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Titec Berserkr El Norte Saddle

4/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 390 grams MSRP : $81.99

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Product Description

The toughest saddle we’ve ever built! Textured Kevlar-reinforced top with cool racing-stripe graphics & an embossed logo, and our all-new Back Brace for improved strength & durability.
  • Cover: Textured Kevlar
  • Rails: Hollow Cromoly

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    Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by jtd a Downhiller from seattle, wa

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2004

    Strengths:    comfortable
    good shape
    strong rails

    Weaknesses:    weak plastic
    terrible stitching

    Bottom Line:   
    Not worth the money. Don't get me wrong, the seat feels nice and the rails are super strong, but the weaknesses outweigh those strengths.
    The cover is very durable material wise, but the stitching is on the outside which eventually wears away splitting the cover off the seat. Now, I am not an aesthetics only person, but this is just annoying and very poorly designed.
    Also after some use I broke the plastic between the rails. The rails are straight and true, but the seat is broken in half and stripped of its pretty covering.
    Overall, not worth the money. Buy a $20 bmx seat and replace it 3 times for the cost of this one. That is unless you like throwing your money away.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   go-ride

    Similar Products Used:   a lot....

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Bicky a Weekend Warrior from Montana

    Date Reviewed: December 3, 2003

    Strengths:    great comfort and strength, black and grey model looks better than red, easy on or off both back and front, durable sides

    Weaknesses:    the seems that hold the plastic top to kevlar sides split open

    Bottom Line:   
    The person below complains of rails breaking, but this is the strongest seat I have ever used and I do big drops to flat and I weigh 220 pounds, so I say the rails are up to the task. Maybe the person below should use a post with wider mounting surface. The seams busting out just breaks my heart because this is an otherwise perfect saddle

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    Favorite Trail:   who cares

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Doctor(Missoula, MT)

    Similar Products Used:   too many to mention

    Bike Setup:   bullit, super T, race face all over the place, thomson post

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Bob a Weekend Warrior from Norton,Ma

    Date Reviewed: April 28, 2003

    Strengths:    looks good on my hardtail

    Weaknesses:    weak-ass rails, brace doesn't seem to do anything for strength, seams are ripping apart

    Bottom Line:   

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    Favorite Trail:   Lynn, Nam

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   Union Cycle, Attleboro

    Similar Products Used:   azonic hot seat, wtb kevlar

    Bike Setup:   norco rampage

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dave Cohen a Weekend Warrior from College Park, MD

    Date Reviewed: April 17, 2003

    Strengths:    Super strong kevlar sides, tough cromo rails, comfy, looks sweet.

    Weaknesses:    Kinda expensive.

    Bottom Line:   
    I use my Stab primarily for Urban and a little hucking and I kept bending the rails on my saddles. This thing takes the hits and asks for more. It's big enough to find whenever you need it but small enough to get behind for hucks and drops. It's a really nice saddle for riders who are tougher on their equipment and definitely worth the extra couple bucks over the cheaper lightweight stuff.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything with drops

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   Poison Spider Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Red Line, tons of XC saddles.

    Bike Setup:   01 Kona Stab

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by winston from boston

    Date Reviewed: October 21, 2002

    Strengths:    strong, comfortable compared to others, looks pretty good, nice brace on the back rails, no sliding around

    Weaknesses:    the black bleeds over the red sections a bit giving it an aged look fast

    Bottom Line:   
    comfortable compaired to others I've tried but I still haven't found the perfect seat. Not overly huge like other downhill/freeride saddles and easy to get behind it. Lots of grip and texture.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $65.00

    Purchased At:   cambria

    Similar Products Used:   all specialized seats, nashbar brand, selle italia

    Bike Setup:   2001 enduro pro

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Steve K a Downhiller from Toronto

    Date Reviewed: September 12, 2001

    Strengths:    kevlar reinforced perimeter; very very comfortable; sporty red/black stripe look; super strong cromo rails.

    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    my skinny xc coda 1000 saddle was getting so unbearable on the drops and doing wheelies, I bought this saddle and I last so much longer on rides. This saddle is THE freeride saddle for the people. You will enjoy its good looks, super durability, and unbelievable comfort.

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    Favorite Trail:   Natural Selection - Kelso

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   the bike zone

    Similar Products Used:   coda 1000 saddle, various selle italias

    Bike Setup:   2001 brodie holeshot w/ psylo sl, kujo 2.65's

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Afroman a Downhiller from Nor Cal

    Date Reviewed: August 28, 2001

    Strengths:    Built on the proven shape/design of the Berzerker
    Added softness in the sweet spot..
    Strengthened a bit more than berzerker.

    Weaknesses:    None yet.

    Bottom Line:   
    Although I haven't been on a good ride with this saddle yet, I thought i'd throw my 2 cents up here. Let you all know what sold me on this one. It's built on the proven design of the berzerker (see those reviews for ease of movement around the saddle etc...) BUT It seems quite a bit stronger, has a nice reinforment steel thing going across the back of the rail that says "el Norte".. They also added a special cushion under your sweet spot that seems really comfortable... I bent a Selle Italia in a couple months, that thing was weak... i'm looking for titec to come through on this one... I'll post more after a couple months of hard abuse.. A bit pricey so it gets four flaming habaneros of death.. overall my impressions are very good... El Norte represent!

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    Favorite Trail:   Sidewinder

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $71.00

    Purchased At:   trailhead cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia (the stock one on an RM6)
    Various WTB saddles...

    Bike Setup:   RM6. Getting more and more custom every day.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by KEVIN a Downhiller from victoria

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2001

    Strengths:    -incredible comfort
    -tough corners, not ripping after falls
    -perfect size
    -haven't bent the rails

    Weaknesses:    -weight i guess, doesn't matter to me though
    -a little bright in color

    Bottom Line:   
    soooooo... comfortable for the type of rider who likes to play on his/her bike.
    not for 2%bodyfat long distance xc riders, its a bit too wide.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   FORT ST CYCLE

    Similar Products Used:   bontrager fs2000 (great also), wtb sst..., serfas arc, avocet etc..

    Bike Setup:   2001 GT Ruckus, Z1's, hayes, LX, rhynolite etc..

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