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Fizik Dolomiti Saddle

4.57/5 (7 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Carbon reinforced shell
  • Washable nylon covering
  • Ti rails

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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Caleb Peck a Cross Country Rider from Seattle, WA, USA

    Date Reviewed: November 18, 2004

    Strengths:    Fizik offers countelss color combinations. Very cushy, once broken in... it's definitely not gonna bite back if you loose the pedals and meet the seat on a drop (ride clipless so this won't happen). Strong rails, and mine were Cr-Mo, not the $$$ Ti ones.

    Weaknesses:    Weight, but then again, Fizik claims that the Nisene is a whole five grams heavier. It's also a little bulky for someone riding fast technical stuff that needs to get in and out of the saddle quickly. And finally, distribution... color options are great, but you're gonna have to wait a little while if you're specific about what you want & order from the company.

    Bottom Line:   
    Not a bad saddle, but availability could be limited unless you order from the website, which may be slow. I was lucky and found exactly what I wanted on ebay. When my bike was stolen a few weeks ago this was one of the components I was saddest to see go.
    In regards to riding styles: this saddle is best suited for light mountain riding, commuting, etc. Of course, you could use it for everything, as I did, and be very satisfied. I don't know why Fizik markets it as a road saddle. I don't remember that being the case when I bought mine. Prospective buyers should understand that the Dolomiti is a little bulky, but the cushiness is nice compensation for someone not looking for a racing saddle. My next saddle will be a Fizik Plateau which comes stock on my new bike. It hasn't arrived yet, so no opinions, but I don't forsee replacing it.

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    Favorite Trail:   Laguna Canyon/Aliso Woods, CA

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay - Cambria Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Stock Cannondale Coda seat. Worked fine and was very comfortable until the rails bent after about five years, but I guess that's not too bad of a lifetime. My next saddle will be a Fizik Plateau.

    Bike Setup:   yellow '97 Cannondale F500 with headshock (sweet fork!), Sram Grip Shift, XT dereilleurs, black Mavic rims on LX Hubs and yellow and black Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tires. Cheap, stock Kalloy Seatpost. The new bike on order is a 2004 Cannondale F2000SL.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Achim a Cross Country Rider from Stuttgart, Germany

    Date Reviewed: June 25, 2003

    Strengths:    very comfy, design, changeable skuff gards,

    Weaknesses:    "Dolomiti" print comes off

    Bottom Line:   
    Finally a saddle that does not hurt my butt (not even during a 7 day trip across the alps). But let's start at the beginning: I ordered the saddle via www.fizik.it. The great thing is that you can customize the saddle. You can choose from different colours for the deck, the side and the scuff guards and combine them to the weirdest combinations. Then you can choose the type of padding (Tri-Gel or not) and you can coose between Mangan and Ti-Rails. You "custom designed" saddle arrives after 2-3 weeks (in Germany). First I thought this saddle is a bit wide with too much padding but after a few rides I really started loving it. It's the best one I've ever had. The handling with this saddle is also great: It is sticky when you sit on it but you can easily move around when your standing (Fizik uses different materials for the top and the sides).
    For the guys always complaining about weight: Eat Less and ride more (thats the best and cheapest way to loose weight)

    Who sould buy it?: Riders that spend lots of time in the saddle having fun in every terrain (By the way Tinker rides this saddle during 24 h races. That says it all).

    Bottom Line: My eyes and my butt love this saddle

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    Favorite Trail:   Klosters, Lake Garda, Stuttgart Hometrails

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   www.fizik.it

    Similar Products Used:   FLite, Flite Gel, Body Geometry Comp

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro Pro, Magura Gustav M. Magura Louise FR, Psylo SL, Syntace VRO

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Hardtailforever a Racer from St Paul

    Date Reviewed: June 3, 2003

    Strengths:    Good looking, lots of padding, easy to move around on during technical riding, good value

    Weaknesses:    Too wide for performance riding- the forward position requires a narrower saddle. Also, it is very heavy.

    Bottom Line:   
    I would only recommend this saddle for recreational/ occasional riders. Sure it's well padded, but a saddle shouldn't need nearly as much padding if it's properly shaped. If you lean forward in a performance stance, this saddle quickly becomes uncomfortable. It's totally unacceptable for long rides, and to top it off, it's heavy.

    That said, it's a great value, and for what you pay, it's not really that bad. I give it five chilli rating for value, because anything better will cost a lot more, but only three overall, because all it's done is inspired me to spend $160 on a ti-railed Aliante- sooner rather than later.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   Came stock on bike

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia Flite, Flite gel, Specialized body geometry
    Pave, Aliante (demo only... will be my upgrade for sure!!)

    Bike Setup:   Homegrown with LX/XT/XTR mix, Titec cockpit (for now), Egg Beater S pedals, Avid Black-ops levers with SD Ti brakes, King/517+micheline comp-S lites, and crowned with a Skareb Super

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by ron birkenfeld a Cross Country Rider from glenwood springs CO.

    Date Reviewed: June 5, 2002

    Strengths:    its a saddle.

    Weaknesses:    can'T write them all,it would take to long.

    Bottom Line:   
    The seat hurts the butt.I can,t say a lot of good things about it. I bought the bike and the saddle came with it . I did not buy this saddle and i don't think i would tell anyone that this is a good seat.

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    Favorite Trail:   red mountain / basalt mountain

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   local shop

    Similar Products Used:   avocet O2

    Bike Setup:   SHWINN ROCKET 88 xtr/ xt drive train, the works.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jason a Weekend Warrior from louisiana

    Date Reviewed: April 26, 2002

    Strengths:    Way comfy, easy to move around on, color options, weight, seems like a quality build(so far).

    Weaknesses:    zip, zero, nada

    Bottom Line:   
    Much more comfotable than it looks. Suprisingly comfy, no complaints from the boys, cool-ass color options and all for 24 bones? What a deal!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   Ruston & Hooper

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $24.00

    Purchased At:   JensonUSA

    Similar Products Used:   Spec Body Geo.(garbage), Selle Italia Trans Am Max(Too wide for the trail, better on the road)

    Bike Setup:   INTENSE TRACER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Jon a Weekend Warrior from Seattle Area, WA

    Date Reviewed: April 25, 2002

    Strengths:    Doesn't catch my shorts when I shift on and off the saddle. Way comfy on the long rides.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    At the price I scored this saddle, you can't beat it.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   JensonUSA

    Similar Products Used:   many.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by timothias a Cross Country Rider from usa

    Date Reviewed: November 9, 2001

    Strengths:    HAHA! FIRST REVIEW! ok sorry.....it's comfortable, easy to scoot around on, doesn't catch on my clothes. chix dig it

    Weaknesses:    hopefully none.. sitting on a seatpost doesn't sound real appealing...

    Bottom Line:   
    good seat.

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    Favorite Trail:   the moon

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   my buddy who ripped it off of a homegrown...

    Similar Products Used:   too many

    Bike Setup:   trek 7000, shimano stuff..

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