Selle SMP TRK Saddle

4/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 395 grams MSRP : $69.98

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Product Description

  • Dimesions: 280 x 160 mm
  • Padding: Foamed elastomer
  • Casing: Nylon 12 charged with carbon fibre
  • Frame: AISI 304 tubular steel rails

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Corey

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2013

Strengths:    Comfort and price

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Comfort for larger riders, i am 6'2" 200lbs, and it works great. I use it for both my road bike and my mountain bike. Plus you cant beat the price.

I do the LOTOJA bike race from Logan Utah to Jackson Hole Wyoming every year, 206 miles. And the seat was comfortable the entire way.

I just started using it on my mountain bike and i have no complaints. On rough technical rides or easy trail rides, i never have had any discomfort.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MarkB a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2012

Strengths:    Price, comfort

Weaknesses:    Can be tricky to set up properly

Bottom Line:   
After trying a multitude of saddles, Body Geometry types as well as general ergo styles, I saw the TRK for a fraction of the price of the other SMP models -- got one for myself, and another for my sister (she has a special need in a saddle, and this worked superbly!); After a little fussing and trial & error, I was able to dial in the fit. My experience is, it needs to me a bit more nose-down than others, YMMV.

Maybe it's my Clyde size, but even this saddle, the best I've ever used, gets to me a little after 3-4 hours of riding. I find myself going seated longer than before without having to do a lot of standing, and the ache eases faster, so it IS an improvement.

Having tried my sister's bike, now my DAUGHTER wants the Lady version for HER next bike! They're doing SOMETHING right, with these "fussy butts"!

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Favorite Trail:   the next one

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   BG Milano (2 models), BG Sonoma, 2 Selle Italias (don't remember models), Nashbar crapola

Bike Setup:   Kona Coiler Supreme, Nixon, Sun Equalizers, Maxxis, X.9, Raceface, BB7

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by knutso

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2012

Strengths:    Comfort and No Frills Affordability

Weaknesses:    There is a little, couple gram piece of plastic on the back that is unnecessary and costing me milliseconds !
Materials, while perfectly functional, are clearly value-oriented.

Bottom Line:   
My 29er ST has a pretty radical seattube curve in order to shorten the chainstays while accommodating the soft-tail air can. I like riding my saddle nose pointed down, so I was in a quandary when my seatpost couldn't provide the saddle angle I wanted, while working against the curve of the ST.

Enter this SMP TRK. The bent beak keeps itself outta my way and the channel in the middle is perfectly placed. I like the saddle's extra padding but I am an 'outta tha saddle' type rider so I am not sure how it will compliment riding techniques that rely heavily on the saddle to support lots of weight and provide mech advantage.

It is no frills material-wise but the design is one of a kind so, if you need it, thank selle for looking out for you and your personal comfort.

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Purchased At:   CRC

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by norcom a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2009

Strengths:    Very plush/soft. Price.

Weaknesses:    VERY wide. Heavy. Feels cheap.

Bottom Line:   
I only tried this saddle for a 20 mile ride and then I took it off. It's just WAY to wide for me so I'm giving it to my dad. I think he'll like it.
It was comfortable and I didn't feel like I needed to adjust to it. It felt good and if you're looking for a wide saddle you this one is it. My major issue was pedaling; my thighs were rubbing on the saddle too much for my preference. I'm 6'1" ~165-170lbs

The TRK stands for "trekking" and I guess I should have taken that into consideration. I ordered the SMP Strike Extra which is 20mm narrower but still has the padding. I hope it works out better for me. I just couldn't justify the $250 for the other saddles. Maybe I should have got the "Hybrid".

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $68.00

Purchased At:   chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   WTV Rocket V SLT Ti, some specialized saddle and a few other generic saddles.

Bike Setup:   29er (used for the Selle SMP)

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