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Tioga Multi Control XL Saddle

4.44/5 (18 Reviews)
Weight : 330 grams MSRP : $69.99


Product Description

  • Extended Length (345mm), slim nose design
  • Enhanced padding fore and aft
  • Oversize (8mm) chromoly rails
  • Colors:
    Black w/white stripe and kevlar
    Black w/red kevlar


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Stephanie Castonguay a Cross Country Rider from South Hadley, MA

    Date Reviewed: March 12, 2004

    Strengths:    Functionality! All the guys I ride with have this seat, and this winter, I really learned to use the seat to my advantage while climbing. The extra length really helps out.

    Weaknesses:    Okay, can you imagine the jokes I get being a female and riding with a seat shaped like this one?!? It's actually kind of comical. But, once you get over the looks, it's well worth it. Also, the paint on the rails.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a saddle that functions like a saddle should, is not so hard that you can't walk after your ride, and will take a good slam here and there without failing, get this seat.

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    Favorite Trail:   Twister

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Bikes Unlimited

    Similar Products Used:   WTB, Ithys Amore

    Bike Setup:   03 Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, Spinergy rims, Hayes discs, Fire XC pro tires

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ian a Downhiller from Woonsocket, RI

    Date Reviewed: February 5, 2004

    Strengths:    Sturdy, strong, lasts long, looks good (i have mine in red)

    Weaknesses:    none so far. its held up to everything. The "Tioga" wore off on the side though, but thats a given.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great saddle. The other guy on this page said his rails bent, but he must have a defective product. Ive had mine for a year, and id say id bashed it good. So far so good. Its a great saddle and the extra size is more comfortable. Also, the bigger size is great for when you need to pinch it between your knees for no handers or stability. By it if you want a lasting, heavier weight saddle. If i break this seat sometime soon, i'll buy another one.

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    Favorite Trail:   Lincoln Woods

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria Bicycle Outfitters

    Similar Products Used:   titec Berserker

    Bike Setup:   mountain cycle san andreas, 2003 Jr. T, 8 inch front hyrdo, XT and LX shifters and derailliers, bashgaurds and the like.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eder Savio a Downhiller from Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

    Date Reviewed: February 9, 2003

    Strengths:    Beautiful, light, strong, excellent design, big, cheap.

    Weaknesses:    I thing the cover should be better affixed to the base, but until now it is firm.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the best sadle I know.
    I had a SDG Big Boy but the rails bent like macaroni.

    I thing Tioga do not bent the rails because they made a intelligent flexible base for save the 8 mm rails. 5 Flaming overall.

    I payed only U$ 16 in a brazilian on-line store. I'm very happy with this product. 5 flamin value.

    Well, well, it is good to Nicolas Voullez, is good to me :)

    If you go big, get this saddle!

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    Favorite Trail:   Free Ride in Campus of UFSC - Santa Catarina University

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $16.00

    Purchased At:   http://www.bikerspoint.com.br

    Similar Products Used:   SDG Big Boy, Specialized Comp, Vello and many others.

    Bike Setup:   Haro MX2 6,25" rear travel, Marzocchi Z1 5" travel, Rigida DH 30 tubeless rims, X-Lite DH handlebar, Traz-X stem, Cane Aheadset, Tektro Gemini hidro disc brakes, GT 2.35 tires, Giant DH chainguide with 36 T chainring, STX RC cranks, XT 9 speed, platform DH Wellgo pedals.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Kris a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, Australia

    Date Reviewed: March 30, 2002

    Strengths:    This seat is long and narrow just like a motocross seat, it allows you to shift your body back and forward while seated and is very narrow allowing you to get off the back while descending. also looks good ( black and red )

    Weaknesses:    Still hard on your bum.

    Bottom Line:   
    I couldn't find a better seat for free-riding so I bought it and have since noticed alot of pro down-hillers using them. The black and white version looks longer ( but isn't ) and has less kevlar and staples, so got the red and black one. I am very pleased with the seat and the extra length is a big help on technical trails, fully recomended.

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    Favorite Trail:   Stupidlyhappy

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   RAD cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   Viscount, Serfas Gel and Koski Eng.

