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Titec Ithys Gove Saddle

4.29/5 (14 Reviews)
Weight : 205 grams MSRP : $90.95


Product Description

Comfortable, durable, and light! Our new Ithys Gove combines our comfortable shape & Relief Zone™ technology with an abrasion-resistant Kevlar-trimmed leather cover, front and rear bash guards, and aerospace-grade titanium rails. Choose from an array of 4 colors!
  • Cover: Leather & Kevlar
  • Rail: Aerospace Grade Titanium
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red, Yellow


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    Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Zoomy a Cross Country Rider from MI

    Date Reviewed: July 24, 2006

    Strengths:    Light, solid, comfortable

    Weaknesses:    A little clicking stemming from the rail interface, but not bad by any means.

    Bottom Line:   
    This seat is comfortable, and I am a clyde. In fact, I'd rate this seat more comfortable than a Liberator. It has a nice flex right in the middle of the saddle that provides a nice cushiony feel, yet the saddle is very torsionally rigid. Any new seat is going to hurt somewhat for a bit until your bum gets used to it, and sure this saddle was a little sore to use for the first few days. But once the right areas toughen up, you'll find the saddle is actually quite nice. I highly recommend it.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   All the way back from Vetta Gels to SI Flites.

    Bike Setup:   GF Paragon

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Khoa a Cross Country Rider from Sacramento, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 11, 2005

    Strengths:    Lightweight, comfortable, durable

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I have read the reviews by heavier riders who do not like this saddle. I guess because I am only 5'6" and 140 lbs the seat works very well for me. I don't even think about it when I am on a ride. I can not say this about any of the other saddles that I have used. I really love how light it is. The flex built into the structure makes up for the lack of heavy foam in order to cushion your bottom. I have crashed many times and the seat takes it like a champ thanks to the Kevlar wrap-around. I will buy another one if/when this one finally gives out.

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    Favorite Trail:   Porcupine Rim, Moab, Utah

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Terry Fly, Specialized BG Comp, Fitzik Plateau, Selle Italia Flite, Performance Team

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Blur, full XTR, Easton carbon seatpost

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Matt a Racer from Santa Cruz, CA

    Date Reviewed: March 29, 2005

    Strengths:    Comfortable, strong, light, durable skin, easy to move around on.

    Weaknesses:    Broke ti rail after two years of punishment.

    Bottom Line:   
    Seats are very different for everyone but I never noticed this one was there. Rode the Blur on a century and didn't feel a thing. Raced and rode countless long(and crashed) XC rides without a scratch to the seat or sore ass. Finally broke the ti rail landing seated (190lbs.)on a jump or crash, not sure. Highly recommend this one .

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Bike Setup:   SC Blur.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Justin from London

    Date Reviewed: March 8, 2005

    Strengths:    Lightweight (only just over 200g), but surprisingly supple with it.

    Weaknesses:    None found yet

    Bottom Line:   
    Best I've found. Probably suits the lighter rider as it's narrower than some, but this doesn't seem to be a problem. I've ridden less comfy wider saddles than this.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Recently: WTB Rocket V Carbon (Nasty, sore arse), Selle Italia fluid (hard as nails).

    Bike Setup:   MTB for XC

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bruce Brown a Cross Country Rider from Des Moines

    Date Reviewed: November 19, 2004

    Strengths:    Lightweight. Comfortable. Easy to slide off rearwards for technical descents. The best strength is - I don't feel any pain or discomfort on this saddle.

    Weaknesses:    None that I have found - although I am curious why Titec doesn't offer the saddle in all 4 colors that their website claims. Pretty much impossible to find any of the colored versions.

    Bottom Line:   
    I am 6'3" and have been riding this saddle since I got Sugar in the summer of 2004. I have to disagree with other reviewers who claimed "big guys" should stay away from this saddle. No problem with my male anatomy or the use of it with the wife following a ride on the Gove. Perhaps those reviewers do not own a proper pair of quality riding shorts. ;-)

    Of all the saddles I ride and of all those I have tried over the years - this is the most comfortable saddle I have ever used. I was skeptical when I looked at the shape, but after using a different Titec (the Amore) on a loaner bike from the LBS while one of my bikes was having some work done on it - I couldn't believe the comfort of the shape of this saddle. Of course - each rider's unique physique demands their own saddle. What works for one - may not work for another.

