Getting into the Saddle

Selle SMP ergonomics
Selle SMP ergonomics

Here at revolution HQ we’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about saddles. There seem to be two different trains of thought on this subject. The old fashioned tourers always go for a Brooks, a big springy leather thing, much like what you’d find on a 1950’s butchers bike. The theory behind these is that, over time, the leather will mould to the shape of your body. The other option is to go for a modern gel saddle with large cut outs to prevent squashing of certain sensitive areas. While the Brooks has the stood the test of time, the modern ones have been tested by technology. Here’s what the guys at Selle SMP saddles have to say about theirs.

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 cyclist’s seating pattern on the SMP4BIKE saddle is shared between the buttocks and the lower part of the pelvic bones (the ischial tuberosities) and the position is favoured by the shape of its rear which prevents squashing of the coccyx on uneven ground.

Now, after months of research, we believe we’ve found the saddle that we’re looking for.


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