Ergon Announces Redesigned SM Downhill Saddle

Jun 9, 2022 at 7:22
by Ergon Bike  
SM Downhill from Ergon – Epic control with room to move. The perfect saddle for uncompromising downhill racing.


The new ERGON SM Downhill is the result of years of design and development, with feedback from the world's best downhill athletes, such as Troy Brosnan and Vali Höll. An often underestimated component in downhill, the saddle is in fact extremely important to seriously consider as it is crucial to bike control. Of course, this also presents completely different design requirements than for a conventional mountain bike saddle.

SM Downhill Pro Titanium (left) and SM Downhill Comp Team / Oil Slick (right).

The SM Downhill is purposefully designed to meet the demands of the best downhill riders, both on the trail, as well as in the air. Due to its super-compact design, it creates more tire clearance, even with low saddle positions on Small, 29er frames. The 360-degree circumferential padding on the edges offers riders better leg guidance and protection – significantly reducing inner thigh bruising. The well-padded seat with, depending on the model, anti-slip surface zones, brings more comfort and grip when sitting in segments as well as in the lift line.

In Downhill, the saddle is hardly used for sitting, it serves to guide the bike on the track and in the air. The SM Downhill is designed especially for this use and thus does not require different seat widths or gender-specific characteristics.

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• Anti-slip elements on the surface (Comp & Pro Titanium)
• 360-degree padding for protection and best leg guidance
• Designed with wu in mind. 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


  • 26 1
 Looks like I'm the first to saddle you all with a pun...
  • 9 1
 I'm just going to have a seat and read all of these
  • 5 9
flag korev (Jun 9, 2022 at 10:39) (Below Threshold)
 @BMXJJ327: It'll be fun to see what all the others seatpost...
  • 1 0
 The 'leg guidance' spurs me to stir up this shell of a comments section

@Stokedonthis: but it's defo BD if you're winning clipped-in
  • 4 2
 @BMXJJ327: with your bmx background, what do you know about taking a seat?
  • 12 1
 I know downhill is hard, but i wouldn‘t call it SM
  • 1 0
 Maybe with this saddle it is
  • 8 0
 I am also fitted with 360-degree circumferential padding
  • 7 1
 I mean, it's no loveseat, but it's nice to see dh specific options out there
  • 1 0
 Reminded me I've got a Odyssey Blaze somewhere, collectors will be fighting for it.
  • 3 0
 The sm name is funny, I have the sm Enduro saddle, when Ii was at the shop buying it kept double checking that I grabbed a large of the shelf not a small
  • 3 0
 SM- Saddle Mountain SR- Saddle Road
  • 1 0
 @warmerdamj: Word, fair enough. Wow, I really did a hack job typing that comment...
  • 5 0
 Soon it evolve into the Tioga DH....
  • 2 0
 Yes! Ergon have made the best seats in the world for years imo and just continue to get better!!
  • 2 0
 The real question is
Where the hell does wu sit when he has to climb?
  • 2 1
 So what actually changed from the old one? Besides the extra little grip
  • 2 0
 size, shape, rail bends, material, padding.
  • 2 0
 @Braench: not a lot then.
  • 1 1
 Looks almost like an SQ Labs Minus the price

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