I have road tested some Selle SMP Strike saddles, and love the design, extremely comfortable, and I love the "concord" nose, except the saddles are a little narrow for me (female). As my intended use is touring I am considering the Selle SMP Martin Touring Saddle which is based on the SMP Strike design, but with a wider seat. Has anyone bought or road tested this saddle?

Is the padding on the nose a lot thicker than the Strike Plus (too thick?), and is the cut out equal to the 5cm on the Strike Plus?

http://www.albabici.com/selle/08-touring/08-touring.htm


I am also wondering if this is a new saddle as it is on the US distributors website but not on the Australian or Italian site.