Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner

ergon

  1. General Discussion
    Ergon SM Saddle vs SR Men's Saddle Ergon, the German maker of all things ergonomic for cycling, recently launched a pair of new saddles aimed at maximizing comfort on the bike. Following on the success of the Ergon SR and SM Women's saddles that launched last year, comes a redesigned road and...
  2. Where are the Best Deals?
    Mavic XA Pro Shoes A new shoe in the line, Mavic's XA Pro is adventure inspired and ready to ride or walk. A carbon composite internal plate provides pedaling efficiency, while Contagrip rubber on the sole gives traction in wet or dry conditions. The upper's thermal bonded construction combines...
  3. Misc Components
    If you're not comfortable on the bike, you're not going to have much fun. Germany's Ergon is acutely aware of this, and is continually pushing the envelope of product design to assure the fun factor remains high. Press play to learn more. Video: Ergon SM and SR Women's Saddles, SME3 Enduro...
  4. 27.5
    A few weeks back my colleague Saris unveiled her custom alloy trail bike build that you can read about here. Her goal was to strike some semblance of balance between price and performance. Now it's my turn - but I've made no such concessions. My dream build, a Santa Cruz Hightower with dreamy...
  5. Misc Components
    Ergon boasts a wide range of new products for just about every riding style, all of them designed to keep you comfortable on the bike. Video: Ergon GE1 Grip, SM3 Saddle, BE Enduro Backpack, and IP3 Insole Ergon product manager Frank Dorr and a team of the company's athletes and engineers...
  6. Misc Components
    Ergon has carved a niche for itself by developing ergonomic products. It started in 2004 with their winged grip. Their range has since expanded to include saddles, bags, seatposts and more. In the past few years, they've began to develop products for more aggressive off-road applications such...
  7. Misc Components
    Figuring out holiday gift ideas for enthusiasts can be a challenge. How do you know what's really good? How do you know if the mountain biker on your list already has something? Are you going to have to take out a second mortgage to surprise or impress your favorite rider? Well, here are a few...
  8. General Discussion
    Would your significant other rather ride the trainer than go powder skiing with his buddies? Maybe you have a son or daughter gunning for a spot at the 2024 Olympics. Or perhaps it is you who is always charging up the climb, knowing that hard work now could pay podium dividends later. If any of...
  9. Nutrition/Hydration/Fitness
    Lowdown: Ergon BX1 Hydration Pack Known for its ergonomically designed, German engineered products, Ergon offers a quality lineup of diverse mountain bike hydration packs. Positioned in the "racing" category, the BX1 provides 100 fluid ounces of hydration capacity, plus just enough extra space...
  10. Apparel and Protection
    Each week our editorial team does a lap of the proverbial test garage, making note of the best cycling gear and apparel we've been using lately. Some of it is brand new. Some of it is so old and beat up you can barley read the label. The common thread is that it's all earned a place in our...
  11. Misc Components
    For 2016, Ergon has a new saddle designed for all day comfort, as well as a slimmer version of its popular GE1 grip. Video: Ergon SMA3 Saddle and GE1 Slim Grips Mountain bike legend Richie Schley and enduro racer Rachel Throop discuss the new SMA3 Enduro saddle and GE1 Grips. See More...
  12. Misc Components
    The SMC4 saddle range offers comfort and still looks fast (click to enlarge). SMC4 saddles If you're intested in having more comfort during your ride, but don't want to give up the nice racy line of your bike, have a look at the SMC4 saddle line. There's more padding, the mid channel is deeper...
  13. General Discussion
    Marathon World Champion Alban Lakata stays focused on a berm saturated descent. Photo courtesy Breck Epic/Eddie Clark The six-day Breck Epic cross country stage race kicked off Sunday with the Pennsylvania Loop, a 35.8-mille high altitude effort with a leg and lung busting 5080 feet of...
  14. General Discussion
    Sharing some of my knowledge with everyone on Mtbr.com through my monthly "how to" columns has been great. Hopefully you've had a chance to check some of them out and were able to pick up some helpful tips to use out on the trail. The style of my column so far has been to use self shot images...
  15. Misc Components
    2015 Marin Attack Trail C-XT9 This Marin Attack Trail C-XT9 sits in the Mtbr offices wearing a satisfying coat of NorCal mud splatter. We picked up our test bike from company reps in Fairfax, Calif. and took it for a rip at Camp Tamarancho on the flanks of Mt. Tamalpais-the sport's...
  16. General Discussion
    This month's how-to takes a look at handling short steep climbs and will show you some of the techniques I use to make them a little easier. Success or failure on longer technical climbs has a lot to do with physical conditioning, once you start to get tired your technique isn't as good and...
  17. General Discussion
    The author knows a thing or two about riding skinny. Photo by Matthew DeLorme Balance can be a tricky thing on your bike. Speed adds stability, but on technical features or portions of trail sometimes you can't or just don't feel comfortable going fast. For some people balance comes naturally...
  18. General Discussion
    Mtbr welcomes mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky to the staff with this, the first of his monthly how-to columns designed to make you a better rider. The long-time Giant Bicycle and Mavic-sponsored pro is best known for trials riding, but also races enduro, and his urban freeride segments in the...
  19. Video, Photography, and POV Cameras
    Trials, urban freeride, cross country, enduro racing-Jeff Lenosky does a little bit of everything on a mountain bike, and now he'll contribute a monthly how-to column on Mtbr starting tomorrow. Mountain bike legend Jeff Lenosky joins the Mtbr staff tomorrow as a contributor with the first of...
  20. Misc Components
    The new Ergon GE1 grip follows along the design's concepts of their existing GA1 series of grips. The grip was developed for gravity specific mountain biking with input from Fabian Barel, and it utilizes two rubber compounds for damping purposes and a textured section which works opposite the...
Top