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World Premiere Eurobike 2011

The First Saddle. GERMAN INNOVATION

Development Partner:

German Sport University Cologne


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ergonomic saddle series 2012

Ergonomic saddle Series 2012

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Form follows ergonomics. SM3. The first saddle from Ergon The development of a bicycle saddle is a particular

To develop a saddle many fields of expertise are called

challenge from an Ergonomic point of view. A saddle

upon. Ergonomic specialists in the field of sport, and

needs to support about half of the body weight, the resul-

sports physicians, engineers, material scientists, process

ting pressure is then concentrated on the most sensitive

and CAD engineers, and industrial designers - to name

region of the body - yet this area has to suffer no pain or

but a few. Ergon‘s development team has cherry picked

discomfort if possible. At the same time the rider must not

the best people available for each of these roles. The

be prevented from being able to put as much power into

methodology and knowhow is state of the art, and they

the pedals as possible. Problems with the saddle have a

are motivated by their passions - cycling and innovation.

direct and extremely noticeable effect on the perfor-

The technology used in the Ergon Ergonomics

mance, endurance and general well being of a rider. The

Laboratory, the multitude of sensors and pressure

numerous factors which must be taken into consideration

mapping, was developed in Germany and is some of the

when developing a saddle, are also extremely complex.

most advanced Worldwide. The intensity and effort put

For example the type of riding to be undertaken, the

into the Ergon saddle‘s development phase had just one

position on the bike, the width of a rider‘s sit bones, the

clear aim - to develop the ergonomically best fitting, most

sex of a rider, their level of fitness, the amount they ride in

efficient, highest performing and comfortable saddle in its

Every SM3 - handmade.

a single journey, the intensity of the workout, the type of

class.

Produced by Selle Italia.

rider they are.


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ergonomic saddle series 2012

Ergonomic saddle Series 2012

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Form follows ergonomics. SM3. The first saddle from Ergon The development of a bicycle saddle is a particular

To develop a saddle many fields of expertise are called

challenge from an Ergonomic point of view. A saddle

upon. Ergonomic specialists in the field of sport, and

needs to support about half of the body weight, the resul-

sports physicians, engineers, material scientists, process

ting pressure is then concentrated on the most sensitive

and CAD engineers, and industrial designers - to name

region of the body - yet this area has to suffer no pain or

but a few. Ergon‘s development team has cherry picked

discomfort if possible. At the same time the rider must not

the best people available for each of these roles. The

be prevented from being able to put as much power into

methodology and knowhow is state of the art, and they

the pedals as possible. Problems with the saddle have a

are motivated by their passions - cycling and innovation.

direct and extremely noticeable effect on the perfor-

The technology used in the Ergon Ergonomics

mance, endurance and general well being of a rider. The

Laboratory, the multitude of sensors and pressure

numerous factors which must be taken into consideration

mapping, was developed in Germany and is some of the

when developing a saddle, are also extremely complex.

most advanced Worldwide. The intensity and effort put

For example the type of riding to be undertaken, the

into the Ergon saddle‘s development phase had just one

position on the bike, the width of a rider‘s sit bones, the

clear aim - to develop the ergonomically best fitting, most

sex of a rider, their level of fitness, the amount they ride in

efficient, highest performing and comfortable saddle in its

Every SM3 - handmade.

a single journey, the intensity of the workout, the type of

class.

Produced by Selle Italia.

rider they are.


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ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

The best test laboratory Worldwide - the race track

Ergonomics for performance. 3 World Championships for Ergon. Ergon is the only pure ergonomics brand in the world to have their own professional mountain bike race team. A successful one at that - with 3 World Championship Titles. That means 3 World Championship Titles for ergonomics, a clear sign that ergonomics means performance. For around 100 days a year our riders are racing the toughest courses Worldwide. Collectively they ride more than 100,000km a year. This effort is something Ergon puts in for pleasure. Being involved in racing at this level, the experiences and the knowledge it provides, this is something massively valuable for our product development team. The extreme demands made by racers feeds the continuous search for the next innovation. The information exchange is direct. New ideas and concepts can be quickly tested in the laboratory and then under the hardest possible conditions by the racers. Only then can true and meaningful data be collected. The Ergon SM3 saddle was developed for mountain bikers, and in close partnership with the riders for the World Cup race team. The Ergon SM3 offers a unique combination of ergonomic features, performance and quality, which is the result of the input of the team, science and design.

