I think a lot of people would have been on SMP saddle by now if a) they were not so exorbitantly priced and b) were not so exorbitantly heavy.
I completely agree.
BTW, since I've been riding a SMM Aspide Composite for years myself (currently wrestling with a SI CX Zero) which I grew to love dearly, how would the SMP compare seeing that shapewise they're not all that different.
The SMP shape is related to, but an improvement on the Aspide shape. One could characterize the SMP as an exaggerated version of the Aspide (as I have on this forum in the past). But the differences are more than incremental: The wings of the SMP are higher; the decline to the middle of the saddle is greater; the goove is much
larger; and the saddles is much more tapered on the sides (leaving the thighs more free).
I rarely had any numbness on the old Aspide. But the SMP is superior. Long rides on the SMP are more comfortable because the contact points are fewer.
Two caveats: (1) Everyone is different, so what works for some may not work for others. But I strongly recommend trying it. I was dubious about the SMP until I tried it. Once I did, I was sorry I didn't make the jump earlier. (2) I was very happy with my Jandd bag, but the tapered sides of the saddle had the unexpected consequence of more contact between my shorts and the bag's velcro straps which wore out too many shorts before I figured out what was going on. So, you might have to change your saddle bag.
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