    With that in mind - this Gove works for me like no other saddle I have tried. I love my Brooks Champion Flyer as well - but that's a wide sprung saddle for touring and not designed for ATB riding. This Gove is a tad over 200 grams and cushions, supports and performs like no other. I will be buying another.

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    Favorite Trail:   Storm Mountain & Sugar Bottom

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $82.00

    Purchased At:   Speedgoat.com

    Similar Products Used:   I ride a Brooks Champion Flyer on my tandem, a Bontrager FS 2000 on my commute bike and a Selle Italia Prolink Gel Comp on my Karate Monkey.

    Bike Setup:   2004 Gary Fisher Sugar 293 XL frame, Marzocchi fork, custom Dyad/King/Sapim wheels, SRAM drivetrain, Avid discs, RaceFace Next Carbon Riser, Oury grips AND Titec Gove black/gray saddle.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Igor Santiago from Ibicarai,Bahia,Brasil

    Date Reviewed: February 19, 2004

    Strengths:    Light Weight, Strong, Look

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This seat is so comfort that a forgive that I am sit then I am ridding my bike. I think that this is the best seat in the market. It is great in uphill and downhill. I will buy other when the mine finally die.

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    Favorite Trail:   Sossego

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   Pedal Power

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia

    Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Oxygen, all custom for XC

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Braham Belferman a Cross Country Rider from Caracas, Venezuela

    Date Reviewed: December 27, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks and weight

    Weaknesses:    A saddle is a very personal thing, and altought this saddle looked good, it's not at least for me (I'm 6 foot/170 pounds)

    Bottom Line:   
    For the first ride on this saddle, something was not like...
    It flex if you sit on it, and absorb bumps (in theory) but can't stand it in my ASS!!! I'm in pain sitting in this saddle, and I mean PAIN!!! Very poor cushion!! Try it first if you are going to buy!!

    hope this help
    3 Chilis for looks and wheight, and 2 for the performance

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    Favorite Trail:   san jose- paracotos

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   the racer's edge

    Similar Products Used:   WTB, Selle San Marco, Selle Italia

    Bike Setup:   SC Superlight 04, Mavic Crossmax Xl, Float 100RL Fork & Float RL Shock, Hutchinson Air light, XT Gruppo, Eston carbon, Thompson elite....

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by jt a Weekend Warrior from capitola

    Date Reviewed: November 8, 2003

    Strengths:    light weight!looks

    Weaknesses:    comfort...none! absoutely a rack ,caused numb nuts on every ride! way to skinny and short! with no padding!

    Bottom Line:   
    the ithys gove is a light weight nut killer, that will make you smile when you weigh and look at it, but will make you swear when you ride it!be very cautious if your considering this saddle...if you ever want to hump your woman again shy away from it! maybe....just maybe.... i am too big for it?(6 ft 180lb) its possible that it will work for a smaller rider or kids with a narrow rear end.

    goos luck! if you want the best saddle ever....get the berserkr dh-kcx! $40-50 anywhere online.

    1 chili fro the price! and 2 for the good looks and light weight!

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    Favorite Trail:   dump trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   THE MIGHTY TITEC BERSERKR ST AND DH-KCX

    Bike Setup:   03 blur,minute 2,5th ele,full xt,317 rims,thomson post,ea-70bars,ea 50stem,avid discs,candy sl pedals....BERSERKR DH-KCX SADDLE!

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by jack a Weekend Warrior from santa cruz

    Date Reviewed: October 21, 2003

    Strengths:    lite/looks

    Weaknesses:    painful!!!!! small/narrow/short/no padding,retail cost $90!!!!

