Serfas Lola Saddle

4.79/5 (14 Reviews)


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Serfas Lola


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by john a Racer from PHILLY

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2002

Strengths:    so comfortable compared to the 9 onther seats I tried before it.

Weaknesses:    lasted a year and a half before the leather became worn, but duct tape solved it..a bit narrow

Bottom Line:   
they keep discontinuing the best seats!!!dumb!!!...I bought 5 of them expecting the worst so I'm ok for a long time...write me if youre dying for one and I'll sell..

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Favorite Trail:   one with smooth pavement

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   san fran

Similar Products Used:   wtb podium (another great comfortable seat that is also discontinued)

Bike Setup:   road

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric a Cross Country Rider from Mountain View

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2001

Strengths:    Very comfortable, decent looks, fairly light, great price!

Weaknesses:    Not made any more.

Bottom Line:   
You can't beat this saddle for the price, and maybe not any any price.

I bought the saddle because it looked cool (blue with large Lola stitching). I know that's a pretty stupid reason, but it was cheap. I put it on my bike and thought at first it was a bit too comfortable, however after a few rides I really liked it.

It's weight is pretty close to other "light weight" saddles that cost much more, this is possbile due to the saddle being fairly short(?). It's comfort is better than most, if not all of the saddle's I've tried. I just ordered a second one (black this time) off of eBay.

Wish they were still widely available.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Serfas Kevlar, Selle Italia FLight Gel, Bontrager


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cyrus a Racer from Calgary

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2001

Strengths:    Very good for racing and not to expensive. Enables easy control of bike and pretty confortable.

Weaknesses:    None that i can see.

Bottom Line:   
Great value and you don't really sacrifice much on the weight. Works well for long XC rides and races.

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Favorite Trail:   Jewel Pass

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Serfas ARC, CODA comp.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD 2 w/XT mix and race face. head Shok P-bone

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kinny a Cross Country Rider from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2001

Strengths:    - Excellent XC saddle
- Price


Weaknesses:    - A little too hard & narrow for road rides

Bottom Line:   
Great saddle of MTBing - narrow, easy to slip off the back & never gets in the way of you on the trail. A little too hard to be comfortable on long, sitting rides (ie all-day rides or road rides), but at that price I'm not complaining.

& oh, it's a red saddle so it goes faster. (it's yet another piece of red I have on my bike, red frame, red grips & now a red saddle - I think I might try a red Michelin Wildgripper next time . . .)

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Favorite Trail:   Lane Cove, Andos, Oaks . . . etc etc

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   SelleRoyal gel, Cannondale CODA (it was a piece of junk)

Bike Setup:   Y2K Cannondale F700 - Saeco red, of course

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Stewart a Weekend Warrior from Falls Church, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 23, 2001

Strengths:    A good comfort and style to price ratio.

Weaknesses:    A little too narrow in front to mid-section, which can cause a little soreness. Best singletrack, technical saddle I've owned.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line: A sweet saddle for comfort, technical aspects, and style. I have the leather Lola with a cutout under the saddle in the mid-section, which gives a little relief on the bits and pieces. On extended rides a little soreness, but much better than any other XC saddle I've used. Who should buy: XC riders who want comfort in the saddle without sacrificing performance. Who shouldn't: Personally, if I had a big spanker or far apart sit bone (as stated earlier), I would avoid it as it seems too small for larger riders. I give 4 chili's for value and overall since, for the money, it is comfortable without taking away from trail performance.

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Favorite Trail:   Fountainhead, Hollywood, Quarry

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   A-1 Cycles, Herndon, VA

Similar Products Used:   Performance Topo (worst ever), Fisher saddles, Cannondale comfort sport geometry saddle (great for trail/paved rides).

Bike Setup:   '94 GF Rangitoto, '00 XT drivetrain, '00 Judy SL, Fire XCs.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick a Weekend Warrior from Rockville, MD

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2001

Strengths:    Comfort through the middle of the saddle

Weaknesses:    Too narrow in back

Bottom Line:   
It's a great saddle, but it's a little bit too narrow across the back. A quarter inch more width in back would have been perfect for me. I find that very surprising because I'm on the thin side (5' 9", 140#), but I guess I'm roomy in the pelvis. Other than that one problem, I found the Lola to be very comfy.

For those of you who have sit bones that are fairly close together, the Lola is worth a try, especially for the price.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Bikes USA

Similar Products Used:   Vetta Tri-Shock, Selle Italia Flite Max Trans Am, OEM saddles

Bike Setup:   C-dale CAAD3 road bike w/ D-A and Ultegra components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim B a Cross Country Rider from Fairfax, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2001

Strengths:    Comfort; durability; performance

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This seat has been great -- comfortable; has no slippage like some others I've seen; rugged; the perfect size to provide support yet slip easily off the back for a little righteous downhilling. Starting to show it's age, but the kevlar edges have done their job and the saddle has no tears.

