If you have issues with your current saddle or have had issues with a number of saddles in the past and wish to change your saddle as part of a saddle fit or bike fitting, then I would recommend changing to an SMP saddle. SMP provide a well designed, well thought out range of saddles, that are durable, recoverable and with a variety of profiles and padding thicknesses that help make finding the perfect saddle possible for everyone.
The only drawback with them is that they are quite expensive, the current cost is £200 for a performance saddle finished in black leather, whilst a coloured saddle costs a further £10 on top of that, however - you do get what you pay for - in this case, some heavy R&D and a 100% hand made in Italy finish.
There is a £50 test fee should you wish to try out some SMP saddles during a bike fitting. This is refundable against a saddle should you wish to purchase one afterwards.
There is a full deposit required to take a saddle out on loan for 3 weeks. If you at this point decide an SMP is not for you, then a hire fee of £50 will be deducted from that deposit.
During the saddle fitting process, we will discuss the SMP range and which saddle I think would be best suited for you initially and work from there to arrive at the right saddle for you. When both you and I are happy, I will supply you with your chosen saddle in your choice of colour.
•Please note the saddle may have to be ordered in.
Selle SMP Saddles available for test are as follows..
For a much more detailed account of SMP’s and their benefits please read the following articles by Steve Hogg here and Colby Pearce here where you will find all the information you could possibly require regarding these saddles.