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Tioga DH Saddle Saddle

3.47/5 (17 Reviews)
Weight : 430 grams MSRP : $45.00


Product Description

  • Extended Length (345mm) w/ full padding
  • Oversize (8mm)chromoly rails
  • Colors:
    Black w/red kevlar
    Black w/blue kevlar
    Red, white & blue w/kevlar


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    Reviews 1 - 15 (17 Reviews Total) | Next 15

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by apostolos a Weekend Warrior from ny,ny

    Date Reviewed: July 1, 2006

    Strengths:    super comfy
    looks cool


    Weaknesses:    its finally wearing out on me
    after 3 years


    Bottom Line:   
    Im a heavy rider, just under 300lbs, and this is the best seat ive ever ridden
    when my friends get on my bike they say the same
    great control and also allows you to slide forward or backward on the seat for uphills and downhills

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    Favorite Trail:   ny city streets, forest park

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Bike Setup:   98'specialized stumpjumper(nothing stock on it anymore)
    2001 specialized s works xtr setup

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by hans shnitzel from germany

    Date Reviewed: November 10, 2001

    Strengths:    Very comfy, great for extra control of your bike on the downhills.

    Weaknesses:    None. Rails are fine!
    It's a DH seat which means its for D o w n H i l l.
    Maybe it's not for jumps or maybe all you who are bending them just need to lose some wieght.


    Bottom Line:   
    The best downhill seat you will ever buy. Kinda gives your bike a dirtbike feel.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Bike Setup:   GT STS DH w/ Hanebrink forks

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Kevin a Downhiller from Edmonds, WA USA

    Date Reviewed: August 30, 2001

    Strengths:    Comfy long narrow seat, STRONG rails, Cool colors (R/W/B)

    Weaknesses:    if I had to pick some things:
    mine doesn't have Kevlar
    Heavy for XC riders


    Bottom Line:   
    I have tried many and there is none I have found that are as comfortable and my Tioga DH. I have used it for XC rise as well and it is wonderfull.

    There have been many reports of bent rails but consider this ANY seat rails can be bent. Around here Azonic has a bad rep for bending their large aluminum rails on the DH seats. I have had my Tioga for over 5 years and other than tears in the cover(Shoe Goo'd shut) the seat is as comfy as when I bought it. The frame rails are straight but the paint on the rails is all chipped off. I am not the best/smoothest rider around and I have come down on this seat HARD, MANY times and it is not bent. My SDG BIg Boy bent within the third real jumping session I had....my error, but I have errored a lot with the Tioga and it keeps coming back for more. I have the red white and blue model and now have a brand new one in my closet for when I finally do have to retire this beast. If you are looking for a DH seat and this seat isn't to big.....then try it.

    PS-I am pushing 300lbs and this seat has held up to all my dorky moves and missed pedals.

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Seattle Bike Show

    Similar Products Used:   Tioga XL, SDG Big Boy, SGD Ventura, Selle San Marco Integra, WTB drop nose saddle

    Bike Setup:   1996 GT LTS then to a 1998 GT STS then to a 1998 Rotec Pro DH

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Al a Weekend Warrior from Calgary

    Date Reviewed: August 3, 2001

    Strengths:    Durablity, stiffness,looks

    Weaknesses:    I found that it became a bit to narrow in the front end so for some uphill climbs you have a seat wedged between your ass. It creaked but I fixed that by tightening the seat bolts

    Bottom Line:   
    I admit that it was a great seat at first but after a couple months of ruding with it. My ass started to cramp uup on hills on trail rides. I sold the tioga and bought a funn lunch pad. It has a wider surface area and is supercomfy.

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    Favorite Trail:   powderface

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   mtbr.com /daily market

    Similar Products Used:   funn lunch pad,

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Bullit w/99 Boxxer. Xt and lx, North shores kooka stem oury grips

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by John Forrest a Downhiller from Toronto, Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 11, 2001

    Strengths:    Super Comfy, in fact the best, I could eat, sleep, and watch TV on the thing

    Weaknesses:    true, weak rails, but man unless you're a monster at over 250lbs or you're doing something wrong you won't damage em too bad

    Bottom Line:   
    S'a damn good saddle anyone who says otherwise is foolio

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    Favorite Trail:   Downtown TO

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   TrailBlazercycles

    Similar Products Used:   quite a few

    Bike Setup:   Foes DHS mono, stratos superstar 8, everything bombproof

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by dv8 a Weekend Warrior from Helsinki, Finland

    Date Reviewed: May 27, 2001

    Strengths:    Lots of padding, great length

    Weaknesses:    Rails are absolute crap

    Bottom Line:   
    I looked around a lot for a seat to replace my last one. I wanted one that was nice and long so I could shift my weight around, and also one that had good padding. The tioga matched this perfectly so I picked it. Within 1.5 weeks I had slightly bent the rails vertically, a week later they were a little more bent, then this past weekend, after 3-4 weeks on the bike, one rail collapsed totally when I took a hard hit on a jump. OK, it was a hard hit but man, the seat only lasted a month tops! My other saddle (the Point) took more abuse than that for sure. Looks like one benefit of a shorter saddle is shorter rails, that's what I'll look for next time.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $48.00

