Find your recommended Ergon saddle.
SMC Sport Gel Men
€ 89,95(With VAT**)
- SMC Sport Gel Men
- 335 g*
- Nylon Composite
- Orthopedic Comfort Foam with Gel Pads
- men specific
- $ 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.
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.
The male pelvis
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.
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 M/L (sit-bone width 12–16 cm/4.7”–6.3”). If you require S/M (9–12 cm/3.5”–4.7”) 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.