While most of the cycling world can recognize Selle SMP saddles at a glance, there's still something that's just so distinctive about their appearance. Selle didn't design the beaked nose, high back, and large central channel for no reason, after all, and while all the above are common features on Selle saddles, each has been tailored to fit specific riding styles, anatomies, and disciplines. The Composit Carbon Rail Saddle, for example, employs the same shape and materials as the SMP4BIKE series, but it ditches the foam to better suit aggressive road riders with narrow to average pelvises. The lack of foam makes the Composit slightly less cushy, but that's not a racer's primary concern. More important are support and stiffness, which the Composit delivers via unidirectional carbon fiber rails, and an elastomer nylon and carbon composite shell. The beaked nose provides more space where you need it, and the pronounced center channel relieves pressure on other soft tissue areas so you can sit comfortably without loading up on padding. The raised "whale tail" back gives you something to push against, and the ultra-light, yet impressively strong unidirectional carbon fiber rails handle years of hard riding without getting loose or losing strength.
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Selle SMP Composit Carbon Rail Saddle - Men's
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