Azonic Hot Seat Saddle

3.05/5 (40 Reviews)
MSRP : $49.95


Product Description

Constructed of high quality thermal plastics incorporating a one piece 8mm rail system for shock resistance and overall strength. Features a Kevlar®/Armortex® cover and comes in Black/Grey.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by g-spot83 a Downhiller from Sheridan, WY, USA

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2009

Strengths:    Very comfortable, durable, rails are strong.

Weaknesses:    After a couple of years and much abuse, the covering started coming off on the sides. May be heavy for cross country riders.

Bottom Line:   
Great seat. After using this seat I will never buy a different seat. This is the most comfortable seat I have ever ridden. This seat has survived many wrecks and is still in perfect working order. The sides of the seat covering is now starting to come off, but what can you expect after 4 years of hard riding. I highly recommend this seat.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Specialized seats

Bike Setup:   Cove G-Spot with Hope M4 and Mini brakes, Sherman Slider fork and Fox Vanilla RC rear shock rebuilt by Push.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alexander Numason a Weekend Warrior from Reykjavik,Iceland

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2007

Strengths:    -Comfortable
-Long


Weaknesses:    -Rips easily
-Not comfortable on long rides


Bottom Line:   
Get this if you are Dj,Dh,Fr oriented rider but if youre a cross country rider then no. Bottom line very good jump saddle.

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Favorite Trail:   Local Fr,Dj,Dh

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Giant DJ saddle

Bike Setup:   05 Azonic Steelhead, Dj3, Mavic 321, Azonic Hot Seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by david a Weekend Warrior from melbourne, australia

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2006

Strengths:    very comfortable and strong enough for rail riding use

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
i find this seat to be incredibly comfortable. the long nose and good design makes up for the firmish padding. the rails have taken a few hits and are still straight. all in all this is a very good saddle and especially for the price.

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Favorite Trail:   castlemain piney

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   crappy giant saddle


Bike Setup:   giant iguana with x-7's, hayes soles and rock shox j4's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gilbert a Downhiller from Norco Ca

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2006

Strengths:    Design is overall good. the comfort of it is great, no problems with bars, might have been updated who knows. Great grip, great waterproof coating.

Weaknesses:    padding could be a little softer

Bottom Line:   
Five star design the only reason why im giving it four is the padding

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Favorite Trail:   southridge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Southridge

Bike Setup:   Scott nitrous 20, stock except for seat grips and pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Monroe, NJ

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2004

Strengths:    Comfortable. Durable.

Weaknesses:    A little heavy. Have to set seat WAY back for proper positioning.

Bottom Line:   
Of the many saddles I've tried over the years, I find this to be the most transparent. Seat is long, not that wide, and generously padded. Comfy from day one. Looks good, too. No complaints so far. Will see how the rails hold up, but I weigh 185 and have been thrashing it pretty hard. Had to position the seat as far back on seatpost as possible to get good seating position. No setback on Thompson post.

Tried a Love Seat but it was pretty awful. Too wide.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Universal

Similar Products Used:   Love seat (too wide). Various Italian seats (look nice, feel terrible). Brooks (no, they don't 'break in' after 1000 miles).

Bike Setup:   Currently? Cove Stiffee w/Sherman Firefly.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AKRida from pg

Date Reviewed: April 6, 2004

Strengths:    comftorable, looks great, durable construction

Weaknesses:    rails

Bottom Line:   
well i had this seat on my old khs Fetish back in 02, and just recently *last weak finally busted the seat rails* i've been hearing the rails where weak since 2 weeks after i bought the seat, i was offered a Loveseat as a warranty trade do to the defective seat rails, i refused it as i loved the hotseat and i'm glad i did it's now starting 3rd riding season with this seat the rails just now broke and are being replaced for 20 dollars and it'll be right back on my bike. it's a great seat and i'd *assume* the recent 04's would have have alot better rails get this seat!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   Banshee Scream with the seat .

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave Davies a Weekend Warrior from Auckland, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2004

Strengths:    Really comfortable seat good strong kevlar fabric. Firm but no discomfort at all.

