SMC Core Men

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The comfort MTB saddle for Men featuring Ergon CORE 3D®. Based on the popularity and success of the SMC Men saddle series comes additional models featuring Ergon's Core and TwinShell technology! The patented CORE 3D® design allows the saddle to effortlessly follow pelvic movements – enormously reducing pressure on the sit bones and genital area. The new SMC Core brings CORE 3D® comfort to your favorite trails!

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  • Comfort MTB saddle for men
  • Saddle shell made of Nylon Composite
  • Core made of BASF Infinergy® (E-TPU/Closed Cell Particle Foam)
  • CroMo rails, 7x7
  • Microfiber cover
  • Orthopedic Comfort Foam
  • S/M fit sit-bone width of 9-12cm
  • M/L fits sit-bone width of 12-16cm
  • S/M 345 grams
  • M/L 360 grams
  • 308 lb max rider weight limit
  • Uses: Comfort MTB, Comfort Trail, Bikepacking, Off-Road Touring, Gravel

"Ergon’s CORE 3D® design intent is noticeable, especially when riding a hardtail mountain bike, and could make a great saddle option for anyone looking to wean their way off of the chamois. Does it flex and shift as Ergon claims? It sure does!" -

Winner of the 1,030-mile 2021 Arkansas High Country Bikepacking Race: Read More

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
David Lojewski
Surprisingly pretty damn amazing!

I’ve had two Ergon saddles break on me at the rails and was loosing faith in Ergon as a company (especially with my first experience with their warranty replacement process- it was terrible but it changed). XC rider here, 70-100 miles a week, 6’6”, 250lbs and riddled with hockey injuries from competitive play over the last 30 years! I got this saddle and really didn’t like the look of the thick seat cushion at all, I did not want to like it but omg I went out for a 20+ mile ride with it and my back didn’t hurt, hips felt amazing and I couldn’t believe how good my ride position was with this saddle. My bike felt like a new bike! The cushion isn’t like a padded beach cruiser but it’s really noticeable and feels amazing. I highly recommend this seat for big guys and anybody with back issues. It’s almost like my hardtail has a little bit of suspension in the rear. So thanks Ergon, I will continue to use your products.

Kyle Hodder
SMC core men

Great seat I ride a lot sitting down and It’s very comfortable would higly recommend

Daniel D
Good saddle

I needed a larger saddle that was well-cushioned and this did the job. I had used other saddles and couldn’t find the right fit. After several rides, I have no complaints.

Mickey H
Great fitting saddle, now I need Core saddles on all my bikes

I started with this saddle on my Full suspension and now need one for the eMTB and gravel bike. The Core technology adds to the comfort without adding any noticeable weight.

3,000 miles later, it is time to face the music

There is a lot to like about this saddle. The cushion is great. A first, it wasn't all that noticeable. But after I hit some gravel I could feel the difference in the extra padding. It was comfortable and not overly padded. The saddle still had a somewhat firm feel to it. I've been riding without a chamois for a few years and I was really hoping this would be the last saddle I would ever buy.

Unfortunately, the shape of the saddle is what killed it for me. The wings of the saddle flair out too much. This causes a pressure point for me as it sits right along my underwear line. It was tolerable if I was only riding every other day. It was not tolerable for multi-day events. During the ARHCR this saddle absolutely crushed me. It caused a line of saddle sores on each side of my bum on those pressure points.

However, I decided that maybe I could build up a tolerance in those areas. After a few more multi-day bikepacking events, the results were the same.

If it fit my body better, this would be a no-brainer. But, it just doesn't fit my body shape. It seems to work for a lot of other people. Hopefully, it will work for you.

The saddle held up very well after 3,000 miles. It shows no excessive signs of wear or tear.