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Titec El Norte Saddle

4/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 420 grams MSRP : $61.99

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Product Description

Cover: Reinforced Aramid Fiber Cover with Integrated Titec Racing Stripe
Rail: Cromoly with Back-Brace

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eder Giovani Savio a Weekend Warrior from Florianópolis, Brazil

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2008

Weaknesses:    The laterals are fragile to scratches and the rails bent with the rigours of FR/DH.

Bottom Line:   
It is an excellent saddle, but is not enough strong. Ok, I don't know if there is some saddle enough strong for the stupid thinks we do with our bikes.
The fact is I did bent the saddle after six months. A good time life.
I must say the only one saddle I did not bent was the Tioga XL Multi Control, but the Titec has fine laterals for grip to the legs at some corners.
I'll give five for value rating because the bike was really cheap and the saddle is OEM.
I'll give four because the trails had bent after six months.

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Favorite Trail:   Costa da Lagoa

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   OEM Merida UMF Freddy

Similar Products Used:   Tioga Xl Multi Control, SDG Big Boy, many others.

Bike Setup:   UMF Freddy 7,5", DHX, Hayes, Monster T 2008/2003, Saint.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by C CC a Downhiller from Arkansas

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2007

Strengths:    Nice materials, good pading, nice size

Weaknesses:    Stich between stripe busted a little.. still usable though

Bottom Line:   
One of the most comfortable saddles I've had. It is somewhat larger than what some people might like. In addition to comfort it has held up to over a year of many rough crashes. I will be looking at another soon.

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Favorite Trail:   Bearcat mountain

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Was on bike

Similar Products Used:   WTB, Sette

Bike Setup:   Kona stinky deluxe, lots of upgrades, to lazy to list all.

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29er or Fatty for El Norte?

Hey all. I'm a perpetually intermediate rider on a 26" Giant FS here in Taos. I'm thinking about getting another bike for the endless dirt roads/back roads/old logging roads in the area, and would like to do some bikepacking as well. Picture exploring the Brazos for a few days kind of thing. ... Read More »

Moving back to El Paso del Norte

What tires are people running in the Franklin Mountains and the surrounding area? I am moving back to El Paso this summer and since I will need new tires in a hundred miles or so I figured I would buy tires that people think work well in the area. The bike is a 29er Lynskey Ridgeline with a 100mm ... Read More »

searching for Titec El Norte setback post

Not made anymore. Can't seem to find one anywhere. Have any of you nice VRC folkses got one in a box out in the garage? thanks like this: [IMG]http://www.pricepoint.com/images/styleimages/D_275%20TITEB7.jpg[/IMG]Read More »

Titec El Norte handlebars

Anyone use them? I liked the feel of 28-29 inch handlebars but I am willing to give these bad boys a chance, though they may not be wide enough for stablility (690mm = 27-ish in.?). Should I go the whole hog and go for 28-30 inch handlebars for DH?Read More »

Titec El Norte Bent Seatpost

Is the Titec El Norte Bent Seatpost adjustable in angle? The head doesn't appear like it is. I would like to be sure before ordering. thanksRead More »

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