a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: May 30, 2004
Strengths: never bent solid rails with thomson elite post
Weaknesses: heavy, costly
I fell on a log in trumbull and pulled the rail out of the seat in back. I had to bend it to get it in and now it wont bend back: seat is shot. very comfy and lasts pretty long, its good for xc only heavy.
Nice seat for about 10 mins of riding. Then my ass hurts and I have to stand up. Its a nice seat to have if you over shoot your landing and is very nice to your junk. I have a big ass so it hurts a bit after awhile. Its nice and strong and can hold my fat ass with out bending rails.
Would I buy another one? No, I think I will go for the azonic love seat.
Similar Products Used: SDG Satellite & Bel-Air, Koski Contour
Bike Setup: Giant AC1
from Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Date Reviewed: February 9, 2003
Strengths: Big and soft.
Weaknesses: Trails are fragile and easily bent. Very heavy. The warranty people think the costumer is clown, because they say will send a new piece and never more send.
The sadle is realy big and soft, but the trails bent in firsts rides even using appropriate seatpost for 8 mm trails. I required the warranty and SDG required that I send the old base for them to put new trails. I did it. They never more sent the piece back. They just answer e-mails saying will do it, but I'm waiting about four months.
What did I? I bought a very good Tioga Multi Control XLS silver and red. It is very light and never bended because the base is flexible and save the trails. This is really a good product. It is good to Nicolas Voullez, is good to me :)
Strengths: this thing adds an extra inch or so of travel to whatever rig u got cuz its soo thick, you feel like you're sittin on a couch. it cleans real nice, and it doesnt hurt your balls too bad if you overclear a landing or some thing
Weaknesses: i havent had a single problem yet
this seat is awesome, i think i am gonna get one for my urban hardtail, which has a selle italia thing which just plain hurts. the big boy is the ultimate DH/FR seat out there, and the best i've tried
a Weekend Warrior
from oxford ct.
Date Reviewed: January 29, 2001
Strengths: excellent customer service. Sent in seat with bent rails from earlier review and they sent me a whole new seat free! that seat was new. They gave me a good tip.
Weaknesses: rails bend with almost any post but the right one.
pretty disappointed after first review and mailed seat right back after they promised to install rails and pay to ship it. They chose to give me a new seat and some advice: get a hurricane 100 seat post! www.hurricanecomponents.com made for the big boy! Rails will not bend.
a Weekend Warrior
from oxford ct.
Date Reviewed: October 18, 2000
Strengths: big and comfortable, looks like a freeridin saddle cheaper than stock sdg bel-air that came with my Kona
Weaknesses: bent rail on second ride. then bent other one a week later oh well, at least it almost sits straight.
here it is. Got sick of skinny little tight ass seats with no padding and broke my ti-rail in half on bel-air. I go around 6' 215 and have been riding for years. I never broke my san marcos saddle on my hardtail. wanted a strong seat, so i bought what I thought was a downhiller with supposedly MASSIVE 8mm rails, which bent on a 1 foot drop. a week later they both sank down changing the seat angle. Now I am not jumping down cliffs here, just light freeriding. what is the deal? downhill? very, very wimpy rails...I guess i'll keep looking.....................................
Similar Products Used: That Tioga loaf of bread looking seat, Titec Berserker
Bike Setup: For fun
Sean "The Murphinator" Murphy
from Spokane, WA
Date Reviewed: May 27, 2000
Strengths: instead of supporting just the crack it supports my whole ass. the rails are huge and i have done a few no-footer-landers already and there is no sign of bending.
Weaknesses: ummmmmmm. I coulnd give you any yet other thatn i tore a little hole in the cover but that was my fault... wait wait wait, the rails are so big that there are some posts that wont fit around them.
This seat is big, really big. I can sit on this seat all day and never get un comforable. the size of this seat gives me a huge range of control ove a standard seat. also the replaceable cover is a big plus
Similar Products Used: SDG $5 seat, Selle Itallia $5 seat, WTB SST-X sparkly seat.
Bike Setup: '99 Kona Stab, '99 MR.T, Azonic PDW bars, Zoom 60mm DH stem, FSA Orbit Extreme head set, Sun Mammoth rims, Shimano LX front hub, Machine Tech rear hub, SHimano Deore rear derailer, Sram 8.0 shifter, sram pc-51 chain, Shimano XT cogset, Salsa Flip off skwers, Profile cranks and BB, odessy pedals, Race Face 44t DH ring, MRP ultra speed 2 chain guide with black spire outer plate
a Cross Country Rider
from Kansas City
Date Reviewed: March 2, 2000
Strengths: Nice and big, for my big but not nice ass.
Weaknesses: too damned big
This saddle on an RF XY post is the noisiest damned combo there is - wear earphones or go insane.
I'm huge @ 280lbs. and six foot three and ride nearly every day. this seat is pretty good, I don't think it's comfortable at all, in fact it feels like a frigging rock but it gets the job done well, many positions offered but the long rails did just recently act as a fulcrom and brake my XY post...
Weaknesses: I have brocken one where the rails bent and I hurt my self quite badly.
I have owned 2 of these sadles the first one broke on the first day and I could not get a refund so that was £60 wasted but I have got another and this one seams to be stronger. On the whole a good saddle just be Carefull!
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