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Ergon SM Comp Saddle

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Product Description

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 Ergon‘s interdisciplinary development team – consisting of sports scientists, industrial designers, engineers and test riders – have come up with a new generation of pressure-relief 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.

Relief Inlays: Increased comfort due to OrthoCell®-Inlays in the seating area, which help distribute pressure better.

Large-Area Pressure Distribution: Perfect pressure distribution in the area of the sit and pubic bones by means of a flat, even contact area and high-end padding foams.

Flat Rear: The narrow, slightly inclining rear with a flat contour and a minimal ramp-up give great freedom of movement on the downhills.

Flat contour: Due to the more upright pelvic orientation the saddle surface is flat with great freedom of movement.

Effective Relief: The extremely deep and rearward increasing relief channel is complemented by a proper cut-out in the deepest spot. This construction combines all the benefits of a standard cut-out saddle without its drawbacks (often a very stiff shell) producing a particularly high degree of pressure relief of the sensitive perineal area. Exceedingly high pressures often are the cause for discomfort and numbness in the genital area.

Shape: Through its Y-Shape the freedom of movement and legroom are maximized, while at the same time all bone structures are ideally supported.

Integrated Mount: Convenient removable mount for accessories like Topeak® saddlebags.

Key Features:

  • Shell: Nylon Composite
  • Rails: TiNox
  • Cover: Microfibre
  • Padding: Orthopaedic Comfort Foam with OrthoCell Pads
  • Weight: 270g (S/M), 280g (M/L)

Size:

  • Small/Medium: 9-12cm Sit bone width
  • Medium/Large: 12-16cm Sit bone width

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Ergon SM Comp Saddle Reviews

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Overall Rating:
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4.50
Build Quality
4.67
Performance
4.33
Value For Money
4.50

Customer Reviews (3)

5
Very comfortable
by zoltan b on 16/08/2020

I know saddles are a really personal thing, but if you get the correct size for your sit bones this is really comfy. One of the most comfortable ones i've tried

I know saddles are a really personal thing, but if you get the correct size for your sit bones this is really comfy. One of the most comfortable ones i've tried

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Quality bum rest
by Anonymous user on 11/05/2020

Firstly Tredz were superb at keeping me updated on the order in light of Covid and availability issues. Saddle arrived earlier than expected so that was a bonus. It has a real premium feel and nice and light. Ti version probably a bit lighter but not worth the extra premium IMHO. Straight swap with the old MTB saddle and the nose was too low so you may want to raise it up a bit. The profile was a lot flatter than expected but gives a comfy, if a little firm, ride. I expect it’ll wear in a bit over the next few rides but first impressions are good. Have to see if the flat profile hinders hill climbs.

Firstly Tredz were superb at keeping me updated on the order in light of Covid and availability issues. Saddle arrived earlier than expected so that was a bonus. It has a real premium feel and nice and light. Ti version probably a bit lighter but not worth the extra premium IMHO. Straight swap with the old MTB saddle and the nose was too low so you may want to raise it up a bit. The profile was a lot flatter than expected but gives a comfy, if a little firm, ride. I expect it’ll wear in a bit over the next few rides but first impressions are good. Have to see if the flat profile hinders hill climbs.

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Ergon sm comp
by Anonymous user on 10/10/2019

Cant fault this saddle. Easily as good if not better than specialized phenom which i have had in the past

Cant fault this saddle. Easily as good if not better than specialized phenom which i have had in the past

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4.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5

Saddle Guide

 

Saddle Guide

Back in the saddle again

A suitable and comfortable saddle is incredibly important while cycling. You only have three contact points with the bike while cycling - your feet/pedals, hands/handlebars and your saddle. Because of this, it's vital your bike saddle is comfortable to make life easier and prevent chafing, numbness and all manner of unpleasant nether-region complaints.


Choosing the right saddle

Sitting comfortably?

It can be a bit of a task finding the right saddle for you. Just because a saddle has lots of padding doesn't necessarily mean it will be the most comfortable. It all depends on the shape of your behind, your style of riding and your level of tolerance.

Mountain biker looking at the saddle on a Cube full-suspension MTB

Luckily, saddles are an inexpensive upgrade so try a few out to find the perfect perch for your posterior. Ultimately, you need support - the weight needs to be on your sit bones (the bony parts of your bottom) and not on sensitive tissue areas.

For casual riding, a wide, heavily padded seat gives you plenty of cushioning and support. For racing, you don't need as much support, so a narrow saddle is better and won't obstruct your leg movement as much as a wider saddle. Men's saddles tend to be long and thin. Some have padding from foam or gel inserts. Women's saddles are shorter in length and wider at the back.


How to measure your sit bones

Finding your correct sit bone width is easy, and you can do it at home. 

All you need is a flat bench or seat, something to rest your feet on, a piece of cardboard, some chalk and a tape measure. Check out our video to see what you need to do.


Construction

What's in a saddle?

Let's take a look at the geometry of a saddle and some of the features you'll find.

A saddle with steel rails

Rails

Rails (sometimes called the cradle) are found on all saddles and attach it to the seatpost. They are made from steel or lighter materials such as carbon fibre, magnesium or titanium.Some saddles have hollow rails to make them lighter still.

A Brooks leather-covered saddle

Covering

Saddles are commonly made from high-wicking, durable man-made fabrics such as Lycra, vinyl or synthetic leather. Leather saddles are timeless and stylish, medium weight and extremely durable, although they are more expensive, need covering to protect them from water damage and have to be 'broken in'.

A saddle with gel padding

Comfort Features

Made from metal frames with springs, padded or 'mattress' saddles imitate a mattress. Gel saddles are made from similar material used in cosmetic surgery implants which moves with you to protect sensitive tissue and cushion your body.


Performance Saddles

For speed or endurance

These saddles are narrow and lightweight (sometimes with titanium or carbon rails), with minimal padding and a stiff top.

Mountain bike-specific performance saddles have a shaped rear, downward sloped nose and can be reinforced on areas that impact when you crash. Aggressive off-road riding saddles are longer for more fore/aft body position adjustments.

The Charge Spoon, a comfortable, affordable performance saddle

Comfort Saddles

Cushioned perch

These saddles are useful with comfort bikes or hybrids where the handlebars are higher or as high as the seat, requiring more weight to be put on the saddle. Comfort saddles are well padded and wide, especially at the back.

An Ozone comfort saddle with pressure relief cut-out

Women's Saddles

For the female form

Women tend to have wider pelvic bones than men, therefore female-friendly saddles are shorter in length, wider at the back and have pronounced cutaways at the sides.

As with men's saddles, you can still choose different widths with many brands, to suit your own body shape.

Specialized have a range of saddles specifically designed for women

Saddle Accessories

Extra comfort and care

There are a variety of products available to keep your saddle dry, in good working order and also to help you ride more comfortably on it. A pair of padded shorts or tights gives you amazing extra comfort which is essential for long rides.

Leather saddles need a bit of moisturising - treat them to some treatment wax. Keep your saddle dry with a rain cover. Easy to transport, quick to dry and inexpensive.

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

Please Note: Due to the current circumstances we are experiencing high demand so we may take a little longer than usual to despatch your order. Our Warehouse and Bike Build team are up and running as normal and we are taking active measures to ensure that we are following the government guidance with social distancing and additional health & safety measures have been put in place throughout the business. Please rest assured we will do everything we can to get your order to you as quickly as possible.

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.