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Selle SMP Dynamic Saddle

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    That feeling.

    Undercarriage starting to tingle, in a bad way, during a long ride? It might be time for a new saddle, like the Selle SMP Dynamic Saddle. It's all about reducing pressure in key sensitive zones, with a dramatically dropped nose to provide a flat base without exerting excess stress on your down-belows. There's also an extra-large central channel to relieve pressure on soft tissue areas, and the back of saddle is raised to help you achieve an efficient pedaling position without the pain of squashed sit bones.

    Selle built the Dynamic's shell from a composite of nylon and carbon, which gives you a firm pedaling platform that won't transmit excessive road vibrations into your rear. The cushion comes from the foam elastomer padding, which is firm but forgiving, and the exterior of the saddle is either leather or Lorica, depending on color. Both are durable and smooth, and there's no weight difference to speak of. Finally, the Dynamic clamps to your seatpost via rugged stainless steel rails, so you can ride as hard as you can with no slippage or bending.

    • Nylon and carbon composite shell
    • Leather (black) or Lorica (white) cover
    • Foam elastomer padding
    • Stainless steel rails
    • Item #SLL0004

    Tech Specs

    Rails
    steel
    Shell
    nylon carbon reinforced
    Cover
    leather/Lorica
    Seat Length
    274mm
    Seat Width
    138mm
    Claimed Weight
    260g
    Recommended Use
    cycling

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    The perfect girlfriend

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Sorry to rain on the love fest but, for me it was like that perfect girlfriend that I couldn't live with 24/7. After 6-8 happy years WTB discontinued the Devo which put me in the market for a new saddle.

    I have multiple friends that ride SMPs and everyone loves them. I got a chance to do short rides on the Composit and the Dynamic. When I found a 20% coupon I stuck a crowbar in my wallet and bought a Dynamic which with thin padding seemed the safer choice than the unpadded Compsit. This was early last year I did a couple of rides in Feb before a ski vacation and got serious about set up in March. During this time I kept the Devo on one bike and was constantly back and forth. It took a couple of months, but we finally came to terms. By the time June rolled around I was riding about 200 miles a week and it became my preferred saddle. For the first hour I was aware that the padding was thin, but shape seemed to work and 3 hours later it seemed to disappear.

    July rolls around and I jumped at the chance to pick up a used clean one owner model for the second bike.

    This is where things quickly went south. My serious riding started before LeMond made his comeback and in almost 30 years I could count the saddle sores I've had on one hand. But boom a week later I have one and I can't get rid of one before another pops up. Alcohol, chamois cream, antibacterial cream, hydrocortisone, changing immediately after riding; nothing helps. Sometime in August I hit up the Doc for some triamcinolone cream (choice of champions) and expected miracles. It barely made a difference and next month I'm asking for the stronger version. I still can't get rid of one before another to take its place. Finally in October I give up and pull off the SMPs and experience sweet relieve.

    So what went wrong? I believe more than the wide cutout or the funky nose the defining feature of the SMP is the fore/aft dip which distributes the load font to back. Don't get me wrong I like a fore/aft dip, but the dynamic has significantly less effective width and the rear of the saddle just didn't carry it's share of the load.

    Before you even consider an SMP google Steve Hogg SMP. Read it, think about it, and repeat several times. You'll learn things you never knew existed. They do distribute weight fore/aft but for me the critical thing seemed to be effective width which is determined by how flat the saddle is side to side. I'm not sure exactly what his methodology is , but I got good correlation using the highly scientific method of laying a flat stick across the wide part of the seat and sliding a .25" shim in from the sides until they touched and measuring between them. The devo had ~30 mm extra effective width. The extra effective width means more weight is carried on the rear of the saddle. All the other saddles in the garage that I can tolerate are also effectively wider. It's not as simple as one number because where maximum effective width occurs and the taper rate can vary widely between saddles.

    I spent my career at NASA and had a chance to study a lot of stress plots. So try to follow me on the technical details; the more weight there is on the back of the saddle means less in the crotch area where the sores popped up. If that's too technical we could integrate the pressure times the differential area along the X-axis to clarify.

    I tried one more time in November and 7 hours riding in 2 days was enough to give me another sore. I rode almost 8k miles last year probably half on the SMP Dynamic so if you have comments that I just need $300 shorts, or that I'll get used to it, or it needs one more adjustment, please keep them to yourself.

    In hindsight the wider effective width of the Composit would probably work better for me, but I'm not going to spent the money to find out. The weird thing is unlike girlfriends even looking back I can't see anything to indicate there was a problem.

    It's the go to!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Took a long time to try this saddle due to the price, wish I would have tried it first! Yes it's goofy looking, but hands down has the most contact of any saddle I've tried. Meaning more contact = distribution of weight on you nether soft tissues = more time riding without irritation.

    I've found it works great tilted 5* nose down.

    Comfort

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is the second one I own. It is instantly comfortable and not binding in areas that other saddles grab you. I love the freedom to move around on long rides and still feel comfortable.

    Test ride.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I test rode this saddle and the SMP 209. Bought the 209. But I wish I had tried this one longer. My impressions of the SMP line of saddles:

    First, gentlemen, it is really important to protect the soft tissues around the perineum while riding 2-3 (or more) hours in the saddle. Urological problems can develop (ouch!) if the perineal area (including the pudental nerve) is compressed for long periods of time; especially if you ride in an aggressive forward position. Hence, the Selle SMP line of saddles.

    That said, saddle choice is extremely personal. Variables such as specific physiology (sit bone width), position on the bike, fitness level, and BMI result in... no size/model works best for everyone.

    So, SMP makes a lot of models. Check out the SMP website (or google Steve Hogg) for fit and correct model info. It seems the "Dynamic" or the "Lite 209" (inexplicable name) are the models to buy for most fit male riders of average pelvis width.

    100% hand made in Italy (and beautifully so), real leather (in black).

    *Important note: Setting up this saddle properly on your bike (usually nose down 2-5%) is essential to this saddle working properly. So check out the SMP website (or google Steve Hogg fitting) for proper set-up advice.