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Tim K reviews a version of the Gobi saddle that's got extra rubbery protection
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Posted on: April 11, 2011
One of my most common causes of ‘heart in mouth’ moments is when I can’t get back on my saddle after hanging off the back.
I’m a fan of the normal Gobi, but I wont be buying this.
Rails ae Manganese not “magnesium” (as you can see in the top pic)
In my experience Gobi = numb plumz on long rides as the top is too flat, and I’ve also found the bases snap as do the “wing-flex” bits.
Have xm on zesty and road bike, fits my ass really so no complaints
rubber bumper on the back… wtf… stupid design fault imo.
for an expensive (but reasonably comfortable saddle) they don’t last very long at all, mine wore out at the front in 6 months of not very hard usage, the lather has to go round a very tight radius at the nose making it prone to excess wear as it’s stressed. also wore it out at the sides all the way back to the fabricy bit. guess they don’t play well with baggy shorts and grit.
I use the Gobi on two bikes and find them fine. One has been used for over 18 mths with little sign of wear and the shape fits me well with no numbness experienced. Agree with the review that the shape allows for good movement around the bike but also not sure about the muzzle idea.
I get on really well with Gobi’s but totally agree with above comments re: wear, especially on the nose radius. The leather underneath mine keeps coming unglued too. Far from impressive on an £85 saddle. However, they are comfy on long rides (for me at least) and that’s what counts.
I’m just baffled by that muzzle “invention” though…
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