Weaknesses:    the Rails and Azonics (oneal) warrantee department.

Bottom Line:   
Oneals warrantee department flatly refused to replace the seat when one of the rails bent after 2 rides. They refused to accept that there could by something wrong with the manufacture or material without even seeing the saddle and eventually just stopped replying to my Emails. Thier 1st 2 emails said that they would replace the seat no problem and then when the wholesaler went back to them to get the replacement Rich Walsh refused it. I replaced the seat with a $5 Thompson Comp out of the bargain bin at my local bike shop and it has been totally fine for months. This seat is really good if the rails dont bend, I know people who ride them in downhill competition and they have had no problem but if you are lookign for any after support after Oneal have got your money off you then you will be out of luck.
I found that the 2 times that I got to ride this saddel that it was very firm but soooooo comfortable, didnt get sore at all. I really would like another one of these but I wont spend that kind of money again for fear it will fail again and I wont get any support from them again.

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Favorite Trail:   Big Mummah

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Bike Barn

Similar Products Used:   The saddle that came on my Kona Kahuna, the saddle that came on my 04Specialized Bighit and $5 Thompson Comp.

Bike Setup:   The saddle was on my 03 Kona Kahuna, currently riding a 04 Specialized Bighit Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Travis McSorley a Downhiller from Klamath Falls, OR, United States

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2003

Strengths:    Comfortable without being cumbersome, STRONG chromoly 8mm rails, reasonable price, durable Kevlar/Armortex cover, looks sweet.

Weaknesses:    You might have fitment problems with seatposts not intended for larger 8 or 9mm seat rails.

Bottom Line:   
I've had this seat for over four months and nothing is wrong with it except the logo is starting to wear off, which has happened on every seat I've had. I can't believe the overall rating posted here. I feel this is an artificially low rating. If you disregard a few really negative reviews from some extremely abusive and/or irresponsible riders and the overall rating would be much higher.

Fellas, if you weigh 200+ pounds and are jumping off the roof of your house, things are going to break or bend. No company is going to guarantee their products for that kind of abuse; you should feel lucky they are offering to replace your rails with chromoly kit. I weigh 155 pounds and regularly do 6 to 8 feet vertical drops and haven't had any problems with my seat. Bottom line: this is a great seat that has gotten a bad rap.

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Favorite Trail:   Cradle to the Grave

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   cambriabike

Similar Products Used:   WTB, Azonic, Selle Italia.

Bike Setup:   1998 Raleigh M7500i, Jr. T, Vanilla RC, XT/LX, Sun Mammoth, WTB MotoRaptor 2.4, Diabolus stem, bar, and post, Azonic saddle, Real Seal DH headset, M646 pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sean allen a Downhiller from california

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2003

Strengths:    the hole seat is an A+, everything about it is good.

Weaknesses:    i really havent found any weeknesses about this seat. i dont know what you area ll talking about how the rails bend and such i have had this seat for over 5 months and the rails are fine and the only thing wrong with it is the back part is ripped becasue i fell on it.

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is this seat is awsome i have had no troubles with it in 5 or so months and its on a hard tail which get thrown around almost everyday.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $49.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Bike Setup:   Giant ETC Se 1, hayes hydro's, marzocchi Z-1 drop off, Sun Rims ryno lites, azonic bar, azonic stem, ODI lock on, race face DH cranks, race face bash gaurd.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lane Zimmerman a Racer from Carmel NY USA

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2003

Strengths:    very comfortable and a nice saddle doesnt get wet from dew if u leave it outside. rails are good when made of steel.

Weaknesses:    none yet but that can change easily.

Bottom Line:   
a good buy if you get the steel rails.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   price Point

Bike Setup:   specialized hardrock pro with all stock parts exept for the pedals (odessey platform) and this saddle (azonic hot seat)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Blake Roberts a Downhiller from Mattapoisett, MA

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2003

Strengths:    Great for Freeriding and Downhilling. Suprisingly comfortable for the size. easier to steer the bike when downhilling (you can really grip this w/ the legs).

