black. It is handmade in Italy and has a claimed weight of 359 grams.