What goes up, must come down.
Just as Ergon changed the way we look at bar grips, it has taken the
saddle and redefined it. Using FEM analysis to map the load and stress
areas, it optimized the shape for more shock absorption while providing
ample sit bone support. The SME3 Pro Saddle was designed specifically
for enduro mountain biking where you need a supportive platform for
climbing that cushions enough to rail the downhills.
Constructed from carbon fiber with a thin, Y-flex shell, the SME3 was
formed with three-dimensional pockets under the sit bone area. While
the shell provides support so that your power is transferred into the
pedals and not absorbed by an overly padded saddle, the pockets are
filled with a highly elastic padding which absorbs bumps from the trail.
Additionally, multi-layered cushioning places more padding where you
need it and it has been directly correlated to the width of the saddle.
Adding to the pressure relief in the saddle is a central channel that
has been cut-away from the back and a nose-mounted micro-damper. The
Tinox rails were rear mounted for added flex.
Designed in Germany, Ergon's saddle are manufactured by Selle Italia
in Italy. To this end it features attention to details such as a
chafe-reducing silicone coating on the outside edges of the saddle, and
an underside rubber cushion for comfort while shouldering the bike. The
cover of the SME3 is easy-to-clean Lorica micro-fiber.
The Ergon SME3 Pro Saddle is available in two sizes, Small and
Medium. Generally a Small will fit a rider with a sit bone width of
90-110mm, while a Medium works for riders with 110-130mm wide sit bones.
It is available in Black/blue, White, or Black.
- Lorica cover
- Carbon fiber Y-flex shell
- Tinox rails
- Central pressure-relief channel
- Silicone-coated edges
- Underside rubber cushion