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  1. Cycling in Thailand with Narissara Inthavongsa

    Cycling in Thailand with Narissara Inthavongsa

    We like to interview athletes who use Selle SMP saddles, discover their passions and secrets and then share them with all of you. This time we are in Thailand, in Bangkok. Here, where temple spires compete with modern skyscrapers, is home to the athlete and model Narissara Inthavongsa. This is what she told us. Narissara, how did you become a...
  2. Adjusting the SMP saddle: the way to comfort

    Adjusting the SMP saddle: the way to comfort

    Selle SMP saddles are amazing. Our design is different: the tip is curved downwards, the central part has a very wide channel, the support surface has a special ergonomic shape and the rear part is slightly raised. All these features are important for comfort and should be considered when adjusting the Selle SMP saddle. Selle SMP saddles: adjustment is fundamental...
  3. All the fun of cycling: an interview with Kristin Atzeni

    All the fun of cycling: an interview with Kristin Atzeni

    Imagine the most beautiful alpine scenery: snow-covered peaks, lakes as blue as the sky and miles and miles of cycle paths immersed in nature. Every day, in this amazing place, we can see the smile of Kristin Atzeni, a cyclist and, above all, someone who loves cycling, sport and life. On her Selle SMP Carbon saddle she offers us the...
  4. An interview with the Braidot twins: winter training ahead of the Olympic Games

    An interview with the Braidot twins: winter training ahead of the Olympic Games

    We had a chat with the Braidot twins on the eve of the year of the Olympic Games in order to understand how Daniele and Luca train in winter and how they feel looking ahead to Tokyo 2020.From January to February, the twins will be attending a training camp with the national team and then they will take part in...
  5. Pre-race preparation: talking about it with Gosse van der Meer

    Pre-race preparation: talking about it with Gosse van der Meer

    Do you remember Gosse van der Meer? Last month, we had a chat with him, which you can read in this article. He told us about his bike trips, his races and how he tackles everything. In the second part of his interview he tells us about how he prepares for an MTB or cyclocross race. Gosse, let's talk about...
  6. Selle SMP saddles: how are they made so comfortable? It’s all about teamwork!

    Selle SMP saddles: how are they made so comfortable? It’s all about teamwork!

    Many of you ask us why Selle SMP saddles are so comfortable.Because they are designed to fit your body.But how can they be designed to fit the body of every cyclist?That's simple: because they are designed with extra special care. In this article, we will explain exactly what this care involves. All Selle SMP saddles are designed with the fundamental...
  7. Tests and reviews: Selle SMP saddles tested by Pianeta MTB and Bicidastrada

    Tests and reviews: Selle SMP saddles tested by Pianeta MTB and Bicidastrada

    The last few months have been important: not only for the addition of 5 new saddles (F20, F20C, VT30C, Well S and Well S Gel) but also for the reviews and tests published by two prestigious bike magazines: PianetaMountainBike.it and Bicidastrada.it Pianeta MTB tested our F30 saddle: you can read the article or watch the video below. The same magazine...
  8. To do cyclocross and MTB you need grit! Just like Gosse van der Meer

    To do cyclocross and MTB you need grit! Just like Gosse van der Meer

    With that upward moustache, Gosse van der Meer looks like a cyclist from bygone days, those who rode bikes with a front wheel much larger than the rear one. But Gosse is a 21st century cyclist who approaches all cyclocross races with a smile and the right attitude! We interviewed him on his return from races in China, while still...
  9. Saddle for gravel bikes: find the right one to win the challenge of every white road

    Saddle for gravel bikes: find the right one to win the challenge of every white road

    Gravel bikes are faithful companions for those who, as soon as the see the asphalt, turn into the first white road they see. They are also the faithful companions for those who see countless opportunities for fun and another epic bike ride along that white road. We have mentioned gravel bikes often in this article, but now we want to...
  10. Well S: a new saddle for those who are just taking up cycling

    Well S: a new saddle for those who are just taking up cycling

    At Eurobike 2019, the Well S model by Selle SMP is joining the Well model to complement our offer of saddles designed for those who are new to the cycling world and aim to increase the number of rides and the number of kilometres covered. In short, with this saddle things get serious! How to choose our Well saddles. The...

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