We always say how a saddle is ultimately a personal choice. What works for just one person’s bum could make not benefit another, but Selle SMP is determined to improve 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 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 which are durable, lightweight and above all, comfortable. Fortunately they are succeeding.
Currently the the top of Selle SMP product line is the STRIKE. The STRIKE series will come in a number of different designs to support 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 specifically made to offer the rider a set base for support while sitting for those long climbs. The flat root 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 discover on the market today. In reality, you are able to almost stick your entire hand in there so you know it will be able to support all your soft tissue parts. Another big problem cyclists face with each saddle is the particular seating pattern. The STRIKE series is designed to cuddle the buttocks and the low the main pelvic bones (the ischial tuberosities to be specific) to avoid squashing, squashing or else uncomfortable placement of the coccyx enabling gentle ins and outs from the trunk when the floor requires this type of dismount.
Let’s face it, when it comes to saddles, we are all concerned with your “soft parts” ;.Since our soft parts are your body parts which are in near constant contact with the saddle, and the soft parts are vital to ones’ happiness, a small grouping of physicians did research on the consequences 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 trunk part prevents the coccyx from touching the saddle, thus preventing repercussions caused by the unevenness of the floor that will affect the spine.” WHEW, that has been long winded and technical. Basically, in layman’s terms, which means that the Selle SMP won’t squish your privates.