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Marin Saddle Saddle

2/5 (10 Reviews)


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Marin Saddle


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Erik Eckel a Cross Country Rider from Louis KY

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2000

Strengths:    It looked good the day I bought my Eldridge Grade.

Weaknesses:    It only lasted three months before the rails collapsed. POS.

Bottom Line:   
The WTB saddle that came with my Marin absolutely stunk. It broke in three months (the rails hopelessly collapsed).

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Favorite Trail:   Otter Creek Blue

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Flite Titanium, LeMond Titanium.

Bike Setup:   Eldridge Grade.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Peter a Cross-Country Rider from Newmarket ontario

Date Reviewed: November 2, 1999

Bottom Line:   
i will have to agree with every one on this page that the marin seats for 99 or what ever year suck the rotten bag I have a marin E.G and the seat broke in less than a month i guy i work wit has a marin P.M his broke in the first week and my boss has a P.M and his broke and he hardly rides it the sad part is i have to sell a product that i am not happy with but we are sending them back to marin and demanding new seats and i better get a 2000 seat because they are wtb and not the crap marin so marin ur a great company but ur seat SUCK THE (BLANKIN) BAG paron my french the seat does not even deserve a rating it belongs in the garbage

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by James Robertson from Sussex England

Date Reviewed: December 27, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Everyone on this site thinks it sucks. I dont and my mates dont either.
I have a 99 shoreline (cool bike *****) every body who rides it says how comfy it is. Maybe the 99 saddle is diffrent i dont know but mine is cool.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Great Dane a weekend warrior from Denmark

Date Reviewed: April 26, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I have a Rocky Ridge, model year 96'.
when i bought the bike, i was very pleased whith it ( and still is ), but i couldnt' adjust the Marin Lite saddle, and had a very sore butt, after only half and hour of riding.
i tried everything - with no result !
Eventually i changed it to a Vetta TI, and havent had a monkey butt since...
The dealer were i bought the bike wouldnt give me a refund on the Marin saddle.....

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by sub303 a weekend warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: April 13, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I bought a 2nd hand Marin which came with a Marin Lite saddle and boy did the seat suck BIG TIME. It gives you such a sore butt that few other seats can achieve and to think that I've been dumb enough to survive about 940km with it. If only there was a no star rating....

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by James a weekend warrior from Suffolk England

Date Reviewed: February 17, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I bought my 95 Nail Trail second hand, after first checking ownership. What a purchase, it's a great bike, pitty they cost so much in the UK. The only change I recommend is a change of saddle, I've fitted a Brooks Swift, a real cool saddle! This bike rides so well, it's easier going than my road bike.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by mokey a racer from Wranda

Date Reviewed: December 28, 1997

Bottom Line:   


I have to race away from the soldiers with their AK 47's shooting at me and
when I'm going 60 miles per hour on dirt road with bumps, I get so soar
I can't sit down for 6 hours. That is why I got a much better one. This
saddle gives you severe monkey butt.

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by ROWAN a weekend warrior from ENGLAND

Date Reviewed: November 7, 1997

Bottom Line:   


Nice and lite but is about a comftable as slipping down a 30 foot razor blade, using your balls as brake, landing in a bath full of TPC (Antispectic liquid that kills)

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Brian a weekend warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: November 7, 1997

Bottom Line:   


A lousy saddle that isn't comforatable to sit on. Even with titanium rails, I still bent it out of shape and I wasn't even downhilling!

Overall Rating:2
Submitted by Lee a weekend warrior from California, USA

Date Reviewed: June 14, 1996

Bottom Line:   


Marin Lite saddle, 1995 model.


Bad: Not very comfortable. However, your comfort may vary.


Other: This review only applies to the 1995 model Marin Lite saddle, which
was found on Marin bikes that year. The 1994 model was different,
and the 1996 Marin bikes come with a different saddle.


It is lighter than big saddles like the Avocet GelFlex, but heavier
than the San Marco Bontrager.

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