Ergon SR Allroad Core Comp Saddle: At The Finish- by Guitar Ted
It is time to bring this review of the new Ergon SR Allroad Core Comp saddle to a close here. In my mid-term update, I mentioned that there were a few more things I wanted to try before I gave my final verdict. Those things have been done and now I am ready to render that verdict. So, let’s go….
Essentially nothing has changed my mind about what I think of this new saddle from Ergon. The SR Allroad Core Comp feels great, it damps vibrations as advertised, and it just so happens to fit my rear end very well. You? Yeah, and here is where things like bicycle saddle reviews can get tricky. Saddles are personal and not everyone is going to agree to even agree that a particular saddle is good. I’m sure I’ll see something to the effect of “This saddle made my life miserable!“, at some point after this review and some people will think my glowing praises of the SR Allroad Core Comp are akin to ‘bovine excrement’. I get it. I’ve been in this rodeo for many years, so I know how it can go.
But at the risk of all that, I am going to go as far as to say that the Ergon SR Allroad range is going to be a game-changer for many riders. I know that I thought certain saddles were very good for me and I was happy to ride them all day long, and I have. However; the Core Comp saddle I am riding now has never given me any discomforts. As in – zero. I cannot say that for any other saddle I have tried.
And what is more, I have this same feeling whether or not I ride with a chamois. In fact, I have entertained doing a really long ride sans-chamois, that’s how much of a difference this saddle has made for me. I know……I know…..big claims but it is true. And I’ve ridden my other saddles lately sans-chamois just to make sure this wasn’t pure hyperbole. And I have to say, I’m convinced this saddle is that good, this Allroad Core Comp.
At The Finish: So, it should come as no surprise here that I feel that this saddle is really good. Again- I know it will not be for everyone, and this review is no guarantee for you, the reader, that you will get on with it. But I am willing to bet a lot of people will, and when they get on this SR Allroad Core range of saddles from Ergon, they will feel the lack of vibrations and increased comfort that I have.
The Ergon SR Allroad Core Comp saddle, along with the rest of the range, is due out in 2022. Hopefully supply chain issues affecting so much of the cycling industry do not push that date back because this saddle range is something you should check out. The other thing that is a bit of a nit is that Ergon has not announced when a women’s specific saddle in the Allroad range will become available, only that it is coming. Hopefully it works as well for females as I have found it to work out for me.
But for now I can only leave you with this: Folks looking for a better saddle in 2022 and beyond really need to make an effort to try out these Allroad saddles from Ergon. They are not like the old Ergon saddles, (which is good, in my opinion), and they deliver on the promise of great fit and comfort on gravel.
For specs and more information on this Ergon saddle see our introductory post here.
NOTE: Ergon sent over the SR Allroad Core Comp saddle at no charge to Riding Gravel for test and review. We were not bribed, nor paid, to give this review and we always strive to give our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.