Top 10 inexpensive Bike Components for Man
Brooks England B17 Standard Saddle - Men's
Urban cycling (like cycling in general, to be fair) is all about blending form with function, and nobody does that better than Brooks England. Its B17 Standard Men's Saddle is the epitome of this design philosophy, and Brooks has been making it for over 100 years, so it's not surprising that the company has the B17 pretty much dialed. The full-grain leather cover helps keep the saddle from overheating on warm days, and is designed to conform slowly to your anatomy over long periods of riding, so you'll end up with a nearly custom fit after a few months. The B17's steel rails are strong and absorb road vibrations, and the saddle's wide tail and abrupt taper help provide a solid pedaling platform while eliminating rubbing and discomfort.
WTB Pure Pro Saddle - Men's
The Pure Pro Saddle is a little bit plusher than most of WTB's other offerings, but it doesn't have a significant weight penalty as a result of the extra cushioning. With its Cro-Moly steel rails, the Pro weighs 263g, which isn't featherlight but won't slow you down on cross-country or all-mountain rides. It's dropped nose and rising whale-tail back prevent short hang-ups and give you a platform to push against when you're climbing, and the Flex-Tuned shell blends suppleness and responsiveness so you have great feel without getting hammered to smithereens on rough trails. WTB also outfitted the Pure Pro with its DNA padding, which conforms to your anatomy almost like memory foam to relieve pressure points and keep you feeling fresh for the long haul.
Selle SMP Composit Saddle - Men's
Selle SMP F30 Carbon Rail Saddle - Men's
The F30 Carbon Rail Saddle is one of the newer models in the Selle SMP lineup and it provides the same ergonomic and anatomic benefits like the rest of its saddles with a shape that's a bit more conservative. That said, it still has the SMP DNA and it'll provide greater comfort in the drops than conventional saddles and allows plenty of freedom to move about without excessive pressure. Part of that has to do with the patented, ergonomic center channel that provides relief of compression in the perineal and prostate area that can often lead to tingling and numbness. Additionally, nerves in the area as well as the vascular region are protected and the entire area receives increased blood flow and better airflow.
Towards the rear of the saddle, the tail kicks up for better pelvic support and stabilization. This yields a powerful foundation when throwing down the watts as well as a better position while climbing. The tail also gets a slight rear cutout to relieve pressure on the coccyx.
This particular saddle gets covered in leather on the black version and microfiber on the white one. It receives a minimal amount of foamed elastomer padding covering a carbon reinforced nylon shell. The saddle uses high modulus, unidirectional carbon fiber rails offering a healthy fore and aft range, excellent shock absorption and it saves 50 grams over the stainless steel version.
Selle SMP Pro Carbon Rail Saddle - Men's
Selle SMP designs its saddles with an overall objective of reducing pressure on the perineum and eliminating the pressing of neurovascular structures while riding. It's achieved through the Italian manufacturer's innovative designs and countless hours of research and development, with the Pro Carbon Rail Saddle being a favorite amongst those who like to rack up the miles.
The Pro Carbon is best suited for cyclists with medium-wide to wide pelvises who shop for pant waist sizes in the 34 to 39-inch range, as it features a longer and wider shell than other models in this range. It bears the distinct curvature and support features inherent to this group of saddles, with the characteristic "beak" shaped nose designed to provide a flat base while sitting, without excessive pressure on the genital area. SMP's pronounced central channel is also incorporated, which further reduces pressure on the pudendal nerve and surrounding soft tissue. The back of the saddle is raised for an enhanced seated pedaling position, where body weight is divided between the rear and lower part of the ischial tuberosity region. This shape also helps reduce overall pressure on the coccyx while riding over rough surfaces.
The saddle's foam elastomer padding gets wrapped in soft leather over its durable nylon/carbon composite shell that rides on carbon fiber rails, ensuring a secure perch that'll hold up both road and mountain applications.
The Selle SMP Pro Carbon is available in one size, 278 x 148mm, and comes in the color Black. The Pro is handmade in Italy and has a claimed weight of 290 grams.
Selle Italia SP-01 Superflow Saddle - Men's
The SP-01 Superflow Saddle is a recent addition to Selle Italia's lineup and introduces a futuristic design consisting of an adaptive rear frame that allows independent flexing of the left and right sides of the saddle. The concept behind this design is that the "suspension link movement" effectively supports the movement of your pelvis for enhanced comfort as you're spinning, all without compromising your stability during more intense pedaling efforts. Selle Italia pairs this technology with a large center cutout that helps reduce numbness and pain by relieving pressure in the perineal area during long days of racking up miles on the road or trail.
