We always say how a saddle is ultimately a personal choice. What works for just one person’s bum will make not work for another, but Selle SMP is determined to change that with the meticulous study of riding positions and the functional analysis of the interactions with various parts of your body and the saddle.
Selle SMP was founded in 1947 and is really a true pioneer in the saddle making industry. Nowadays with popularity in over 50 countries, Selle SMP has a vast following of loyal customers. Perhaps it’s because Selle SMP has spent over 60 years perfecting the ergonomics of the saddle. Lifesteal From cutouts to curvature, they’ve studied and analyzed the intricacies of the body to be able to produce a whole product line that consistently strives for perfection. The target is to style superior saddles that are durable, lightweight and above all, comfortable. Fortunately they’re succeeding.
Currently the the surface of the Selle SMP product line may be the STRIKE. The STRIKE series comes in a number of different designs to accommodate each and every different physical characteristic a rider may have. Sounds intricate, but saddles are intricate. Each model in the STRIKE series has common (and patented) characteristics like the original beak of the saddle nose. Each Selle SMP saddle is created specifically to give the rider a flat base for support while sitting for those long climbs. The flat base of the beak also helps on the downhill slopes by offering significantly greater thigh control of the bicycle. The channel taking place the middle of the STRIKE series has wider dimensions than most cutouts you will see in the marketplace today. In fact, you are able to almost stick your entire turn in there so you understand it will have the ability to accommodate your entire soft tissue parts. Another big issue cyclists face with each saddle is the precise seating pattern. The STRIKE series is made to cuddle the buttocks and the low the main pelvic bones (the ischial tuberosities to be specific) to avoid squashing, squashing or otherwise uncomfortable keeping of the coccyx enabling gentle ins and outs from the rear when the ground requires such a dismount.
Let’s face it, when it comes to saddles, we are all concerned with our “soft parts” ;.Since our soft parts are your body parts that are in near constant contact with the saddle, and the soft parts are imperative to ones’ happiness, a small grouping of physicians did research on the results of Selle SMP saddles on the genital-perineal regions. And we quote, “It is the geometry with this saddle that, by redistributing your body weight onto the buttocks, the ischial tuberosities, the ischium freeing the perineal plane, prevents the squashing of the neurovascular structures that run medially to the ischial tuberosites. Furthermore, the depression in the rear part prevents the coccyx from touching the saddle, thus preventing repercussions caused by the unevenness of the ground that may affect the spine.” WHEW, that has been long winded and technical. Basically, in layman’s terms, meaning that the Selle SMP won’t squish your privates.