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Design/Ergonomics

Ergonomics is a science that studies the interaction between individuals and technologies. The quality of the relationship between the user and the means used is determined by the ergonomic level. The most important requisites that determine this level is safety, followed by adaptability, usability, comfort, pleasantness, comprehensibility, etc. The objective of ergonomics is to analyze the effects of technology on people, in terms of health, performance and behaviour.

Ergonomics is a preventive discipline, with the purpose of studying how to avoid damaging effects.

In order to create the SMP range we set a fundamental objective:

  • Reduce pressure on the perineum and the consequent pressing of neuro-vascular structures in order to decrease the incidence of genitourinary problems and disorders in cyclists.

To pursue this objective we set further goals: our saddles must have an innovative design and top quality.

Research and development activities led to defining exclusive patents with regard to shape, curvature and the dimensions of the various parts that make up the saddle.

All models are characterized by common and exclusive features of SMP production:

  • The nose of the saddle: the characteristic "beak" shape has been designed to provide a flat base for strain when sitting, for example when facing long uphill climbs and as help in descents, offering greater bike control using the thighs. Furthermore, the most important thing is that testicles are not pressed upward.
  • The central channel: its unusual dimensions permit the rectum, prostrate, pudendal vein, the dorsal vein and artery of the penis, scrotum and testicles, the vulva and clitoris to not undergo any pressure.
  • Cyclist's sitting position: body weight is divided between the rear and the lower part of the ischial tuberosities. The position is favoured by the back profile shaped in such a way to avoid pressure on the coccyx when riding on rough roads.
  • The length of the bars/frame: it permits any cyclist to find the correct position on the saddle, making installation particularly simple and efficacious on practically any frame/saddle support combination.
SMP Pro Saddles Design

CARBON FIBER

  1. The "top" in terms of design, Product Design Award winners.
  2. Dedicated to cyclists who seek comfort and weight of carbon fibre.
  3. Especially indicated for road-racing and Mtb.
  4. No padding and thus intended for those who like a hard seat.
  5. Two basic models to let you make the right choice according to the various pelvis builds.
  6. "Full Carbon" version with unidirectional carbon fibre frame (7.1 x 9.6 mm) which, thanks to its flexibility, helps to absorb vibrations and thus reduce the consequences of micro-traumas.

Models:

  • Full Carbon Lite
  • Full Carbon
  • Carbon Lite
  • Carbon

COVERED WITHOUT PADDING

  1. Dedicated to cyclists who like a hard seat and light weight. Indicated for road racing and mtb.
  2. Black version with leather cover and microfiber in coloured versions. Elastomerized nylon 12 saddle body reinforced with carbon fibre.
  3. Three basic models to let you make the right choice according to the various pelvis builds.
  4. CRB version with unidirectional carbon fibre frame (7.1 x 9.6 mm) available on some models upon request which, thanks to its flexibility, helps to absorb vibrations and thus reduce the consequences of micro-traumas.
  5. Available in seven colours and in the Lady version (white or black).

Models:

  • Composit
  • Chrono
  • Forma

PADDED

Dedicated to cyclists who, in addition to comfort, are looking for a saddle that helps to better cushion rough terrain and protect them as much as possible against potential micro-traumas caused by the terrain. Padding is made of foamed elastomer: a material with extraordinary elastic memory (does not yield or lose shape over time) and which adapts to the user's build.

  1. Black version with leather cover and microfiber in coloured versions. Nylon 12 saddle body reinforced with carbon fibre.
  2. Nine basic models to choose from according to the type of use and various pelvis builds.
  3. CRB version with unidirectional carbon fibre frame (7.1 x 9.6 mm) available on some models upon request which, thanks to its flexibility, helps to absorb vibrations and thus reduce the consequences of micro-traumas.
  4. Available in seven colours and in the Lady version (white or black).
  Models:  
 
  • Evolution
  • Stratos
  • Glider
  • Dynamic
  • Drakon
  • Lite 209
  • Avant
  • Pro
  • Plus

JUNIOR

  1. Dedicated to young cyclist and mini-athletes aged 8 - 14.
  2. Two models to choose from according to the type of use: with and without padding.
  3. Black version with leather cover and microfiber in coloured versions. Co-polymer polypropylene saddle body.
  4. Lite Junior padding is made of foamed elastomer: a material with extraordinary elastic memory (does not yield or lose shape over time) and which adapts to the user's build.
  5. Available in seven colours.
  Models:
 
  • Lite Junior
  • Chrono
SMP Pro Saddles