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Fizik Tundra Saddle

3.78/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $144.99


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Specifically developed for mountain bikes, the Fi'zi:kTundra 2 delivers the perfect balance between comfort and performance.

Fizik Tundra Saddle Pro Review

I have been out testing the new fi’zi:k Tundra for a couple of months now, and for a cross-country saddle I have been very impressed. It is not going to win any awards for the most comfy saddle in the world, but it is a specialty beast, and it competes well within its realm. It seems that the road-specific fi’zi:k Arione saddle has been tweaked as an off-road saddle, creating a minimalist cross-country saddle meant for the racer, cross-country rider and weight weenie. Continue reading →



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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John Byers a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 28, 2012

Strengths:    Looks nice

Weaknesses:    Extremely uncomfortable.

Bottom Line:   
This is the worst seat I have ever used. It was uncomfortable to sit on after about one minute. I had to cut my pedaling short thanks to this awful seat. I don't recommend this to anyone.

Maybe I don't understand this seat's intended audience, but if you do any sitting on your ride, avoid this seat!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by freebrd85 a Cross Country Rider from San Jose, Ca

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2011

Strengths:    Great looking saddle, comfortable

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
This is for the Tundra 2 K:ium:Pretty comfy, good looking saddle. I bought this saddle to replace my evoke, and I find this saddle better. I put a lot of miles on my bike with this saddle with out wearing any chamois and it still fells comfortable even with long rides. this seat is apparently made for people who are flexible (if you don't know how fizik matches you to your saddle they try to determine your flexibility) so if you have a problem touching your toes you might want to consider the Aliante Gamma or the Gobi.

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Favorite Trail:   Too many to say

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Evoke

Bike Setup:   Gary Fisher Wahoo

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rianclay a Cross Country Rider from Golden

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2011

Strengths:    This is a review of the Tundra 2 with Kium rails. Comfort, lightweight, quiet. Required zero break in time for me. I've done three rides in three days averaging about 20 miles each. No hotspots or issues for me. This is big for me as most saddles create issues for me.

Weaknesses:    None - the white and black looks sweet on the Vana A9C.

Bottom Line:   
Its way more comfortable than you think - at least for me. No side/rear protection like I have on my Gobi.

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Favorite Trail:   Buff Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Pro Shop

Similar Products Used:   Fizik Gobi - Ti rails

Bike Setup:   Niner A9C, Fox 100 RLC QR 15, XX Cranks, XTR 9 speed, Thomson bar/stem, ZTR Crest, Maxxis IKON, Niner Carbon bar, Marta Sl brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Francoisrdt a Weekend Warrior from Quebec

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2010

Strengths:    Look, weight, long-ride comfort for a weenie saddle.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
It is suprisingly comfy after a while and for long rides, as I really thought «Oh my gosh that's firm» when I first sat on it. Just wondering if the white will stay white and good looking for long. So far, ridden it 3 months and it's not new anymore, but still looks pretty good. Better durability than chromag finish. I guess this is not an issue if you pick black.

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Favorite Trail:   East Hereford

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Yeti

Similar Products Used:   WTB Devo, Chromag Lynx, WTB Rocket V

Bike Setup:   Building an Anthem X1 custom at the moment

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by bikegreece a Weekend Warrior from Athens

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2010

Strengths:    looks

Weaknesses:    weight vs cost, carbon rails creak, quality

Bottom Line:   
I got the orange with the scotish clan on top and carbon rails. Too expensive for the performance and quality of this saddle. Very noisy too, the carbon rails creak - even after the break in period - and give you the impression that the saddle is cracking under body loads. Carbon rails are also a bit of concern and finally do not deliver any significant weight reduction, on the contrary at 200gr. there are much lighter and cheaper saddles out there (selle italia that is top top) or, a hair above that weight there is the WTB rocket v team which is a zillion times more comfy. Too narrow in the rear results no good support when seated (unless your arsh is as narrow as a supermodels), too long and distructs your exists behind the saddle. So why did I get it? for the design to much my orange bike but to my dissapointment the velevt/textile on the top started fading out as from the forst rides.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   on line

Similar Products Used:   lots of selle itali, sdg & wtb saddles

Bike Setup:   anthem x

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul Dun a Weekend Warrior from Bergen op Zoom, N-Brabant, Netherlands

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2009

Strengths:    lightweight, long form for easy climbing!

