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SM Sport Gel Women
The SM Women Sport Gel combines power, comfort and freedom of movement – with gel pad inlays for pressure distribution, a women’s specific shape for optimal soft tissue pressure relief and a flat rear for freedom of movement. Developed by women for women – for touring, all-mountain and enduro riding.
€ 89,95(With VAT**)
- By women for women
- 100% comfort, 100% riding pleasure
- Pain-free biking
The Ergon developers have taken a completely new approach to the topic of women’s mountain bike saddles. After intensive research with X-ray and CT analysis, they have created a new generation of saddles. Countless prototypes have been tested by both professionals and recreational riders. This feedback, in combination with scientific data developed a new generation of comfort for women.
When women on the MTB, they tend to rock more forward than in men due to an increase flexibility in the pelvis and hips. This often causes considerable pressure in the genital area. The SM Women is designed in a way to support a woman’s wider and more rocked forward bony structures while alleviating the sensitive soft tissue with a tapered cut out.
The deep pubic symphysis
Anatomically, the pubic symphysis (anterior cartilage connection between the two halves of the pelvis) is about a quarter lower in women than in men. In addition, the angle of the pubic bones to each other is larger. We have also taken this into account in the SM Women in order to prevent discomfort in the sensitive areas.
The sensitive genital area
Due to the characteristics of women’s pelvis, women have suffered discomfort for years on standard saddles. The SM Women alleviates sensitive soft tissue pressure with the tapered relief channel preventing numbness and pain. Alleviating this pressure better distributes the rider’s body weight more towards the sit bones while allowing a more comfortable pressure-free forward rocked position.
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 comfort saddle with recess brings relief not only to women in sensitive areas.”
– MountainBIKE, 04/2019 (SM Sport Gel Women)
“The very flat saddle top allows the weight to be shifted to the seat bone bones.”
– MountainBIKE, 04/2018 (SM Sport Gel Women)
Based on intensive research and feedback from our test riders, we created a specific tapered cut out that supports and alleviates unnecessary pressures on sensitive female anatomy. This channel is precisely where women need relief.
When cycling, most of your body weight rests on the small saddle surface. To prevent discomfort in the extremely sensitive perineal and genital areas, the pressure is distributed as evenly as possible over the sit bones using anatomical gel pads.
The main padding of this saddle series is made of orthopedic foam, which is especially ergonomic for mountain biking, but still extremely durable.
Since MTB riders generally sit more upright on their saddles, we have designed the ramp at the end of the saddle to be less steep. In addition, the radius of the leg cut-out is chosen so that the SM Women Sport Gel always has enough sitting area for a dynamic position. And when actively riding in a standing position, the saddle provides you with the space you need, but also the necessary support and control.
For an additional benefit of comfort, we have added anti-friction side flanks to the SM Women Sport Gel. This feature reduces the friction of your thighs on the saddle while pedaling resulting in less friction and more freedom of movement.
- SM Sport Gel Women
- Length: 261 mm Width: 143 mm
- All-Mountain/Trail, Cross-Country/Marathon, MTB-Touring, Enduro
- 275 g*
- Nylon Composite
- Orthopedic Comfort Foam with Gel Pads
- women specific
- $ 89.95(Without VAT**)
€ 89,95(With VAT**)
*Weights may vary in production. **Price can vary by country.
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