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  1. E-BIKE Concept: the range of saddles created for the world of electric bikes

    E-BIKE Concept: the range of saddles created for the world of electric bikes

    Why a specific saddle line? What are our needs when riding an e-bike? Riding an electric bicycle, even for long distances, requires less effort thanks to the help of the engine. However the weight of our body is less supported by the push of the legs on the pedals and weighs more on the saddle. The position on an e-bike...
  2. Selle SMP and Alessandro Fabian: together towards the Tokyo Olympics!

    Selle SMP and Alessandro Fabian: together towards the Tokyo Olympics!

    Selle SMP has always considered collaborations with professional athletes to be fundamental, whose feedback is essential to improve the comfort and performance of their saddles in all situations. One of these is Alessandro Fabian, born in Padua in 1988. After starting his sports career with swimming and duathlon, Alessandro over the years became a world star of triathlon. In London...
  3. Bike touring and short trips: new ways to enjoy cycling with the comfort of Selle SMP saddles

    Bike touring and short trips: new ways to enjoy cycling with the comfort of Selle SMP saddles

    Riding your bike to work and, perhaps, arriving a little more tired but certainly happier. Getting on your bike to spend a Sunday or a public holiday cycling along a river bank, a forest trail or to get to the sea or a lake. These ways of enjoying cycling are becoming increasingly popular in this 'new normality' caused by the...
  4. A city bike is the winning choice also during the Coronavirus period but if we want to avoid any problems, we need to choose the right saddle.

    A city bike is the winning choice also during the Coronavirus period but if we want to avoid any problems, we need to choose the right saddle.

    The year 2020 has made us change our habits, the way we live and also the way we move around the city. In particular, there has been a huge increase in alternative vehicles to avoid close contact, which is inevitable on public transport. Some vehicles are relatively new, such as the scooter, while others are timeless classics. Here, we are...
  5. Selle SMP returns to support the Bardiani CSF Faizanè team

    Selle SMP returns to support the Bardiani CSF Faizanè team

    The new season opens with a great novelty that is, in reality, a "welcome return", as defined by Maurizio and Franco Schiavon, owners of Selle SMP. The athletes of the Bardiani CSF Faizanè team will ride on the SMP saddles for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, facing the races and challenges that this new year will present to them. This...
  6. Fake Selle SMP saddles: our battle for your safety

    Fake Selle SMP saddles: our battle for your safety

    All Selle SMP saddles are comfortable and safe. Every day, we strive to give our saddles these features. So when we discovered the existence of fake Selle SMP saddles, we immediately took action to limit this phenomenon. A bitter discovery at the trade fair in Taipei It all began at the 2014 Taipei Cycle trade fair in Taipei. We discovered...
  7. New Selle SMP accessories: MASKERA is born

    New Selle SMP accessories: MASKERA is born

    MASKERA is the adjustable anti-smog filter mask for cycling! We have always focused on letting you ride in safety and total comfort. We have therefore also created MASKERA, an accessory that has everything that cyclists and bike enthusiasts need. Ergonomic design for maximum comfort. We couldn’t offer less, as our saddles are also designed to let you ride comfortably on...
  8. Back at the Giro Rosa, with tenacity and optimism

    Back at the Giro Rosa, with tenacity and optimism

    Once again this year, the Giro Rosa (Italian women’s international cycling tour) will bring new races and new excitement to women’s cycling, from Central to Southern Italy. Given the circumstances, the words "once again this year" are not so obvious. After the start of 2020, which nobody would have ever imagined, many events have been postponed to 2021. The Giro...
  9. Team Torpado with Selle SMP and Katazina Sosna’s adventure during the Covid-19 period

    Team Torpado with Selle SMP and Katazina Sosna’s adventure during the Covid-19 period

    As of this year, Team Torpado Südtirol Blacks is using our saddles. This partnership was established mainly to develop and improve our off-road saddles using field tests. The initial feedback has already arrivedSandro Lazzarin Team Manager del Torpado Südtirol Blacks: "Selle SMP saddles are already in use - even if it is not possible to compete - by all the...
  10. Bike roller training with the Gel saddle is the best choice

    Bike roller training with the Gel saddle is the best choice

    Bike roller training is not like training out of the home: we know that well. Cycling sessions are shorter and more frequent (but you still spend much time on your bike) and the position on the saddle is fixed. Because, let's face it, we really missed our bike during these months of quarantine. Even if many of us have relied...

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