Avocet Gelflex 30 Saddle

2.5/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 400 grams MSRP : $35.00

Product Description

  • ThicThin anatomic shell and Avocet gel optimize comfort
  • Tough Luna synthetic leather cover
  • Steel ShortRail system is light and strong
  • Nylon bumpers for off-road durability

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    Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by poo pickles a Weekend Warrior from newport beach

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2005

    Strengths:    protects from being impaled by seatpost

    Weaknesses:    uh...use as any form of seat

    Bottom Line:   
    i am new to biking. i have ridden my bike about eight times, each time for about 1.5 hours. my ass is constantly hurting. i am all about comfort. that is why i bought a nitro-pro gas shock seatpost (which works great). i would hate to think how i would feel without that. my brooks conquest order was screwed up, so it looks like i will be umcomfortable again this weekend. i bought a brooks after reading all of the reviews listed on this site, as well as other highly recommended parts here and there (shinburger pedals, etc.)
    i cannot support the use of this product, as it does not do what it was designed to do.

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    Favorite Trail:   montana de oro

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   gift

    Bike Setup:   bianchi kingbee, nitro-pro post

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Narrogin, Western Australia

    Date Reviewed: December 27, 2004

    Strengths:    Cheapish, comfortable when first sitting down, easy to slide forward and back on the seat, black!

    Weaknesses:    Heavy, cover is a bit thin, gel is excessive on longer and rougher rides, builds up heat on hot humid days. The cover has wrinkled loose, but not torn in several crashes.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good for short rides on smooth tracks, but gets less and less comfortable on long rides and corrugated tracks. The gel softness seems to build up heat in the groin, and feels too spongy when bouncing around. I am light (about 68kg), but would prefer a harder seat. A good beginners seat, and suitable for well made tracks and riders wanting to cruise rather than test themselves.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   Range of seats on road, track and MTBs

    Bike Setup:   Giant ATX770 with no suspension. Old but beautiful.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Stiffneck a Cross Country Rider from Silicon Valley, CA

    Date Reviewed: October 29, 2003

    Strengths:    Basic reliable saddle

    Weaknesses:    Right side started to sag. No Perinial (sp) relief zone.

    Bottom Line:   
    This seat was reasonably comfy for many years. The right side started sagging and the seat is now uncomfortable. It held up to rain, crashes, abuse, and neglect. And then, it ultimately failed.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Many other saddles: Brooks, Terry, Selle Italia, etc.

    Bike Setup:   1993 Univega Via D'Oro hybrid commuter.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Richard Feeley a Cross Country Rider from Speedway, IN USA

    Date Reviewed: January 1, 2002

    Strengths:    Comfortable. easy to clean, good price.

    Weaknesses:    Decals rub off.

    Bottom Line:   
    This saddle is so much better than the stock moab saddle I couldn't believe it. Cover is easy to clean. Not quite a comfy as the Serfas on my road bike but Serfas does not make that saddle anymore. Not really bothered by the decals rubbing off. Seems to be holding up well.

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    Favorite Trail:   Town Run Trail Park

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Nashbar

    Similar Products Used:   Serfas Tailbones, Stock Moab saddle

    Bike Setup:   Moab with easton monkey lite riser, Michelin jet s tires

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