SMP Premier Saddle sizing and test center
We are a premier saddle
sizing and test center for Selle
SMP brand of saddles for over 10 years.
We are the first US dealer to
receive the Selle SMP S-Tool, the newest Saddle Finder sizing
technology released in mid 2020.
We have created the most
advanced, customer friendly saddle testing methodology so you
can be sized for a range of saddle and test them before you buy
any one saddle.
We stock 16+ test saddle models
you can try out so you can find the right one after a real life
bike riding test on your own back roads
Ready for saddle sizing and testing or for a bike fit
that includes a saddle fit?
Call us to make your reservation. We work on
appointment only (see
here how to schedule).
We look forward to seeing you!
HOW DOES THE S-TOOL SADDLE SIZING TOOL WORK?
The S-Tool is a Selle SMP
Proprietary technology that measures accurately the width of
your ischial bones to determine a range of saddles compatible
with your seat bones.
The accurate measurement of the
saddle width is only the first step.
The profile of
your ischial bones and soft tissue development play a key role
in saddle sizing and finding the right saddle for your comfort.
That's why we don't stop at
finding your saddle width. Many saddle brands want you to
believe that width is the only measurement that matters - so
they can sell saddles easily online and without the expert
advice you may find at a bike shop or bike fitter.
That's powerful marketing, but
it fails the test of time - and real life road test.
We don't believe that you
should buy blindly a saddle solely based on a single
SADDLE COMFORT TESTING IN-STUDIO
That's why we are a saddle
test center - for over 10 years.
We prefer to test
for the right saddle profile giving you personal comfort within
your width range - before you buy.
A customer demonstrating the use
of the Selle SMP S-Tool. Sitting in a pre-determined
position, the S-Tool technology measures accurately the
width of your seat bones. The width is the guidance for
selecting a range of saddle profiles compatible with
|There is no better
testing than your own feelings. How does a saddle
match your expectations of fit and comfort?
We developed the only test sizing and
saddle fit methodology that leverages the Selle SMP
S-Tool, our deep knowledge of the saddle range and
real-time saddle testing.
The process is done aboard our
proprietary sizing bicycle simulating your own bike
Once we have your saddle width
assessed with the Selle SMP S-Tool, we invite you aboard
of our sizing bicycle and we install a series of saddle
models that qualified you for based on your bone width.
Each saddle tested is tuned to
your body: the Selle SMP saddles have an amazing range
of tune-ability that allows them to match your
seat bone profile to perfection.
We rapidly change saddle models so
you can experience back-to-back several saddle profiles.
We evaluate your saddle fit leveraging our expertise,
and your feedback is the ultimate decision maker.
|This will give you a clear
appreciation of saddle profile differences and can begin
the process of selection of the saddle you like the
After the sizing with the S-Tool,
the saddles in your profile range are actively tested
aboard a sizing bicycle that simulates your bike. We can
rapidly test several saddles while you pedal under
simulated loads by a smart trainer.
customers narrow down their selection to one or two
saddles during the in-studio saddle sizing and testing.
Many are positive of their
selection during this phase and purchase their preferred
saddle at this stage.
Those who prefer to do more
extended testing can choose to do the real-life road
At this point, it would be ideal
to install the saddle on the customer bike as part of a
bike fit: it would assure the ideal conditions for
testing, comfort and bicycle performance.
|Some customers may opt for saddle
The saddle is
installed on the bike, tuned and you get to go ride it
in real life.
It's not enough to find
you the right saddle width. The saddle must also match
the profile of your seat bones. There's no better tool
than your own perception. We test several saddle
profiles in studio and then you can road test the saddle
of your choice in real riding conditions.
We always recommend 3-4 rides that
represent a typical mix of your cycling activities: a couple of
mid-week short rides and a couple of long weekend rides.
You have a week to test the saddle. Plenty
WHY SELLE SMP
Selle SMP has established
itself as the leader in saddle design for resolving uro-genital
problems and provide both performance and comfort improvements.
Proven by medical studies (read
here) and backed by our own extensive R&D testing and
experience, we have accumulated massive experience with Selle
SMP sizing and fitting.
Because we chose not be a
retail shop, we only carry products that are ancillary to our
bike fitting services, making the choice of carrying this brand
that much more relevant.
We routinely work with
cyclists who are seeking relief from uro-genital issues and need
a long-term solution to saddle discomfort.