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ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

The best test laboratory Worldwide - the race track

Ergonomics for performance. 3 World Championships for Ergon. Ergon is the only pure ergonomics brand in the world to have their own professional mountain bike race team. A successful one at that - with 3 World Championship Titles. That means 3 World Championship Titles for ergonomics, a clear sign that ergonomics means performance. For around 100 days a year our riders are racing the toughest courses Worldwide. Collectively they ride more than 100,000km a year. This effort is something Ergon puts in for pleasure. Being involved in racing at this level, the experiences and the knowledge it provides, this is something massively valuable for our product development team. The extreme demands made by racers feeds the continuous search for the next innovation. The information exchange is direct. New ideas and concepts can be quickly tested in the laboratory and then under the hardest possible conditions by the racers. Only then can true and meaningful data be collected. The Ergon SM3 saddle was developed for mountain bikers, and in close partnership with the riders for the World Cup race team. The Ergon SM3 offers a unique combination of ergonomic features, performance and quality, which is the result of the input of the team, science and design.

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ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

SM3. 100% Saddle Ergonomics.

ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

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For Mountain Bikers

Relief Sitting position The body is at around 45º from the ground, although this is frequently adjusted. The form of the saddle surface takes into account the anatomic demands made in this position.

When using a cut out to relieve the pressure on the urinary area, it is important not to create hard edges which create extra pressure - this is the disadvantage of many saddles. The relief area is scooped out, leaving gentle curves, without tight radii. This innovative solution allow for a greater effect further forward, while giving the support and dynamics needed further back.

Nose On steep climbs, mountain bikers often bring their weight forward transferring it to the nose of the saddle. The padding in the nose are is greater, but the flanks of the nose drop away sharply to allow a wide enough area, but prevent chaffing.

Padding Generally Mountain Bikers suffer more bumps and shocks through the saddle and their backs than road cyclist. Rear suspension, often is not fast enough, or sensitive enough to solve this problem fully.

Rear Mountain Bikers shift their weight to the rear of the bike on steep downhills often sliding off the back of the saddle. The wide yet angled ‚u‘ formed rear of the saddle allows for easy maneuvering, without having to remove all weight from the saddle. Extra padding reduces painful injuries from unwanted contact on bumpy terrain.

The form of the cushion pays particular attention to the anatomy of the sit bones. The pressure distribution is thereby even, minimizing pressure peaks - the type which hard hits make particularly noticeable. Cushion density, damping and rebound are progressive and designed for this particular demand of mountain biking.

SM3. From start to finish, a saddle for Mountain Bikers.


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ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

SM3. 100% Saddle Ergonomics.

ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

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For Mountain Bikers

Relief Sitting position The body is at around 45º from the ground, although this is frequently adjusted. The form of the saddle surface takes into account the anatomic demands made in this position.

When using a cut out to relieve the pressure on the urinary area, it is important not to create hard edges which create extra pressure - this is the disadvantage of many saddles. The relief area is scooped out, leaving gentle curves, without tight radii. This innovative solution allow for a greater effect further forward, while giving the support and dynamics needed further back.

Nose On steep climbs, mountain bikers often bring their weight forward transferring it to the nose of the saddle. The padding in the nose are is greater, but the flanks of the nose drop away sharply to allow a wide enough area, but prevent chaffing.

Padding Generally Mountain Bikers suffer more bumps and shocks through the saddle and their backs than road cyclist. Rear suspension, often is not fast enough, or sensitive enough to solve this problem fully.

Rear Mountain Bikers shift their weight to the rear of the bike on steep downhills often sliding off the back of the saddle. The wide yet angled ‚u‘ formed rear of the saddle allows for easy maneuvering, without having to remove all weight from the saddle. Extra padding reduces painful injuries from unwanted contact on bumpy terrain.

The form of the cushion pays particular attention to the anatomy of the sit bones. The pressure distribution is thereby even, minimizing pressure peaks - the type which hard hits make particularly noticeable. Cushion density, damping and rebound are progressive and designed for this particular demand of mountain biking.

