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Selle SMP's revolutionary design brings comfort to the world of high performance, lightweight racing saddles.

  • Cut-away dropped nose design provides pressure relief and promotes blood circulation
  • Carbon infused Nylon-12 shell
  • Nap leather cover
  • Foamed elastomer padding
  • AISI 304 tubular steel rails
  • 266mm x 136mm
  • 270g
  • Made in Italy
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Fits like no other saddle
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by leapfrog
Cycling Enthusiast
portland
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

SMP obviously studied the pelvic bone structure. The fit accommodates different pelvis-rotation angles. Amazing. After a 3-week demo period, I almost fit the next-skinnier model. Very challenging to sort out the differences across SMP lineup but found Glider at 5mm wider is best fit. Years of what Jason called perineum paranoia had my lower back vertical off the saddle, with SMP can rotate forward to a much more comfortable position. Love it.

Reviewed 7/20/2015
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HIgh Quality and comfortable when dialed
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by bmolloseau
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I have tried easily 2 dozen different saddles over the years and have come to find the SMP saddle line to work the best at comfort while sitting as well as reduction or elimination of numbness and saddle sores. But, not all models are made for everyone so it helps to try out a few to find the one that works best. Models that I have tried are the Stratos - great saddle and similar to the Glider, Pro - too wide for me and caused hips to feel like they were being pushed apart, Evolution - nice design but not enough padding for me, Forma - a nice shape that cradles you in the saddle but this one is light on padding also, Drakon - while not sold at Western Bike Works, I was able to get my hands on one of these. this has good padding with the shape of the Forma saddle and is a little bit longer across the top flat section of the saddle - I love this version and currently have it on my cross bike. And, finally, the Glider - this is now my new favorite saddle. Has a touch more padding and width than the Stratos, which I have found I like better, and the shorter length seems to work better for my road bike (as compared to the Drakon). Some advice as well - the Black leather version is nice but I had it wear thin along the bottom edge of the saddle as my thighs brushed it during pedaling. The colored versions are much more durable and will even take scratches from spills or crashes much better. I have blue in both the Drakon and now the Glider and they look awesome with matching blue handlebar tape. Also be patient when dialing in the angle of the saddle. A slight change (even 1 degree tilt) will make a difference in comfort. Ride for a short while, make an adjustment, ride a while longer, make an adjustment - repeat until it feels right. As you work through this, you will be able to tell where the sweat spot is for your own butt.

Reviewed 5/4/2015
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Really nice Saddle
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by JZ
Cycling Enthusiast
Mostly Road in NY & NJ

I really like this saddle. It was a replacement for my fizik saddle that although i liked for short distances, proved to be uncomfortable for anything longer than 25 miles. This glider saddle provides better circulation because of the cutout and i was able to recently ride 50 miles with little or no discomfort. The saddle does take some getting used to because there is more pressure on the sit bones because of the cut out. Overall, great saddle.

Reviewed 5/21/2015
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The end of a long search
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern CA

I have tried almost a dozen different saddles over the last ten plus years in an effort to find one that did not leave me in pain at the end of a century ride. You know, where your butt is causing you more discomfort than any other of the worn out body parts. Well this saddle solved that issue. I literally forget about it! It took a bit of time to adjust it to the right tilt so that I didn't get any numbness in important areas but after that it's been great! It has even seen me through several double centuries.

Reviewed 1/8/2015
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My search has ended
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by Westridge
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern California
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Like most riders I have been through over a half dozen different saddles trying to find one that isn't a major source of discomfort after 50 miles or more on the bike. I know we all have slightly different anatomical structure, but for me, this is the saddle that solved my problem. I have now finished century rides without even thinking about my saddle. Initially, it took some time to get the seat angle and positioning dialed in. But I have put over 5000 miles on it and find it to be a great saddle.

Reviewed 12/26/2013
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Best Saddle Outstanding!
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by Tim
Tacoma WA

I'm an avid cyclist and I spent lots of money trying to find a saddle that didn't cause me to go numb at 30 miles. Further, my butt would ache and I would have to stand up a lot.

I rode 3 Specialized saddles, Terry saddle all good saddles, they just didn't solve my pain and going numb.

This Selle saddle is Amazingly Comfortable and zero numbness! I ride 100 miles a week year round,

As a plus it looks racy on my Specialized Roubaix!

Highly recommend this saddle,

I took the jump to purchase after reading lots of reviews on this saddle.

Energize Life!!

Reviewed 12/5/2013
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Best Saddle Outstanding!
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by Tim
Tacoma WA

I'm an avid cyclist and I spent lots of money trying to find a saddle that didn't cause me to go numb at 30 miles. Further, my butt would ache and I would have to stand up a lot.

I rode 3 Specialized saddles, Terry saddle all good saddles, they just didn't solve my pain and going numb.

This Selle saddle is Amazingly Comfortable and zero numbness! I ride 100 miles a week year round,

As a plus it looks racy on my Specialized Roubaix!

Highly recommend this saddle,

I took the jump to purchase after reading lots of reviews on this saddle.

Energize Life!!

Reviewed 11/28/2013
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Great saddle.
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by ubet49
Cycling Enthusiast
Elk Grove, CA

I have only used this new saddle for about 3 rides totaling 75 miles. It has helped a lot and it is a good fit for me.

I had a hard time with the adjustment part because it seemed to want to tip forward and my seat post clamps made this a little difficult. The reduced priced came around at the right time to give it a go.

Reviewed 1/31/2013
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Finally, a saddle that works
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by westridge
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern California
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have tried many saddles over the last ten plus years. I have given most of them away. This is the first saddle that I forget about when out on long rides. It doesn't hurt or cause that nagging discomfort after 50, 80, or 100 miles. Now I can concentrate on the other parts of my body that start hurting near the end of a century ride...............

Reviewed 8/30/2012
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Selle SMP Glider
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Ohio
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I am 65, weigh 145's and have the usual old man prostrate problems. I ride 5,000 miles per year. This seat has allowed me to continue to ride the long miles that I so much enjoy.

Reviewed 8/6/2012
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Innovative and well designed saddle
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Boston, MA
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

For all you male riders out there this is an amazing saddle. I evaluated several new saddle options and the Selle SMP Saddle met all of my requirements for comfort and performance. One thing that I noticed about this saddle is it helps you sit level on the bike so that your spine remains straight. I did a double century a few weeks ago and blood circulation was never an issue. I highly recommend this saddle and I now have one on all of my bikes.

Reviewed 6/1/2012
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SMP Glider-great product!
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Andover,CT
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

This saddle is fantastic. It is honestly the first seat that ever made a noticeable improvement over the one I took off. I have only adjusted it twice so far and am very pleased. Others state that there is substantial adjustment to get the sweet spot. I am afraid to move it as it seams to be perfect. I bought this saddle because I had noticed that I could feel blood flow rush to my legs etc when I would stand up to peddle after sitting on my old saddle. Since I changed to the Glider this feeling is gone. My legs feel more powerful with this saddle. I bought this for my beater bike and now I am torn if I should swap seats on my other bike or just by another Glider. This is not a cheap saddle but well worth the price especially having bought and tossed several prior to this one. Also, this was a first time purchase from Western and was a great experience. I bought is on a Sunday night and the price went down on Monday. I emailed them and they adjusted the price no problem.

Reviewed 4/22/2012
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