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CODA 900 Saddle Saddle

2.9/5 (39 Reviews)
Weight : 245 grams MSRP : $20.00


Product Description

  • Synthetic textured leather cover
  • Center groove for soft tissue relief
  • Kevlar side bumpers
  • Cromoly rails


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nat a Cross Country Rider from Georgia

    Date Reviewed: February 21, 2003

    Strengths:    Light weight. I have a really small fanny and I have a problem finding a saddle that doesn't stick out about 3 inches.

    Weaknesses:    I have not found one yet. I a chic and don't find this one hard.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great saddle. I ride on average 100 miles a week. For the people that go numb: ride more. Great value. I trade mt Selle San Marco for the Coda saddle. I would recomend this to any cyclist.

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    Favorite Trail:   anywhere I can ride

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Traded with my dad.

    Similar Products Used:   Selle San Marco, Titec

    Bike Setup:   '03 Trek 8500, Race Face, Full XTR, Mavic, and Titec.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by steve a Racer from saugus, CA USA

    Date Reviewed: November 5, 2001

    Strengths:    NONE NONENONENONENONENONE

    Weaknesses:    everything

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm 13, i ride on 75 mile long rides weekly. I know how the guy who is 14 feels. I'm afraid i will have no kids. I'm numb, hurting, and calling my dad to pick me up because I cant ride no more. I got a terry fly, it is better, but i'm just numb now, anybody tell me a good seat that does not look embarassing

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    Favorite Trail:   VIPER!!!!!!!

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Performance cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   700, some other crappy coda, serfas, terry

    Bike Setup:   cannondale saecor1000 (2ooo)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by william a Racer from baton rouge, La, usa

    Date Reviewed: April 9, 2001

    Strengths:    price. COMFORT. fit. it's FAST. 236 g. slick seat. narrow nose allows close legs for aero. not too soft and not too hard.

    Weaknesses:    it could use a little gel in the nose, but that is minor.

    Bottom Line:   
    I love this saddle. I'm 155#. It's just soft enough to absorb road bumps, but not too soft to suck down power. Firm enough, but not too firm to bring on numbness. I like being able to scooch back sometimes, and ahhhh comfort then, with speed/power. After 15 saddles in 13 yrs, this is the one. My speed, rpm's, and COMFORT, and riding joy all increase instantly when this saddle is put on. And this is without padded shorts.

    Highly recommend to roadies 140 - 170#.

    This is the only saddle I'm giving 5 chili's.

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    Favorite Trail:   hills, road

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $13.00

    Purchased At:   nash

    Similar Products Used:   more than 15 saddles. heck my screen name is named after a bike saddle.

    Bike Setup:   schwinn road and javelin tri lite aluminum.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by peter a Cross Country Rider from herndon,va,usa

    Date Reviewed: January 12, 2001

    Strengths:    cost, shape

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    i have read much of the review complaining about this saddle, but i have a high sit bone, so this saddle works for me. at the low cost from the excess saddle bin at my lbs, i outfitted all three in my stable with this saddle. only change i would make is to shorten the nose a bit.

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    Favorite Trail:   wod

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $5.00

    Purchased At:   metropolis

    Similar Products Used:   san marco concor light, various san marco saddles

    Bike Setup:   hardtail, hybrid and road bikes

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Art Salmons a Weekend Warrior from Parker

    Date Reviewed: September 13, 2000

    Strengths:    The saddle is surprising comfortable considering its narrow and thin design. You can also shift your weight from the front to the back easily.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a low priced comfotable bike saddle.

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    Favorite Trail:   Cherry creek Creek

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   ebay

    Bike Setup:   Trek 820

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Bridgeman, MI

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2000

    Strengths:    comfortable, easy to shift your weight around

    Weaknesses:    takes breaking in, slightly heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    First of all, I got my CODA 900 for only $7 on super sale at my local bike shop. My first reaction when I sat down on it after bolting it on was "Dang this seat is hard!" But, after a few hours in the saddle it loosened up a bit and now I think it might be more comfortable than my old Vetta. I also like how easy it is to shift my weight back and forth on the seat for different conditions. It's also cut just right so when landing, it doesn't hurt your thighs if your weight is behind the seat.
    Keep in mind, I gave it 5 squigly things on value because i got it for only 7 bucks and I have no idea how much it really costs at normal price.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Vetta Flex

    Bike Setup:   Trek with XT components and Judy T2

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by A Wheelman a Cross Country Rider from Toronto Ontario Canada

    Date Reviewed: February 20, 2000

    Strengths:    Fits my ass. It may not fit yours. Easy to slide weight back. Fairly light.


    Weaknesses:    No reinforcement in corners, so I expect it to wear eventually. Took some fiddling to get the angle adjustment right.

    Bottom Line:   
    A good mountain bike saddle. I had it on my road bike for a while but it wasn't as good for that purpose. I have a WTB SST-X which I prefer for the road but off road the CODA is better. Can't slide back for downhills as easily on the SST (or the crossbow I used to use) 'cause my legs get in the way. 5 flaming herring for value because I got it cheap.

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    Favorite Trail:   all of them

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Lots.

