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SMC Sport Gel Men

Comfort and dynamic response as an unbeatable combination: The SMC Men Sport Gel delivers optimum flow on the trail. An extra-thick orthopedic foam and anatomic gel pads reduce pressure points when seated while the men’s specific relief channel prevents soft-tissue numbness and pain. You’re comfortable in every position and ready to put the pedal to the metal. Leave saddle discomfort in the dust and enjoy the trails with the SMC Men Sport Gel!
Price $ 89.95(Without VAT**)
€ 89,95(With VAT**)

Technical Specifications

Name
SMC Sport Gel Men
Use
MTB-Touring
Weight
300 g*
Size
S/M
Shell
Nylon Composite
Rail
CroMo
Cover
Microfiber
Padding
Orthopedic Comfort Foam with Gel Pads
Gender
men specific
Price
$ 89.95(Without VAT**)
€ 89,95(With VAT**)

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

The Sensitive Nervous System

The deep channel relieves the perineal area, blood flow and oxygen supply are not restricted – mostly the cause of numbness and other impairments.

With men numbness when biking most often occurs due to high pressure in the sensitive perineal area. The external genitals are usually not the cause for discomfort because they can yield and are generally not compressed by bone structures.

Pressure Distribution

It all depends on the optimal pressure distribution. The task with male specific saddles is to keep pressure off the perineal area and transfer the loads to the sit bones and to parts of the pubic arch. That is what the relief-surface of the new Ergon Men’s saddles is doing.

Druckverteilung liegen am Stärksten auf dem Genitalbereich bei den herkömmlichen Sattel.
Conventional Saddle
Druckverteilung liegen auf die jeweiligen Beckenbereiche bei den neuen Sattel.
Ergon Men Saddle with Pressure Relief Channel

The male pelvis

Degree of tilt of the male pelvis on the saddle is 90 degrees

Pelvic Tilt

In comparison to the female, the male pelvis is less flexible, meaning male riders are sitting more upright on the saddle and put more strain on the sit bones. This allows the transition zone between the saddle’s fore and aft to be narrower (Y-Shape), creating more pedaling room.

Angular pubic bone anatomy of the man with significantly steeper pubic bone runners than in the woman.

Pubic Bone Angle

In contrast to the female anatomy the male’s pubic blades stand at a much steeper angle and the pelvic symphysis sits notably higher.

The Right Size

The shape and size of the saddle must match the sit bone width of the rider to maximize comfort and enjoyment.

On this image you can see the measurements for size S/M (sit-bone width 9–12 cm/3.5”–4.7”). If you require M/L (12–16 cm/4.7”–6.3”) you can change the size at the top of this page and the image will be updated.

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.

Small/Medium: 9–12 cm; Medium/Large: 12–16 cm