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Old 01-24-10, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by fly:yes/land:no View Post
+1. yowser.
PS: There's no yowsers with SMP. There's nothing there to hurt yourself on.
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Old 01-25-10, 07:49 AM
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Realised I've never taken a pic of the TT bike!!

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Old 01-25-10, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
This has been addressed, but the image makes the saddle angle look more extreme than it is. In real life, the saddle is level from nose to tail.
hmmmm. i wonder how i missed that earlier. my bad. to me, saying it is even nose to tail with a saddle that wavy makes me think of riding something like this:



anyway, it really matters zero what it looks like so long as it is comfortable. based on pics you've posted and the size of your bikes, you seem to have a pretty small build. i too have a small build, and when i sit on that saddle, it just digs into me. how have your results been so far?
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Old 01-25-10, 01:46 PM
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The SMP is the only saddle I've ever owned where I can do trainer and rollers work without getting a numb penis.

I did 4 hours on the trainer and never once got numb.

Initially my sit bones really hurt, as this saddle (when properly angled) puts your body weight right where it belongs - on your sit bones. But after about 10 hours in the saddle, the pain went away completely.

I'm now able to ride on the tops, the hoods, the drops, and in the most ridiculously aero positions I can contort my body into without ever feeling like my penis is getting squashed, pinched, or otherwise abused.

And I've still yet to experience a numb penis with this saddle.

For the record, I'm 5'10" and 140lbs.
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Old 01-25-10, 01:55 PM
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Keeping with the SRAM Red theme, my new race bike.



Aluminum is real.
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Old 01-25-10, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Keeping with the SRAM Red theme, my new race bike.



Aluminum is real.
Sweeeeeeeeeet.

I think that some grey hoods would really set it off.
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Old 01-25-10, 03:50 PM
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Thanks. I was also thinking about red hoods.
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Old 01-25-10, 03:54 PM
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black is better.
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Old 01-25-10, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
black is better.
I agree. Leave them black.
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Old 01-25-10, 04:21 PM
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Yeah, on second thought I really can't justify making changes based on purely aesthetic considerations. Maybe in the 41.
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Old 01-25-10, 04:23 PM
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mmm new bike soon

Still looking for wheels.
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Old 01-25-10, 04:37 PM
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All this new bike talk is making me jealous...
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Old 01-25-10, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
The SMP is the only saddle I've ever owned where I can do trainer and rollers work without getting a numb penis.

I did 4 hours on the trainer and never once got numb.

Initially my sit bones really hurt, as this saddle (when properly angled) puts your body weight right where it belongs - on your sit bones. But after about 10 hours in the saddle, the pain went away completely.

I'm now able to ride on the tops, the hoods, the drops, and in the most ridiculously aero positions I can contort my body into without ever feeling like my penis is getting squashed, pinched, or otherwise abused.

And I've still yet to experience a numb penis with this saddle.

For the record, I'm 5'10" and 140lbs.
Hahaha, you said penis!
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Old 01-25-10, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
The SMP is the only saddle I've ever owned where I can do trainer and rollers work without getting a numb penis.

I did 4 hours on the trainer and never once got numb.

Initially my sit bones really hurt, as this saddle (when properly angled) puts your body weight right where it belongs - on your sit bones. But after about 10 hours in the saddle, the pain went away completely.

I'm now able to ride on the tops, the hoods, the drops, and in the most ridiculously aero positions I can contort my body into without ever feeling like my penis is getting squashed, pinched, or otherwise abused.

And I've still yet to experience a numb penis with this saddle.

For the record, I'm 5'10" and 140lbs.
Wow, I'm sold. Gotta try out this saddle now! I'm even of a similar height/weight to you, too.
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Old 01-26-10, 11:17 AM
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More to come. It's pretty much nekkid until Friday.
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Old 01-26-10, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
More to come. It's pretty much nekkid until Friday.
Tease!
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Old 01-26-10, 11:45 AM
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Not by design, lol.

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Old 01-26-10, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by arexjay View Post
Wow, I'm sold. Gotta try out this saddle now! I'm even of a similar height/weight to you, too.
Yeah I have the same exact experience.

They're the best saddles I've ever used and I've tried a crap ton of saddles...

I loved the full carbon saddle with just the leather cover. Also have one with a little more padding but never tried it out.

SMP saddles are the first thing that you should try if you don't like how your current saddle feels.
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Old 01-27-10, 01:55 PM
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My new training bike. I ordered a full carbon fork from a seller on BF, it's getting hand-me-down Sram parts from my Guerciotti, which are from my TCR.

It's a tool, not a jewel.

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Old 01-27-10, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by arexjay View Post
Wow, I'm sold. Gotta try out this saddle now! I'm even of a similar height/weight to you, too.
Just rode my SMP Composit for a 45 minute trainer session. Much more better than my Italia Gel Flow. SMP has me sold.
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Old 01-27-10, 02:34 PM
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I've been eyeing them but I might be between models, either too narrow or too thickly padded. What's the equivalent to a 143mm toupe?
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Old 01-27-10, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
does that say 'mitchelo' or 'mitcholo'? my eyes are horrible...
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Old 01-27-10, 05:14 PM
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The same thing as above my avatar pic. Mitcholo.

I'm not super crazy about the font. I told my decal guy to do whatever looked the best in his fleet of fonts, and he pulled this out.
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Old 01-27-10, 05:47 PM
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Still needs fine tuning, steer tube needs cutting, need to get a more aggressive stem, and I have a different seatpost on the way.
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