When it comes to saddles attention to detail is what matters, and Ergon’s masterful attention to detail is found all over their XC mountain bike racing specific SM3 saddle.
SM3 Nose: When the climb gets steep you need to transfer your weight forward onto the nose of the saddle. This technique is specific to mountain biking and is not necessary in road biking. For this reason Ergon has designed the nose with more and wider padding for comfort while dropping the sides of the nose down sharply to prevent inner leg chaffing.
SM3 Relief Cup: We all try to ignore it, but think about it anyway. Is my seat injuring the “goods?” Ergon takes this seriously for you. The SM3 features a generous relief cup to remove pressure on sensitive areas allowing you to go the distance on and off the trail.
SM3 Padding: Ergon designed the SM3 with padding specifically for mountain biking to absorb small impacts that otherwise are transferred up into your spine and lower back while ensuring the padding is just firm enough to prevent chaffing.
Sizing: Small (9-11cm sit bone width), Medium (11-13cm sit bone width), Large (13-15cm sit bone width)
Weight: Standard (~260g), Pro (~245g), Pro Carbon (~205g)