My hands used to get numb after 15 minutes of riding. I tried several different grips without any relief. After using the GXR grips, no more numb hands!
I just took this saddle on a 5 day bike packing adventure in the Utah Canyonlands and just kept falling more and more in love with this saddle. I wish I would have gotten it when I got into bike packing a few years ago. I used to end up with a really sore bum after a couple of days if there was a lot of in the saddle pedaling, but I have had absolutely no issues with this saddle. I did that whole trip, plus the few hundred miles of prep beforehand just absolutely loving this saddle. The wide fit and Core padding adds so much comfort to my hardtail that I'm just going to leave the saddle on even for "normal" trail riding.
I gave it such high recommendations that 2 of my buddies also bought different versions of Cores saddles (SMC) and are complete converts as well.
If you're into any sort of long distance touring, bike packing, or just high mileage pedaling you will not be disappointed with this saddle. Just make sure you get the appropriate size for your bum and enjoy the comfort.
Such a huge difference! It makes a long day on the bike so much more enjoyable. Highly recommend!
Bought these as an upgrade and I can say they are great. Easy to install, feel very comfortable and have decreased the numbness I felt wiyh my bike's original grips.
Definately more comfortable on my gravel ebike q
Have used for about 200 miles now and I can say it’s a very comfortable saddle.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this seat. No numbness.
SM Comp Men
Great grips. Immediately helped with hand numbness
I bought this saddle for comfort and to do a better job of absorbing bumps, and it excels at both. I love it!
For upright, city style riding, the extra cushion of the ST Core Evo is ideal, avoiding excessive "cushiness" while provided excellent, firm support. I have been very pleased with Egon saddles (have several) and other products.
These are for my new bike and seem to be a step up from the Ergon GA3-L (the grip has a better resting place for my hands).Also has a solid grip with my HE2 Evo and specialized gloves 😀
They moved the tightening bolt to the inside if the grip— works far better
I get bored easily. I like to try new things. New components, new bikes etc. you know. I’ve tried so many saddles. Wide, colourful, matching, thin, soft, hard, plastic ones, vented, light…I always go back to this specific saddle. The Ergon SM E-Mountain Man Sport. The reasons are it looks good and matches every accent (cause it’s black), the ramp on the back is excellent for steep tech climbing and it’s got great padding. The slot down the middle might help on weight and ventilation but no one’s nuts can fit in there so I doubt that it really helps in that department. I give it 5 stars.
SR Saddles for Road, Allroad and Gravel
No ride should end prematurely because of discomfort. Our SR Series for men and women feature proprietary shaped, gender specific cutouts designed to eliminate numbness and pain before it even starts. Whether you're in it for the smiles, the fitness miles or your next World Championship jersey, we've got the perfect SR saddle to match your passion for the road.
I have over a thousand miles on the SR Saddle and can safely say my under carriage has never been happier. I no longer get saddle sores, have no problems with bruising even after multiple days on the bike, and healed all the prone-to-get-raw areas. I’ve enjoyed this saddle so much that I plan to buy a second one for my gravel bike.
SM Enduro Men
The saddle for ambitious Enduro and Gravity riders, developed during the demanding races of the Enduro World Series. The SM Enduro Men provides the best freedom of movement combined with high comfort.