We always say what sort of saddle is ultimately an individual choice. What works for just one person’s bum might make not work for another, but Selle SMP is decided to improve that with the meticulous study of riding positions and the functional analysis of the interactions with various parts of your body and the saddle.
Selle SMP was founded in 1947 and is really a true pioneer in the saddle making industry. Nowadays with popularity in over 50 countries, Selle SMP features a vast following of loyal customers. Perhaps it’s because Selle SMP has spent over 60 years perfecting the ergonomics of the saddle. Lifesteal From cutouts to curvature, they’ve studied and analyzed the intricacies of the body in order to produce a whole product line that consistently strives for perfection. The goal is to create superior saddles that are durable, lightweight and above all, comfortable. Fortunately they are succeeding.
Currently the top of the Selle SMP product line is the STRIKE. The STRIKE series is available in many different designs to accommodate each and every different physical characteristic a rider may have. Sounds intricate, but saddles are intricate. Each model in the STRIKE series has common (and patented) characteristics such as the original beak of the saddle nose. Each Selle SMP saddle is specifically made to give the rider a flat base for support while sitting for those long climbs. The flat foot of the beak also helps on the downhill slopes by offering significantly greater thigh control of the bicycle. The channel taking place the biggest market of the STRIKE series has wider dimensions than most cutouts you may find on the market today. In fact, you are able to almost stick all of your hand in there so you realize it will have the ability to accommodate your entire soft tissue parts. Another serious problem cyclists face with each saddle is the specific seating pattern. The STRIKE series is designed to cuddle the buttocks and the reduced the main pelvic bones (the ischial tuberosities to be specific) to prevent squashing, squashing or else uncomfortable keeping the coccyx permitting gentle ins and outs from the rear when the floor requires this type of dismount.
Let’s face it, when it comes to saddles, we’re all concerned with this “soft parts” ;.Since our soft parts are your body parts that are in near constant connection with the saddle, and the soft parts are crucial to ones’ happiness, several physicians did research on the effects of Selle SMP saddles on the genital-perineal regions. And we quote, “It’s the geometry of this saddle that, by redistributing your body weight onto the buttocks, the ischial tuberosities, the ischium freeing the perineal plane, prevents the squashing of the neurovascular structures that run medially to the ischial tuberosites. Furthermore, the depression in the rear part prevents the coccyx from touching the saddle, thus preventing repercussions brought on by the unevenness of the floor which could affect the spine.” WHEW, that was long winded and technical. Basically, in layman’s terms, that means that the Selle SMP won’t squish your privates.