    Bike Setup:   Giant AC-1, Hayes, Marzocchi Z1, full Deore XT

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by kris tachna a Cross Country Rider from MIDLAND,MICH

    Date Reviewed: September 21, 2001

    Strengths:    COMFORT,STRENGTH,EXTRA2INCHS OF NOSE

    Weaknesses:    PAINT ON RAILS,WHITE STRIPE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEAT GETS
    DIRTY FAST


    Bottom Line:   
    THIS SEAT IS AWESOME OUNCE YOU GET PAST THE LOOKS

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    Favorite Trail:   PINEHAVEN

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   LOCAL SHOP

    Similar Products Used:   SELLA,VETTA,BONTRAGER


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Garson a Downhiller from WEST MASS!

    Date Reviewed: July 21, 2001

    Strengths:    Comfortable, long, firm but not so hard it hurts your butt, not so soft it gives you hemmhorhoids, looks, low profile enough to stay out of your way when doing tabletops and other bike whip tricks

    Weaknesses:    rails can bend easily

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a great seat. I used a tioga multi control dh and found it so soft that it hurt my butt after riding down the street, not to mention trails. I loaned this to my friend and he wrecked it, but it was thrashed anyway so he gave me $20 and I got another one. It's obvious that alot of effort went into this saddle, because it's so well designed. When I break this, I'll get tioga's new version with replaceable rails (hopefully out by this fall.) If you like good seats that don't hurt your butt, pick this up and you will be happy.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gap mountain NH or Urban

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Similar Products Used:   tioga multi control dh, azonic love seat, haro mirra, snafu

    Bike Setup:   K2 beast, d521s, blackspire chain guide

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by dex tao a Cross Country Rider from toronto, ontario

    Date Reviewed: April 25, 2001

    Strengths:    UTMOST COMFORT LENGTH STANDOUT LOOKS

    Weaknesses:    CRAP RAIL PAINT KINDA HEAVY STANDOUT LOOKS!

    Bottom Line:   
    THE ULTIMATE CUSH SEAT WITH A PERFECT PROFILE (FOR ME). XL LENGTH IS THE REAL PLUS.

    BUT, I HAD TO CUTOUT THE SHELL FOR COMFORT + RAIL PAINT CHIPS OFF EASILY. OH WELL. 450G TOO. THATS 4GRAMS SHY OF A POUND!

    EVERYONE NOTICES YOUR SEAT AND WILL MOST LIKELY COMMENT ON IT IF THERE TALKIN TO YA. BEEN CALLED A "LOAF OF BREAD" "HORSE'S D---" "THATS QUITE THE SEAT YA GOT THERE!!"

    BEAUTY.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   CBO

    Similar Products Used:   ALL: WTB SST, SPECLZD BG'S, SERFAS, BONTRAGER, FLITE, ALL TERRY'S, AVOCETS, TRICO SPORTS, SDG'S, VELO SPORT, VETTA'S, SELLE SAN MARCO ETC..

    Bike Setup:   GF SUPERCALIBER FULL RIGID, 1X8 D/T, THMBSHIFTER, 9DEGREE BAR, HAND FILED AL STEM - YEAH!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by adam young a Downhiller from melbourne, victoria, australia

    Date Reviewed: January 23, 2001

    Strengths:    tough rails,kevlar edges,vinyl covering,comfortable

    Weaknesses:    no real problems

    Bottom Line:   
    A very tough saddle, I have had about 4 jumps resulting in a crash each time on the kevlar edges and they still look brand new, I had a hard landing on the seat a while ago and I havn't bent the rails yet. There are some minor problems with it like the stapples are starting to fall out from underneath and gram weinies will complain about the weight a little bit(Paul Vizzari),and I think that the Azonic seats are more comfortable than this one though.I also managed the get this seat for $80 dollars less because it was on sale.

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    Favorite Trail:   lots

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Vicmtb

    Similar Products Used:   serfas, azonic love seat, koski,sdg,

    Bike Setup:   specialized rockhopper, d521, avid, azonic, rockshox

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Eric a Weekend Warrior from Phoenix , AZ

    Date Reviewed: December 15, 2000

    Strengths:    Looks, strength, very comfy

    Weaknesses:    The white paint on the rails scratches off too easily.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the best saddle I have ever had. It is very tough, and coupled with the Hurricane Seatpost (extra long clamp) it is damn near bomb-proof. I don't understand why everyone claims the rails are flimsy. I haven't had any problems, and I have been riding off drops and doing some really sick riding. In my opinion, this saddle rocks, and I give it 5 flaming chilis!

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything extreme

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   Rage Bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   SDG Comp, WTB saddles.