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Favorite Trail:   potowatomi

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Avocet gel

Bike Setup:   '91 D-back Topanga; SID SL; XT/XTR

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peck a Weekend Warrior from St. Louis,MO

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2000

Strengths:    thin,durable,inexpensive,no pain

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
After 8 months it's holding up good so far, being ridden by a 225lb clydesdale and all.
I'm riding again after an 8 yr hiatus so I'm not going to comment on who should or shouldn't buy this product. I had an Avocet Mountain Gel on my 80's bike which was plush comfy but after riding Lola I could never go back to something as wwwide as the old Avocet.
As soon as I find a big mail order dicount store that features Serfas products I going to try/buy the ARC.

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Favorite Trail:   Blue Ribbon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   the stock rock

Bike Setup:   Schwinn s-10, stock except tires, BB, brake booster, cables and of course the saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jayson a Racer from Arkansas

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2000

Strengths:    Price, weight

Weaknesses:    Dye bleeds off

Bottom Line:   
For the money you cant beat it, I think I paid around $30 for my saddle, when it was purchased it had the Cromo rails, I rode it for about 2 or 3 months and broke a rail, I called the company and they said to send it back they would fix it, so when I sent it in I asked to replace them with Ti rails and that I would pay the difference, well within a week I had my saddle back with Ti rails and they didnt even charge me. To buy a product from a company like that is worth what ever price they want to charge for it. Well its been right at a year since I had the rails replaced and just yesterday I snapped one of my Ti rails, but this saddle has been used and abused, it has around 2000 xc miles on it and I feel I got my moneys worth and then some out of it. Cosmetically it had went to hell, the red dye had faded out and the leather was getting dry and begining to crack somewhat, but this was due to many days of sitting in the sun and rain on my Yakima roof rack waiting on me to get off from work to go ride it. In fact I am so pleased with Serfas I am going after work and buying a new one, actually I think I am going to try the new Arc, I will write a review on it as soon as ive ridden a few thousand miles of trail with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Womble, Mt. Ida Arakansas

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   WTB SSTX

Bike Setup:   '99 Fisher Procaliber with 2000 SID SL, with all XTR D's, Brakes and levers, and hubs laced with Ritchey WCS rims

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason M. a Weekend Warrior from VA.

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2000

Strengths:    cheap price tag, strong, looks good, and works well

Weaknesses:    after a year are so mine has started to creak

Bottom Line:   
Its a nice saddle for the price, cant remember how much I paid. Its also strong, I've wreck hard on it a couple times
no bent rails, and no rips. One thing I did was I took off
all the screws, and plastic on the underside of the saddle.

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Favorite Trail:   OK

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   coda, flight, ect

Bike Setup:   cannondale SV1000FR, white bros. FR-3, chris king HS, ringle RPM, race face LP's, syncros, Kore B-52, and XT

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will a Weekend Warrior from Lubbock, Texas

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2000

Strengths:    Very comfortable, light, very durable, shape and features of saddle protect your "tools"

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
The design of this seat keeps your soft tissues up off of the seat for most and has a cutout in the plastic in just the right place. This saddle is a very durable product. It has been wrecked multiple times and has hundreds of miles on it, yet the only signs or wear is a slight discoloration of the leather on the nose. By far the best saddle I have ever used. Also has a tapered tail to easily slide off of the backside of the saddle for drop-offs and what not.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Serfas ARC, Velo Crossbow, Marin saddle

Bike Setup:   Klein Mantra Race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by gary a Racer from socal

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2000

Strengths:    light, 235gm for the lola ti
great fit
racing design


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
this saddle rocks. for racing it competes with the best. it has a small cutout in the shell and is very light (same as other ti railed superlight saddles).

i would reccomed this saddle to the all day rider and the xc racer. super durable ti rails and leather/kevlar setup. by a serfas and you will never go back to your old saddle.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   serfas arc, vetta tri-shock

Bike Setup:   21 lb racing xc hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Cross-Country Rider from Asheville/Chapel Hill NC

Date Reviewed: December 5, 1999

Strengths:    
comfort
fairly light
looks cool


Weaknesses:    
red leather bleeds onto your shorts


Bottom Line:   
I have the one with the cromoly rails, the Ti would be lighter but this is good. Really comfortable, nice kevlar edges. The dye in the red leather version will bleed onto your shorts for a while, especially when its wet. Overall, this is a good saddle and relatively cheap too ($45)

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
stock Schwinn a$$-numbing crap


Bike Setup:   
Schwinn Moab 1
Judy XC

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by CC Rider a Cross-Country Rider from Bowling Green, KY

Date Reviewed: November 12, 1999

Strengths:    
Cut away design
Anatomical cut outs
Cool colors
Comfortable


Weaknesses:    
Not that I have seen


Bottom Line:   
I have owned three Lola seats and I love them. Takes a little while for your butt to get used to the racing design, but overall is a great ride. Soft where you need it to be, tough in all the other places. I have tried the Lether/Kevlar version and the all Kevlar...I like the ruggedness of the all Kevlar.I give the seat a flamin' 5!

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Favorite Trail:   
Piercy Priest

Duration Product Used:   
2 Years

Similar Products Used:   
Stock crap
Other Serfas saddles


Bike Setup:   
Giant XC Full Suspension
XTR drivetrain & brakes
GT Sealed bearing hubs
X-vert fork and Noleen shock

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