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Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 5:11pm
by Dave W
Have any of you girls got any tips on how to set up one of these? I've searched the net and the consensus seems to be tilted down.
I've just fitted the SNP TRK ladies version for my wife to the back of our tandem. When someone refers to it as being level - do they mean the rails or the saddle top?
Anyone use one? Looks good to me but what do I know :D

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 5:26pm
by LollyKat
Generally speaking when "level the saddle" means level the top. Since saddles are rarely flat I start off by eyeballing it, getting a line drawn from the highest point of the rear to the highest point of the nose horizontal, and then adjusting by small amounts from there.

I find getting the saddle in the right place at the right angle is a pain in the, errrrmm..... and can take ages. So much depends, too, on your riding position - stretched out low or sitting up.

Have fun!

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 5:40pm
by Dave W
Well, we've got quite a collection of saddles building up now :D Specialized Riva, Specialized Riva new version, Sella Diva and now this one. It's not entirely down to the saddle though because she rides her own bike with no problems. It's a combination of road bike wheels, potholed roads and pedaling harder whilst not being able to shift about I think. Never had much problem on the mountain bike Tandem we have - softer ride methinks and not racing against solo riders either. :?

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 5:46pm
by yakdiver
I'm male, but I put mine level, best saddle I've ever owned

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 6:13pm
by Audax67
The Scot Nats make ladies' saddles?

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 6:15pm
by Audax67
Dave W wrote:Well, we've got quite a collection of saddles building up now :D Specialized Riva, Specialized Riva new version, Sella Diva and now this one. It's not entirely down to the saddle though because she rides her own bike with no problems. It's a combination of road bike wheels, potholed roads and pedaling harder whilst not being able to shift about I think. Never had much problem on the mountain bike Tandem we have - softer ride methinks and not racing against solo riders either. :?


I mount the ones that don't work like hunting trophies and hang 'em on the wall.

The one with the antlers was the worst.

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 6:29pm
by Dave W
Ours will be mounted on Ebay shortly. :lol:

I'll also have a brand new Specialized Evo Pro up for grabs shortly if anyone's interested.

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 8:42pm
by Dizzie
I'm sat here looking at 3 mounted SMP TRK's and each one is slightly different. Turbo trainer one is level, looking over the front lumps and bum pads. The Sabbath Silk Road is low on the front, by quite a lot and the Time Trial Kona Lisa TR is flat but I have only just finished building her, last night was the first ride and it did feel high on the front. So it would seem that bike geometry is a determinant, absolutely fantastic seat though wouldn't ride with anything else.

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 8:56pm
by Vorpal
Dave W wrote:Have any of you girls got any tips on how to set up one of these?


However she likes it. :D

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 8:52am
by Wesh-Laurence
The men's Selle SMP TRK Saddle is basically the same as the ladies version. The men's one is a little narrower.

How you set up the saddle is a personal preference, others will insist it should be horizontal to the ground. The unusual design of this saddle is that the front droops (like Concorde's nose when it was landing); the middle is horizontal and the rear rises upwards slightly. When setting this sadlle up horizontally it is the middle section that this refers to.

Personally I prefer the saddle pointing downwards slighty on my touring bike and horizontal on my hybrid bike.

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 11 Apr 2013, 11:35am
by mrjemm
Wesh-Laurence wrote:The men's Selle SMP TRK Saddle is basically the same as the ladies version. The men's one is a little narrower.

How you set up the saddle is a personal preference, others will insist it should be horizontal to the ground. The unusual design of this saddle is that the front droops (like Concorde's nose when it was landing); the middle is horizontal and the rear rises upwards slightly. When setting this sadlle up horizontally it is the middle section that this refers to.

Personally I prefer the saddle pointing downwards slighty on my touring bike and horizontal on my hybrid bike.


Hope it is polite to mention that this may be so, but the lady will not be... If you catch my drift.

Re: Setting up a Selle SNP ladies saddle

Posted: 14 Apr 2013, 12:15pm
by Dave W
Good news! A combination of this saddle and a Thudbuster LT seems to have sorted all the problems. Fingers crossed. :D