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CODA Expert Mountain Saddle Saddle

2.13/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Black leather cover with Kevlar side bumpers
  • Manganese rails for strength and durability
  • Side scale indicator on rails for precise adjustment
  • Nose spoiler for additional comfort while carrying your bike
  • Suspension bridge in saddle shell for added comfort
  • CODA logo on sides and rear


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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Juan Jose Morales a Weekend Warrior from Naucalpan, Mexico

    Date Reviewed: June 29, 2004

    Strengths:    Light and stiff, the kevlar looks great and made its work.
    The shape give a lot of free movement.


    Weaknesses:    It's not made for epic rides.

    Bottom Line:   
    The saddle came with the bike. It's a great saddle once you get used, it's light and stiff as it has to be for a race setup bike. After 2 years it's like new.
    For large epic rides, just change for a WTB Rocket or Fisik Plateau.

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    Favorite Trail:   Chiluca

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Viansi

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale F1000, XT/XTR, Lefty ELO

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Nebojsa Cabrilo a Cross Country Rider from Lawrence, KS

    Date Reviewed: May 12, 2003

    Strengths:    Cheap

    Weaknesses:    I have to agree with everyone: it's too stiff.

    Bottom Line:   
    I liked this seadle for about 5 medium rides. But today I came home and I can't fell my boys. I guess it's not bad if you are standng most of the time.
    Anywho, if this happens again I am trowing it away.

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    Favorite Trail:   Lawrence Levy

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   $20.00

    Bike Setup:   giant boulder

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Joel W a Cross Country Rider from Tulsa, OK

    Date Reviewed: May 10, 2003

    Strengths:    Kevlar corners, pretty durable, and it is light.

    Weaknesses:    Killed my rear when riding. Can't ride on the road for anymore than about 20 minutes without excruciating pain even with padded shorts.


    Bottom Line:   
    Finally gave up on this saddle and went to something else. I thought it was just me, but it shouldn't have to be this painful.

    Finally gave up and bought a Specialized Body Geometry, we'll see how it is after I get it broken in a little more. Early results show much better than the CODA expert saddle.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized Body Geometry

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Jekyll

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Adriaan Veltkamp a Cross Country Rider from Netherlands

    Date Reviewed: March 27, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks good, nice leather, kevlar corners

    Weaknesses:    IT WASN'T MADE TO SIT ON!

    Bottom Line:   
    At first I thought this wouldn't be such a bad saddle, which it wasn't for the first couple of rides, but now my ass (and other parts), start hurting as soon as I sit down.
    This is probably due to the lack of padding, about 3-5mm, wich is not enough for a XC bike! I think the shape of the saddle Isn't too bad, but it could defenitely do with additional padding.

    I would only recommend this saddle only to people who like to look at their bike and not actually ride it, or possibly for guys who like the feeling of Numb Nuts...

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Came with Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Vetta Tri-shock

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale F500 (2003, European model)

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by MTBRSEA from seattle,wa

    Date Reviewed: October 17, 2002

    Strengths:    Ti Rails, seems to be durable, light weight.

    Weaknesses:    Uncomfortable.

    Bottom Line:   
    Don't ever bother riding this saddle, or you will be in complete pain after a 15 minute ride. Cannondale should stock their bikes with saddles made by a reputable saddle company like Selle Italia or SDG and charge and extra 20 bucks. I am guessing if their pro racers use this saddle, they probably win because they will have to haul ass due to excruciating ass pain just to finish.

    I am rating the value at 2 steaming piles of dog crap because the saddle seems durable and light. One pile of crap for the overall rating, since I had to spend an extra 100 bucks after spending $2000 for a saddle that won't cause me to have prostate surgery before I'm 30.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Gregg's Greenlake

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia Flite, Terry, Avocet


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Mario a Cross Country Rider from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    Date Reviewed: May 9, 2002

    Strengths:    None

    Weaknesses:    It's more of a torture device than a saddle.

    Bottom Line:   
    Anyone who is considering buying a Cannondale F800 or any Cannondale with this saddle, you are better off changing it even before you leave the store with your bike......maybe the dealer will be willing to give you a discount on a real saddle. I went numb within the first half hour of riding. If you cherish your nuts, chuck it and get yourself a real saddle. It's almost as if the people responsible for the design of this seat were trying to create a new sort of birth control or something.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   specialized body geometry, Trek Oasis CRZ+

    Bike Setup:   Stock Cannondale F800 (except for the seat, it had to go)

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Daniel a Cross Country Rider from Carmel Cali u.s.a

    Date Reviewed: April 30, 2002

    Strengths:    nice leather and tough corners, lots of room to shift around.

    Weaknesses:    not alot of padding, leather part ripps very easily

    Bottom Line:   
    alright saddle, don't buy this saddle aftermarket don't waste your money but if it came with the bike its O.K.

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    Favorite Trail:   no way ill tell u!

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   several no-name brand saddles

    Bike Setup:   cannondale Jekel 500, time pedals, ct2 bar, cartrigde brake pads (swapped seat @ shop, seat that came w/ the bike was horrible)

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Don Pyle from Oslo, Norway

    Date Reviewed: January 24, 2002

    Bottom Line:   
    This is not a good saddle for a guy who weighs 235 and rides 2-3 times a week for a couple of hours per ride. It gets pretty tortorous on the tender areas, believe me! The only remedy is to drink lots of cold beer afterwards, which destroys the benefits of the ride. On the reasoning that life is too short for such maschochism, I just ordered a Fizik MB NewTech saddle. It can't be worse than the Coda thing, I tell myself. Or can it?

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    Favorite Trail:   North of Oslo city

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   Oslo Sportslager

    Similar Products Used:   Nitrox

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale F1000SL (Y2K) w/upgraded components. Saddle delivered with bike.

    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

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