Dropped hand shaped nose for precise "seat grab" and "indy air" Controlling descent and slope ride and enforce direction control for jumps and freestyle movements (table top, etc.) Everlasting co-injected shell for fearless crash and for 'printing' your riding life.
a Weekend Warrior
from Philadelphia PA
Date Reviewed: May 6, 2008
Strengths: cool looking,light
Weaknesses: too sticky if your not wearing tight pants it will catch and pull your pants down when you pull into a manual, this also collects lot of dirt and anything not white but who cares.
functionally this seat sucks, It doesn't bother me to sit on cause it has a good amount of flex, but when i spin 360s or 180s it tears the ass out of my knees. Not just the hard plastic hitting my knees but also the sticky rubber gives a sort of rug burn through my jeans simultaneously.
Similar Products Used: none, functional this seat sucks
Bike Setup: RMB FLOW DJ, Marz4x, 24in Sun DoubleWides
from Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Date Reviewed: March 8, 2008
Strengths: Strong, light, stiff, really tall nose for pinching your knees against (someone used their head on that one) and I mean cmon look at the thing it just looks Bad A
Weaknesses: Price, its a little spendy for what it is, but not for what you get from it and its the cheapest fi'zi:k saddle. So really nothing!!!
To start this is a freeride saddle, you aren't mean to sit in all day AND, this is the big one, if you LAND, SITTING DOWN I don't care if you have 8.5 inches of travel, its gonna HURT. It is a very comfy saddle when you do have to sit and chug along but then again I'm used to a CX Zero carbon fiber road saddle so I may be a little different than most freeride/DH guys. This saddle is the best thing to happen to freeriding since the 180mm single crown fork. the really tall nose of the saddle is perfect for clamping your knees against in the air, I doesn't leave bruises on your thighs or make you bang your kneepads on it. Also the sides are rubber too which sticks really well when the going gets wet or muddy. Its a solid saddle and it does a lot for you if you know how to use it and it is really ridable and I can spend a whole day on it no prob.
Weaknesses: Not good on long rides, but it's a jumper saddle NOT XC. Goofy name, but what do you expect from them dang Eye-tallians?
This saddle does a great job for it's intended use. It is a jumper saddle, not XC, so of course its not going to be comfortable for long rides (duh!). Drop it all the way down and keep yer butt off it (unless you like putting yer butt near hard objects...) For banging around on the urban/jump bike, though, this thing rocks (once again-intended use...). The rails are hella stout, its big enough to knee-pinch when doing no-handers, and it is sticky as well. Also, the resin top doesn't have a real cover per se, so therefore it can't rip. Think of it as modern day Kashimax and you kinda get the idea.
Similar Products Used: WTB, Avocet, Fizik Aliante for XC
Bike Setup: Single speed rigid dirt jumper
from Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Date Reviewed: October 30, 2006
Strengths: Maybe looks.
Weaknesses: everything, it cracked at the back, in the middle after placing my bike very carfully on its back to check my gears. WAY TOO sticky, every time you stand up, it pulls yours shorts down. Gets dirty really badly, really fast, and is hard to clean. A screw popped out of the bottom after riding for 2 days, and I weigh 55kgs and ride a dually (8.5" travel). The single most uncomfortable seat ever encountered. sitting on a seatpost is more comfortable, and i'm not gay.
Horrible, DO NOT let the looks convince you to buy. I have only had my bike 2 days, so I am not even riding hard, and it still broke. I am extremely pissed-off, i spent so much money on it.
Similar Products Used: specialised body geometry seats. They are not even that good, but they dominate over this seat.
Bike Setup: SANTA CRUZ VP-FREE, Fox 40, juicy 7, dt swiss, carbon handlebars, etc.
from Montréal, Qc, Canaduh
Date Reviewed: September 18, 2006
Strengths: unbreakable & looks
Weaknesses: unconfortable on 2hrs and up rides
This purshase goes against everything i believe in: I bought this one just because of its looks. The shell is made out of Teflon and it seems soft at first sight. Don't be confused here, no one would sit on this thing more than two hours and i mean two mountain biking hours (alot of standing time). The Teflon is very "sticky" wich makes it hard to move aroud the saddle in technical section for exemple (wierd because it's describe as a dirt jumper/freeride seat). One advise keep the saddle height low. On the good side, this saddle is impossible to break. Once positioned right, there is actualy a spot where i can sit for a long period and i was the first to be surprised to find it relatively comfortable, wearing padded short is a must on long runs. For the price i've paid and for the awsome looks (it's completely white but cleans well)considering that most of my rides are 2-3 hours, I am very pleased with the Free:k