Avocet Saddle Saddle

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Avocet Saddle

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 21, 2011]
Lynette Zohn
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5

Women, Avocet 02 Air 40, Titanium, 7", 10.2"

[Jul 17, 2008]
cuseman03
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

like sitting on your sofa at home, extremely durable

Weakness:

none other than I found out yesterday I have been using the women's model for the past 12 years, unknowingly

I dont know why people are hating on this saddle. Surely everyone's bone structures are different. I'm skinny and lightweight, but for me I can honestly say this is the most unbelievable seat ever. I ride pretty hard and for long periods of time. I just last night crashed in a race and bent the this seat so I have to place it, but it game me 12 YEARS of top-notch performance. Never had a single problem with it, and it was comfortable as hell, even without good bike shorts.

Similar Products Used:

none

[Nov 21, 2001]
Ron Shufflebarger
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

I'm speaking of the O2 men's model. It fits like a glove and I use it basically for road. I have race model on my hardtail, it fits well also

Weakness:

Attention, attention!!! The cro-mo railed saddle with Buffalo hide (not leather and they are not offering that in cro-mo) is no good. The manmade fibric will wear off in 3 weeks and look like a mangy coyote going to a glue factory. For mtn. biking I find the nose a little thin and it doesn't support very well when climbing steep..

Love the leather saddle in racing or the men's model. They stand up well though the decal seem to wear a little early. The imitation Buffalo hide is a piece of something, avoid, because it will not stand up. They used to make the cromoly railed version in the same leather as the Ti version for $30 less. Now they give no value for the durability of saddle's covering in the cro-mo version at all. I also still find this a little thin and pointy on pure mtn. biking but wherever you sit and spin it's great....

Similar Products Used:

Specialized, Selle Flite, some non-descripts

[Nov 14, 1998]
M J FUCHS
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING

I HAVE JUST RETURNED MY 2ND 02 AVOCET REPLACED THE FIRST ONE AFTER BREAKING A RAIL AFTER JUST 6MO. THIS RETURN IS AFTER 4 MO SAME PROBLEM BROKE A RAIL .BEING 220 AND A HARD RIDER (THE CREW CALLS ME SNAP] I WILL BE INSTALLING A NEW SEAT POSTSHOCK TO HELP THIS PROBLEM ON MY 98 ROCKEDILE SX A VERY NICE RIDE.IF AVOCET DOSENT GIVE ME A NEW SADDLE THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY , I FEEL COMFORT AND CONTOL WITH THER PRODUCT.

[Nov 03, 1998]
Eric
racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING

I bought one of the very first Avocet O2 40R Ti saddles back in 1993. I rode it
10000 km per year of road racing/training for 3 years and it now resides on my MTB and is still in ridable shape, though showing its age.I attempted to replace it on my road bike for 1996 with another (because the old one was getting a little thrashed looking). Unknown to me the later models now have a cutout in the forward part of the saddle's shell, supposedly for prostate relief. I found this area too soft and it induced discomfort within 1 month of road riding. I pitched it and bought a Selle Italia Turbomatic which
I like though perhaps not quite as much as my old O2.If I could find another O2 40R without the cutout in the shell I would buy it again.

[Jul 17, 1999]
Justin
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

was very comfy
held up for a bit
kevlar and titanium

Weakness:

not durable at all

This is a follow up review, i owned this saddle for a little bit longer than a year and no its a piece of garbage. I flew off a jump and landed on the saddle pop off goes the sadlle with out the rails and i had to glue the kevlar to stay on the saddle after i ripped holes on every patch but it was comy after i broke it in after 3 months, i dont recommend this saddle or anything avocet for that matter, 2 stars.

Similar Products Used:

lots

[Jul 25, 1997]
Trebor Navilluso
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING

Ouch! Be ware. Any man with the usual endowments will find this saddle most painfull after 10 minutes on the trail. The rails are mounted too far back on the nose creating a terrible hot spot. Tilting and sliding the saddle could not avert this.

[Jun 28, 2001]
Lelen Bates
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfort, weight

Weakness:

Nose wear

I have been riding the 40R with Ti rails for 7+ years. It came stock on my Klein in Nov. '93 and it is now on my Santa Cruz. This is the most comfortable seat I can find. I can ride 25 miles of rough trail and never think about the seat. A good seat is one you never think of. I am buying a new seat 40R to put on the Santa Cruz and return the old one to the Klein. The only problem I have had is the fraying of the shell on the nose of the seat. Buy it and forget about it. There is no price too high for a great seat such as this.

Similar Products Used:

Sella Royal Shark (pain, pain, pain), Specialized Body Geometry, Salsa Tres Zones.

[Apr 29, 1999]
steve brady
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING

i wanted to place this review to thank avocet for immediately replacing my o2 kevlar seat with no questions asked - somehow i busted the ti rail on the left side. this is a bit mysterious i admit(especially considering that i am about 5'10 and 150 pounds and this did not happen in a wreck) but i was really happy with the response i received from the warranty people. it seems like you have to really wreck the crap out of your bike to do any damage to this seat otherwise and i suspect this is the case with some of the torn kevlar and leather worn down to foam type reviews. you either love a seat or hate it, and proper adjustment is always crucial, but this one fits me like a glove. i can move all over, back and forth and sideways comfortably and forget it's there. it's not the most plush throne around, but i tend to ride pretty light on the saddle so it's not a problem unless i have to really do some distance. my girlfriend hates it but then she's into springs so what can you do? overall, a great seat, properly adjusted and cared for.

[May 16, 1998]
Bryant Carter
cross-country rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING

Had O2 for year now, it is great, better than any road saddle, so I'm taking it off my mtn. bike and putting it on my road bike. The saddle works best if you have it facing down slightly, if you have it parallel to the bike then it will rape you. So make sure you have a good seat binder bolt so it stays where it should. If you go to bikeworld.com you can get it pretty darn cheap too (at least compared to other mail order).
PS.The WTB SST is also a good saddle.

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