Following years of design and development, the ERGON SM Downhill is here. The SM (saddle mountain) boasts an ergonomic design, explicitly tooled for downhill and slopestyle riders.
The ultra-compact design (12 cm width, 23.6 cm length) is crafted to allow for more tire clearance, which can be an issue with lower saddle positions with 29-inch rear wheels. 360-degree padding aims to reduce inner thigh bruising and also helps when guiding the bike with the legs.
Several models, like the SM Downhill Pro Titanium and the SM Downhill Comp, include anti-slip surface zones. “No-slip” can create a better grip while sitting and standing, possibly even when tossing whips.
Troy Brosnan and Vali Höll, arguably some of the world’s best downhill riders, provided feedback on this seat design. In addition, they offered insights on preferred saddle size and shape.
While the seat on a downhill bike is rarely used to actually sit, it fills a significant purpose for performance. Riders rely on it to keep their bike under them in the air and while on the trail. Because of this, the SM Downhill saddles don’t need different seat widths and can be used by any gender.
The saddle is currently available in Europe and will be available in the USA soon. Scroll on for pricing and spec information.
• Anti-slip elements on the surface (Comp & Pro Titanium)
• 360-degree padding for protection and best leg guidance
• Designed for typical nose-up seat angle
• Recess for tires when the rear wheel is compressed
• One size fits all: single-seat width and no gender-specific designs
• SM Downhill: $/€59.95
• SM Downhill Comp Black: $/€89.95, Comp Team / Oil Slick: $/€99.95
• SM Downhill Pro Titanium Team: $/€149.95