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Selle SMP TRK Saddle?

Old 08-29-16, 08:39 AM
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Selle SMP TRK Saddle?

Any experience with this saddle? I want white.

https://www.amazon.com/SMP-TRK-Mens-...lle+smp+saddle
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Old 08-29-16, 05:53 PM
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I have this saddle. I love it. Very comfortable. I actually also purchased the women's model for my wife a couple of months ago. She likes hers as well.
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Old 08-29-16, 07:21 PM
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There's 149 reviews on the Amazon site you posted for the black one. 77% are 5 stars. Did you read those?

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Old 08-29-16, 07:48 PM
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I like the black. I think it's a little too padded for me, but I'm not spending $250 (or even $150) on a seat that's higher in the line and lower in padding before I do a lot of miles on the TRK - up to now, my longest ride has been 25 miles.

Knowing nothing about why you want this, all I can say is 1) I like it; 2) give yourself a while to get used to it; 3) you have to sit square on it - many of us ride to one side
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Old 08-29-16, 10:17 PM
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I want white because it won't absorb summer heat from the sun like a dark seat.
I read the reviews. As I am reading the reviews on here. I did not like the review about the white coming off. Maybe this rider was just to vigorous? Don't know. I could still see me riding off to the side. I only do that occasionally in the heat.
My current seat is off of an old Centurion I had. The seat is very comfortable. But it's black, and I want something that might give my groin a brake in the heat from sweating so much. I know it's primarily for reduced numbness, but I never have that issue. I am small at 5'11 155LBS. And my but is small. I can't stand many of the light weight, narrow road bike seats. They are awful!
Boy I can't wait until this awful season is over!
Been biking for years, and still hate summer!

Okay, purchased.

The old Trek 1200 I ride is the black frame with pink lettering. So white handlebar tape, with a white seat looks good. And hopefully this seat will be comfortable, and cooler to ride on.

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Old 08-31-16, 07:06 AM
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While the padding in those saddles is thick, it is not dense. It's easy to compress it to the pan. You'll be better off with an ISM. I have both. The ISMs are much better.
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I don't think a white seat will feel any cooler than black...
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Old 08-31-16, 02:50 PM
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I'm not finding that the padding of my TRK is getting compressed, perhaps because I usually ride on the drops with my pelvis rolled forward - i.e. not on the 2 big pillows - or perhaps because it's still new.

I'll accept that the ISM is better for some people, but the SMP is clearly better for others. Other seats also have their partisans. (The Brooks B17 seems to have the most happy users; alas, it stopped working for me.) I tried the ISM but it became essentially unridable after 150 miles ... but it's a brilliant design (as is the SMP) that obviously works well for a lot of people.

But it's not easy to predict what saddle one person will like best....
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