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SM E-Mountain Core Prime Men

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SM E-Mountain Core Prime Men

  • For the best in man
  • Improves E-MTB traction
  • Tested back-friendly
The saddle revolution continues: The SM E-Mountain Core Prime lets men take our unique core technology to the mountain trails! More comfort with direct power transmission equals maximum fun when riding your E-MTB. Long climbs? Stay seated and let the pronounced rear ramp amplify power and stability. Numbness? Forget it: a man’s problem zone is cradled in absolute comfort. Lower back problems? The ergonomic core follows the natural movements of your pelvis to help keep the lower back loose and in motion. Welcome to the E-MTB saddle of your dreams.
Size
S/M
M/L
Price $ 149.95 (Without VAT**)
€ 149,95 (With VAT**)

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Technical Specifications

Name
SM E-Mountain Core Prime Men
Use
E-MTB, E-Touring
Size
S/M
Color
stealth
Shell
Nylon Composite
Rail
CroMo
Cover
Microfiber
Padding
Orthopedic Comfort Foam
Gender
men specific
Price
$ 149.95 (Without VAT**)
€ 149,95 (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

Material-Innovative Infinergy®

Cycling on clouds

BASF’s innovative Infinergy® material sets new standards for suspension and damping on bicycles. The elastic saddle core supports pelvic movements when pedaling, absorbs road shocks and is easy on the back. When the pedaling pressure decreases, the Ergon Core, consisting of thousands of foam particles, immediately rebounds back to its original shape. Leading manufacturers of running shoes also use this E-TPU foam worldwide with great success.

Foam particles are the origin of the Ergon Core

The Adavntages of the double Shell

Ergon TwinShell vs. standard saddle

The revolutionary Ergon double-shell technology takes comfort to a whole new level. With the conventional saddle there is only one seat shell on the frame. This standard shell supports all of the rider’s weight and must therefore be very stiff. The SM E-Mountain Core Prime Men utilizes two shells. The lower shell, supporting the rider’s weight is very stiff and the upper shell, which is a base of the padding material is very flexible. In between is the floating ergonomic core made of Infinergy®. This design isolates road shock, dampens vibrations, supports pelvic movements while pedaling and noticeably takes pressure off the sit bones.

Unlike the standard saddle, which has only one shell, the SM E-Mountain Core Prime consists of two shells, between which the ergonomic core absorbs impacts

The Twin Shell and Inner Core Damper

Support that follows your pedal stroke

The view from below on the SM E-Mountain Core Prime Women shows how the high-performance elastomer damper decouples the two saddle shells from each other. This sandwich construction with its elastic core allows the saddle to follow the natural movements of the pedal stroke. This provides support in all directions from the vibrations of the riding surface to the rider’s pedal stroke.

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

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. Uphill, the rider intuitively slides towards the saddle nose to shift the body’s center of gravity forwards. The opposite occurs when cycling downhill.

Ergon takes all these factors into account when developing all of their saddles. There are specific models for specific disciplines, and both recreational and professional riders. Two widths are available in every saddle model to better adapt to all rider’s comfort needs.

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.

Tested Back-Friendly

Back pain is the most commonly occurring orthopedic condition, especially when cycling. When you have back pain on the bike, your ride enjoying quickly dissipates. In extensive tests led by medical professionals, the Core saddle principle has been officially proven to reduce back pain with the seal of approval from „Aktion Gesunder Rücken“ (campaign for a healthy back).

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

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″).

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  • 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