Ergon SM3-L Monolink MTB-Saddle – SaddlesFlex Optimized GFK saddle shell. Lightweight Tinox hollow rails. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover.
- Sizes: Large (13-15 cm)
- Width: 15,5 cm
- Weight: 190 g
- Rails: Carbon Composite Monolink
- Shells: GFK Composite
- Use: Mountainbike, Endurance
The First Saddle.
The development of a bicycle saddle is a particular challenge from an Ergonomic point of view. A saddle needs to support about half of the body weight, the resulting pressure is then concentrated on the most sensitive region of the body - yet this area has to suffer no pain or discomfort if possible. At the same time the rider must not be prevented from being able to put as much power into the pedals as possible. Problems with the saddle have a direct and extremely noticeable effect on the performance, endurance and general well being of a rider. The numerous factors which must be taken into consideration when developing a saddle, are also extremely complex. For example the type of riding to be undertaken, the position on the bike, the width of a rider‘s sit bones, the sex of a rider, their level of fitness, the amount they ride in a single journey, the intensity of the workout, the type of rider they are. To develop a saddle many fields of expertise are called upon. Ergonomic specialists in the field of sport, and sports physicians, engineers, material scientists, process and CAD engineers, and industrial designers - to name but a few. Ergon‘s development team has cherry picked the best people available for each of these roles. The methodology and knowhow is state of the art, and they are motivated by their passions - cycling and innovation. The technology used in the Ergon Ergonomics Laboratory, the multitude of sensors and pressure mapping, was developed in Germany and is some of the most advanced Worldwide. The intensity and effort put into the Ergon saddle‘s development phase had just one clear aim - to develop the ergonomically best fitting, most efficient, highest performing and comfortable saddle in its class.
Eurobike Award Winner 2011Model year: 2013