Koobi SI Classic Gel Saddle

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SI Classic Gel

Koobi's upgraded SI is now the SI Classic Gel with added Gel comfort. Genuine Leather, generous relief area.FeC rails

User Reviews (31)

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papatini   All Mountain Rider [Oct 09, 2012]
Strength:

Strong; wide; firm but comfortable.

Weakness:

None.

I have this saddle on both my mountain bike and my commuter. I am 6'3", 220lbs. I usually have a hard time finding a quality saddle that is both wide and firm. I initially bought one for my mountain bike (full suspension). Once I like a product, I stock up, so I bought a couple more for future applications. Glad I did. Installed on my commuter, and love it. Also, I have never had a saddle that did not eventually bend at the rails. Finally stopped using the hollow style. This unit has seen about 3000 miles on my mountain bike, with no visible bend or fatigue. I know the price I paid looks low, but it's real. Just happened across this product online, looking for a wide firm saddle.

Similar Products Used: Specialized BG, Sette.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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stormpeakco   Cross Country Rider [Jul 31, 2008]
Strength:

didn't seem to notice a break-in period. very acceptable comfort without a great deal of weight or girth.

Weakness:

none, thus far

No pun intended, the ride up Zig Zag (Steamboat Ski Mtn)was absolutely bottom, basement pleasing. For once the expected pain in the legs while mountain biking was virtually unaccompanied by extreme ischial tuberosity discomfort and inappropriate gluteal ischemia.

Similar Products Used: Selle Italia Flite, Fizik, Torelli Amalfi SL
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
smokey422   Cross Country Rider [Jul 07, 2008]
Strength:

Comfort, nose does not tend to snag shorts when sliding forward on steep hills.

Weakness:

Leather seams are getting worn but I've had this saddle a long time. Some would say weight but the most overweight component on my bike is the rider.

This is a very comfortable seat that is also a good value (can't believe the prices on some of these new seats!). I find it works best if mounted just slightly nose down. I've done 6 hour rides on my Lemond with no saddle issues. I like the way the nose is rounded, some saddles tend to snag shorts when riding way forward. The seams on the top are getting worn on mine. When time comes for a replacement, it will be another Koobi.

Similar Products Used: Brooks, Selle Italia Flite, San Marco.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Brian   Cross Country Rider [Aug 22, 2003]
Strength:

Looks cool, super comfortable, quality construction, curvy ergonomic profile fits me nicely

Weakness:

none

This is a great, good looking, comfortable saddle. Once it broke in it became more comfortable than I would have expected from just leather and padding. The love channel works wonders. Cool graphics. Weight weenies might prefer a few grams lighter, but it's light enough for most. Quality construction. Great deal.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Lin Dze   Cross Country Rider [Jun 17, 2003]
Strength:

all sorts of comfortable. And i like their little K spade logo.

Weakness:

hmmmm, its a little heavier than a more expensive saddle?

Very happy with this saddle. I use this bike to commute to work, around 12 miles a day, and I can say I would definatly buy another one. Not the lighteset one you can buy but its a reasonable cost and my ass loves this thing. I ride it almost every day and only once has it bothered me, though i think that might have been more the fault of the shorts i was wearing.

Good price, good feel, good buy.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Scott Lynch   [Feb 13, 2003]
Strength:

Just darn comfortable. Also quite durable.

Weakness:

Even though durable, the black leather covering and logos/writing on the top starts to crack after a couple thousand miles

I've owned/own three of these saddles. I first discovered Koobi back in 1999 when I was doing 35-mile round-trip commutes to and from work EVERYDAY. At that time, I had a mountain-style bike adapted for commuting. I tried just about every comfort/commuting/road saddle out there and finally ran across the Koobi Si. I haven't looked back since. Last year, I retired that mountain-style commuter bike with more than 7000 miles on that Koobi saddle. It never let me down and was always comfortable. The saddle leather and logos/writing did crack after about 1500-2000 miles, but the saddle comfort seemed to only get better with age.

Last year, I made two major bike purchases. I purchased a true commuter/touring bike (Trek 520) and a $3000 Ritchey Road Logic (with Dura-Ace Triple :). The VERY FIRST thing I did for both bikes was to buy Koobi Si saddles. My only wish is that they keep making this saddle FOREVER. I'm afraid 5, 10 years down the road when I purchase new rides that I will not be able to get one. I've done up to a century (100-mile ride) with the Koobi on my Ritchey bike and it's comfortable down to the last mile. I've recommended this saddle to 2 other of my "road-bike" buddies and both of them now swear by it. If you're not a "weight-wenny," this is the saddle to own. You will not be disappointed.

Similar Products Used: Teri, Specialized, Trek, Avocet, Selle Italia
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Bill   Weekend Warrior [Feb 10, 2002]
Strength:

Super comfortable, nice leather cover. Perfect amount of padding in just the right places. Never even required a break-in period for my butt, comfy from day 1.

Weakness:

Kevlar corners could be bigger to better protect the leather.

Get one, you won't regret it. If you don't like it I think Koobi gives you a trial period so you can return it anyways.

Too bad there's not 6 flaming chilis..

Similar Products Used: Bontrager FS-10 (stock on my bike) which was horrible. Also a Fizik Nisene Twintech Ti which my butt never could get used to, I was sore after every ride even after over a year.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Mike   Cross Country Rider [Jul 18, 2006]
Strength:

Fantastic! No numbness/tingling/etc. Comfortable. Great construction.

Weakness:

None!

Have used this saddle for over 5 years for cross country racing, adventure racing, and 24-hour racing which equals long and rough hours in the saddle. I will never purchase another! Rarely, if ever do I have problems down in the region of interest. The seat is comfortable and has lasted through significant abuse. No tearing or deterioration of the leather. Have used various gel seats and the Specialized versions. If you're having problems, buy one of these seats and ride on problem free.

Similar Products Used: Various gel seats and the Specialized version + various weight weenie racing saddles.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dave   [Mar 20, 2003]
Strength:

WOW! I can't believe how truly comfortable this saddle is. I actually cut time off my favorite ride because I wasn't shifting around in the seat all the time.

Weakness:

NONE! so far

KICKS ASS. worth every flaming turd available.

Similar Products Used: Selle San Marco, Selle Flite, Turbo (for years)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Scott   [Oct 03, 2000]
Strength:

comfortable, works in many different positions

Weakness:

heavy, leather wearing down quickly

I commute over 6,000 miles a year--never drive if I have to. I've gone through many a saddle over the past four years (some 20,000+ miles). I decided to try Koobi's Si saddle and after a year later, I'm still using it. This alone should tell you something. It's a comfortable saddle and it can be used in many different riding positions. My commute is over 30 miles round-trip each day to work and it works. I've done a couple century rides, and it works. My only complaint is the durability factor of the saddle. After about 5000+ miles on it now, the leather and logos have worn down badly and it tends to be a little stiffer now--but these are minor complaints compared to the comfort it brings me.

Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Similar Products Used: everything you can thing of
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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