- For the best in man
- Prevents numbness
- Solves stubborn seating problems
Comfort and dynamic response as an unbeatable combination: The SMC Men delivers optimum flow on the trail. The special orthopedic foam is thicker and more plush than our successful SM Series while the men’s specific relief channel prevents soft-tissue numbness and pain. You’re comfortable in every position and ready to put the pedal to the metal. Leave saddle discomfort in the dust and enjoy the trails with the SMC Men!
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 SMC 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.
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.
ORTHOPAEDIC FOAM – Comfortable and robust
The padding of the SMC Men is made of thick orthopedic comfort foam, which we have designed for mountain biking to be particularly ergonomic, yet extremely durable. This foam ideally supports the pressure distribution.
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.
FLAT REAR – Best mobility downhill
The saddle’s flat rear and minimal ramp provides excellent freedom of movement for dynamic positioning while mountain biking.
INTEGRATED QUICKCLICK MOUNT – Removable Topeak QuickClick saddle bag mount
A Topeak QuickClick mount is integrated in all models of the SMC Men Series. This removable QuickClick mount allows for Topeak saddlebags to be easily attached in a streamline fashion.
- Name: SMC Men
- Use: MTB-Touring, All-Mountain/Trail
- Weight: 290 g* (S/M), 325 g* (M/L)
- Size: S/M, M/L
- Color: Black
- Shell: Nylon Composite
- Rail: CroMo
- Cover: Microfiber
- Padding: Orthopedic Comfort Foam
- Gender: Men's specific
* Weights may vary in production.