I would try to get your LBS to grab a demo SMP or any saddle you might want to try out.
The Selle SMP Avant will be at my door tomorrow. I'll post up a review soon.
edit/ the saddle arrived.
comparison pic to the Bontrager Nebula plus which came as original equipment on 2009 7.7
I spent 1.5 hours on the SMP this afternoon. I lowered the nose 6mm from horizontal. I'll work on fore and aft tomorrow....it felt good with the 4 mark in the center so maybe I can leave it as is. Very well made...quality control stickers X3. Doubtful that this model SMP would be suitable for the OPs intended purpose.
Selle does offer less costly versions of the SMP saddle with various dimension and padding options. So far this saddle has been tedious to dial in....but headway is being made.
Last edited by KShep; 09-16-09 at 10:36 AM.