Selle SMP and Selle Italia
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    Selle SMP and Selle Italia

    Are these the same companies? Has anyone ridden the SMP? I can't find any reviews and it is a rather pricy saddle. THat said, I'm in the market and want my twigs and berries to be safe.

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    Not the same company.
    Selle SMP website http://www.sellesmp.com/en/default.htm
    Selle Italia website http://www.selleitalia.com/

    And just to add to the confusion there's also Selle San Marco, http://www.sellesanmarco.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by GerryR
    Not the same company.
    Selle SMP website http://www.sellesmp.com/en/default.htm
    Selle Italia website http://www.selleitalia.com/

    And just to add to the confusion there's also Selle San Marco, http://www.sellesanmarco.com/
    Great! Does "selle" mean saddle in italian???

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    I have a Selle SMP Stratos and can't ride without it. It's perfect for me.
    They do have various versions with different widths and lengths but
    only you can figure out if it's good for you by trying a couple out.

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    plural

    Quote Originally Posted by LyncStar
    Great! Does "selle" mean saddle in italian???

    "selle" means "saddles." the singular is "sella"

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    I think that the SMP saddles are freakin' awesome. Just figure out how wide your seatbones are (go to a bike shop that has a device to measure this), then look at the SMP website @ the various widths. Ebay has the best prices, and they have good ebay resale value if you decide you don't like it. If you DO like it, then it's worth every penny.
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    I agree. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138
    I think that the SMP saddles are freakin' awesome.
    I weigh 144 and I'm using the Selle SMP Glider and it's perfect! Best seat I've had in many, many years of cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyncStar
    Are these the same companies? Has anyone ridden the SMP? I can't find any reviews and it is a rather pricy saddle. THat said, I'm in the market and want my twigs and berries to be safe.
    Selle means sit in Italian, I think. That is the reason a lot of companies that sell saddles have the word selle.

    Saddle Italia
    Saddle SMP
    Saddle San Marco

    are three different companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andresmuro
    Selle means sit in Italian, I think.
    Nope, means saddles.
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    +1 on Selle SMP. I have two - SMP Stratos and SMP Evolution (two road bikes). For me Stratos is more comfortable (more padding) but even Evolution is a good fit. No numbness anywhere. Critical to position correctly, all weight must be carried by your two sit-bones and the only place to sit is on the widest rear part of the seat. This is not the seat you slide back and forth on, you find the sweet spot and you sit on it. Make sure it's level, high point of nose to high point of tail along the whole length of the seat. To set it I put the level on the 1 foot long ruler first that covers the whole seat front to back. Easy. Hard part is to know the fore/aft position of any seat, here you have to experiment or get a good bike fitter to help. SMP has very long rails and rear-set position so dont be surprised if you have to move it more forward compared to all other seats. Think of where the sit-bone are positioned on old and new SMP seat. Expensive but still a BUY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GerryR
    Nope, means saddles.
    I meant seat, not sit. But as you and other point it is plural.

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