Rated 4 out of 5 by Max2013 Good saddle, really suits me.
Good saddle, really suits me. Parcel arrived very quickly
10 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Briggsy Excellent Saddle, Worth every Penny
I bought this saddle as the standard one that came with the bike diddnt suit my body or riding style. With a standard saddle i found i would quickly become sore in the "under carriage" and occasionally get a blister in my right groin region.
The change to the Selle SMP was instantly noticeable. With the central channel there was no friction at all. The cut out at the rear totally cut out any interference with my coxyc bone and it felt as if the saddle wasn't even there. I found the padding perfect for me and my buttock bones sit perfectly.
Sure, on my first ride i had to stop three times to make minor adjustments to height, angle and distance to handle bars, but one it was in the right place the rest of my ride was a joy and my cycling from now on will be totally different.. If like me you have any issues with a saddle, i urge you to try this one, for the cost i think it could rival any three times the price. Thank you Selle and CRC for changing my ride!
13 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous function over form
Very pleased with this saddle, the look is quirky but grows on you. The saddle is very well made, superbly comfortable and good value for money . nuff said!
26 November 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Info for Australian and NZ purchasers
I ordered this saddle from a supplier in Sydney, as being outside the EU I could not order it from Chain reaction. I placed my order on Wednesday last week and it arrived to me this morning (the following Monday) in Darwin. I popped it on my tri bike and did 30kms this arvo with no problems. This is the second Selle SMP saddle I have bought, my first I bought from Chain Reaction and is on my MTB. See my review for the Selle SMP TRK Ladies saddle.
I am really impressed with this saddle as I havent ridden my tri bike since moving to Darwin in 2006. My previous saddle I would not be able to sit comfortably for more than the first couple of kilometres. With the SMP Extra, today was the first time I had that sense of the kilometres melting away. I managed 10km at average speed of 33.6kmhr and over 20kms I averaged 31.2kmhr. Amazing since I am untrained for road cycling. Back in 2005 when I was competing in triathlons, my best average race speed over 20km was 32kmhr. The SMP range certainly helps with power transefer to the pedals rather than moving around wasting energy trying to get comfortable. I have also noticed a reduction in foot numbness, which I have been prone to in my left foot. Keen to get back on to for another ride, for the first time I believe I will get my average speed up to 35kmhr - previously just a dream, but now seemingly within reach.
Good value for money, so if you are having difficulties with your current saddle causing unreasonable soreness, I recommend trying the SMP range. I started have started with the low end saddles, and cannot rave about them enough. The nose does seem a little wide, and rubs on the thigh, but it is such a minor thing compared with the overall comfort. I have no genital soreness at all, just sore sit bones as expected. I strongly recommend this saddle and the SMP range to anyone with pain from riding.
18 July 2011
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