The DH Pro the our latest iteration of our DH saddle. Developed in 2023 with the Intense Factory Racing and NS-Bikes - UR Team riders Aaron Gwin, Dakotah Norton, Joe Breeden, George Brannigan and Kye A'Hern.
It still features the same core features that made our DH saddle one of the best out there for bikes with extremely active suspension. The rear cut-out and short design give riders the ability to run even longer dropper posts without fear of the rear tire buzzing the saddle when the suspension becomes super active. The DH series saddle also uses a modified GP series base to ensure the saddle is as light as possible while allowing for extra padding to prevent bruising on the inside of your legs when you need to lean the bike to extreme angles while cornering.
We trimmed down the padding on the top to give the saddle a racier and sleeker look, added side protection to keep it looking fresh longer and added anti-slip material on top to give riders even more control when the weather conditions deteriorate and rider's skills are put to the test.
This saddle was made to win DH World Cups, so you know it will have your back on every single run.
Extra Padding for Extra Comfort
Short saddles used in DH have been around for a few years now, but they mimicked road designs for far too long. Hard edges and thin padding on the sides of the saddle have been leaving bruises on the insides of aggressive riders' legs for years. The Smanie DH Pro saddle comes with ample padding on the sides and the nose of the saddle to protect those who live to send it.
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.
Designed for Speed
The entire design of the DH Pro saddle was based around one thing and one thing only, SPEED. The race-inspired design is our not-so-subtle nod to the legendary riders of the Intense Factory Racing Team and the UR Team.
Minimum Length for Maximum Shredding
The DH Pro saddle was designed to be the shortest possible while still complying with UCI regulations. At 244mm long it gives you the confidence to be able to run the longest dropper seat post you can find and know that you will be free from rear-wheel contact with your saddle when the dropper post is down.
A shell that is soft, but not too soft
Getting the shell of the saddle just right is crucial; a shell that flexes too much will cause your saddle to wear out prematurely or break, too-stiff, and it will be a very rough ride and cause undesirable pressure issues in some positions. The DH Pro shell uses a modified version of the tried and true GP series shell, which is light enough for a World Tour road race, yet strong enough to win the World Cup DH overall title.
Riding Posture: Medium/Endurance
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