    Purchased At:   singletrack.co.uk

    Similar Products Used:   Point "Chill" DH saddle

    Bike Setup:   San Andreas, Jr. T, hope discs, etc.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Dan a Downhiller from Columbus, Ohio

    Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

    Strengths:    Comfortable

    Weaknesses:    rails bend extremely easily

    Bottom Line:   
    A very comfortable saddle, but the weakest rails I've ever seen!! I've only had this saddle for a month now, and I havn't dropped more than about 5' so far, but the rails are all bent to hell already.

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    Favorite Trail:   Wildcat Mountain, WA

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   came w/ bike

    Similar Products Used:   I haven't tried any other dh saddles, but the base Bontrager on my xc bike held up much better than the Tioga.

    Bike Setup:   Specialized FSR w/ 6" rear linkage and Risse Trixxxy fork.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by André Guerreiro a Downhiller from portugal

    Date Reviewed: October 6, 2000

    Strengths:    It's very confortable, infact de best of the world on that theme

    Weaknesses:    THE RAILS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    The rails are particaly destroyes! The seat doesnt deserave de one flamin

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   azonic love seat

    Bike Setup:   GT XCR-3000, BOXXER 2000, GUSTAV M, SHIMANO XT

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by a Weekend Warrior from OHIO

    Date Reviewed: April 18, 2000

    Strengths:    Looks great, and feels great

    Weaknesses:    I road this thing twice, once just doing drop offs at my wharehouse's loading docks, and once on some single track and the saddle now is on the post since the rails completely bent in. I do not jump, drop off, or even ride trails that are rough sitting down, so this thing bent in on normal riding situations. I am a big guy at 200 pounds but this is just silly. I thought the rails were cromo not tin.


    I never had this problem on my WTB that I destroyed in a crash.


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    Favorite Trail:   Vultures Knob

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   WTB and factory

    Bike Setup:   Mountian Cycle MOHO with XT, Race Face and Marzzochi

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by bikerdude a Weekend Warrior from Cheshire UK

    Date Reviewed: September 29, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Well comfy , long , pros use it , cheap (only £20), strong


    Weaknesses:    
    bends a bit to much in the middle so gets u worried when u first get it


    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent set but the bending in the middle makes u a little worried at first . Used by Orange Playstation and the messier , Tomac , so it must be good ! 4 hot chillies for this little love puppy to protect the little general and keep u comfy

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Ludlow

    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    Planet x , X-Lite, DMR Littlebone


    Bike Setup:   
    GT hafdtail , Zokes , DH set up

    Overall Rating:1
    Submitted by jon a Downhiller from ny

    Date Reviewed: July 11, 1999

    Strengths:    
    soft, comfy


    Weaknesses:    
    rails bend like a wet noodle


    Bottom Line:   
    When i tried by friend's seat, i was so impressed by the comfort of the seat that i went out and bought one. But after a few days, i realized the rails were a little bent. A week later, i was riding and the seat felt funny. I got off and the seat was twisted, bent in every direction imaginable. note: i only weigh 135 lbs. for comfort i'd give it a 5, but it lacks in strenth.

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    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Bike Setup:   
    m1

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Russell a Cross-Country Rider from Adelaide , Australia

    Date Reviewed: May 18, 1999

    Strengths:    
    It is a nice and soft seat . And it is real good going up hills.


    Weaknesses:    
    it is a very weak seat .the rails are hollow whitch them makest easyer tobrack (whitch i have all ready done) the cover that is blue and redis crap it rips easy


    Bottom Line:   
    I thinck it is a realy good seat but it needs to be STRONGER

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Brown hill creek

    Duration Product Used:   
    less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   
    it is very similar to the tioga controll


    Bike Setup:   
    i am using dimond back Asic team with NO shocks

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Bib a Weekend Warrior from Oz

    Date Reviewed: April 26, 1999

    Bottom Line:   
    I haven't got one, but pudge the weekend warrior is stupid

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    Duration Product Used:   
    tested or demo'ed only


    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Andy a downhiller from England

    Date Reviewed: January 11, 1999

    Bottom Line:   


    This saddle is the sofa de la sofa, it lets you kick the bike around in mid air, as well as for cornering and kicking the back out easier. If DH is your thing then the Tioga DH is for you!! It gets full marks from me!

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Hardy Martin a downhiller from Australia

    Date Reviewed: January 9, 1999

    Bottom Line:   


    I will never sit on another saddle again! I have one on my slalom frame as well. it's so comfy I'm tempted to watch tv on my bike. It also is a huge advantage in racing because it's like having a second handle bar you hold with yer knees and you can push the bike anywhere you like in complete control so it's more than a seat, it's a way of life

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