SFC3 Comp Gel
- Feel-good formula for fitness bikes
- Orthopaedic comfort foam
- Nothing gets numb
*Weights may vary in production. **Price can vary by country.
The two comparison pictures of the pressure measurements shows how the SCF3 provides significantly more comfort than a conventional fitness saddle. The large anatomical relief channel in the middle prevents pressure on sensitive soft tissue areas. To prevent discomfort, the shape and position of the channel has been optimized with the help of many test riders and state-of-the-art pressure measurement techniques. In addition, gel pads integrated into the seat help to distribute the weight of the body while seated as well as continual support through the full, natural movements of the body while pedaling.
When cycling, most of your body weight rests on the small saddle surface. To prevent discomfort in the sitting area, the pressure is distributed as evenly as possible over the sit bones. Gel pads are inlayed in specific ergonomic positions to help alleviate pressures under these bony structures.
The shape and size of the saddle must match the sit bone width of the rider to maximize both comfort and overall enjoyment while riding. The pelvis is V-shaped and the saddle must offer the sit bones a large contact surface while being able to support the demands of different sitting positions. The more forward and aggressive the rider sits, the further forward the sit bones contact the saddle. Two saddle sizes are offered to match the rider’s unique sit bone width.
As a fitness cyclist, you sit on the saddle in a much more upright position. The SFC3 is designed to match this posture.
The typical flat and wide saddles that are common on fitness bikes can contribute to discomfort. The SFC3 has a supportive yet not overdone design to give you specific support where you need it the most. Notable features that aid to this saddle’s comfort are the orthopedic foam and gel pads. Additionally, the sides of the saddle are particularly soft to alleviate any unnecessary pressures along the inner thighs.
In order to provide the maximum prevention of saddle discomfort, Ergon developers focussed on main comfort qualities to enhance the fitness or touring riders‘ experience. These qualities include the construction of the saddle surface, the structure of the saddle supportive material, the saddle shell and the ergonomically anatomical relief channel. The difference is in the details.
The most enjoyable bicycle tour is when there is no distractions of unnecessary saddle pressure or friction. If your thighs rub against the front of the saddle when pedaling, this can quickly end the enjoyment of your ride. The saddle nose of the SFC3 has a narrow cut, giving you the best possible legroom when cycling and prevents any unnecessary rubbing.
The Ergon SFC3 has been awarded the rating „Recommendable“ according to the „Formula Froböse“, a seal of approval developed by the renowned university professor, health expert and bestselling author Prof. Dr. Ingo Froböse. The „Formel Froböse“ is a scientific rating for products in the areas of exercise, nutrition and regeneration. This approval indicates a product that benefits someone’s quality of life.
The padding of the SFC3 is made of orthopedic comfort foam, which we have designed for fitness bikes, e-bikes and touring bikes. 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.