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Ergon will present new ergonomic solutions for the upcoming season at the Eurobike (B4 102). Highlights include the anatomically optimized men's saddles SM (MTB) and SR (Road). Men's health is given priority here. New E-MTB saddles, updates to the ST Core Prime, and sophisticated MTB backpacks complete the ergonomic product-worlds for 2019.
SM Men Series
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-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.
SR Men Series
The new Ergon road saddle for men. Due to their specific pelvic anatomy men are sitting more upright on the saddle. This creates a higher pressure in the highly sensitive perineal area, which often leads to any of the varying forms of discomfort. This is where the relief concept of the SR Men saddle comes into play.
Through the falling relief channel with cut-out, the resulting pressure is evenly distributed onto the bone structures (sit bone and parts of the pubic blades). The Y-shape helps keeping the freedom of movement high even when riding in the low position typical for road biking.
SR Pro Carbon Women
First seen in the race circuit, now available to the public – until now the superlight carbon version of the SR Women series has been exclusive to the Canyon//Sram Women’s Team. Flat but still comfortably padded. Shape and relief exactly fit the female anatomy in the typical racingrelated sitting position. OrthoCell®-Inlays in the genital and sitting area provide optimum pressure distribution – the innovative OrthoCell® material ensures maximum reset force and is also more durable and lighter than gel. Sliding flanks help reduce friction when pedaling. Lightweight version with carbon rail and carbon composite saddle shell – only 170 gram (Size S/M).
“It’s the first saddle I can use with no pain at all.”
SM E-Mountain Series
The Ergon design team has analyzed the requirements of E-Mountain bikers in detail. Longer periods of sitting, steeper uphills and greater levels of impact characterize the E-MTB experience. After an intense development, the optimal saddle shape was found.
The rear ramp supports the rider better in steep uphill-riding situations when seated. The saddle contours facilitates the change to the downhill position when riding behind the saddle. The V-shape also offers freedom of movement across the wide flanks up to the padded nose – important for particularly steep climbs.
Maximum comfort for men and women – there are huge anatomic differences between men and women when it comes to correct seating. Ergon has designed the relief surfaces according to the latest in scientific knowledge and extensive testing. The results are gender specific shapes of relief channels – effectively avoiding pressure spikes and preventing numbness or related discomfort.
SM E-Mountain Sport
The E-MTB-specific comfort saddle for women and men. Tailored for prolonged seated climbing and particularly steep ascends. The shape matches the female and male anatomy, reliefs the perineal area, effectively preventing discomfort. Features a dynamic comfort padding and a ramping tail with a flat circumference for great freedom of movement when in the moderately tilted riding position typical for mountain bikes.
OrthoCell®-Inlays in the seating area generate the best possible pressure distribution – the innovative OrthoCell® material ensures maximum reset forces and is also more durable and lighter than gel. Sliding flanks help reduce friction when pedaling.
ST Core Prime black/grey
After the successful launch and the first raving reviews “best in test” titles, the ST Core Prime is now also available with a classier gray core. The ergonomic saddle revolution for touring bikes ensures maximum long distance comfort for men and women. The floating concept with Ergonomic Core supports the natural pelvic movements while pedaling, actively relieves the sit bones, and reliably dampens bumps caused by the riding surface. The core consists of BASF Infinergy®, the latest E-TPU material bringing state-of-the-art technology in responsiveness and damping.
The anatomically adapted seating area has been optimized in elaborate studies and field tests for men and women. Thanks to the significant relief channel, numbness and pain are effectively prevented. The new ST Core Saddle is tailored in detail to the needs and requirements of touring and E-bike riders around the world.
Based on the ST Core prime comes our new ST Gel (Saddle Touring). The price-conscious entry into the Ergon touring segment. The orthopaedic comfort foam provides a high level of support and comfort for male and female touring biker alike – even on long distances. The gel pads guarantee additional comfort around the sit bones. As typical for Ergon, the relief surfaces are gender specific, reliably avoiding discomfort, numbness and paraesthesia.
GA3 Single Twist Shift
The GA3 All-Mountain comfort grip as Twist Shift long-short-version for one-sided twist shift lever (e.g. Sram XX1®, Pinion® etc.). The fully integrated, rubber enclosed lock-on clamp (collar) on the outside of the grip provides plenty of space for a wide grip stance.
This concept combines the relief benefits and wrist support of an ergonomic wing grip with the freedom of movement of rounder style grips. DNA from our popular GA2 employs optimized shapes and advanced surface textures to reduce gripping forces. Maximum comfort, freedom of movement and total bike control combine in the GA3.
Maximum space for multi-day trips and Transalp-touring with a full 30 liters of volume. Thanks to the 5-way adjustable carrying system, our „Adaptive Carrier System“ load compression principle and it's “Ergonomic Pre-Shaped Fit“ (removable back panel with 3 individually formable aluminium rails), the backpack can be precisely adapted to each rider’s anatomy. The 4-way size adjustable (quick-adjustment via thumb loops) and a wide hip belt distribute the load comfortably and relief the shoulders. This way all your equipment is held close to the torso and can be transported wiggle-free.
The BX4 Evo features 3D-Spacer-Mesh where contacting the body, ensuring maximum breathability. The multi-functional front flap is suitable for storing a helmet, wet clothes or other equipment. When not in use, it can be tucked away nicely. In addition there is an optional Sports Camera Chest Mount, which can be attached to the BX4 Evo via loops. Includes a rain cover in the bottom compartment. HiLumen reflector applications provide more safety during rides after dark.
The lightweight companion for extended day trips with 10 +1,5 liters of volume (expansion via zipper). Thanks to the 4-way adjustable carrying system, our “Adaptive Carrier System“ load compression principle and a flexible alloy sub-frame (vertical and horizontal), the backpack can be precisely adapted to each rider’s anatomy. This way all your equipment is held close to the torso and can be transported wiggle-free. The wide and highly breathable hip belt distributes the load comfortably and putting less strain on the shoulders.
The BX2 Evo features 3D-Spacer-Mesh where contacting the body and mesh shoulder-straps, poviding maximum breathability. The 5-point expander can be used for mounting soft goods like a jacket or sweaty jersey. In addition there is an optional Sports Camera Chest Mount, which can be attached to the BX2 Evo via loops. Includes a rain cover in the bottom compartment. HiLumen reflector applications provide more safety during rides after dark.