The SP-01 Superflow uses Ti 316 rails made from a blend of titanium and stainless steel that provides some shock-absorption over rough terrain while increasing strength and reducing weight compared to traditional rails. The carbon and nylon blend that comprises the shell also helps to keep the weight down while offering a supportive platform for hard pedaling. The saddle is available in two sizes to support a wider range of sit bone widths, and uses a sturdy Fibra-Tek microfiber cover that resists tearing and abrasion for long-term durability.
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Selle SMP Evolution Carbon Rail Saddle - Men's
A saddle is more than just something to sit on. It's a key interface between you and your bike, a place where you can feel the road underneath you and exert control over your steed, so having a saddle that suits your physiology and riding style is important. Selle SMP's Evolution Carbon Rail Saddle is designed for riders with average-to-narrow pelvises, as it has a relatively thin profile, only moderate padding, and Selle's trademark beak shape, which is designed to remove pressure on your you-know-whats.
Strategically located foam elastomer padding and a pressure-relieving central channel provide support in some key areas and space in others, while the raised tail of the saddle provides a powerful platform for seated pedaling. Wrapped in smooth leather, this saddle's nylon and carbon composite shell provides a firm but not brutally stiff platform, while the carbon fiber rails deliver strength and comfort at a supremely low weight. Even better, the Evolution is versatile enough for both road and trail riding, something not too many other saddles can claim.
Blackburn Ligera Saddle
Whether you ride or race, you probably strive to build your rigs with the lightest components available. But light doesn't always mean comfortable. The Blackburn Ligera Saddle gives you a narrow, race-ready profile with a shape and padding that will make all those long rides super comfortable.
The Ligera is designed with a narrow 135mm-wide paddle area. And while it won't be comfortable for every rider, those with smaller frames or who enjoy maximum room for leg movement often prefer the narrow width. At 275mm long, it provides ample room to move fore and aft to situate yourself for maximum power transfer. The saddle features foam padding that is comfortable without being too squishy. A cutout in the center helps to additionally relieve pressure to sensitive areas such as the perineal zone. It also uses the design from the Ciento, the Flexure3 base, which helps to minimize the vibration from rough roads.
The Ligera is built upon titanium rails that also absorb shock while keeping the saddle a lighter 295 grams. A seamless cover ensures that you won't feel irritation from rubbing, and it also helps to save your expensive cycling bibs from undue friction and pilling.
Blackburn's Ligera Saddle is available in one size and in the colors Black and Silver.
WTB Rocket Comp Saddle - Men's
If you could have one saddle that works equally as well on your mountain bike, gravel bike, or road bike, the WTB Rocket Comp Saddle would be it. It's an incredibly versatile saddle that uses substantial padding, a flex-tuned shell, and a center channel to keep you comfortable whether your navigating a 30 mile backcountry ride, sending a hair-raising downhill, or embarking on a multi-day bikepacking excursion. The narrow nose and midsection prevents chafing during long pedaling efforts, while the thick padding and swooped tail keeps you locked in position for ideal power transfer and comfort on any length of ride. Steel rails offer some compliance on rough terrain while ensuring durability is never an issue.
Ergon SM3 Pro Saddle - Men's
When you're pushing hour six into an endurance race, 20 millimeters might not seem like a great distance. But, that's the difference between a Small and Large Ergon SM3 Pro Saddle. And when it comes down to determining long-term comfort on the trail, it's a significant factor. That's why Ergon saddles comes in three different sizes.
The German-based Ergon always places its focus on comfort, and accordingly, its first handlebar grips gained a quick cult following because of their support and ability to reduce fatigue. And when those grips took off, instead of sitting on success, Ergon expanded its offerings to include more contact components like hydration packs, gloves, and now, even saddles.
Using the same benchmark design principle, Ergon designed the SM3 saddle from the ground up. To start with, the the ultra-thin shell used an extensive finite element method analysis to map loads and areas of stress. This gives the saddle its distinctive shape, but more importantly, it allowed Ergon to tune the shell construction for optimized deflection.
The shell has progressive dampening layers that are individual to the different saddle widths. Every size option gets its own layer for rider-specific compression. Adding to the SM3's trail taming, is a nose mounted micro damper. This damper, located in between the shell and TiNox rails, filters out smaller vibrations. The rails are hollow to reduce weight and allow 30mm of adjustment. The SM3 also has an easy-to-clean synthetic leather cover -- just wipe it off with a damp rag.
After developing the SM3, Ergon enlisted the help of the saddle perfectionists at Selle Italia for production. So, every SM3 has been made in Italy by expert craftsmen. To size yourself for an Ergon SM3 Pro Saddle, you'll need to measure the distance between your sit bones. Widths between 9-11cm should ride a Small, 11-13cm medium, and 13-15cm should opt for a Large.
The Ergon SM3 Pro Saddle is available in the colors Black and White and in the sizes Small, Medium, and Large.