oes riding endless miles of single track or gravel roads sound like the best day on the bike? This short, off-road specific saddle has just enough padding and base flex to make this a go-to choice for your enduro bike, gravel bike or even your cross country bike. It has that first touch softness appeal, but doesn’t create hotspots on long rides. If you enjoy a medium riding posture, this saddle is for you.
Soft First Touch, All Day Support
The AT saddle utilizes a high-end EVA foam that allows the saddle to be thinner and lighter, but still gives it a soft first touch that inspires confidence you need to head out for those epic adventures. Most of the time a saddle that is too soft translates to hot-spots or discomfort on 3 hour plus rides, not the AT. The EVA foam used was designed specifically to resist deformation at 3 hours and beyond.
It is at Smanie’s core to always be pushing the limits as to what we can do to make our saddles more environmentally friendly. We start by producing all of our products from recycled materials. That includes our covers, foam, bases, rails, and even our packaging.
The AT is a modern saddle for a modern style of riding. It’s profile is thin enough to keep it looking like a saddle that belongs on any off-road bike, yet has enough EVA padding to dampen vibration and harsh trail features. The base features a cut-out to help increase base flexibility and reduce the pressure on the perineum area. The shape is short enough that getting behind the saddle while descending is easy, and the slope from front to back creates a clear hammock area that provides comfort and relief. AT is 252mm long by 142 mm wide – not too short and not too wide.
Understated Look, More Features
The AT has a classic understated look that makes it clear choice for anyone that wants to keep the focus on the bike itself. Black saddle, black graphics keep the saddle simple yet stylish. That doesn’t mean the saddle isn’t packed with features. The rear portion of the saddle features protection in the event of crashes, so your saddle doesn’t rip the first time you hit the deck. The base features a cut-out to add pressure relief and more base flex and the rails bend is elevated to ensure the base doesn’t contact your seat post bolts when the things get rough and the base is flexing to keep you comfortable.
Riding Posture: Medium/Endurance