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Titec Ithys Amore Saddle

3.44/5 (32 Reviews)
Weight : 235 grams MSRP : $72.95


Product Description

Our latest Ithys saddle technology, complete with abrasion-resistant Kevlar-trimmed leather cover and our Relief Zone™ saddle nose padding design, front and rear bash guards, and hollow Cromoly rails – all at a price you’ll amore. Choose from an array of 4 colors!
  • Cover: Leather & Kevlar
  • Rail: Hollow Cromoly
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Yellow


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by H.S. a Weekend Warrior from Apple Valley, Ca.

    Date Reviewed: December 20, 2007

    Strengths:    Comfortable, durable, looks good.

    Weaknesses:    None.

    Bottom Line:   
    This saddle is stiff, which for me is good as I don't like sinking into a seat and chafing. It is surprisingly comfortable and you can move all over the thing freely, I really like how narrow it is, just enough seat to support your butt. I am still riding on the one that came w/ my bike in'03, but I just bought another one on E-bay for a backup because I beleive they don't make them anymore. Great seat.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dirty ones.

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Similar Products Used:   Various WTB's, Serfas, club roost.

    Bike Setup:   '03 Fisher Sugar 4+, heavily upgraded.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matt Hipple a Cross Country Rider from Sherwood, AR, USA

    Date Reviewed: June 2, 2006

    Strengths:    Beautiful saddle.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.. None expected under normal use..

    Bottom Line:   
    This seat takes practice, and has to be tweaked to the exact correct position or it will be murder on your hinder parts...

    It took 4 or 5 rides to adjust it properly and this process was very painful. Seriously.

    BUT, once I learned to perch properly, and got the angle and seat height just right, I got faster with better control for climbing... It just works.. No pain at all. Perfectly comfortable.

    It's very important to have a good seat and even at $75 the Ithys Amore is worth having a properly functioning prostate.

    I will never go back to a bananna pad..

    Amore' is right, once it's dialed in you don't even think about it, you just spin and sweat and try to do the posted speed limit for the whole ride.

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    Favorite Trail:   asphalt on a hybrid

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   icyclesusa.com

    Similar Products Used:   Velo, Vetta, cheapies, soft padded crap...

    Bike Setup:   Giant XTC SE2 Frame, Manitou SX-R 100mm fork, Hayes MX-1 Mechanicals, Sun DS-2 wheels, lx front/rear.. Titec fast al stem and riserbar, tri-pivot shimano brake levers, truvativ 175's, ritchey peds, walmart speedo, 27.9lbs... needs carbon

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Shaker666 a Cross Country Rider from Vancouver, BC

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2006

    Strengths:    Good looking, reasonable construction quality.

    Weaknesses:    Like riding on a piece of 3" steel tube layed out horizontally.

    Bottom Line:   
    This saddle is likely more useful for cross country riding where you're not continuously seated (as in road riding). I find myself riding quite a bit on pavement these days and this thing makes me numb on long hauls.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   AKA, The Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing else yet.

    Bike Setup:   '04 Fisher Sugar 4+, some fancy stuff on it.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Mr. Lumberg a Weekend Warrior from Mesa AZ

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2005

    Strengths:    Light weight, good profile for shifting weight back for the hills. Best I can say about it is that it holds your ass up.

    Weaknesses:    Complete lack of comfort. It felt like I was sitting on a 2x4.

    Bottom Line:   
    I gotta come clean here, my ass has had a chance to soften back up a bit, but DEEEYYAMMM this thing hurt! My mt. and road bikes were both ripped off awhile back and I haven't had much chance to ride in that time. I didn't have the green to replace them, but I recently found the Yeti at bikeuys.com and snapped it upbefore they were completely gone. (They discontinued the Koko, despite killer ratings. BAD YETI! BAD!) It was one of the lower-end models, not due to the frame but the equipment on it, so I bought knowing I'd be upgrading as I went along. That's fine; I'm an engineering student and I love to tinker anyway, but after only a short trip being felt the day after, I am starting with the seat.

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    Favorite Trail:   Pt. Sublime Trail

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came w/ bike

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager, Serfas gel crap, the stocker off my old GT hardtail

    Bike Setup:   Yeti Kokopelli '03

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tim a Weekend Warrior from Santa Cruz, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: March 9, 2005

    Strengths:    Comfortable, sturdy, cheap, no numbness, no break-in time, just a good, plain saddle

    Weaknesses:    The back does rip up with some nice road rash, but with a little hot glue and some polyurethane, it patches well.

    Bottom Line:   
    Really, unless you do serious, die-hard type riding, get one! In my opinion, if you do the serious full-suspension death jumps, you never should've purchased this saddle. DOn't worry about weight, you pansies - comfort trumps all.

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    Favorite Trail:   The Street!

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   Bicycle Trip (Santa Crux, CA)

    Similar Products Used:   Brooks B17, big ol' Mongoose padded "comfort" saddle

    Bike Setup:   1972 Schwinn Super Sport

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by mike bee a Weekend Warrior from westchester

    Date Reviewed: December 28, 2004

    Strengths:    comfortable

    Weaknesses:    not as light as they say, i wieghed it at 333grams

    Bottom Line:   
    good seat, just not that light.

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    Favorite Trail:   graham hills

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   stock

    Similar Products Used:   wtb v shadow team

    Bike Setup:   2003 fisher 2+

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Terence a Downhiller from Sydney, NSW, Australia

    Date Reviewed: November 27, 2004

    Strengths:    Very confortable, light aswell. The saddle is made out of thin plastic that absorbs bumps instead of being made out of thick padding.

    Weaknesses:    The paint that says "amore" on it rubs off easily.

    Bottom Line:   
    I just love this saddle! Unbeatable!