    Bike Setup:   1989 Bridgestone MB-2, w/ Manitou forks

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by bin a Weekend Warrior from NYC

    Date Reviewed: September 16, 1999

    Bottom Line:   
    I have owned about 12 bikes so far and about 15 seats. This is one of the worse ones. It is bad design and poor material. It is paradoxical that the softer saddles feel, usually the less comfortable they actually are. Simple logic, if the foam/rubber/gel/orwhatever gives nicely under your 15lb finger pinching force, it will give too easily when you have your 180lb fat ass on it, Just imagine sitting on a sponge on a rock. Besides, the design is no good. Now don't tell me you should sit on your sitbones. Why not have two needles instead of your saddle so you can sit right on your sitbones? It is about dispersing body weight as evenly and widely as possible. Just sitting on the sitbones is uncomfortable too.
    One piece of advise: try a Vetta SL that is onsale for $12.99 everywhere. It was the standard mid level saddle 5 years ago and lost favor these days. But it is more comfortable than the flite(which has better looks), Giro Fizi:k (which has even better looks), and certainly than the Coda.For those Coda lovers who ride no more than 30 miles a week and have owned no other saddles, try a 3 hours ride and try other saddles.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months


    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Darek a Weekend Warrior from St.John's, NF

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 1999

    Strengths:    
    fast looks,
    size and fit


    Weaknesses:    
    none so far,
    who cares about the paint


    Bottom Line:   
    I am kind a big boy (200 lbs) so when I bought the bike a month ago I thaought the tiny seat would go right up my ... But it's been great so far, very comfy, it felt right on the first ride. I'll give it 5 hot habaneros.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Butterpot Park

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    some cheap mongoose seat


    Bike Setup:   
    '98 Cannondale SuperV900 (stock)

    Overall Rating:2
    Submitted by |DarkedgeMayhem| a Cross-Country Rider from korb weinort im remstal

    Date Reviewed: July 7, 1999

    Strengths:    
    nice lookin'
    no slippin' off the saddle, nice kevlar pads


    Weaknesses:    
    print does go off very fast, fishy usage


    Bottom Line:   
    this coda products looks fine works well. when having a medium crash this funny thing just slipped off the stem. no, it was adjusted fine, the metal bars under the saddle slipped out of the saddle itself and so i had to ride back home in a thunderstorm... standing. i still don't know how this could happen. anyway... i got a new one that still works , hehe. coda stuff kinda sucks =)

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    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    selle italia
    red bull


    Bike Setup:   
    cannon-dale f500
    magura tomac
    rock shox stem
    downhill bar
    sachs gripshift
    lx / xt / coda parts

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve a Cross-Country Rider from san marcos, tx

    Date Reviewed: June 29, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Comfortable


    Weaknesses:    
    None


    Bottom Line:   
    Seat works fine. No kevlar so its ripped. That was expected. No complaints at all.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    city park

    Duration Product Used:   
    2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   
    Bontrager, Serfas


    Bike Setup:   
    Ibis alibi

    Overall Rating:2
    Submitted by Richie Sanque a Cross-Country Rider from San Diego, Ca

    Date Reviewed: April 14, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Though small, it's very comfortable.


    Weaknesses:    
    After less than three months of riding it, the saddle began to tear at the sides, like it was collasping under my weight. The tears began to wear away my bike shorts.


    Bottom Line:   
    My butt likes this saddle, and because it was so narrow in the back and easy to manuver in, I wanted one for my mountain bike. Unfortunately, because of it's fragility, I opted for a San Marco no-slip for my road bike, and a Bontrager for my mountain bike. Two stars for comfort.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Snake trail, chula vista

    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    The stock Trek saddle that came with my Trek 470 road bike has a similar shape to the Coda. It tore as well, which brought me to the Coda in the first place.


    Bike Setup:   
    I used the Coda on a '97 Trek 470 road bike.

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Juha a Cross-Country Rider from Finland

    Date Reviewed: April 13, 1999

    Strengths:    
    light, small,cheap


    Weaknesses:    
    not yet found


    Bottom Line:   
    This product fits me and my bottom well ( I`m 187 cm , 80 kg and narrow - boned !! ).
    Still I can´t give full five credits because I haven´t used it long enough.
    Excellent quality /euros ( dollars ) - ratio, costed me only 180 Fmk
    ( about 30 us$ ) !!

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    Duration Product Used:   
    6 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    Different Vetta saddles


    Bike Setup:   
    Cannondale M900
    Manitou Sx

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Zutendaal a downhiller from Ashburn, Va

    Date Reviewed: February 12, 1999

    Bottom Line:   


    CODA 900:
    THE WORST SADDLE EVER PUT ON A BIKE!
    There is no breaking this thing in. I think I will replace it with a sock full of rocks and ty-wrap it to my post and see if my ride is any more comfortable. I'm sure anything is better than that P.O.S. My ass bone is crying after 1 hour of sitting, so Iv'e found myself standing up alot while riding, which isn't nice either. Why dont they make saddles that fit to a human ass, with pads where the cheeks go, rather than a tiny little support for your rectum bone? I dunno, but I will definately trade this one out soon! It's a shame but C-dale needs to do something about this damn thing. NO STARS

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by Timothy G. a weekend warrior from Netherlands

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 1998

    Bottom Line:   


    Hello boys and girls i have the coda 2000 saddle and it is a pice of shit. Never buy this pice of shit. You most buy this F@#$!&G pice of shit if you never whant to have kids. It's hell for you balls. I now have the fi.ziek. saddle and it is the no.1 in the world!

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