- Highest seating comfort
- Promotes men’s health
- Prevents numbness
Comfort leads to performance
Long hours on the bike? No problem with the SM Comp Men! The male specific design provides maximum comfort, freedom of movement and optimal power producing position for touring, trail riding and all mountain riding. Notable features include an optimized relief channel, sporty orthopedic foam padding and OrthoCell® inlays.
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 Comp 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, we have ergonomically adjusted the saddle to the specific anatomy and needs of men.
More freedom of movement
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.
Male and Female pelvic differences
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.
No pressure on sensitive areas
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 right size
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.
DEEP RELIEF CHANNEL – Eliminating unwanted pressures
The progressive relief channel, which deepens towards the rear, leads to an opening through the saddle shell. This construction combines all of the advantages of a cut-out saddle without the potential disadvantages. This design gives the saddle shell more forgiveness as well as specifically relieves perineal pressures. Too much pressure in this area often leads to discomfort and numbness in the genital area.
ORTHOCELL®-PADS – Even better than gel
With the SM Comp Men, the new OrthoCell® material helps you to achieve your best performance without any complaints. These inlays, which are more durable and lighter than gel, ensure the best pressure distribution and provide the highest rebound force. This means they follow the movements of the pelvis with every turn of the crank, but return to their starting position very quickly.
ORTHOPEDIC FOAM – Comfortable and durable
The padding of the SM Sport Men is made of orthopedic foam, which is especially ergonomic for mountain biking, but still extremely durable.
FLAT REAR – Best mobility downhill
The narrow, flat rear with a flat contour and minimal ramp gives you excellent freedom of movement for dynamic positioning while mountain biking.
ANTI-FRICTION SIDE FLANKS – Less friction more movement
For an additional benefit of comfort, we have added anti-friction side flanks to the SM Comp Men. This feature reduces the friction of your thighs on the saddle while pedaling resulting in less friction and more freedom of movement.
INTEGRATED QUICKCLICK MOUNT – Removable Topeak QuickClick saddle bag mount
A Topeak QuickClick mount is integrated in all models of the SM Men Series. This removable QuickClick mount allows or Topeak saddlebags to be easily attached in a streamline fashion.
- Name: SM Comp Men
- Dimensions: Length: 269 mm / Width: 144 mm (S/M), Length: 269 mm / Width: 160 mm (M/L)
- Use: All-Mountain/Trail, Cross-Country/Marathon, MTB-Touring
- Weight: 270 g* (S/M), 280 g* (M/L)
- Size: S/M, M/L
- Color: Stealth
- Shell: Nylon Composite
- Rail: TiNox
- Cover: Microfiber
- Padding: Orthopedic Comfort Foam with OrthoCell® Pads
- Gender: Men's specific
* Weights may vary in production.