The revolution in saddle design continues! After successfully bringing the ST Core Prime touring saddle to market, we now proudly introduce its adaption for city and comfort bikes. Due to its ergonomic Infinergy® core by BASF the seat is able to noticeably dampen and absorb vibrations and road shocks. The core consists of a cutting-edge E-TPU with very special properties like a high responsiveness and an enormous, instant rebound. The saddle enables the rider’s pelvis to move more freely and thereby relieves his/her back in a medically effective way. This effect of putting far less strain on your back has been awarded with the seal of quality of “Campaign for Healthier Backs“. Our Ergon Ergonomics Laboratory has worked hard to optimize the saddle’s surface design for the anatomical requirements of a very upright riding position and for both men and women. The pronounced relief channel further assists in preventing feelings of numbness and related seating issues.
- Light FeC Steel rails, 7x7
- Core made of Closed Cell Particle Foam (E-TPU)
- MicroFiber cover
- Padding made of Orthopedic Comfort Foam
- Gender specific shapes and relief channels
- Available in 2 sizes
- Gender specific designs
- S/M fit sit-bone width of 9-12 cm
- M/L fits sit-bone width of 12-16 cm
- 260 lb recommended max rider weight limit
This saddle is well made and of high quality but... its not doing it for me. I have over 150 miles on it and have made numerous adjustments to make it work but it still is lacking in being my best bike seat. I have bought numerous seats over the years and am still looking for the perfect one. I wanted this to be it. After all it has the BASF system and should be somewhat cushiony but it really isn't. I knew from buying it that I couldn't return it but I bought the hype on this seat. Apparently with the Ergon policy they want you to believe in the hype more than they do. I have to continue to figure this out or add another seat to the fold. What I think would help this seat is removing the top plastic layer that fits between the BASF and the top cushion. They have done this with the SR Road seats but you can't trade it in for one of those. This would make it more comfortable as you can see from reviews on those. Oh well the search continues.... I bought it because it was the recommended seat. Maybe it will work for you.
I really wanted to love this seat, as it seems like a great design and excellent build quality. I am a tall slim man with bony sit bones, and thus struggle to find a comfortable bike seat. After a while of riding on the SC Core Prime, the top gel layer of the seat no longer provides enough cushioning to prevent painful contact between the sit bones and the plastic shell that sits between the 2 layers. It seems like some better engineering is required to prevent people with bonier sit bones from contacting this hard layer. Perhaps if this middle shell was somehow removed or softer, the sit bones would better receive the cushioning of the core layer.
I purchased two SC Core Prime seats to upgrade my e-Tandem bike. They replaced the Selle Royal seats that came with the bike. What a difference! So much more comfortable. The seat is just firm enough and gives a little side-to-side to move with you. We use the bike for moderate weekend rides. Highly recommended. Well worth the cost.
I purchased this bicycle seat for my son and he LOVES IT!!!!!!
I like it.