2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Saddles

Selle SMP Stratos $260
Though the SMP Stratos was originally designed as a road bike saddle, many triathletes have found its dramatic cut-out comfortable for low tri positions. It allows the pelvis to rotate forward, similarly to the ISM Adamo, without creating undue pressure on the perineum. It cannot be nose ridden like a traditional triathlon saddle—it is essentially a noseless saddle—so thankfully it comes equipped with very long rails for forward positioning. The saddle works well for both men and women and is available in multiple widths for the perfect fit. Sellesmp.com