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An SMP saddle is designed to
divide the body weight between the glutei and the lower part
of the pelvis.
The balance of the weight and the comfort depend on how the
ischial tuberosities rest on the saddle while pedalling.
position is connected to various factors:
saddle height in relation to the pedals;
saddle distance from the handlebar;
saddle slant in relation to the ground.
parameters are adjusted by the cyclist according to his/her
personal characteristics; to get more from your SMP4BIKE, it
is vital that the following procedure is followed:
Stage 1- Preliminary positioning
the saddle so that the central position of the clamp matches
number 4 on the scale printed on the saddle frame.
the help of a spirit level, adjust the tilt, using the
clamp, so that the saddle is horizontal (see fig. 1 and fig.
Stage 2 – Fine adjustment
saddle has been positioned as per the above instructions,
carry out the classical fine adjustment with an Allen wrench
on the clamp according to how you “feel” the saddle, finding
the perfect balance and the right ‘tuning’ between the
saddle and the ischial tuberosities.
The saddle nose
can be gradually lowered by even 10 - 15 - 20 - 25 mm, and
the distance between the saddle tip and the handlebar can be
reduced by even 5 – 10 – 15 mm. (see fig. 3). Rarely the
saddle nose can rise up to 10 mm.
seatpost has a decisive effect on the strength of the saddle
frame; consequently SMP Saddles recommend seatposts with the
it must allow positioning the saddle correctly (fig 1)
there must be no sharp or cutting edges which could damage
the strength of the saddle frame (fig. 2)
the clamps must be the same shape as the outside surface of
the saddle frame, so that there is good coupling with a
large contact surface (fig. 3)
the contact surface between the seatpost and the saddle
frame must be at least 8 cm2
the clamps must hold the saddle frame for at least 32 mm
the coupling surfaces with the saddle frame must be
symmetrical. (fig. 4)
the clamps must not deform or damage the saddle frame.
Additional requirements for seatposts for saddles with
composite material frames (Carbon Rail and Full Carbon)
seatposts that are currently on sale are not designed for
use with oval shaped frames and therefore they should not be
used (fig 5)
further information, consult the seatpost handbook.
checks and maintenance
imperfections in the covering of your SMP saddle are the
best guarantee that this is real leather and that every
product is finished with the utmost care and attention to
superficial alterations or colour loss, even when used
little, and in particular on light coloured coverings
(white, yellow, etc.) are to be considered a natural process
due to use and exposure to the weather. Particular kinds of
sweat and anti-irritant creams might ruin the covering.
Maintenance of the covering
Clean using a moist chamois cloth or the products
recommended by Selle SMP.
not use any detergents.
not use pressure jets.
improve its resistance to rubbing, extend its life and
protect the covering of your saddle, making cleaning
easier, we recommend you use Saddle Leather Wipes -
Disregarding these instructions might result in damage to
the saddle covering.
Check at regular intervals that the saddle pillar is not
loose and tighten accordingly.
Check at regular intervals that there is no movement
between the “fork” (metal frame) and the “core” (plastic
frame). If there is any movement, do not use the saddle
and contact your retailer.
the saddle makes any noise, try and get rid of it by
cleaning it thoroughly and lubricate the connections
with the saddle pillar.
Check at regular intervals that the saddle is notbroken;
in this case the saddle must not be used.
Check that the carbon parts are not broken, in thiscase
the saddle must not be used (slight marks due to wear or
blisters on the outside varnish do not affect the
product safety and functionality).
Check that the carbon parts are not broken, if so the
saddle must not be used (slight wear and tear or
blisters in the external clear varnish do not affect the
functionality and safety of the product).
Limitations on Use
SMP saddles are the technically and clinically more advanced
saddles available on the market. However no type of
saddle must be abused or used incorrectly since this may
damage it, even after a short period of use.
of this type of product depends mainly on the conditions of
use. Kilometres covered, road surfaces encountered, weather
conditions, physical and biodynamic condition of the user,
are the main factors determining its duration.
the wear, we recommend the product be replaced after 15,000
/ 20,000 kilometres’ use. Independently of how often
the saddle is used, it should be replaced when there are
signs of fractures.
warnings and warranty
Take extreme care when fitting this Selle SMP product on
your bike and follow the enclosed instructions
Incorrect installation can be dangerous to your health;
Use this Selle SMP product if you are in good physical
and mental conditions;
Never use this Selle SMP product negligently;
While using this Selle SMP product, pay attention to
your and other people’s safety.
The user of this Selle SMP product acknowledges and accepts
all the risks involved in riding a means of transport
including, among others, the risk of breaking the saddle
that might cause accidents and consequent serious injury and
By using this product, the user acknowledges freely and
accepts all the risks, both known and unknown, of injury and
death for you and any third party, caused by the use of the
saddle, including those deriving from both active and
passive negligence by Selle SMP or from hidden, concealed or
obvious defects in the product.
The risks in the use of this product can be noticeably
reduced by complying with the reference guide – User Manual
– of this product. Moreover the user releases Selle SMP and
its distributors and dealers from any liability for any
damages, within the limits allowed by the regulations in
As bike lovers we are convinced that this is one of the best
sports in the world. However, this sport exposes whoever
practises it to some risks and also death.
Risks connected to Selle SMP products:
Injury to perineal structures;
Injury caused by the impact or compression with the
Breakage of body and/or frame, with the consequent
formation of edges and points, caused by collisions
Uncoupling of the saddle from the frame securing system
Like all other carbon components used on bikes, carbon
saddles involve more risks when used mountain-biking.
This list of risks cannot be exhaustive. Common sense is the
basis for the use of this product. Dangers can be limited if
the product is fitted, used and maintained in compliance
with the instructions given in this manual.