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Platform of power.
With all of the saddles in Selle SMP's range, picking out which one might work best for you might be a daunting task, but we're here to help. By now you've been drawn to its striking shape and you've seen plenty on the road so you know there has to be some substance to its unique shapes and pressure-relieving profiles. In fact, most cyclists that try the saddles are immediately hooked and the only complaint we hear is how long it took them to discover Selle SMP. So with all Selle SMP saddle, the two things you'll want to consider are the amount of padding and choose your preference there, and use your pant size which corresponds to certain saddles that Selle SMP recommends. This saddle, the Men's Nymber Saddle, has a slight amount of padding which helps to keep the weight low and is recommended for cyclists with a 32-37-inch waistline.
The Nymber is quite versatile and is recommended for road, cross-country, and tri use. Its nose utilizes the unique Selle SMP signature "beak" shape that provides a flat foundation while seated, but unlike many flatter profile saddles, it helps reduce pressure on soft tissues. SMP's central channel is also incorporated, for further pressure reduction on the pudendal nerve and surrounding sensitive areas. The back of the saddle features pronounced ramping providing a perch for pushing against on the climbs and helps better divide body weight over your ischial tuberosity on either side of the channel. Furthermore, the shape reduces the overall pressure on the coccyx, increasing comfort on those long days especially over chattery roads.
The saddle uses a soft leather cover on the black version and a durable Lorica microfiber on the versions in colors. Underneath that covering is thin, elastomer foam padding for long-lasting comfort on broken tarmac and gravel, while the carbon-reinforced nylon shell is anchored into stainless steel rails that reduce corrosion while adding exceptional durability.
The Selle SMP Nymber comes in at 267mm long and 139mm wide and in a host of colors. It's handmade in Italy and has a claimed weight of 285-grams.
- Versatile saddle with comfort-boosting features
- The carbon reinforced shell drops grams with tuned flex
- Leather cover on black version or Lorica on color versions
- Stainless steel rails achieve high durability levels
- Dropped nose reduces pressure on soft tissue
- Raised back promotes efficient pedaling and climbing
- Central channel further aids in stability and support
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- Q & A
This Saddle Just Disappears Beneath You
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
A confession to start out: I searched out this saddle because my Ti bike needs some color and I really like the light blue version of the Nymber. And I don't log so many hours on the bike that I really need the saddle’s claimed medical benefits.
But oh my, this saddle is comfortable. The curvature translates into two things that I've noticed on my first 40 miles: First, you sit "in" the saddle more than "on" it. Second, you have much more of your body in contact with the saddle, reducing pressure points.
Finally, I find the "Eagle's Beak" nose design very aesthetically pleasing.
Curve means comfort
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Selle SMP makes the best saddles that I have used. The curvature provides comfort, both in the upright and racing positions. This particular saddle (Nymber) has minimal padding. This can be compensated for with a high-quality chamois in your shorts. I have a waist of 36 inches and a saddle of 138-139mm works great for me.