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Old 03-30-12, 10:56 AM
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Selle SMP saddles?

I was looking that the Selle SMP line of saddles (specifically the SMP Extra) and I was wondering if any commuters out there have any reviews they can give on it?

I have a Brooks B17 which seems to work well on my more upright bikes, but for my commutes and/or bikes with more agressive geo where I spend time in the drops I instantly get pressure in the 'nether region'.
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BEST SADDLE EVER. At least the best that I've owned of higher end saddles including the Selle Italia SLK and Adamo Road.

I switched to a Selle SMP Forma a while back, and I find it perfect for my semi-aggressive riding style, though I haven't gone farther on it than 20 miles, since that's the furthest I need to go for shopping purposes. So I can't vouch for comfort on really long rides yet. Like the Adamo, when properly adjusted you are only resting on your sitbones and the rest of the saddle is invisible, but it doesn't require the crazy setback that the Adamos need when not being used in a Tri setup.

I used this post as my shopping guide when picking one to try:

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I gave a try to the Selle SMP Pro because it is one of their wider models. The issue I had with it was that while the outside width may be whatever the claimed amount is, the peaked profile of the saddle made it such that the useable perch was far too narrow for my sit bones.

I'm much happier on a flatter profile saddle like the Selle Italia SMP or Diva gel flow models. To each their own, though. The construction of the Selle SMP saddles is top notch, so if it's comfortable for you, they're well worth the investment.
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