Ergon SM3 Pro
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

Ergon SM3 Pro

FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS

Specifically built with mountain biking in mind, the SM3 proved adept during a stint of downhilling in Winter Park, Colorado. The shape caters well to upright positions, it's easy to slide off the rear despite the oddly squared-off profile, and the flat nose is comfortable when clawing up steep pitches. The slick sides are easy on your shorts, too. [$130; ergon-bike.com]