SM Sport Men

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SM Sport Men

  • Highest seating comfortt
  • Promotes men’s health
  • Prevents numbness
The all-around MTB saddle

Whether touring, trail riding or all-mountain: The all around men’s MTB saddle offers the best riding comfort due to an optimized relief channel and sporty comfort padding. The flattened rear and the Y-shape guarantee ideal freedom of movement.

Price $ 79.95 (Without VAT**)


  • BIKE
    Offers a perfect combination of sportiness and comfort

    – BIKE (Online Edition) 04.08.23

    Shifts pressure to the less sensitive ischial tuberosities. Padding meets the golden mean. Perfectly suited for tourers.

    – MountainBIKE 05/22

  • BIKE
    The pressure is distributed to the sit bones, the slight well relieves the perineal area even in the uphill position.

    – BIKE 05/22

  • MountainBIKE
    Finds the golden mean between sufficiently comfortable and not too soft padding.

    – MountainBIKE, 01/2019 (SM Pro Men)

  • Singletrack Recommended
    Two thumbs up!

    –, 03/2019 (SM Pro Men)

  • MountainBIKE
    Padding meets the golden mean. Perfect for tourers.

    – MountainBIKE, 04/2019 (SM Pro Men)

  • BIKE
    Offers great comfort even on long trail rides.

    – BIKE, 10/2019 (SM Pro Men)

Technical Specifications

SM Sport Men
Length: 269 mm
Width: 156 mm
All-Mountain/Trail, Cross-Country/Marathon, MTB-Touring
325 g*
Nylon Composite
Orthopedic Comfort Foam
men specific
max. load
264 lbs
$ 79.95 (Without VAT**)

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


Men’s Health

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 Sport 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.

Position of a male pelvis in cross section showing the nerve tracts, bones and soft tissue, illustrating the relief of an Ergon saddle.

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.

Position of a male pelvis on a conventional bicycle saddle.

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.

Male pelvis with steep pubic skids.

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.

Pressure measurement of the Ergon SM Men saddle.

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.

The saddle is available in the sizes “Small/Medium” for the seat bone with of 9 12 cm (3.5″–4.7″) and “Medium/Large” for the seat bone with of 12–16 cm (4.7″–6.3″).


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.

Ergon SM Pro Men saddle with extra deep relief channel.

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.

Ergon SM Sport Men saddle with orthopedic foam.

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.

Ergon SM Sport Men saddle with supporting ramp in the saddle rear.

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.

Ergon SM Pro Men saddle with integrated QuickClick mount.


  • 100 percent power Ergonomics specialist Antonio Blago from the Ergon development team adapts the saddle perfectly to the rider so that the SM Men can play out its strengths to the fullest.
  • The choice of professionals World class professionals give positive reviews stating that the SM Men’s saddle eliminates common complaints during long rides, training laps and races.
  • The joy of riding The joy of riding increases when there are no saddle complaints of pinching, friction points, etc. The SM Men paves the way to more comfort and more joy on the trail.
  • The way to the perfect saddle Scientific research, data and feedback on numerous prototypes from test riders aided in the development of the SM Men.