Other cyclists seek the
ultimate performance found in the innovative saddle design that
prevents blood vessels and nerve pinching.
Selle SMP provides us with
the saddle technology needed to address those issues.
design and fit are an invaluable ally to our quest for
the best bike fit we can achieve for our customers.
While other saddles
are flat and allow cyclists to slide too easily forward
and back (making the bike fit somewhat vague), Selle SMP
saddles are designed to cradle the pelvis in such a way
that the position is maintained as the fitter intents
-all the while releasing pressure points.
Combining these 2
great characteristics, uro-genital protection and bike
fit advantage, made them our only choice for saddle
products we would carry.
The ischial bone width
and profile. Our saddle sizing and testing methodology
matches both, not just width.
We have developed a strong working
relationship with Selle SMP and even have collaborated on some
ideas about saddles and fit. We personally use these
saddles on all our bikes.
Our personal experience could
be in itself a good testimonial for how good these saddles are.
But don't just take our word for it.
Read here the
clinical data supporting the Selle SMP saddles
design and the
article in the medical journal.
Selle SMPsaddles do something no other saddle can claim :
they are medically proven to prevent and relieve unhealthy uro-genital
problems in both men and women.
Our positive experience backs
up these claims and so we fit a large number of men and women
with these saddles to help with their health, performance and love life.
One nice added effect of using
these saddle is also the improvement in performance. The absence
of pressure in the perineum allows for an increase in blood
flow, making your legs feel fresher under the same load.
Because of this, we decided to
work with this product as companion to our
performance testing program.
SELLE SMP SELECTION
There are different specs
for the width of the saddles and choice of materials/design manufactured by
Depending on your type of pelvic bone
configuration, application and budget, you may find one model better suited to you than
We carry a selected number
of models we found relevant in our operations:
Most intermediate to
advanced riders in road, mountain and some in aero
choose the Pro product line.
Specifically designed for
Triathlon use, these saddles address comfort in the aero
Most entry to intermediate
riders choose this product line because of the
additional padding, resistance to wear and price point.
Not everyone likes the same
saddle or is going to find the saddle to his/her liking. You
must experience this product for yourself and decide if this
technology is for you. That's why we have the most advanced and
comprehensive saddle test program.
SELLE SMP TEST PROGRAM
Testing Selle SMP saddles
couldn't be any easier, yet it's a fully supported test process.
We provide our customers with
guidance in selecting the right model based on needs,
application and price.
Being a technical product, Selle SMP saddles
need to be properly sized.
You should never pick a saddle out of a
chart. An expert saddle fitting session is necessary to choose
the right model/size and to properly set it up on your bike, so
your experience with the test saddle is as intended.
Selle SMP saddles can be tuned to your
specific pelvic curvature once the right model is chosen. Having
a Selle SMP certified professional setting up your saddle
properly can be the difference between a positive experience and
We'll help you
determine the right one for you when you
call us to discuss your specific
- Call us to reserve
- Come to the fit studio to be sized you for the right saddle, depending on your needs and
pelvic bone configuration.
- We'll install the Test yellow/red saddle and
tune it to your body.
- Pay a down deposit
for the full amount of the saddle chosen
- Ride the saddle
for up to 1 week
Return the test
- We'll install the
production black leather saddle with stainless
steel rails and tune it to
match the test specs
- We'll keep the deposit
Saddle color may be an option
for additional $10
see here for color selection
Carbon rails and carbon
saddles are priced different, please enquire
B) DO NOT PURCHASE:
- Deposit will be returned
minus $75 for the saddle fit service time and
NOTE: The Selle SMP
test program doesn't provide any bike fitting services,
just saddle sizing and proper saddle fit to ensure best
Customers should ideally schedule a bike fit at the
time of the saddle test.
The iconic Yellow/Red
Selle SMP Test saddle.
carry a wide selection of test saddles in selected models
We offer competitive pricing on Selle SMP
Because we offer such a comprehensive
saddle sizing and testing program, we strictly abide to MSRP
policies and positively don't do any price matching.
We know there are large internet dealers
who buy closeouts and have large volume discounts and so can
afford to sell at ridiculously low pricing.
They don't offer saddle sizing, testing,
installation and tuning services or even offer any advise. Their
game is price cutting.
Our goal is to help our customers and
guide you to the right saddle. It takes time and expertise for
If you approach us for a saddle, approach
us for what we offer, not for discounts. We won't match internet
pricing as our policy.