First Impressions: Ergon SMC4 Saddle

Scheduling (and publishing) reviews is always a bit of a balancing act. Manufacturers want to see their products reviewed the moment they’re released. Readers, on the other hand, want to know how products perform over the long haul. As luck would have it, Ergon’s SMC4 arrived just a few days after I posted GRAVELBIKE’s 2016 saddle roundup.

Since then, I’ve tested the SMC4 with a variety of gravel, mountain, and road bikes. The saddle has seen use with conventional rigid seatposts, as well as suspension and dropper-style posts. In typical Colorado fashion, Mother Nature provided a wide range of weather conditions during the test period.

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Under Test: WTB Road Plus 650×47 Tires

 

WTB 650x47-min

Got a hankering for adventure and a bike with plenty of clearance? Well, WTB has just the tire for you. Their tubeless-compatible 650×47 Horizon sports folding beads, dual compound DNA rubber, and a tread that won’t slow you down on pavement.

Stay tuned…