Ergon SM Sport Men Saddle
The all-around MTB saddle. Whether touring, trail riding or all-mountain: The all around men’s MTB saddle offers the best riding comfort due to an optimized relief channel and sporty comfort padding. The flattened rear and the Y-shape guarantee ideal freedom of movement.
The Ergon development team carried out intensive research on the topic of men’s health. They found that the main cause of complaints when cycling is the saddle. Often times, men experience too much pressure on their perineal area leading to pain, discomfort, numbness and potentially more severe health problems. The SM Pro Men relieves this pressure with a very specific relief channel as well as better surface area distribution under the bony structures. Through MRT, CT analysis, many prototypes and test riders, Ergon ergonomically adjusted the saddle to the specific anatomy and needs of men.
Compared to women, the male pelvis tends to be less flexible. This means that men sit more upright on the saddle and put more of their weight distribution on their sit bones. Therefore the transition area between the rear of the saddle and the saddle nose can be kept narrow (Y-shape). This gives the legs more space to pedal.
In contrast to the female anatomy, the male sit bones are more narrow and where the two sides of the pelvis come together in the front is much higher. This results in more pressure being distributed on the male’s sit bones vs. a broader area of sit bones and pubic bones in women. We have taken this significant difference between male and female anatomy into consideration during saddle development.
The correct distribution of pressure is important. In order to protect the sensitive perineal area, the pressure must be shifted to the sit bones and parts of the pubic arch – this is exactly how the relief surface of Ergon men’s saddles works. Due to the more upright sitting male pelvis we have kept the surface flat and even for best possible freedom of movement. For the support we use the highest quality foams.
The shape and size of the saddle must match the sit bone width of the rider to maximize comfort and enjoyment.
The pelvic bone has a unique V-shaped and the saddle must offer the sit bones a large contact surface with the ability to meet the demand of different sitting positions. Various saddle widths are offered so that the usable seat surface corresponds to the riders unique sit bone distance.
The more forward and aggressive the rider sits, the further forward the sit bones contact the saddle.
- Highest possible seating comfort
- Promotes men's health
- Prevents numbness
- Length: 269mm
- Width: 144mm (S/M), 156mm (M/L)
- 305g (S/M)
- 325g (M/L)
- Shell: Nylon Composite
- Rail: CroMo
- Cover: Microfiber
- Padding: Orthopedic Comfort Foam
- Gender: men specific
- max. load: 264 lbs
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