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    SMP and specialized saddle demo's online?

    Hello,

    I would like to ask if any of you know a website where I could buy a demo time for some SMP's or Toupe / Romin saddles?

    I dont want to spend big money without trying first. you help is really appreciated.

    thanks

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    Spec is only at the dealers and it's not at every dealer.

    I don't know about SMP
    It's a fire road.............
    I'm on a road bike..........

    They have enough in common to blast down it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luisfer99 View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to ask if any of you know a website where I could buy a demo time for some SMP's or Toupe / Romin saddles?

    I dont want to spend big money without trying first. you help is really appreciated.

    thanks

    You maybe close to a LBS or maybe not. But if you are, it's a good way to start. I went yesterday to demo a Specialized Romin Evo. Doesn't cost me anything. They took a copy of my driver's license and CC. My LBS have both Specialized, SMP, and Fizik (except for Fizik Kurve which I really want to try).

    They said I can borrow it for a week.

    Good Luck!

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    Nonstopciclismo.com used to offer SMP saddle demos. You might send them an email.

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    It took me 3 saddles to finally find the one that I can trully ride for over 5 hours without an issue. SMP Dynamic Carbon. I now own 3 of them.

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    unfortunately I am not. the closest bike shop os 2.5 hrs drive from town. This is why I am trying my luck only. thanks!

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    Getting an accurate sit bone width measurement will really help you zero in on a new saddle if you are unable to find a demo program. Check this out: Cheek to Cheek - Sit Bone Measuring Tool
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    I demo'd an SMP saddle through "The Pros Stuff" website. Here's the link: Saddles & Posts

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    I cant help with demo but this may help you with SMP choice:

    ALL ABOUT SMP’S Bike Fit Pelvic Steve Hogg's Bike Fitting Website

    I have been riding on SMP since 2008, very happy, but saddle position is *critical* to success, as with any saddle. You will need a dial protractor (seat nose angle measuring device) to properly this the nose/tail angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgrat View Post
    I demo'd an SMP saddle through "The Pros Stuff" website. Here's the link: Saddles & Posts
    Thanks , I have contacted them but they are out saddles right now. they told me will notify me when they get anything back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jared@WKYC View Post
    Getting an accurate sit bone width measurement will really help you zero in on a new saddle if you are unable to find a demo program. Check this out: Cheek to Cheek - Sit Bone Measuring Tool
    Thanks, will take a look to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luisfer99 View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to ask if any of you know a website where I could buy a demo time for some SMP's or Toupe / Romin saddles?

    I dont want to spend big money without trying first. you help is really appreciated.

    thanks
    I just remembered...glorycycles.com have demo saddles. They are located in South Carolina. I've bought couple of things from them before but haven't tried their demo program.

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jared@WKYC View Post
    Getting an accurate sit bone width measurement will really help you zero in on a new saddle if you are unable to find a demo program. Check this out: Cheek to Cheek - Sit Bone Measuring Tool
    You can do this with a piece of aluminum foil and a towel.
    Or a piece of soft cardboard and chalk.
    How to Measure Sit Bone Width For Bicycle Saddle Selection - YouTube

    For what's worth, my saddles are SMP Forma.
    Last edited by mikerp; 03-15-2013 at 09:04 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikerp View Post
    You can do this with a piece of aluminum foil and a towel.
    Or a piece of soft cardboard and chalk.
    How to Measure Sit Bone Width For Bicycle Saddle Selection - YouTube

    For what's worth, my saddles are SMP Forma.
    +1

    I was looking at this video the other day and about to try it but when I stopped by my LBS, they have a special measuring tool and they went ahead and measured my sit bone so I can demo their saddle.

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