Weaknesses:    Sometimes it makes a little noise

Bottom Line:   
With this saddle I never had any problems with my bottem and it makes the climbing a little easier. And the looks are also great, especially in white.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $105.00

Purchased At:   Hopmans lbs

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, Pro,BBB,Selle de Italia

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel EX8 with carbon steer, carbon seatpost both Bonrager racelite, XT-pedals, Nobby Nics

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dustingyou a Cross Country Rider from Raleigh

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2009

Strengths:    The saddle did not seem to cause saddle sores after a 21.5 mile ride. It also was a nice change from my Selle Italia SLR XC because it is somewhat flatter near the nose which relieved pressure from the perinium which made for more comfort. Also noticed that it didn't irritate my butt bones too bad after a long ride--nice.

Weaknesses:    White color will be ugly after I run the bike through a dirty creek or hit some NC red mud and sling that on it. Also noticed after the first ride that the Tundra emblem was already rubbing off.

Bottom Line:   
The saddle provided better comfort than my Selle Italia SLR XC. The flat portion of the nose relieved pressure on the perinium area and I didn't get saddle sores after a 21.5 mile ride like I usually do with my old saddle. So far the Tundra carbon railed seems to be working well and I hope it will shape itself to my buns once I break it in--just wish the carbon railed saddle was in a different color other than white for my MTB because it isn't a matter of if I get dirty chain lube on it or mud/dirt--it is a matter of when it gets grease and dirt on it. Hopefully some of the Tundra decals on the nose that rubbed off on the first ride (21.5 miles) are not an indicator of how the saddle will hold up over time--I'm keeping my fingers crossed b/c this was an expensive seat! Buy it for a little more comfort in a racing/cross country saddle but don't buy it for long lasting cosmetics because I think it will be hard to maintain that sparkling white color on a mountain bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Umstead/Crabtree

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Flite Ti; Selle Italia SLR; Selle Italia SLR XC

Bike Setup:   Indy Fab Ti Deluxe; full XTR; Fox F80RLC with 15mm QR

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tavaenga a Racer from Hong Kong

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2009

Strengths:    Lightweight, great fore-aft positioning control, surprisingly comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Be wary of OEM models with manganese rails: ~50grams heavier than carbon braided rail models. Firm cushioning. No scuff protection on rear. May be a little too "roadie" for some riders!

Bottom Line:   
The saddle was OEM on my new Scalpel. So far I've been impressed on rides up to 2 hours, yet to do anything longer. A surprising amount of saddle "real estate", with great support over the full range. Great for climbing. Just wish it had the carbon rails, instead of the Manganese on this OEM model.

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Favorite Trail:   Tai Mo Shan

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Fizik Plateau, Gobi XM, various WTB...

Bike Setup:   2009 Cannondale Scalpel Team, stock with no mods yet.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AnthemXLtd a Cross Country Rider from Adelaide, SA, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2009

Strengths:    Low weight, great long shape for moving forwards and backwards on the saddle for climbing/descending, easy to move off back of seat as it's narrow, no numb nuts anymore - the sit bones seem to take most of the weight rather than the perrenium.

Weaknesses:    Feels a little 'hard' at first but is suprisingly comfortable on longer rides. Not really a weakness after a couple of rides!

Bottom Line:   
If you're after lightweight and have a few $$$ to spend then this is a good option. If you suffer from numb nuts like me then I'd pay twice as much for the relief this saddle has given. Yeah, it's a little hard at first but what do you expect from a lightweight race seat, just keep riding and your ass will toughen up where it needs to - it does everything I want and does it well!

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Favorite Trail:   Redwoods, Rotorua, NZ

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   OEM on Giant ANthem

Similar Products Used:   WTB - Rocket V (comfortable if I didn't move around the saddle much but prone to numb nuts on long climbs!)

Bike Setup:   2009 Giant Anthem X LTD (basically stock at the moment)

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