I recently started up mountain biking on trails again (hadn't ridden since my youth!), and my son, who has really gotten into it, recommended I replace the seat that came with my new bike with a seat from this website. I didn't realize there was so much to measuring for a bike seat! He said I should go through all the steps to choosing the right seat, and I choose that I had pressure everywhere, because I wanted the most comfortable seat! It recommended that I buy a size S/M, but my son recommended a large. I ended up getting the S/M and it's working fine, though I kind of wish I had ordered the large, but you can't return it if you take it out of the packaging, beware. But I have been riding on the small and it's fine. I had to ease into riding again, but it didn't take long for my backside to get used to it. I wouldn't recommend this seat for someone who just wants to cruise around and be less active on the bike. This seat seems to be best suited to active trail riding and on technical trails. I have a feeling my backside would get sore if I were to just ride for miles on paved roads, where you're doing a lot of sitting. But I don't like riding on paved roads (because of cars!), so I stick to the fun trails where you're doing more up and down, standing, lowering the seat, etc.
New bike meant having to dial in my position. GA3 are super comfortable and assist in achieving the proper wrist riding angle. Best suggestion for achieving the proper grip angle is to sit on bike and place a mirror or camera in selfie mode and view your wrist angle. My initial setup which seemed correct, was way off . Placed the mirror and viewed my wrist angle/grip angle, against diagram provided.
Realized my initial setup error and adjusted to the recommended angle. Like magic, next ride was very comfortable and wrist pain was eliminated. The support that they provide is just as described.
My hands would tend to get numb after about 30' on the bike. I always felt like the grip was too small to get a good grip on it without holding it really tight. I got a thicker grip and my hands have yet to go numb. I really like these grips.
SM Enduro Pro Ti Men
Enduro riding. Allows for great freedom of movement without catching on baggy shorts/pants. Have not experienced any sit bone numbness/soreness after long rides.
I was skeptical when I noticed my old WTB saddle felt it had more cushion. But after recovering from hemorrhoid surgery I wanted to try something with the male anatomy in mind. It really does make a difference. This is a lot more comfortable.
Tried these out last weekend. Went bare hands for the real feel. Never had a problem. Kept grip even with a sweaty hand! Great color and design!
built to last and oh so comfy
Awesome saddle! No need for chamois any longer! Love the oil slick too
Love the technology put into this saddle! I had a specialized mimic before and would get pain in the pelvic region. Changed over to this saddle and it’s been a game changer!
I've been searching for a saddle that works for my anatomy and this is it! I've tried countless saddles that say they are made for women, and this one is above and beyond the rest. It's the first time I haven't been aware of my body on the saddle every second of every ride. It allows you to focus on what matters - not the discomfort you're used to experiencing. I am 6' tall and ordered the M/L and it's been a game changer.
I picked this up as a replacement for my stock seat that was uncomfortable on longer rides and had split all the way through the foam from a minor fall. This seat fits me perfectly (make sure you do a sit bone measurement to get the right size), and has dramatically improved comfort on longer rides (2+ hrs). The shorter nose works well with my riding style. The construction seems durable, especially the tough material around the back.
GS2 (Discontinued Color)
These handles are really comfy
I now have 3 of the SMC Core seats: gravel bike, e mountain bike, mountain bike. This is the best seat ever. On the road it removes all the small bumps and road imperfections. The flex on the seat also removes the pressure on the hips with each pedal strokes. For the gravel bike, the seat makes a huge difference riding washboard roads, you can stay seated and pedal. On the mountain bike the seat was a huge surprise. On rough uphills the seat absorbs the small bumps and allows a much more efficient pedal style. No more getting knocked off the seat over rocks and imperfections. I ride a bike with 150 rear travel and a 29 x 2.8 rear tire and I can still tell the huge difference the seat makes. The first week having the Core saddle I took my gravel bike to Death Valley and logged over 200 miles of road/gravel with it, never a sore rear or back. You never realize how much energy you output trying to save your back from all the imperfections you ride over, but with the Core seat your back will thank you. Best 150 I have spent on my bikes. Buy one!
SR Saddles for Road 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.