SM E-Mountain Core Prime Men

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SM E-Mountain Core Prime Men

  • Improves E-MTB efficiency
  • Eliminates numbness
  • Certified back friendly
Bringing enjoyment to every trail for e-mountain bikers. The unique Ergon CORE 3D® saddle technology combines comfort and optimum power transfer to the pedals. Rides with long uphills? Just stay seated. The rear ramp provides stability and support. Feelings of numbness? Forget it. The male problem zones are relieved. Back problems? No problem. Three seals of approval certify the back-friendly features. This is our Pain-Free Support Formula and guarantee to E-MTB riding enjoyment.
Size
S/M
M/L
Price $ 159.95 (Without VAT**)
€ 159,95 (With VAT**)

Technical Specifications

Name
SM E-Mountain Core Prime Men
Use
E-MTB, E-Touring, MTB-Touring, All-Mountain/Trail
Size
S/M
Color
Stealth
Technology
CORE 3D®
Ergonomic Core
BASF Infinergy® (E-TPU/Closed Cell Particle Foam)
Shell
Nylon Composite
Rail
CroMo
Cover
Microfiber
Padding
Orthopedic Comfort Foam
Gender
men specific
Price
$ 159.95 (Without VAT**)
€ 159,95 (With VAT**)

**Price can vary by country.

Details

Ingenious Working Principle Floating ergonomic saddle core

When pedaling, your weight is continuously shifted from one sit bone to the other – with the highest stress on the pedal-up side, where your body weight is focused and high pressure occurs. This localized pressure is noticeably reduced by the Ergon Core: Through the suspended Core design and the high-end material properties the bike saddle has the ability to adapt to every pelvic motion when pedaling – enormously enhancing comfort.

Energy-Saving Ramp Ideally supported in steeper terrain

The SM E-Mountain Core Prime Men significantly improves your seated position while climbing. The steeply rising ramp at the rear gives you a stable, effort-saving hold when climbing uphill. We have also designed the saddle nose to be particularly wide and comfortable, as the seat position often shifts forward in extremely steep sections.

The Ergon saddle SM E-Mountain Core Prime Men with supporting ramp in the rear

Innovative Infinergy® Cycling on clouds

BASF’s innovative Infinergy® material sets new standards in suspension and damping on the bike. The elastic saddle core supports the natural pelvic movements with every pedal stroke, absorbs road shocks and is easy on the lower back. When pressure is released, the Ergon Core, which consists of thousands of foam particles, returns to its original shape in a flash – even under continuous load. Leading manufacturers of performance running shoes also use this E-TPU foam worldwide with great success.

Foam particles are the origin of the Ergon Core

The Adavntages of twin shell Ergon CORE 3D® vs. standard saddle

The revolutionary CORE 3D® saddle construction with twin shell technology takes comfort to a whole new level. In a conventional saddle, there is only one saddle shell. This single shell carries the load of the rider and must therefore be very rigid. The SM E-Mountain Core Prime, on the other hand, has two shells. A majority of rider weight is supported by the lower stiffer shell. On the upper flexible shell lies the cushion and sitting surface. In between the two shells is the floating ergonomic core made of Infinergy®, which isolates road shock, dampens vibrations, supports pelvic movements when pedaling and noticeably takes pressure off the sit bones.

The Twin Shell and Inner Core Damper Support that follows your pedal stroke

The view below of the SM E-Mountain Core Prime shows the entire saddle surface – the high-performance elastomer damper decouples the two saddle shells from each other. This sandwich construction with elastic core allows the saddle to follow the natural pedaling movements more ergonomically in all three directions. Unevenness of the riding surface and vibrations are efficiently filtered out thanks to Ergon CORE 3D®.

Ansicht des SM E-Mountain Core Prime von unten – das Core-Material ist komplett durchgängig

Orthopedic Foam Comfortable and durable

The padding is made of orthopedic comfort foam. The foam is supportive, soft, but does not collapse. In addition to the foam, specific gel pad inlays offer even more comfort under the sitting area. With this saddle, it is not absolutely necessary to wear cycling shorts. The saddle is covered with robust microfiber to prevent abrasions and maintain the durability of the saddle.

Ergon ST Core Prime-Sattel mit orthopädischem Schaum.

Ergonomie

Minimizing saddle discomfort

When cycling, a majority of your body weight rests on the small saddle surface. If body weight is not distributed evenly to the bony structures, unnecessary pressures are then distributed to the sensitive soft tissue areas. A relief channel helps, but is not the only important factor to overall saddle comfort.

For an ergonomic distribution of pressure, the correlations between the sit bone distance and sitting angle must be taken into account. An ergonomic bicycle saddle should have sufficient contact surface, but still allow the thighs to move freely. Furthermore, cycling is not static. Pedaling uphill, the rider intuitively slides in the direction of the saddle nose to shift the body’s center of gravity forward. The reverse is true when going downhill.

Ergon takes all of this into account in the development of each saddle. We develop specific saddle models both for the everyday cyclist as well as professionals. Our saddles are available in different widths, are designed for dynamic sitting, are completely step-free and allow through their anatomical shape comfort in all riding positions.

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 E-Mountain Core Prime Men’s saddle 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 a cross section with illustration of the nerve tracts, bones and soft tissues, 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 standardized 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.

Certified back friendly: Saddle with three seals of approval

Back pain is the number one ailment, which can quickly spoil the enjoyment of cycling. In an intensive testing process by an interdisciplinary panel of experts consisting of doctors, orthopedists and physiotherapists, the back-friendly effect of the CORE 3D® saddle principle was certified with three quality predicates: the AGR Seal of Approval of the „Aktion Gesunder Rücken“ (Healthy Back Campaign), the IGR Seal of the „Institut für Gesundheit und Ergonomie“ (Institute for Health and Ergonomics) and the „Formel Froböse“ quality seal.

AGR seal of approval for the Ergon saddle SM E-Mountain Core Prime

The correct 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-shape 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 width. 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 distance of 9-12 cm and Medium / Large for the seat bone distance of 12-16 cm

Feedback

  • IGR seal of approval
    Ergon is the top choice for riders who value health and comfort on the bike: Over the course of intensive testing, the Institut für Gesundheit und Ergonomie (IGR) has awarded the “Ergonomic Product” seal of approval for Ergon saddles, grips and the Fitting Box.

Lifestyle

“Riding a bike is the closest thing to the flight of birds”

— Louis J. Halle