Selle SMP – T3
The Selle SMP T3 saddle is part of the Selle SMP Triathlon and time trial range of saddles designed specifically for the triathletes and time trialling. The Selle SMP T3 saddle features a large cut out feature to relieve pressure from the perineum while the padded nose enables a maximum forward position of the athlete on the saddle.
Tips from our Retul bike fitter:
The Selle SMP T3 is a narrow saddle that is suitable for cyclists with a narrow pelvis such as junior athletes or males with narrow hips. The Selle SMP T3 has worked very effectively as a triathlon/time trial saddle for cyclists who need the cut out to relieve soft tissue pressure for the perineal area while also providing a relatively soft foam density to comfortably ride on the nose of the saddle. It is primarily a saddle for triathlon/time trialling but the soft rails of the design also make it very effective for cyclists who use their road bike for both road cycling and time trialling. The Selle SMP T3 is the first saddle that I would select during a retul bike fit for a junior triathlete who needs to ride both the road bike position and a time trial position on the same bike. The width and foam density works well for junior triathletes and the relatively soft rails allow them to ride towards the nose of the saddle and roll the pelvis forward when racing. It is also a great saddle choice for any cyclist with a narrow to standard width pelvis
The Selle SMP T3 saddle features a pressure relief area distributed along the whole length of the saddle, from the rear to the tip. Whatever the triathletes position, it prevents the compression of the delicate perineal structure, avoiding vein and capillary vessel occlusion and the chance of nerve injury.
The support area is the result of in-depth ergonomic studies. It supports the cyclist’s weight precisely distributing it over the pelvic bones (ischial tuberosities) and buttocks. It protects the coccyx from bruises and shocks caused by the roughness of the terrain.
The exclusive and patented “eagle beak” shape of the nose also enables to safely rack the bike on the bike racks at the transition area. The length of the saddle seat tube offers the widest adjustment range available on the market, giving every person the possibility to identify the perfect position for them in terms of saddle advancement towards the handlebars, typical of triathlon. The structure of the characteristic rear Selle SMP logo, with it’s peculiar reflecting properties, provides optimum support for the bike on the bike parking tube frame at the transition area, should the triathlete prefer to rear position rather than the front one.
Suits people with medium size pelvis.
Weight: 290 g
Measurements: 246 x 133 mm
Padding: foamed elastomer
Body: Nylon 12 reinforced with carbon fibre
Covering: Black leather or microfiber
Frame: AISI 304 stainless steel tube 7.1mm
Recommended for sizes: XS-S-M-L
- 6 January 2021