SM3. From start to finish, a saddle for Mountain Bikers.


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ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

Details Saddle Construction

ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

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Details Saddle Construction Front-Suspension Quis nostrud Integrated elastomer micro suspension with sensitive response characteristics.

Low Friction Nose Flanks

Multi-Layer Padding

The sides of the saddle nose on

The saddle cushioning at the rear of

the SM3 Pro and Pro Carbon

the sadde is made of a combination

models are treated with a low

3D Saddle Shell

friction coating. This slippery

Ultra-thin, flex optimized, carbon

surface reduces chaffing by

composite* 3D saddle shell.

around 40%.

Saddle shell is formed with 3D

Monolink® Saddle Rail Option

the riders form. The lower layer is

pockets under the sit bones

The SM3 Pro Monolink® and Pro

harder, and allows for progressive

allowing for extra padding. Y-Flex

Carbon Monolink models are

damping in the sit bone area. It

nose to seat design provides

equipped with the innovative Selle

prevents contact with the shell of

maximum freedom of movement

Italia Monolink Carbon Rail System.

the saddle following a ‚big hit‘ (a

when pedalling.

This super lightweight rail offers a

bottom out). In practice this makes

* Carbon Composite only on Pro

for an amazing level of fit and

/ Carbon Pro models.

of Leichtbau Comfort padding. The upper layer is softer and significantly more elastic - this allows for the saddle to adjust to

significant increase in fore / aft adjustment than with traditional rails. Increases are also made in leg

comfort - particularly for longer

clearance, as the system is a lot

rides and endurance racers.

Hand Made Exclusivity

narrower.

All Ergon SM3 saddles are produced by hand by production partner Selle Italia.

Isolated Rail Connection The saddle rails are connected to the rear of the saddle, rather than to the saddle shell under the sit bones as on a traditional saddle. This allows for an increase in flex.

3D Progressive Setup Innovative saddle shell features 3D pockets which allow significantly more padding in the area under the sit bones than other

State of the Art Saddle Development Highly elastic comfort padding

saddles in this category. The ultra-thin, flex optimized carbon

The Ergon Product Development Department utilized state of the art simulations, construction methods and analysis in the development of the SM3. For example when creating the Ultra-thin saddle shell, FEM analysis was fundamental in map-

saddle shell utilizes isolated rear rail mountings. Innovative,

Internal harder

ping the load and stress areas. The shape of the saddle from top to bottom was

multi-layered padding provides progressive damping.

padding

defined in the Ergon Ergonomics Laboratory using a multitude of pressure sensing

Saddle shell with 3D pockets

Max. deflection -6.19054 mm*

equipment combined with real world experience on test rides. With this, many iterations lead to the final shape.

SM3 Carbon Composite Saddle Shell has homogenous flex.

* Upholstered while in a pre-tensioned state


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ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

Details Saddle Construction

ERGONOMIC SADDLE SERIES 2012

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Details Saddle Construction Front-Suspension Quis nostrud Integrated elastomer micro suspension with sensitive response characteristics.

Low Friction Nose Flanks

Multi-Layer Padding

The sides of the saddle nose on

The saddle cushioning at the rear of

the SM3 Pro and Pro Carbon

the sadde is made of a combination

models are treated with a low

3D Saddle Shell

friction coating. This slippery

Ultra-thin, flex optimized, carbon

surface reduces chaffing by

composite* 3D saddle shell.

around 40%.

Saddle shell is formed with 3D

Monolink® Saddle Rail Option

the riders form. The lower layer is

pockets under the sit bones

The SM3 Pro Monolink® and Pro

harder, and allows for progressive

allowing for extra padding. Y-Flex

Carbon Monolink models are

damping in the sit bone area. It

nose to seat design provides

equipped with the innovative Selle

prevents contact with the shell of

maximum freedom of movement

Italia Monolink Carbon Rail System.

the saddle following a ‚big hit‘ (a

when pedalling.

