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Old 07-01-09, 02:00 PM   #1
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Selle SMP Pro Saddle Adjustment

Hi Guys... I know that saddle threads tend to get ridiculous, but I thought I'd try, in case someone has useful info.

I have tried a ton of saddles.. I'm just barely in the clidesdale class 200 lbs, 6'2. I commute to work on a road bike. I ended up with the Selle SMP Pro, which seemed better than the rest, but things still feel a little weird in the crotch'all region when I've ridden a few days a week.

1. How long of an 'adjustment' phase should I expect? After a winter without riding, I'm on my third week of about 50 miles a week and still don't feel 100% right.

2. Any experience with the SMP Pro and bike setup (angles etc.) that helped a lot?

3. Suggestions for other saddles for a 200+lb rider?

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Old 07-02-09, 09:11 PM   #2
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Just my own observations, but I don't like saddles that don't actually support you under your sit-bones - which seems to be the vast majority of Italian saddles, unfortunately. The old Selle Italia ProLink TransAm was wide enough (I too am 6'2"), had a compliant suspension (the ProLink part), and I bought up all I could find.

Why not try one of the wider Brooks saddles?
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1) Do you use bike shorts with no underwear?

2)Do you use a cream, http://www.competitivecyclist.com/ro...Cream_787.html
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the suggestions. I do have chamy butter.... although I have to admit I've only used it on longer mountain rides, will give it a shot for my commute ride. Keep seeing reference to the Brooks, however just looking at the things looks uncomfortable to me, most traditionally shaped saddles really don't work for me.

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