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Old 05-26-17, 04:02 PM
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philbob57
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I suggest a little reading -
https://www.ismseat.com/faq/,
https://www.cervelo.com/en/engineeri...f-road-saddles
BICYCLE SADDLE - SELLE SMP S.A.S. DI MAURIZIO SCHIAVON
https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com...ll-about-smps/
https://www.stevehoggbikefitting.com...ion-smp-seats/.

Saddle width is most meaningful for riders who sit more upright and/or who bend their backs, rather than bending at the pelvis, to reach the handlebars. If you bend forward from your pelvis, you don;t ride with a lot of weight on your ischial tuberosities. For example, one of the illustrations in Selle SMP's patent app shows where a rider should fit on the SMP saddle. It works in some ways, but places a lot of pressure on the pubic rami (as does the ISM solution).

I do not mean to imply that you should choose an ISM or Selle SMP; it's just that they provide some good documentation. Their doc, BTW, doesn't explain to me why so many people love the Brooks B17.

You'll probably still have to go through some trial and error to find what works for you.
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