Ergon SR Allroad Core Comp Men Review - a gravel saddle that smooths rough roads

An affordable, comfortable saddle offered in two different widths

Ergon SR Allroad Core Comp saddle fitted to a bike
(Image credit: Tyler Boucher)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Ergon SR Allroad Core is another option for those looking to add comfort to their bicycles, at a very reasonable price and without a significant weight penalty.

Reasons to buy
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    Multiple size options

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    Multiple price points

Reasons to avoid
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    Somewhat heavy

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    Only available in men’s option

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Historically, the general approach to bicycle saddles has been more foam = more comfort and less foam = more speed. Width was seen in much the same way: wider = slower and narrower = faster. This near-Manichean binary persisted for a long time. 

We now know that it’s not quite that simple: everybody is different and has different needs based on their unique anatomy. Germany’s Ergon Bikes has quietly been on the forefront of changing that mindset since the early 2000s, when they released their first product, an ergonomically-designed handlebar grip. Their first saddle came out in 2011, featuring a design that was based on scientific research and firmly grounded in anatomy and physiology. They have continued to innovate with ergonomically-forward designs ever since.

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Tyler Boucher
Freelance Writer

Tyler Boucher is a former (and occasionally still) bike racer across several disciplines. These days, he spends most of his time in the saddle piloting his children around in a cargo bike. His writing has appeared in magazines published in Europe, the UK and North America. He lives in Seattle, Washington.