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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. The VT30C: the cool saddle designed to amaze you, without forgoing comfort and safety

    The VT30C: the cool saddle designed to amaze you, without forgoing comfort and safety

    The VT30C is one of the four new Selle SMP saddles presented at Eurobike 2019. This saddle needs to be seen and touched. Its strong point is its new matt black Velvet Touch coating. This light and silky material is surprisingly different. Velvet Touch is a detail of the cool style of the VT30C model along with its Matt Look...
  9. Another novelty in the F range: the F20 and F20c are here!

    Another novelty in the F range: the F20 and F20c are here!

    Last year, we presented the F30 and F30c for the first time and this year, at Eurobike 2019, we introduced the new F20 and F20c saddles. We never stop at Selle SMP! The new patented ergonomic designThe saddles in the F range feature a design that is different to that of other Selle SMP saddles. However, the most discerning of...
  10. Why don't we make ultra-light carbon saddles, for you?

    Why don't we make ultra-light carbon saddles, for you?

    A bike represents freedom and discovery. We want all of you to be free to cycle along roads and paths, achieving new goals and discovering new places.When we write "everyone", we mean everyone. We don't like limits because, like you, we love freedom and discovery. That's why we make Selle SMP saddles for all cyclists: whatever your weight, you can...

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