SMP TRK Mens Saddle (Blue)

SMP TRK Mens Saddle (Blue)

SMP TRK Mens Saddle (Blue)
@ The Selle SMP TRK men’s saddle features comfort padding over a pronounced saddle curve, drop nose and air channel design. Perfect for city trekking and indoor training. The TRK provides a precise fit that distributes body weight between the glutei and the lower part of the pelvis, ventilating and allowing continuous blood flow, while minimizing perineal pressure.

  • Weight: 395 grams
  • Dimensions: 280mm x 160mm
  • Padding: Soft Polyurethane
  • Designed for everyday city use

List Price: $ 79.99

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  1. 29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wide sitting bones? This is what you need., March 23, 2012
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    M. Franz (Georgia) –
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    Unless you purchase a comfort bike, most stock bicycle saddles tend to have a maximum width of roughly 14 to 15 centimeters. This width is chosen because it accommodates a wide range of riders and thus, is almost a universal fit – although not necessarily a great one. However, if the width of your sitting bones falls outside of the norm, a standard saddle will likely cause you quite a bit of discomfort.

    For me, riding was often accompanied by a sore butt and numbness in other areas – neither made riding a bike particularly fun. Thus, I decided to spent a bit of time researching the various saddle designs and finally settled on the SMP TRK. Generally speaking, I think I would have liked to prefer test-riding the saddle, but none of my LBS had this saddle available. Thus, I simply took a chance by purchasing it sight unseen, if you will.

    Previously, I had measured my sitting bones to be 13.9 cm apart (most men seem to be around 10 cm, give or take a few). Thus, using a stock saddle meant that my sitting bones were essentially placed on the saddle’s rim – not a comfortable situation to be in. Hence, I was looking for a saddle that would easily accommodate my wide sitting bones. I also wanted to make sure that my new saddle would be designed to reduce the chance of more numbness while still giving me the control that a saddle’s “nose” bestows upon a rider.

    The SMP was one of the few options that, theoretically at least, appeared to meet all my requirements.

    For the past 300+ miles, this saddle has now been on my bike – and I love it. Not a single pain in the proverbial butt, no numbness, and no chafing. I will say that my initial impression was that the saddle was not exactly super comfortable. However, after a few hundred miles, I no longer feel this way. After having had such tremendous problems with my stock saddle, I had initially resorted to trying out a Bontrager saddle that my wife has on her MTB (Bontrager Dulce). My first impression of that saddle was that it was very, very comfortable and that the SMP was nowhere near the same comfort level. Still, at this point in time, I feel extremely comfortable when riding my bike.

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  2. 32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Comfortable and protective, August 14, 2012
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    Northghost (Central MI) –

    I spent all spring and summer experimenting with various seats in my search for the right one. I increased my cycling last spring after retirement. Before then I only spent weekends on my bike so the seat did not bother me too much. After about a 150 mile break in period this seat sometimes feels like I’m riding on air. This is the cheapest of the SMP line by far. The designs of all are very similar with weight being the major difference, but this does not matter to me. I was worried about numbness and pressure on my perineal nerve but this seat seems to relieve this. After all, while cycling is one of my favorite activities, sex still thumps it.
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