Comfort and dynamic response as an unbeatable combination: The SMC Women delivers optimum flow on the trail. The special orthopedic foam is thicker and more plush than our successful SM Series while the women’s specific relief channel prevents soft-tissue numbness and pain. You’re comfortable in every position and ready to put the pedal to the metal. Leave saddle discomfort in the dust and enjoy the trails with the SMC Women!
The Ergon developers have taken a completely new approach to the topic of women’s mountain bike saddles. After intensive research with X-ray and CT analysis, they have created a new generation of saddles. Countless prototypes have been tested by both professionals and recreational riders. This feedback, in combination with scientific data developed a new generation of comfort for women.
Women tend to rock forward more on the saddle compared to men due to an increased flexibility in the pelvis and hips. This often causes considerable pressure in the genital area. The SM Women is designed in a way to support a woman’s wider and more rocked forward pelvis while alleviating sensitive soft tissue with a tapered cut out.
Lower pubic symphysis
Anatomically, the pubic symphysis (anterior cartilage connection between the two halves of the pelvis) is about a quarter lower in women than in men. In addition, the angle of the pubic bones to each other is larger. These distinguished differences are taken into account with the development of the SMC Women in order to prevent discomfort in the sensitive areas.
Due to the characteristics of women’s pelvis, women have suffered discomfort for years on standard saddles. The SMC Women alleviates sensitive soft tissue pressure with the tapered relief channel preventing numbness and pain. Alleviating this pressure better distributes the rider’s body weight more towards the sit bones while alleviated unwanted pressures in a forward rocked position.
The Right Size
The shape and size of the saddle must match the sit bone width of the rider to maximize comfort and enjoyment.
The female pelvic anatomy is a unique V-shape. The proper saddle design must support the bony structures in different sitting positions. Various saddle widths are offered so that the usable seat surface corresponds to the riders unique sit bone distance.
The more forward and aggressive the rider sits, the further forward the sit bones contact the saddle.
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