Under Test: Selle SMP Saddles

SMP Plus

Selle SMP offers some of the most distinctive-looking saddles around. Whether it’s the eagle-beak nose, open central channel, or raised rear section, the Italian-made perches definitely stand out in the crowded saddle market. And with nearly twenty models–not counting their city and trekking line–there’s bound to be a saddle for nearly any type of rider (we chose the company’s Avant (269mm x 154mm), Plus (279mm x 159mm, pictured), and Pro (278mm x 148mm) for our test).

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Under Test: MKS Prototype Clipless Pedals

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Based on MKS‘ US-B (Urban Step-In B) pedals, these prototype pedals feature composite add-ons designed to aid entry and clipping in. And like the company’s US-B clipless pedals, the prototypes utilize lightweight resin bodies and triple-sealed bearings. The (included) premium brass cleats are Time ATAC-compatible, and can be configured for 12° or 15° release.

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Under Test: WTB Nano 40C Tires

WTB Nano 40C

Wilderness Trail Bikes’ Nano tire features an elevated centerline that rolls efficiently and quietly on hard surfaces, and micro-knob working edges for lateral traction. The 700×40 Race Model utilizes a 60tpi casing and folding bead to save weight.

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