Fizik Gobi Saddle

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Fizik Gobi Saddle 

DESCRIPTION

  • Rail: Titanium

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 30, 2010]
mharon47
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Lightweight, Aggressive

Great saddle for how cheap it is. I bought it on clearance, but even at full price its a light well made saddle. Not very padded if thats what your looking for.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Oct 27, 2010]
yetibetty
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Good lenght and nice Ti rails

Weakness:

The most uncumfortable saddle I have ever owned

Very over priced

You can get better comfort and build quality for a lot less money.
If you have an Italian waiter sized rear end then you may be OK but anyone with a normal sized behind will find it very hard and narrow.
I gave it a good try and moved it to all sorts of angles, slid it backwards and forwards on the rails but no joy.

Treat those buttocks to something better and save some money at the same time.

Similar Products Used:

A few different Specialized BG saddles

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
[Aug 25, 2010]
Oldmtn
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Long ride comfort

Weakness:

Fit must be perfect

This is a great comfortable saddle but it does feel like your sitting on a 2 x 4 until it's adjusted properly and your used to it. The saddle doesn't look real durable, the lettering is already wearing off.

The Gobi is not as plush as some saddles and (with Ti rails, at least) and transmits some bumps that other saddles don't.

I recommend the Gobi for mountain/cross country riders looking for comfort on longer rides but not necessarily an immediate plush feeling when you first sit on it.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Body Geometry Comp, WTB Speed V

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 24, 2009]
Hammerskulls
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Incredibly comfortable. Great Look. Light.

Weakness:

Wears Quickly

I just completed the 2009 Trans Rockies Race on this saddle.
7 days straight, 4-9 hours a day on the bike.
Not a single complaint from my rear.
Highly recommended.

Similar Products Used:

Selle Italia, WTB, You name it, I have used it at one time.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 24, 2009]
rhadrj
Racer

Strength:

Very forgiving, length is great as you can switch positions but narrow enough to get behind it if need be.

Weakness:

Pricea

I have a Gobi on every bike I own (and have owned for the past 3 years). Also have the arione on my road bike and my cross bike. I do believe saddles are a personal preference and you have to find one that fits your rear end so it is hard to say one is better than another. But I have had these for years and they are absolutely the best I have ever rode.

Similar Products Used:

Selle Italia Flite

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 11, 2009]
heilong
Cross Country Rider

This is a great streamlined saddle for an iron ass (I have one by now). Quality is great - looks almost as new after two years (did around 1000km during that time, though - not much).
It started creaking recently - I've taken the seatpost with the saddle out of the frame, turned it upside down and sprayed some silicone lubricant into the saddle where the rails go inside the saddle shell - silicone lube usually cures creaking and squeaking, cured my saddle's creaking this time.
I think choosing a saddle is very personal and individual - everyone's asses and hipbones are different, so I won't tell that this model is good for you or whatever, but I can tell that this is a well-made quality product. The saddle is rather hard, so those who like soft saddle probably shouldn't even try it. I've had a rather hard saddle on my previous bike and after daily commuting for a year on that bike my ass have gotten so iron I could probably ride a saddle of any hardness. Like Sheldon Brown's funny joke about a solid granite Real Man (R)saddles.
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/real-man.html

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 04, 2009]
bikermancam
Racer

Strength:

Good length, broad nose for riding on the "rivet".
Just enough padding to make it a strong marathon contender.

Weakness:

rear of saddle is ever so slightly turned up with what is otherwise a flat saddle

A great saddle with enough cushion to satisfy hardtailers, lightweight for the weight weenie, good width for forward in the saddle comfort.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 06, 2009]
dubdryver
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very comfortable, durable, flex wing is legit, lightweight

Weakness:

price? A seat this calibre will cost atleast this much, I found it to be a lot better than seats that were more expensive, and haven't found anything cheaper that would even compare!

I have been using this seat for over 3yrs now. This seat has made its way from my K2 to my Blur. I am so sold on this seat that I am planning on buying a second one brand new and just hanging onto it with this one's breaks or falls apart! It is seriously worth the money you invest on it, and yah you will regret it when you pay for it, and when you first put it onto your seatpost, but wait a couple months and you too will be swearing by them! THEY ARE THAT GOOD! They are a very strong durable saddle with great comfort, great flex in the wings "wing flex". They AREN'T Racelight at about 220g, but sacrificing a few grams for the added comfort that will let you ride all day is well worth it! Besides, if you are going to be racing, comfort isn't about the furthest from your priorities so this saddle isnt for you anyways!

Similar Products Used:

Titec, WTB, Specialized, Selle Italia gel.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Feb 22, 2009]
dontheclysdale
Weekend Warrior

This seat was not for me. It's like sitting on a carved up 2x4. It should be called the "taint killer." I'm a big guy 6'3 250lbs and trail ride 20-30miles a week. I gave this seat about 10 miles and couldn't take it. I've read they have to be broken in but I have no interest in spending anymore time on this saddle. Even with the thudbuster this thing was NOT comfortable for me. I'll stick with the softer Laser.

I would give this thing a 1 but I don't think that's fair considering you either like hard saddles or you like soft saddles. After this experience I'm definitely a soft saddle person. Good thing I didn't pay retail...

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 10, 2009]
dtacmed
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Looks

Weakness:

Came apart no Customer Support

A overpriced saddle. Was fairly comfortable. No customer service from importer. Anyway go WTB

Similar Products Used:

WTB

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
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