    Bike Setup:   Kona Stinky w/ Hayes disks

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by James a Downhiller from Montana

    Date Reviewed: December 12, 2000

    Strengths:    Tough, Sexy, Huge, Kevlar, Cushy, Sleek, Great for Climbing and descending (Multi-Positions, what do you know?)

    Weaknesses:    Needs kevlar on tip. Long rails put too much leverage on seatpost clamp causing the clamp to break. Buy a nice post.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was stupid and bought the saddle at too high of a price. I got the red and black version to go with my bike (Great) After 2 years of hardcore freeriding use, it's rails are only mildly warped (Barely noticeable) I have been through at least 4 posts because the rails are so long that they break clamps due to leverage (Tip: Buy a nice post) Has tiny rip on the front, but other than that, fine. It will kick your ass. Great for freeriding because you can get your bum waaay back for chutes, or sit forward for climbing all comfortably. The ultimate freeride saddle, buy one.

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    Favorite Trail:   Secret

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria

    Similar Products Used:   Avocet Cr@p

    Bike Setup:   2001 Cove Stiffee FR, Kooka, Azonic, Titec, etc.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by jon a Downhiller from UK

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2000

    Strengths:    Comfortable for long distances.

    Weaknesses:    Weak rails, Rips easily, Paint comes of rails to easily.

    Bottom Line:   
    good for money, though the rails are weak. Also it didn't like my Kalloy seat post, I got a Ritchey and it then worked fine, it is a good saddle for Dual and DH.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Bike Setup:   Scott Yecora, set up for jumping and street riding.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Kevin a Downhiller from New Hampshire

    Date Reviewed: August 4, 2000

    Strengths:    Comfy and really is an improvement over most shorter saddles, kevlar edges are nice, and an "O SO KEWL" racing stripe!

    Weaknesses:    I was at Attitash recently for the race, and i have to say i was very disappointed. i took one slip off the pedals and i didnt hit the seat very hard but aparently it was hard enough to bend the rails all to #ell. the rails have bent perfectly around my thomson seat post, and i have no adjustment left.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was really disappointed. it seems like all the good riders were riding Tioga, so i trusted this seat to last. i had it for a week before it was trashed! they really need to do something about the rails. i am going to try to bend them enough so that the seat is at least EVEN.. A great design, but the workmanship with those rails is ridiculous! they probably forgot to heat-treat them or something.. anyways, if you dont ride hard, this would be a great seat, but it does not hold up to DH abuse... not even slalom!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Serfas ARC (im switching back)

    Bike Setup:   Spooky Metalhead with Hayes, Z.1 CR, all the slalom goodies :)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by sicko a Weekend Warrior from nelson B.C. CANADA

    Date Reviewed: July 10, 2000

    Strengths:    first of all i am a freerider not a weekend warrior thats just the closest thing but it just doesent soud right.
    Getting to the point i bought this seat today a did 3 8 foot drops 1 6 foot and 2 5 footers and hit the on almost all of them and it didnt bend or nothing i love this seat go out and buy one also its a sweet price i snagged mine for $40
    canadian


    Weaknesses:    none but i just got it today so i put another review in later

    Bottom Line:   
    get this seat you will not regret it
    infact you will fall in love with it and want to buy another one just to sit on while you watch T.V.

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    Favorite Trail:   bedframe

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   Marin with
    hope disk s&m pedals
    double wides drop offs
    azonic stem in short terms the works.
    roox handel bar

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Shane a Cross Country Rider from Upstate NY

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2000

    Strengths:    price, looks, size

    Weaknesses:    a little wiggly

    Bottom Line:   
    Great seat overall. Tons of room to move around on and super long rails for ultimate fore/aft adjustments. Plus that white stripe looks bad a$$. I only wish I had the Tioga DH rims to match. My only problem is that the seat seems to have a little play on the rails. It doesn't seem to be a problem now, long term I don't know.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   WTB, San Marco, Flite

    Bike Setup:   Azonic DS, Race Face post

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Beau Man a Racer from Toronto

    Date Reviewed: February 17, 2000

    Strengths:    super sweet, so much room, great for ur nads
    looks like a skunks butt


    Weaknesses:    heavey

    Bottom Line:   
    sweet, ok price, exelent control and looks cool, a all around good sadle, as some other reviews have said, u should have a good seat clamp system, because on the seat get alot of leverage

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    Favorite Trail:   Don Vally

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   alot

    Bike Setup:   Marin

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