This super lightweight rail offers a

bottom out). In practice this makes

* Carbon Composite only on Pro

for an amazing level of fit and

/ Carbon Pro models.

of Leichtbau Comfort padding. The upper layer is softer and significantly more elastic - this allows for the saddle to adjust to

significant increase in fore / aft adjustment than with traditional rails. Increases are also made in leg

comfort - particularly for longer

clearance, as the system is a lot

rides and endurance racers.

Hand Made Exclusivity

narrower.

All Ergon SM3 saddles are produced by hand by production partner Selle Italia.

Isolated Rail Connection The saddle rails are connected to the rear of the saddle, rather than to the saddle shell under the sit bones as on a traditional saddle. This allows for an increase in flex.

3D Progressive Setup Innovative saddle shell features 3D pockets which allow significantly more padding in the area under the sit bones than other

State of the Art Saddle Development Highly elastic comfort padding

saddles in this category. The ultra-thin, flex optimized carbon

The Ergon Product Development Department utilized state of the art simulations, construction methods and analysis in the development of the SM3. For example when creating the Ultra-thin saddle shell, FEM analysis was fundamental in map-

saddle shell utilizes isolated rear rail mountings. Innovative,

Internal harder

ping the load and stress areas. The shape of the saddle from top to bottom was

multi-layered padding provides progressive damping.

padding

defined in the Ergon Ergonomics Laboratory using a multitude of pressure sensing

Saddle shell with 3D pockets

Max. deflection -6.19054 mm*

equipment combined with real world experience on test rides. With this, many iterations lead to the final shape.

SM3 Carbon Composite Saddle Shell has homogenous flex.

* Upholstered while in a pre-tensioned state


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ERGONOMIC SERIES 2012

ERGONOMIC SERIES 2012

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SM3 Pro Carbon Super-light top of the range World Cup Team model. Flex Optimized Carbon Composite saddle shell. Super-light Carbon Fibre saddle rails. Friction minimizing silicon coating prevents chaffing. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Alcantara® rear section. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

Ergon SM3 Modellübersicht

SM3 Pro Carbon Monolink® Super-light top of the range World Cup Team model. Flex Optimized Carbon Composite saddle shell. Monolink® carbon composite saddle rails for maximum adjustment. Friction minimizing silicon coating prevents chaffing. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Alcantara® rear section. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

440 000 65 440 001 65 440 002 65

SM3-L Pro Carbon Monolink® SM3-L Pro Carbon Monolink® White SM3-L Pro Carbon Monolink® Team Edition

440 000 60 440 001 60 440 002 60

SM3-S Pro Carbon Monolink® SM3-S Pro Carbon Monolink® White SM3-S Pro Carbon Monolink® Team Edition

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 194 g** (Large) / 189 g** (Small) • Carbon Composite Monolink® • Carbon Fibre • Mountain Bike, Endurance

SM3 Monolink® Flex Optimized GFK saddle shell. Monolink® Carbon Composite Rail. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

440 000 55 440 000 50

SM3-L Monolink® SM3-S Monolink®

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 185 g** (Large) / 190 g** (Small) • Carbon Composite Monolink® • GFK Composite • Mountain Bike, Endurance

440 000 25 440 001 25 440 002 25

SM3-L Pro Carbon SM3-L Pro Carbon White SM3-L Pro Carbon Team Edition

440 000 20 440 001 20 440 002 20

SM3-S Pro Carbon SM3-S Pro Carbon White SM3-S Pro Carbon Team Edition

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 184 g** (Large) / 179 g** (Small) • Carbon • Carbon Fibre • Mountain Bike, Endurance

SM3 Pro Flex Optimized Carbon Composite saddle shell. Lightweight Tinox hollow rails. Friction minimizing silicon coating prevents chaffing. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

440 000 15 440 001 15

SM3-L Pro SM3-L Pro White

440 000 10 440 001 10

SM3-S Pro SM3-S Pro White

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 218 g** (Large) / 213 g** (Small) • TiNox • Carbon Fibre • Mountain Bike, Endurance

SM3 Flex Optimized GFK saddle shell. Lightweight Tinox hollow rails. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

440 000 05 440 000 00

SM3-L SM3-S

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 223 g (Large) / 218 g (Small) • TiNox • GFK-Composite • Mountain Bike, Endurance