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   Titec Ithys-Gove


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by matt a Weekend Warrior from aurura,il

    Date Reviewed: October 2, 2004

    Strengths:    comfortable
    cheap


    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    I rode this saddle on a 5 day mt bike tour on a rental bike. End of 5 days/120 miles on bumpy UT trails was no soreness. Liked it so much I asked them to sell me one. Tour company sold me a used one for $5. Can't beat that. First seat I've found that fits me well. No numbness or chafing.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $5.00

    Similar Products Used:   wtb, velo, terry

    Bike Setup:   santa cruz superlight

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Puff_daddi a Weekend Warrior from Waterford, CT

    Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

    Strengths:    confortable saddle

    Weaknesses:    durability

    Bottom Line:   
    got this saddle as a father's day gift from the guys at the bike shop (THANK YOU!). I am glad I didn't pay for it since I've only ridden it for about 3 weeks on a Full Suspension bike and bent the support rail on one side already.

    It's a shame because the saddle is comfortable - it's just not durable enough...

    One value chili for the lack of durability and only one again overall since 3 weeks is pathetic for the lifetime of any saddle.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   gift

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia, Koobi, Specialized

    Bike Setup:   Banshee Chaparral

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by hello a Cross Country Rider from city, state, country

    Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

    Strengths:    huh?
    looks good?


    Weaknesses:    mangled rails after 2.5 months ,
    rear kevlar patch offers no rip protection, lack of padding causes numbness in dangling bits


    Bottom Line:   
    go buy something decent with your pennys and save this one for the roadie.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   came with fish tassajara

    Bike Setup:   03 fisher tass

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by BRIAN MURPHY a Weekend Warrior from WOODBRIDGE,NJ,USA

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 2004

    Strengths:    VERY COMFORTABLE,LIGHT WEIGHT

    Weaknesses:    NONE

    Bottom Line:   
    THIS A VERY COMFORTABLE LIGHT WEIGHT SADDLE. I LOVE IT WILL BUY ANOTHER WHEN THIS ONE DIES!!!!!! GREAT FOR XC.5 FLAMIN' CHILIS THIS SADDLE IS HOT HOT HOT.......CAN GET IT AT A GOOD PRICE IF YOU SHOP AROUND.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   ICYCLES

    Bike Setup:   GIANT NRS , BLACK FORK , XT COMPONENTS

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by michael ruth a Cross Country Rider from chesapeake

    Date Reviewed: June 16, 2004

    Strengths:    Hard, durable, non-skid strip across the back, soft on the junk when adjusted properly.


    Weaknesses:    Tough to get the pitch right. May not have the necessary real-estate for fat-bottomed or loose riders.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you like a comfortably hard saddle, buy this. You need to level it with a bubble level though, or else you WILL be in excrutiating pain.

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    Favorite Trail:   sky line drive in the fall

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Scat Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia SLR Ti

    Bike Setup:   Lemond PopRad, shimano Dura Ace

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Collin Curtis a Cross Country Rider from Battlefield, MO

    Date Reviewed: May 26, 2004

    Strengths:    It looks nice, it's easy to get off the back of the saddle, fairly decent weight (245grams)

    Weaknesses:    Hard, didn't fit my posterior very well

    Bottom Line:   
    I did not enjoy this saddle. I thought at first that it would be fine and that I would get used to it, but not so. I tried adjusting it, but I just couldn't get it to a point where I was sitting in the sweet spot. And as some of my training involves slicks and pavement, I tend to have some long rides where I do a lot of sitting. After 3 days of on road training, I had some serious bruising. Even though saddle choice is very subjective, I still wouldn't suggest this piece of crap to anyone. I replaced it with a fi'zi:k Gobi.

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    Favorite Trail:   the closest one

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   came stock on bike

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized Body Geometry

    Bike Setup:   '04 Fisher Tassajara with Eggbeaters, Avid SD 7 Ti brakes and levers, XT rear deraileur, fi'zi:k Gobi

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by robotkiller a Cross Country Rider from valdosta, ga

    Date Reviewed: April 12, 2004

    Strengths:    gets out of the way, looks good, well made.

    Weaknesses:    It's hard -- that's not necessarily a bad thing, but it is for some.

    Bottom Line:   
    Basically, if I had a Cannondale or another stiff @ss ride I would stay far away from this saddle. I ride a nice cushy full suspension and frankly I don't want a softy saddle that pogos me around -- I feel with this saddle a greater amount of control that my older saddle didn't really provide. The saddle is hard, but it is not uncomfortable -- I forget it's there, so I know it works.

    I like it, but I can see how some may not. Some people like big soft heavy saddles -- not me. Another nice thing is that the nose is wider than most and the rear end is narrow -- I've had less problems getting behind than before.

    If you want a comfort cush ride, if you commute or if you ride a really stiff aluminum ride and like to spin, then this saddle may not work for you. In my experience, this saddle compliments a full suspension well.

    Oh yeah, its inexpensive.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   ritchey vector wing

    Bike Setup:   heckler with a lot of fancy parts

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by k-man man a Cross Country Rider from Concord

    Date Reviewed: April 8, 2004

    Strengths:    This thing really blows.
    I thought it was my rear shock being too stiff
    but it's just that this sat is too hard. I'm switching to something else. I had WTB Rocket V on my Jamis XLT, it was uglier but much more comfy.


    Weaknesses:    To hard.
    If all you do is downhill I guess it's allright cause you never sit down!


    Bottom Line:   
    Don't waste you money.
    there are much better saddles out there for less.

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    Favorite Trail:   Vietnam

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   Came with bike SANTA CRUZ BULLIT

    Similar Products Used:   Rocket V


    Bike Setup:   SC Bullit R all the goodies

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