Fizik Gobi MTB Saddle - any good?

diddyfunk
diddyfunk Posts: 252
edited November 2009 in MTB buying advice
Hi Guys

I am looking to buy a new saddle as I have currrently just got the one that came on my Scott scale 60 (nothing Special) and it causing me some discomfort..

I have been recommended by a guy in Evans cycles the Fizik Gobi XM saddle.

Has anyone had any experience with this saddle or advise of a better one?

Most reviews give it 4 or 5 stars.

Many Thanks
2011 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Evo
08 Scott Scale 60 - http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy25 ... CF2299.jpg

Comments

  • Love mine,had it for 2 years and never had a problem with comfort.All bums are different though,so unless you can try a bike with one fitted you won`t know til you buy.
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • any advances?
    2011 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Evo
    08 Scott Scale 60 - http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy25 ... CF2299.jpg
  • dunker
    dunker Posts: 1,503
    for me it's okay, find the "sdg bel air rl" more comfy though.
  • Rich9
    Rich9 Posts: 1,635
    Just fitted a WTB Rocket that I picked up from JE James in Rotherham for £9.99. Been out tonight for a few miles and found it very comfy
    2014 Whyte T-129S
  • 13baz
    13baz Posts: 52
    Fizik Gobi is a great saddle used one for 2 years and would not use anything else now.

    Very light and very comfortable :D
  • warrerj
    warrerj Posts: 665
    I'm also tempted by the Gobi but it's a lot of cash to splash without riding one first. I'm waiting to work out a good time to nick one off a mate to try.
  • Monkeypump
    Monkeypump Posts: 1,528
    Charge Spoon.

    Bargain price, mega comfy (of course, all bums are different) - really pleased with mine, and haven't heard a bad review from anyone.

    Less spendy than a Gobi too, so maybe less risk if buying before trying.
  • The Gobi is quite "firm", but i find it comfy. Was contemplating the tundra or antares next time, but not seen/tried either. the ICS bit is handy for an emergency rear light too if you need it.
    Andy - The Expat Cyclist in Germany
    '07/'08 Cotic Soul
    '96 Scott Vail
    '89 Ridgeback Rapide 105
  • the gobi is a very polarising saddle, i've got two and i'm planning on possibly shifting them.

    Charge spoon is cheap and much more commonly liked.
  • chick0
    chick0 Posts: 338
    I have a gobi, it was standard kit on my bike. i found it to be quite hard and uncomfortable to start with. After a while i got used to it, and now its mostly fine. I have swapped with a few mates to try some others, but i did not find one thats any better for me for a similar weight. My buddy's who tried the gobi all said they go on fine with it!
  • I loved mine until I found on one inbred saddles and SDG Bel-Air R L Ti fitted my arse better and both are over half the price of a Gobi.

    It doesn't matter how much you spend on a saddle it's if it fits your bum that counts.

    Test ride as many as you can.

    http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalog/O ... s_388.html
    (sold out)

    http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/bicycle-s ... -l-ti.html
  • You could always buy a cheap Gobi secondhand via the classifieds or ebay to try.If you do`nt like it sell it on without it costing any money.
    2006 Giant XTC
    2010 Giant Defy Advanced
    2016 Boardman Pro 29er
    2016 Pinnacle Lithium 4
    2017 Canondale Supersix Evo
  • juankerr
    juankerr Posts: 1,099
    I've had one for a couple of years. Great shape for getting off the back and moving around, but I'm not convinced that's it's particularly comfortable. Will probably try a Charge Spoon next.
  • Mine lasted 4yrs then the rail snapped.
    had loved it until that point. (ride ariones on road bikes)
  • the fizik wingflex saddles do need to break in a bit, the wingflex needs to crack.
  • I went from my old faithful Flite Titanium to a Gobi XM and have been very pleased with it.
    The shape is similar enough that I was comfortable from the off but it is noticably more shock absorbing.
  • Monkeypump wrote:
    Charge Spoon.

    Bargain price, mega comfy (of course, all bums are different) - really pleased with mine, and haven't heard a bad review from anyone.

    Less spendy than a Gobi too, so maybe less risk if buying before trying.

    +1 :D I have them on all my bikes and find them great[but we are all different on what we find comfy in a saddle,it is best to try them if possible]
  • It took me a while to like my Gobi XM. It's comfy now though. My Spoon was comfy from the start. I like them both.
    More freerange chicken than Freeride God
    Bighit , 5 , BFe
  • .blitz
    .blitz Posts: 6,197
    IIRC my Rize came with a Gobi XM and it was pretty good until it started to sag. Swapped it for a Spoon which was as comfortable as undercrackers from day #1. Currently enjoying the sofa-like comforts of a Prologo Vertigo Max :D
  • joshtp
    joshtp Posts: 3,966
    well, the gobi is personal fave of doddy at MBUK, but i love my sdg bell air, and the charge spoon is also great, as is the wtb rocket.
    I like bikes and stuff
  • +1 for Charge Spoon

    comfortable, no problems. Got a white one beginning of year and still looks good. Could be tempted by the Gobi if I upgrade though, good reviews.
  • gaz047
    gaz047 Posts: 601
    had a gobi for just over 2 years and very happy, did take a few rides to break in but after that no problems
    if it ain't rainin.....it ain't trainin
    Stick your 'rules' up your a%se
  • bol
    bol Posts: 138
    I love my Gobi, and at least three of my mates have bought them after trying mine. I've got a Spoon on another bike, but not in the same league for comfort.