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ERGONOMIC SERIES 2012

ERGONOMIC SERIES 2012

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SM3 Pro Carbon Super-light top of the range World Cup Team model. Flex Optimized Carbon Composite saddle shell. Super-light Carbon Fibre saddle rails. Friction minimizing silicon coating prevents chaffing. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Alcantara® rear section. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

Ergon SM3 Modellübersicht

SM3 Pro Carbon Monolink® Super-light top of the range World Cup Team model. Flex Optimized Carbon Composite saddle shell. Monolink® carbon composite saddle rails for maximum adjustment. Friction minimizing silicon coating prevents chaffing. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Alcantara® rear section. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

440 000 65 440 001 65 440 002 65

SM3-L Pro Carbon Monolink® SM3-L Pro Carbon Monolink® White SM3-L Pro Carbon Monolink® Team Edition

440 000 60 440 001 60 440 002 60

SM3-S Pro Carbon Monolink® SM3-S Pro Carbon Monolink® White SM3-S Pro Carbon Monolink® Team Edition

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 194 g** (Large) / 189 g** (Small) • Carbon Composite Monolink® • Carbon Fibre • Mountain Bike, Endurance

SM3 Monolink® Flex Optimized GFK saddle shell. Monolink® Carbon Composite Rail. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

440 000 55 440 000 50

SM3-L Monolink® SM3-S Monolink®

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 185 g** (Large) / 190 g** (Small) • Carbon Composite Monolink® • GFK Composite • Mountain Bike, Endurance

440 000 25 440 001 25 440 002 25

SM3-L Pro Carbon SM3-L Pro Carbon White SM3-L Pro Carbon Team Edition

440 000 20 440 001 20 440 002 20

SM3-S Pro Carbon SM3-S Pro Carbon White SM3-S Pro Carbon Team Edition

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 184 g** (Large) / 179 g** (Small) • Carbon • Carbon Fibre • Mountain Bike, Endurance

SM3 Pro Flex Optimized Carbon Composite saddle shell. Lightweight Tinox hollow rails. Friction minimizing silicon coating prevents chaffing. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

440 000 15 440 001 15

SM3-L Pro SM3-L Pro White

440 000 10 440 001 10

SM3-S Pro SM3-S Pro White

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 218 g** (Large) / 213 g** (Small) • TiNox • Carbon Fibre • Mountain Bike, Endurance

SM3 Flex Optimized GFK saddle shell. Lightweight Tinox hollow rails. Soft, breathable, easy to clean, synthetic leather lorica micro-fibre cover. Available in sizes S and L for different sit-bone distances.

440 000 05 440 000 00

SM3-L SM3-S

Sizes Weight Rails Shells USe

• S (Small), L (Large) • ca. 223 g (Large) / 218 g (Small) • TiNox • GFK-Composite • Mountain Bike, Endurance


www.ergon-bike.com Ergon Vertrieb D, International: RTI Sports GmbH Universitätsstraße 2, 56070 Koblenz / Germany T +49 (0) 261 899998 0, F +49 (0) 261 899998 19 info@ergon-bike.com, www.ergon-bike.com

Ergon Vertrieb AT: Sail & Surf GmbH Bundestraße 466, 4822 Bad Goisern / Austria T +43 (0) 6135 20633 0, F +43 (0) 6135 20634 office@sailsurf.at, www.sailsurf.at

Ergon Vertrieb CHl: Fuchs-Movesa AG Hübelacherstrasse 7, 5242 Lupfig AG / Switzerland T +41 (0) 56 4644646, F +41 (0) 56 4644647 info@fuchs-movesa.ch, www.fuchs-movesa.ch

Ergon Vertrieb NL: Kruitbosch Cycle Universe Ravensburgstraat 8, 8028 PZ Zwoll T +31 (0) 38 4661991, F +31 (0) 38 4661881 info@kruitbosch.nl, www.kruitbosch.nl

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Entwicklungspartner:

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Ergon® is a worldwide trademark, Ergon® grip and packaging designs have worldwide patents pending. Druckfehler, Irrtümer und Änderungen vorbehalten. Ergon reserves the right to change the specifications without notice. Prices, weights and product descriptions are for guide only.

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