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Fizik Nisene HP Saddle

4.22/5 (18 Reviews)
Weight : 290 grams


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gunnar-man a Weekend Warrior from Calgary, AB, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2011

Strengths:    Inexpensive, great fit

Weaknesses:    Developed squeaks after a year and a half, tears easily

Bottom Line:   
THis saddle came stock on a commuter bike I bought and assumed it was going to be uncomfortable because it didnt' look like the $100 Spec BG seats I had been buying previously. What an awesome surprise. It was a great fit. I was tired of dropping $100+ a year to replace the Spec seats that seemed to come loose at the rails after 8 months of use. I assumed that was just what to expect from a seat.
This seat has been great. i have since bought two more for my mountain bike and one as a spare.

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Favorite Trail:   Frisby Ridge

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized BG seats, WTB

Bike Setup:   11 Mojo HD

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kchan021 a Cross Country Rider from metro Atlanta

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2011

Strengths:    comfy comfy comfy comfy

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Once you have it moved to your sweet spot, your rear will love it.. Had it moved toward the back end of the bike, which is where the meat of the cushion is.. No more sore (_!_).. love it

My bike also fell and dragged about 25 feet going 70mph. The saddle didn't even break, except for a tear.

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Favorite Trail:   Suwanee Greenway & Alpharetta Greenway

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Replaced stock Bontrager on 2008 Trek 4300
Currently using Bontrager Evoke 1 on new bike (2011 Fisher/Trek Marlin 29er)


Bike Setup:   Maxxis Crossmark 29er; Shimano ML520 clipless

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AK47 a Cross Country Rider from Folsom, CA

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2010

Strengths:    Comfort, construction, looks.

Weaknesses:    Wish it was flatter on the top. It's a little too rounded, but I finally found what makes it work for me (see below).

Bottom Line:   
Once you get the fore/aft adjustment dialed in, it's a very nice saddle. However, even after that, I kept getting rubbed on the outer edges of the chamios on my shorts. After a lot of trial and error, I finally traced it to the slightly rounded profile on this saddle. After applying a little chamois cream to the outer edges of my shorts,it cured the problem. The rounded profile of the saddle was causing my skin to rub on out edges of the chamois too much. The lube did the trick.

It's a very comfy saddle, and one (once you get it dialed in) I can now sit on all day.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Came stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   The saddle came stock on my 2009 Rocky Mountain Altitude 70

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by meanbeaver a Weekend Warrior from B.C.

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2009

Strengths:    fairly light, good materials, manganese rails, skid guard, wing flex, seat feels good in most fore/aft positions.

Weaknesses:    a tiny bit of creaking now and then but no big deal.

Bottom Line:   
Saddles are a personal choice, I am a light male rider with not much padding on the rear. I find that a flat saddle is much better for me then the ones with raised padding and/or ergonomic holes.
Although the Nisene is flat in profile it is surprisingly plush feeling and it's sleek design allows you to switch your weight forwards and backwards over the seat very easily. This is the best fitting seat to my needs I have ever used!

The Nisene can be found in two models. The 'HP' which is made for all mountain. And the 'Sport' which is the trail version. There is very little difference between the two. The Sport has 10g more padding while the Nisene has 8mm rails.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   san marco, vette, selle, wtb

Bike Setup:   Opus Maadh 2, sram x9 drivetrain, Easton cockpit.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by perttime a Weekend Warrior from Finland

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2009

Strengths:    - it fits me, is the right shape for me, and the padding is nice and firm
- it has taken some bumps with no damage, even cosmetic
- it looks good: not unusual, not flashy, not hot, just plain good


Weaknesses:    - none found so far, for me
- don't know if it fits you


Bottom Line:   
The Bottom line with a seat is always the question: does it fit me?

I took a risk in ordering this seat online, but I did it after days of comparing dimensions and shapes of seats I had used or tried. So far, Nisene HP is the best seat I have used: flat top, firm padding, not too wide at the rear, not too skinny in front.

I have it on a tough singlespeed hardtail that obviously sees me out of the saddle a lot. When I am out of the saddle, the Nisene does not get in the way. When I am in the saddle, I am comfortable pedaling. I don't use padded shorts and suffered no discomfort during an 8 hour group ride on trails.

Another side to the bottom line: I don't know if it fits you. If you are looking for a new seat, go and sit on a few. If you don't find a good seat that way, figure out the shape and size you need, and find a seat that fits the description.

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Favorite Trail:   local stuff

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   chainreaction

Similar Products Used:   Fizik Dolomiti, Selle SMP TRK, a "Banshee" branded seat, Selle San Marco Corsaire (ooold)

Bike Setup:   Tough hardtail for trails.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by BuddyLee a Weekend Warrior from San Francisco, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2009

Strengths:    This came stock on my '08 Cannondale Prophet 2. I have done a mix of nice city road/dirt trail riding to downhill riding at Northstar. It looks cool, is streamline and light weight.

Weaknesses:    I was about to sell this and get something else as every prolonged ride makes me feel like I was ass-raped and I get numbness down there...not a happy feeling. The bike store guy assured me that there is a 'structural' channel for soft tissue, however, I have not felt it.

Bottom Line:   
After reading some of the reviews of 'perfectly adjusting...ass nirvana' I'll give it one more shot, but otherwise, its out...anyone want to buy one cheap?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   I used to have a nice big cushy bike seat...not as cool or light, but definitely more comfortable.

Bike Setup:   Fox Float front & rear, X-7/X-9 & Avid Juicy 5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Curmy a Cross Country Rider from California

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2008

Strengths:    Nice shape, does not snag, easy to move around.

Good appearance.


