Selle Italia Karve Saddle

4.25/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 420 grams


Product Description

This "oversized" saddle retains all the elements of styling and design found in streamlined models but is 15% larger than traditional models. Intended mainly for downhill enthusiasts, the KARVE will find favor with other cyclists too and lacks nothing in performance.


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kyle Burghart a Weekend Warrior from Ames, Iowa

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2006

Strengths:    Comfortable as hell. I love this seat. I have the version that has the Marzocchi logo on the top of it so it looks really well.

Weaknesses:    The lettering on the front of the saddle is wearing away.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great saddle for anything under 4 hours after that it gets a little hot and hard. The kevalar is strong but not to breathable.

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Favorite Trail:   Veterans Acres

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World

Similar Products Used:   Stock saddle's
Azonic


Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe King a Weekend Warrior from colorado

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2004

Strengths:    Very comfortable
Provides the perfect amount of cush
High quality materials
Durable
Large size


Weaknesses:    Could use a tougher material around the edge where the saddle frequently contacts other surfaces.
Expensive


Bottom Line:   
This is the only saddle I will use. It is perfect or all applications.

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Favorite Trail:   porc rim

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   WTB


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BAN ss a Weekend Warrior from San dieeego

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2003

Strengths:    excellent confort for my chaffing behind. No need to wear not straight biking shorts when i use this saddle. Lighter than Azonic Loves seat and other freeriding saddles.

Weaknesses:    hmm not too light either at 350 grams. But then again we freeriding and roadbiking. Expensive compared to Azonic Lover seat.

Bottom Line:   
Great no, execellent freeriding seat. Provide good size (longer length) and good materials (leather) makes my buddochs happy.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   JENSON US OF A

Similar Products Used:   WTB- and other behind chaffing seats

Bike Setup:   BUllit 03 fifth element, Stratos S7 fork, SRAM9.0, Raceface, thomson, other stuff..

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hope Liss a Weekend Warrior from Ft. Collins

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2003

Strengths:    Comfortable, I have never felt uncomfortable on this saddle.
Made of leather
Mine has the Marzocchi logo on it
The nose is fat and very comfortable, I could sit on it all day long.


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This saddle is da bomb. Its not overly cushy but its not hard by any means. This is the coolest looking saddle by far if that means anything to you. Never have to even think about this saddle while riding, its perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   an open one

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   None similar

Bike Setup:   Surly Instigator, XT, DJ1, Avid discs, Thomson, King, Singletracks

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cory from St. Louis, MO

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2002

Strengths:    Cheap!!
Not ridiculously heavy
Not tacky
Comes in a non-leather version
comfy


Weaknesses:    none, i guess

Bottom Line:   
I had this on my '02 Stinky Primo, kept it for this bike. It's a very comfortable saddle, tough, comes in a non-leather version (for those that like animals) and is cheap.
What more are you looking for?

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Touring Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Titec Berserker, SDG grand prix, Tioga stuff

Bike Setup:   2003 Kona Stinky Dee-Lux

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HeadFirst a Weekend Warrior from Denton, Tx

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2002

Strengths:    Durable, Kevlar sides, Beefy, Soft, Looks awesome.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This saddle ROCKS! I may just be me but it seems to be infinitely more comfortable than the Serfas couch that I was riding before. Though it did start out a little stiff, after only a few rides the leather is breaking in very nicely and becoming nice and supple, and is ergonomically grooved in the rear to boot. The extra length is great when manuevering in tight situations. We'll see how it holds up over the long haul. Anyone should be able to enjoy this seat, especially rough riders.

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Favorite Trail:   the Breaks at Bar-H

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA (or was it Cambria?)

Similar Products Used:   Serfas, Bontrager

Bike Setup:   Custom hardtail with WTB, XT, LX and Truvativ

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Fatmat a Weekend Warrior from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2002

Strengths:    Comfort

Weaknesses:    Broke rails, Hollow rails on a downhill saddle?

Bottom Line:   
This seat came with my bike, and after oh I don't know 1-1/2 months I snapped the rails on it! The rails are hollow which makes no sense for a downhill saddle. I switched back to my Berserker and it's great.

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Favorite Trail:   Good question

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Flite Ti, Beserker DH Ti

Bike Setup:   Hardtail, Freeride

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Anthony from Rochester

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2001

Strengths:    Cool Marzocchi logo stiched on top, kevlar side patches, pretty long, and little markers on the rails to help center it.

Weaknesses:    Its not the softest seat that I've used.

Bottom Line:   
This seat is made for down hill so it can take some abuse with its kevlar side patches you know it will not tear on crashes. Its pretty long so that can be helpfull at times. What it lacks in comfort it makes up for it with its coolnes factor.

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Favorite Trail:   Trion

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   trailblazersbike.com

Similar Products Used:   SDG Grand Prix, WTB

Bike Setup:   2001 Kona Stuff freeride

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