After the enthusiastic testimony of the cyclists that are using it, after having been the object of an important medical and scientific research, SMP multiplies the range to give each cyclist the model most suitable to his physical structure and to the type of use.
The original beak of the saddle nose, designed to supply a flat base for efforts when sitting for long climbs that have to be faced and as a help in downhill slopes, offering greater thigh control of the bicycle.
The central channel of the saddle is an uncommon characteristic because of its dimensions: almost a whole hand can be put in there and this prevents crushing of the anus, prostate, venae pudendae, deep dorsal vein and artery of the penis, scrotum and testicles in men, and the labia majora and minora and the clitoris, in women.
The length of the bars makes installation particularly easy on practically any combination of frame/saddle pillar.
Rated 5 out of 5 by IvoV Great saddle, not cheap
Very comfortable, even for bigger rider like myself (191cm, 90kg).
To many Italian flags on the saddle though.
09 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Could this be the Holy Grail?
Have had this saddle only 3 weeks, but I've held back about singing its praises until I'd done some longer rides. It is brilliant. I feel like I have more energy than before because I'm not fatiguing in the saddle like I used to, ie shifting about, sliding up and down to get comfortable and getting numb and a sore lower back. All these problems are gone. All the pressure and weight is distributed in the correct places and the width seems perfect.
I chose the Lite 209 based on the chart (http://www.smpselle.com/smp4bike/en/support/selection-table) on the Selle SMP website. The Lite 209 has similar dimensions to the Glider, Carbon and Full Carbon saddles - basically a average width for a M, L or XL rider. The extra padding the Lite 209 is meant to have is fairly minimal, not sure I'd want any less but you could save 50 grams by going with the Glider.
The quality is excellent, clearly a premium saddle with great attention to detail and good quality and well stitched leather.
18 April 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous My third SMP saddle
This is my third SMP saddle. I tried the carbon but it was a bit to hard for the pitted UK roads. I have a Stratos on my road bike and now a Lite 209 on my Bianchi Methanol 9300. Just been out today for a 15 mile ride, I find these saddles to be extremely comfortable. This saddle replaced the stock Selle San Marco Aspide which has little padding. I chose the Lite 209 as it has a bit more padding than the Stratos.
I thoroughly recommend this saddle.
23 December 2010