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SM Pro Men blue

The new first choice of marathon professionals like world champion Alban Lakata. OrthoCell®-Inlays in the seating area generate the best possible pressure distribution – the innovative OrthoCell® material ensures maximum reset force and is also more durable and lighter than gel. Specifically designed for men and intended for MTB touring, trail and all-mountain riding, this saddle features an anatomically optimized relief channel in the sensitive perineal area and an athletic but light AirCell®-Padding. The flattened tail and the Y-shape guarantee full freedom of movement when in the moderate riding position typical for mountain biking. Sliding flanks help reduce friction when pedaling.

Today you no longer need to live with discomfort when seated. The new Ergon SM Men saddles are specifically tailored to the features of the male anatomy and optimized for the requirements of mountain biking. With the assistance of the latest scientific studies and intensive prototyping our interdisciplinary development team – consisting of sports scientists, industrial designers, engineers and test riders – have come up with a new generation of pressure-relieving men’s saddles.

The SM Men saddles effectively avoid discomfort and numbness for most applications in mountain biking – for most types of mountain bike riders.

Price $ 109.95 (Without VAT**)
€ 109.95 (With VAT**)
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Technical Specifications

Name
SM Pro Men
Dimensions
Length: 269 mm Width: 144 mm
Use
Mountain Bike
Weight
235 g*
Size
S/M
Color
blue
Shell
Nylon Composite
Rail
TiNox
Cover
Microfiber
Padding
Orthopedic AirCell Foam with OrthoCell® Pads
Gender
men specific
Price
$ 109.95 (Without VAT**)
€ 109.95 (With VAT**)

*Weights may vary in production. **Price can vary by country.

The Sensitive Nervous System

Perineal of men
The deep channel relieves the perineal area, blood flow and oxygen supply are not restricted – mostly the cause of numbness and other impairments.
Pressure on the perineal area by sitting on the saddle.
With men numbness when biking most often occurs due to high pressure in the sensitive perineal area. The external genitals are usually not the cause for discomfort because they can yield and are generally not compressed by bone structures.

Pressure Distribution

It all depends on the optimal pressure distribution. The task with male specific saddles is to keep pressure off the perineal area and transfer the loads to the sit bones and to parts of the pubic arch. That is what the relief-surface of the new Ergon Men’s saddles is doing.

Pressure Distribution is mostly at the front area of the saddle
Conventional Saddle
Pressure Distribution is now on the respective pelvis of the saddle.
Ergon Men Saddle with Pressure Relief Channel
Pelvic Tilt of men on the saddle is about 90 degrees

Pelvic Tilt

In comparison to the female, the male pelvis is less flexible, meaning male riders are sitting more upright on the saddle and put more strain on the sit bones. This allows the transition zone between the saddle’s fore and aft to be narrower (Y-Shape), creating more pedaling room.

Pubic Bone Angle of men are clearly steeper then women.

Pubic Bone Angle

In contrast to the female anatomy the male’s pubic blades stand at a much steeper angle and the pelvic symphysis sits notably higher.

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.

Sizes between small / Medium 9-12 cm and Medium / Large 12-16 cm