    Bottom Line:   
    WARNING!!! DO NOT GET THIS SEAT IF YOU ARE LARGER SIZED!
    im 6 ft 180lbs and its way to narrow for me ,it has caused numb nuts one last time! its out of here! i'm ordering another berserkr tomorrow! may work good for someone small or with a narrow butt, like a kid or a rider under 5'9 and 160 lbs.

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    Favorite Trail:   dumptrail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   berserkr,wtb

    Bike Setup:   blur,minute 2,xt,etc

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by gonzostrike a Downhiller from missoula, mt

    Date Reviewed: September 11, 2003

    Strengths:    Comfort, weight

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    A good saddle for XC, FR riders that don't often bend rails.This saddle felt odd -- flat and hard -- at first, but then I started working with the saddle's tilt. After several different postures, I nailed the right one. Now, I ride without even noticing the saddle. 2 weeks ago did a long 40-mile techie xc ride and never was uncomfortable, even though it took about 5.5 hours for the ride. Well-done, Titec. I'm going to get one for my Bullit.

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    Favorite Trail:   mr skinny

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   Titec direct website

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager FS and FS+10, Titec Berserkr, WTB SST

    Bike Setup:   curtlo custom HT w/ Marz Z1FRQR20, Hope Minis, SRAM drivetrain, other stuff

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ed a Cross Country Rider from Bumpass, Va

    Date Reviewed: August 1, 2003

    Strengths:    Comfortable, very durable, light, simple looking.



    Weaknesses:    None so far.


    Bottom Line:   
    Saddles are simple to rate....do you notice it or not? When I'm on the Titec Ithys Gove I don't think about the seat. "Hey Ed, what did you think about the saddle?" "Saddle, oh yeah I was sitting on the bike wasn't I!" Most bike seats are never completely out of mind. This is one of the few I forget about. That's a good thing.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Many

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight, Fox fork and shock, XT, Mavic, Onyx hubs, Easton carbon bar and post, Hayes Hyd.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Boston, MA, USA

    Date Reviewed: January 7, 2003

    Strengths:    Weight, comfort. It's obvious that the quality is exceptional and so far this thing has held up to some abuse.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Surprising that you don't hear more about this saddle. It is super lightweight, but not so insubstantial that it's too hard or small...Really the best of both worlds. Comfort of a DH cushy, made with great high-end materials, at very respectable weight. Some products are subjective to each person (i.e. uncomfortable shoes on some may feel great to another) Not so with a saddle. This one performs....

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   Beyondbikes

    Similar Products Used:   SDG, Selle Italia Flite, WTB

    Bike Setup:   Ellsworth ID

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by spongebob a Cross Country Rider from Greenville, S.C.

    Date Reviewed: January 3, 2003

    Strengths:    Light weight

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    Excellent comfort for such a light weight saddle. Not sure about durability yet, I'll update later this year.

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    Favorite Trail:   Pisgah mountains - N.C.

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $69.00

    Purchased At:   Gusto Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Titec Berserk, several others over the years

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Superlight and Heckler

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lee a Cross Country Rider from California

    Date Reviewed: June 24, 2002

    Strengths:    Light Weight, Titanium Rails, VERY COMFORTABLE, Great Company.

    Weaknesses:    Im a touch critic and I have nothing negative to say about it.

    Bottom Line:   
    I make an effort to purchase a new saddle every year and have the worst time finding good saddles. For the last two years I have stayed with Serfas ARC and really felt this was the best seat for me until I gave this seat a ride. At first glance all that comes to mind is sore crotch but once you ride it all that second guessing is an after thought. I way roughly 180 pds and Ive used these saddle for just over three months and its been great! Outside of its comfort check out the weight of it!! I rate this as 5 flippin, flippie, flavoraful flamin chilis!! Peace~

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Jax Bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   ARC Serfas, Specialized Body Geometry, WTB Laser Stealth (all roughly in the same price range)

    Bike Setup:   2002 Santa Cruz Bullit, 5th Element shock, Hayes disk, Full XTR, Titec Ithys saddle, DT Onyx hub, Titec Seat post, CK headset.

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