Serfas Men's Vado Saddle

DESCRIPTION

  • Slotted for added comfort
  • Ti rails
  • Front and side impact gaurds

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Nov 26, 2001]
    Michal Grau
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Slimness, Padding density, TI rails for strength, The missing middle! & lightweight for this category(RX saddles)
    Comfort from Day one and able to move aft on the bike without hangup on the seat sides, Strong(I weight 225lbs)

    Weakness:

    Price, but it is worth it

    My biggest problem (since I have tree trunk legs) was clearing the saddle while moving fore and aft over the rear of the bike, this saddle solved that problem, cut chafing, and has the cutout for the old prostate relief. I really like it and it is the first saddle I have paid that kind of money for, I am satisfied and it works as I had expected.

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    Bontrager Race, Velo Mens RX saddle(Wider)

    [Nov 04, 2001]
    Martin
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    This is a very comfortable saddle, while still narrow enough to get off the back. Long rails allow for a good degree of adjustment.

    Weakness:

    lose one value chilli - not cheap

    I have the chromoly railed version. This saddle is very comfortable (I'm over 250 pounds) while not so wide and bulky that you can't manouvre around it and get off the back. I used to ride only "break in" type leather saddles, but I'm a bit unfit at the moment and didn't have the guts to break in a new, hard piece of leather. This provides a higher level of comfort than a well fitted, broken in leather saddle from the first ride. I would recommend it without hesitation. I also like the fact that it allows me to get my seat right back, improving my position on the bike.

    Similar Products Used:

    rolls, turbo, stock Giant Ranier saddle

    [Oct 03, 2002]
    Dylan
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Feels great. Very comfortable for all kinds of riding. Serfas customer service answered all of my questions very quickly!

    Weakness:

    A little on the heavy side for a weight weenie like me...I think serfas told me it weighed about 270gms... :( Also, the price is a little high...MSRP $80

    If you find a seat that you really like, I mean REALLY like, stick with it. This seat is phenomenal! It was recommended by Chris at the Bicycle Warehouse. I can ride for days without feeling any pain "down there"...this means that I will probably be able to have kids one day...*sniff* I've got two of these saddles right now. Serfas told me that they were coming out with some new colors so I am sure that you would be able to find one that matches your bike..(if you are into that sort of thing ;) BTW, I am about 165 lbs, so my a$$ is not a jumbo size. Given that, the seat fits me perfect. It is easy to slide in or out of as well. I think the bigger guys that dropped a review here have said that the seat fits well for them too! In a word, AWESOME! I give this 5 flaming poo pies fer value (since I got 20% discount) and 5 flaming poo pies for overall (great for keeping the twig and berries from being damaged)

    [Apr 18, 2004]
    Brad
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Light, extremely comfortable on long rides. Good looking to boot.

    Weakness:

    None.

    So far I would say it is the best saddle I have ever used. I tried a similar saddle years ago (too soft and hurt after about 30 min), so don't be fooled into buying a cheap imitation. I have gone on 4 hr rides and so far I can hardly tell that I am sitting on a saddle at all. These things work for some and others they may not work for at all. But with all the riding that I do (12k +a year) this saddle feels like a dream come true for my jewels and butt. If you can get one you won't be dissappointed.

    Similar Products Used:

    Selle Italia Turbomatic 2 (very comfy also), Selle Italia Flite Gel (pretty good) , Specialized Body Geometry( What a piece of crap and a total waste of money, wouldn't give it to my worst enemy, maybe!!)

    [Aug 23, 2004]
    Bert Boutte
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    Nice saddle, like the leather

    Weakness:

    Hard on the ass

    The bottom line is watch your bottom. If you don't sit in the saddle long, this will work. The thing is I ride on the road 6-7 miles then hit a 8 mile trail. The ride back sucks! Starts to feel like I'm straddling a log. The one thing that I like about this seat is the fact I can slide back quicker. Found a trek seat that is much more comfortable. Save this thing for race days.

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    Trek, other serfas products, WTB

    [Aug 04, 2002]
    TopJimmy
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Excellent padding for a small seat.
    Ti Rails.
    Light weight.
    Kevlar sides.
    Well constructed and great for maneuvering

    Weakness:

    Racing sized seat. Not a full sized seat. If you need the extra surface area in the back, get something else.

    It has little surface area, yet very comfortable. No 'seat wings' in the back; so, maneuvering in and out of the seat is incredible. At first, you might feel like you are going to fall back out tof the seat because there is nothing for your buttom to 'lean in to' and rest upon. With a little adjustment and few rides, you realize how much more agile the mens Vado really is.

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    SDG Bel Comp, Trico Memoflex II (softy gel seat)

    [Jul 20, 2004]
    Remi Parent

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    It seems durable
    Fast email communication and services from Norco
    Warranty! (satisfaction garanteed or refund)

    Weakness:

    Saddle not wide enough, very hard on ass and very uncomfortable on long rides

    This saddle is nothing like I though it would have been based on reviews here.
    The saddle is model 2004 DDvado men.
    I rode with it 3 times on the road and just couldn't get used to it at all, it should have been a little wider.
    Very hard on ass if you ask me.
    I am returning it today and will continue to use my specialized seat untill I find something better.
    I should have gone with the same saddle but woman version as it is wider.

    Similar Products Used:

    Selle Flite, specialized body geometry

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