SMC Core Men

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  • Regular price $149.95

New for 2021 - The comfort MTB saddle for Men featuring Core and TwinShell technology. 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 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 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
  • 220 lb recommended max rider weight limit
  • Uses: Comfort MTB, Comfort Trail, Bikepacking, Off-Road Touring, Gravel

"Ergon’s TwinShell Core 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!" -

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
So Far... So Good!

This is just my opinion based on a very brief experience so far.

Over the last couple of seasons I've been on the hunt for a more comfortable saddle for longer rides. I've purchased saddles from WTB, Brooks, Selle Anatomica, and SQ Labs. None of these other saddles have been able to provide the level of comfort the SMC Core. Some of the other saddles are pretty comfortable for 30-60 minutes, but after that I always seemed to develop some sort of discomfort.

I received the saddle last week on Thursday. I installed it on Friday and rode around the street for initial adjustments. Then on Saturday, I went and did a 2.5 hour gravel/adventure ride. I ended that ride with no discomfort ready to go another round.

Saddles are a super personal thing, but this one has worked for me.

Setup Info:
Rider Weight: 160lbs.
Rider Height: 6"1" (185cm)
Inseam: 32in
Bike: CX frame setup with a flat bar for bikepacking/gravel.
Typical Riding Conditions: Lots of time in the saddle spinning the pedals on gravel and dirt roads in VT.


Many years of searching the right saddle for comfort and hybrid sport riding. Tall order. Enter Ergon SMC Core Men. First ride no pain and extremely comfortable. Four weeks later I am convinced this is my last saddle. Out go the padded shorts. Hop on and ride! Speed or cruise this saddle delivers. There are times I ride and forget I am sitting on a saddle. This never happened before. The saddle also looks very sporty. I understand finding the right saddle can be daunting. What fits one person greatly may be total pain for another. I feel this new core design by Ergon changes the game. I truly believe this saddle would satisfy most disbelievers. Keep peddling!