Weaknesses:    STEEL RAILS!!!! Very Bad, and the manufacturer now knows this.

Bottom Line:   
The seat is sweet, but you absolutely must get the new chromoly rails. Most of them on the market are steel rails and the difference is huge.The first day I used this was for a day of downhilling, dropped of a 3 footer amd the rails completely buckled upwards and bent sideways. It really sucked, because it was now junk after 6 hours of use. Called Azonic and they said they are now upgrading all these seats to the chromoly rails, so DO NOT GET THE STEEL RAILS!

Good news, I called Azonic and they told me to send them the seat and they would install new chromoly rails, or give me a new one with the chrmoly rails already in place.

***Value rating will be based on the Chromoly rails!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   XXX

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Connex

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Expert. aftermarket parts in the Sherman Breakout.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jim a Downhiller from Scotland

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2003

Strengths:    Decent strong saddles with enough padding in the right place.

Weaknesses:    Sometimes uncomfortable first thing in the morning but thats probably more to do with me.

Bottom Line:   
I originally bought the Azonic one, after seeing it in a couple of mags, figured out the stupid looking oval rails dont fit in a Race Face XY seatpost (by looking at the clamp, not by trying to wedge an oval peg in a round hole, like someone on here did), went back the the bike shop, which I work for, and switched it for the Setlaz version (off of a factory spec Norco Drop). Its exactly the same saddle, made by the same people, only the setlaz one has standard chromoly rails, thank god I did. I do lots of 5-6 foot drops onto flat concrete, packs of stairs, few gaps, off road, on road, commute. Ive stacked it on gravel dirt grass concrete everything. All Ive got is a scuff in the kevlar the writings come off.

To all you people who snapped there dumb ass alu rails, ask Azonic to give you one from the people who actually make the bulk of it before its been Azonified....people who want the big AZONIC sticker will have to stand permanantly while cycleing. My score is only valid if you can get yourself a chromoly railed one.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Some shop or other

Similar Products Used:   Loads of stuff

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Chameleon, Shiver SCs, Race Face widgets.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Fat A$$ Complex from East Coast

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2003

Strengths:    Azonic makes it sound like a bombproof product...Marketing

Weaknesses:    Nothing new here...rails suck

Bottom Line:   
Looks good in the pictures, but it gave me a complex about getting a fat a$$ over the winter like the chicks here, but my riding shorts still fit from last season. Never knew it was so easy to bend 8mm rails and my tires have only been a few feet off the ground...Should have spent the $40 on a$$ padding and put my old flight saddle on...I'm a sucker and fell victim to their marketing...boohoo

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Favorite Trail:   Lynn Woods

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Other seats that weren't as comfortable, but lasted

Bike Setup:   Bullit with a lot of reflectors

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Rhys Dowsett a Downhiller from Melbourne, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2003

Strengths:    looks good, nice design

Weaknesses:    the rails they really suck!!!

Bottom Line:   
Well if you have the cromo rails 1 then dont worry but the alu rails 1 sucks ass dont by it what ever you do!!!!!!!
mine lasted 6 months all i did was sit on it after a drop and it snapped on me making me stack :|

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Favorite Trail:   dh in tha dandies

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Purchased At:   goldcross knox come see me !!

Similar Products Used:   Love seat

Bike Setup:   VPS Atomik, hope 4s, z1 thats enough.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Fuzh yo a Weekend Warrior from Russia, Moscow

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2003

Strengths:    looks and fits very cool!

Weaknesses:    stupid and VERY week ALU rails

Bottom Line:   
the design of the seat is perfect! look very nice! But ALU rails suc ks.. Waiting for answer from Azonic, i dont want to chage the seat, but i want to get the same but with cromo rails. DONT BUY THIS SEAT WITH ALU RAILS!! I thought i wont brake 'em but i did((

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   friend

Similar Products Used:   cheap saddles

Bike Setup:   triatlon 16", rst delta xl..

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