SMC Core Men

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  • Regular price $149.95

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
  • 260 lb recommended 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!" -

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Great saddle.

Actually have one on my mountain bike and gravel bike. Saddle works equally well on both. Long rides and technical rides with no discomfort. Great padding where needed but not excessive. Highly recommend

On the right track!

I’ve owned 2 Ergon saddles previously. The SMC pro gel and the SMC sport. I’ve also tried many others including the high end ones from WTB and Specialized.
This new core saddle is awesome! Having had two hip replacements, fibromyalgia and back issues, I’ve been able to not only MTB without near the pain and issues, but go for miles.
I once forgot my cham’s at home and biked 8 miles through the rough with no problems.
I will be buying another one for my gravel bike as well as one for my wife.

Peter Worcester
Not what I expected...

While it's ok, it's definitely not what I was hoping for. Honestly, my SM Pro saddle was more comfortable. I expected more paddjng and was kind of disappointed in this saddle.

Brian McGloin
Interesting design; however, it's not for me

I’ll start acknowledging that bike seat fit is as tricky as shoe fit. This seat is too wide for me, but that’s mild indictment of Ergon’s sizing and not the design of the seat itself.
What I did like was how the seat moved once I got used to it, I can see how other people find it comfortable. Also that movement and overall squishiness was something I really didn’t like.
I went on a 30-something ride around Portland (dirt paths, unpaved streets, questionable industrial areas) for my maiden voyage with this seat. It was comfortable but too soft, the movement was good but also the foam and structure that made the seat comfortable also made it bulky. Once I got home I put my original seat back on.
For reference I’m comparing this to a San Marco Regalo Narrow, mounted on a Eriksen titanium seatpost and I haven’t worn chamois since 2006 (only briefly).

Paul Jauregui
Very comfortable seat

I love this seat. During a long ride I know I can sit back in my saddle and take a load off.