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Selle SMP Drakon

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    4.557

    7 Reviews

    Details

    No pressure.

    Selle SMP’s new Drakon is designed to give you support, and relief, where you need it most. The Drakon’s pressure-free perineum region ensures the comfort you need for a long day in the saddle.

    The Drakon falls between the Lite 209 and Dynamic in Selle SMP’s lineup. It features a moderate profile and a minimal amount of padding, and it's intended for riders with medium-width pelvises. The nose’s “beak” shape provides a flat base while sitting without excessive pressure, and the saddle’s prominent central channel further reduces pressure on the pudendal nerve and surrounding soft tissue. In addition, Selle SMP raised the back of the saddle to improve the pedaling position. The saddle’s shape also reduces overall pressure on the coccyx.

    The Drakon features durable nylon/carbon shell on stainless steel rails, and the saddle’s foam elastomer padding is wrapped in leather (for the black version) or a Lorica microfiber (for the colored version).

    • Pressure-free perineum region
    • Moderate profile
    • “Beak” shape nose
    • Pronounced central channel
    • Back of the saddle is raised
    • Item #SLL0002

    Tech Specs

    Rails
    steel
    Shell
    nylon carbon reinforced
    Cover
    leather/Lorica
    Seat Length
    276 mm
    Seat Width
    138 mm
    Claimed Weight
    285 g
    Recommended Use
    cycling

    Tech Specs

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    Works for the ladies too!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There are many reasons for females to consider a "women's specific saddle". Anatomy is just different. However, there are many saddles that will work across genders. I believe the Drakon to be one of them. The large range of fore/aft and nose up/down allows each individual to dial in what works for them. I rode with an allen wrench easily accessible for the first few rides to make on-the-fly adjustments until I found the best position for me. I have this saddle on my bikepacking/gravel/commuting bike and have found the Drakon to work great in all those applications. SMP's saddles are shaped similarly. What will distinguish them is the amount of padding and the width. The Drakon has a medium amount of padding and a width of 138mm. Shoot me an email at kharker@backcountry.com if you want to talk about this saddle or any others!

    No more numbness!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Like other reviewers have said, saddle choice is often a personal thing and something that works for one person may not work for another. That being said, this thing works great for me.

    Most men will agree, any sort of pain or numbness in the gentleman's area is not only a bad thing, but can also be pretty terrifying. The wide cutout of this saddle combined with the drop-nose completely alleviates the numbness I was experiencing before, and it has enough padding to prevent sit bone pain on longer mountain bike rides. It is a bit heavy which is why I only gave it 4 stars, but I will definitely be keeping it and moving it from bike to bike, I think I've found my saddle.

    Sitting on a Dream

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The SMP Drakon is a dream to sit on. Significant improvement over my prior Specialized Romin. No more numb-ness on long rides or climbs. The sit bones stay engaged and the mid-saddle SMP swoop does it's job to maintain blood flow. Bonus, it's a great looking saddle!

    Sitting on a Dream

    sweet perineal relief

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Saddles are a highly personal item, so I can't say whether this saddle will work for you, but I can tell you what it's good for.

    If you've experienced pressure on your perineum, numbness on your genitals, or even rubbing on the outer edge of your saddle, this one could be worth a shot. While the saddle does afford great benefits in relieving sensitive areas, it does really only afford one riding position e.g. shifting myself forward on a long climb felt pretty weird.

    Like any saddle, this isn't for everyone, but it's a great solution to a few problems that no rider really wants to deal with.



    Happy fanny!

      I've been riding 'flat' saddles all my biking life but was encouraged to try one of these by a friend who rides a Dynamic model. In the 'Forma' series you have the Forma which is essentially the shell with a leather cover, then three additional models using the same shell with increasing amounts (thicknesses) of padding, the Dynamic, the Drakon, and the Lite 209. I test rode a Dynamic and liked very much. I decided to order the Drakon and get a little more padding. What I found is that as you increase padding you increase the size of the saddle. As I have ridden the saddle a few times, I cannot return for the Dynamic which is what I prefer. My mistake. Yet, it is still so much more comfortable than any of my previous saddles which include models of Prologo, and Fizik. Takes a little more work to set up than most. I would suggest that this saddle is one you should test before buying. Quality of materials and craftsmanship look very good. Black is covered with real leather.

      Found my pelvic match!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      ive tried numerous saddles including fizik line up. After 60 + miles experienced numbness. Finally decided smp saddle for urologic health reasons. Composit, evolution a bit too narrow for me. If your considering smp saddles, start with Drakon you can't go wrong.Cheers!

      Well crafted but not for all seat rails

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

      This is a very well crafted saddle, as expected for a high end Italian made good, BUT...be aware that there are some very specific requirements for the seat rail clamps, so not all post will work with these saddles. Selle SMP has the manuals on their website so check them out in advance. I got a great price and fast shipping from Competitive Cyclist but didn't realize this product isn't listed as compatible with my seat mast system so had to return it.

      Is this the 2013 or 2014 version? Also, do you know what the difference is between the two model years? I can't seem to find anything online, so my guess is that it is completely possible there is no difference. Thanks!