Bottom Line:   
Surprisingly comfortable saddle, better then I have expected.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Similar Products Used:   Fizik Arione, Gobi, Rondine.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Rants a Cross Country Rider from Montgomery, AL

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2007

Strengths:    well constructed, great materials, durable, thick scuff guards, wing flex design, CP layer is nice (mine has the the CP gel layer)

Weaknesses:    scuff guards add some weight, sensitive to 'exact' position

Bottom Line:   
This is a nice saddle. So far, comfortable for up to 3+ hour journeys. As mentioned earlier, it takes some adjustment to find the 'sweet spot' with regard to angle, etc, however, it's definitely a great epic ride saddle.

I have the CP model with an additional layer of gel padding in key areas - a nice addition for endurance rides.

5 chilis for value, easy to source these in new condition on ebay. 4 chilis for overall rating b/c it can be a bit finicky with positioning.

Overall - this is my saddle of the future.

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Favorite Trail:   Kessels Run

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow, WTB Pure V, Serfas, Funn Launch Pad

Bike Setup:   Astrix Rook, Thomson bits, Hope Pro2 hubs, Stans rims, XTR components

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Zachariah a Cross Country Rider from Palm Desert, CA

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2007

Strengths:    Functional looks, light, well-made, roomy.

Weaknesses:    MUST be mounted precisely, for overall comfort.

Bottom Line:   
I got this seat cheap- but I almost tossed it out, after three uses. If this seat is not mounted EXACTLY to your buns' specs(height, pitch, tilt, etc.).....you will have an extreme case of RAW CROTCH SYNDROME. In other words- the seat will be totally unbearable to sit on, for any length of time.

Once you get it PRECISELY DIALED IN(alot of trial/error!) the seat suddenly becomes worth every penny you spent. Fizik's ergonomics is VERY exacting- so experiment with various configurations, before finally deciding to auction it off on eBay.

Once you experience the "ass nirvana" this seat provides- long, epic rides are gladly anticipated.

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Select Basic, Novara.

Bike Setup:   2006 Cannondale F600 Headshok DLR; Mavic XM117 wheelset; SRAM X7 drivetrain; Avid BB5 disks; IRC Serac XC tires; FSA 25mm bars/175mm cranks; Crank Brothers Eggbeaters.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Super Man a Racer from The World, Milky Way

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2007

Strengths:    Very comfortable, good guards on the sides protect from scuffing in the even of a crash.

Weaknesses:    Not super light, but not heavy either.

Bottom Line:   
Great saddle, especially for long rides. But of course saddles are very personal, so try before you buy if you can. Not the lightest or the strongest, but a good mix of the two. I highly recommend it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Lots of Fizik and selle italia. Currently on a SLR.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2007

Strengths:    Light, comfortable

Weaknesses:    weak rails

Bottom Line:   
Great saddle, comfortable for 4hrs+ at a time, however I terminally bent the Left rail getting off the back for a drop off. Front wheel got hung up and stopped me, I whacked into the back of the saddle, narrowly missing the crown jewels and once I recovered there was a very bent LH rail. . .and the saddle is only 6 months old. . .maybe I had it too far back on the post?

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia

Bike Setup:   Rush 1000

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Evan21 from Athens

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2006

Strengths:    A good saddle but i think i must buy a carbon saddlebar...

Bottom Line:   
It's worth the money ! ! !

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   sunn frame,rock shox judy j2 front fork,shimano LX shifters,shimano LX front derailleur,shimano XT rear derailleur,carbon handlebar and bar ends,avid brake levers,sram 7.0 cassette,mavic wheels

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ryan McNeel a Weekend Warrior from Anchorage,Alaska

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2006

Strengths:    Light and looks great with the carbon trim. I enjoyed my time with this saddle (while it lasted)

Weaknesses:    The bar (rail) popped out after a minor slide in wet mud. The Ti thing would not go back in. My lbs tried with 3 guys
and could not get it back in. So the bike shop guy said call Fizik. I called them in Italy and they said (tough crap) buy another one in so many words or go back to you lbs. My lbs did not have another in stock and I replaced it with a WTB laser stealth. I still miss Fizik. it looked cool with all the carbon on my bike. But this new one is cool too!


Bottom Line:   
Cool seat... until mine broke and they would not fix it. Maybe it won't happen to you.

Oh btw Fizik is the same company as Selle Royal. A little bit of info for you I learned when I called Italy. Same customer service.

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Favorite Trail:   ryan_mcneel@yahoo.com

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $82.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   WTB various that came stock on my REI bikes.

Bike Setup:   Novara Team 2006 with carbon everywhere! Carbon avid juicy brake levers,carbon handlebar,seatpost,carbon S-RAM X-O. Fox F-100x shock and fox float rear shock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by niwla a Cross Country Rider from malaysia

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2006

Strengths:    Plush & Comfortable.

Weaknesses:    None yet so far.

Bottom Line:   
A saddle is a personall thing. Some like it flat, some like it bucket seat style. As mentioned by a rider before, to me the Fizik Nisene is 'ass nirvana'. It really shines on epic rides, compared to my Gobi. Dont get me wrong, the Gobi is an excellent tool, but beyond 2 hours, it starts to kick me in the butt. Ive found my epic saddle. For those out there still looking, give this a try.

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Favorite Trail:   all of it

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $75.00

Similar Products Used:   Fizik Gobi etc

Bike Setup:   An upgraded Scott Scale60

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Djaka Dwiputra a Weekend Warrior from Indonesia

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2006

Strengths:    Light weight, very confortable,

Weaknesses:    non so far

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is this saddle is the best for long xc ride out there. I've tried a bunch of selle but I am happy with this saddle it has nice looks, nice design particularly with the Wing Flex it realy feels cozy, firm and light weghtpreformance.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   selle italia

Bike Setup:   XC bike qith the goodies

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