One of the softer and more padded saddles on the market, the SR Women saddle range from Ergon was developed in conjunction with the Canyon//SRAM pro cycling team rider Pauline Ferrand-Prevot.
This Sport Gel model is the entry-level version, although it has essentially the same shape and profile as pricier models.
The nose is a little wider and shorter than other saddles on the market, such as the Bontrager Ajna (though it’s nowhere near as short as the Specialized Power saddle).
For me, this meant I experienced slight rubbing on the inside of my legs when riding in an upright position, but it felt better on the drops, no doubt aided by the smooth, flat side surface.
While the gel pads in the saddle are noticeably more compliant than those in some others, there’s no trade-off in terms of a secure seated position.
The saddle is mostly flat with only a slight upwards flare, with the perforations in the microfibre cover adding welcome traction.
There is another saddle in the Ergon SR Women’s saddle range, with the SR Pro Women designed for racing. The Pro has a similar shape and profile but lighter weight elements, such as proprietary padding OrthoCell, which provides a similar amount of cushioning to gel pads but with a lower weight.
Ergon SR Sport Gel Women saddle details
- Price: £79.99 / €89.95 / $89.95
- Widths Available: S/M, M/L
- Colours: Black, Red
- Rails: CroMo
- Weight: 289g (M/L)