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SDG TI-Fly Saddle

4/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $120.49


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Product Description

Designed for the high-performance cyclist, the SDG Ti-Fly saddle features all of the characteristics of the I-Fly, but with traditional rails. It's engineered with comfort, flex and light weight in mind. This seat flies.


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Rando45 a Cross Country Rider from Arlington

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2011

Strengths:    The ONLY full Kevlar covered saddle on the market. Extremely Light, Nice flex, Comfortable (if you don't have much back end) even on long rides

Weaknesses:    Titanium Rail Broke at about the three month mark, SDG offers only a 30 day warranty on this product.

Bottom Line:   
Great saddle except it broke without doing anything extreme on it...I weigh 155 lbs. The warranty is as bad as they come. I would buy the same one to replace it, but I do not want to be out another $120 after only a couple months of use.

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Favorite Trail:   Shaffer Farms, MD

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   From Manufacturer (S

Similar Products Used:   Serfas Dual Density

Bike Setup:   1996 Mongoose with original Rock Shox Judy, Full XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bad mechanic a Cross Country Rider from Maryland, USA

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2009

Strengths:    - Very light for a padded saddle with Ti rails, possibly the lightest period.
- Quite comfortable (seriously)
- Durable


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Saddles will always be a personal thing, but I think the Ti-Fly is great. It's survived three years on a hardtail pushed all the way back on the rails and it's still going strong. It's very light weight, and still has padding! The shell flexes nicely, and is a comfortable seat. The Ti rails are light and strong. Personally, I will never use a carbon railed seat.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   Too many to list


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bendik a Downhiller from Norway

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2009

Strengths:    Light, comfortable and stylish in white/black.

Weaknesses:    Ti-rails bendt as a result of a crash, and broke when trying to bend back in position. Difficult and expensive to replace the rails, so I ended up buying a new seat.



Bottom Line:   
A good-looking, light and comfortable seat. A bit expensive, but worth it.
Wish it was easier to get replacement rails, but this is probably something that applies to most other seats as well.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Chainreactioncycles.

Similar Products Used:   WTB Rocket, WTB Silverado.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by custom pivot a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2008

Strengths:    Comfortable, light, strong and will flex in middle for unexpected hits.also a good price for a Titanium rail saddle.

Weaknesses:    not ideal if you don't use good bike shorts.also under side finish has obvious staples and glue. but then who looks under there anyway?

Bottom Line:   
even though i was used to comfy saddles i have jumped straight in with the TiFly and can ride for up to 4 hours non stop and have a completely comfortable ride or race.
i recommend this seat to anyone with quality nicks who rides or races cross country and even more technical terrain as the saddle is smooth for quick transition from front to back without hook ups.

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Favorite Trail:   Manly Dam, Red Hill.

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   KOM cyclery

Similar Products Used:   WTB rocket v, SDG Belair.

Bike Setup:   Custom PIVOT mach 5. XO. XTR. carbon bars. SPD's. FOX sus. 09 MAVIC SX wheelset.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DEAGO a Cross Country Rider from Brooklyn n.y.

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2008

Strengths:    Extremly affordable & light.

Weaknesses:    Uncomfortable after 2hr's +,but what else can you expect?

Bottom Line:   
I am very pleased so far with the price comfort & weight!

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Favorite Trail:   XC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Coloradocyclist

Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia SLR, other SDG saddles

Bike Setup:   Jamis Dakar Xc Expert

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin a Cross Country Rider from Stockholm, Sweden

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2007

Strengths:    Very light and comfy for short rides.

Weaknesses:    Too little flex and pure torture for longer rides.

Bottom Line:   
An extremely light and good looking saddle, unfortunately the texture gets worn quickly. It feels very good when riding hard bumpy trails or just cruising along, it's almost feels "invisible".

Very easy to get in behind the saddle for the trickier down slopes and back up again.

For shorter rides under 2 hours this saddle is great, anything longer and you are in for alot of ass hurt. This saddle would have been perfect with a little more flex.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Fizik Gobi, Fizik Nisene

Bike Setup:   Commencal Supernormal Deluxe, X.0 Gripshift, WTB Exiwolf Race 2.1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Racer from Auckland, New Zealand

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2007

Strengths:    Looks and Light weight (176g actual).

Weaknesses:    Possibly a bit narrow

Bottom Line:   
Saddle fitted straight on a thomson seatpost, No Problems. It feels a bit like a plank when sitting on it in the garage, but it flex's during the ride and doesn't numb the bum. Most of my rides are 1-1/2 hours at a time.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   WTB Speed V

Bike Setup:   RiftZone (single Pivot), marzocchi X-fly Forks, CK headset, Thomson Stem & seatpost, Kenda Nevegals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Spongebob from NJ

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2006

Strengths:    Nicely finished, actual weight is what they advertise, 177g, comfortable for rocky XC rides.

Weaknesses:    Could have a relief zone or groove

Bottom Line:   
Bought this for the price and weight for my XC project bike. Was a little worried about the comfort, since its so light, but that's not an issue. Haven't done an all day ride yet, but I don't think that'll matter. Nicely finished. This is the all black leather cover one.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   All kinds of WTBs and Selle's and so on

Bike Setup:   Burner, Reba U Turn, Formula K24's, Truvativ Team and Isis Cranks, Cobalt Ti BB, AmCl and CK Hubs, Synergy rims, AVA rear shock, Thomson post

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