This is a solid mountain biking saddle that still features a long nose to assist on the climb.
This is a saddle that has been designed to withstand the long distance rides. It is essentially a standard Gobi with a bit of added protection.
The Fizik Gobi Muzzle is available to buy here or you can find further details about the saddle.
The Fi’zi:k Gobi XM Muzzle saddle is an updated product that has been added some protection to the rear of the seat.
- Manufacturer: Fi’zi:k
- Cover: Microtex
- Rails: Manganese
- Weight: 255g
This protection comes in the form of a rubber guard that attaches around the back of the saddle to avoid it from getting torn or frayed through repeated use or during bike falls.
At this stage it looks as though those who already own a Gobi XM won’t be able to simply buy a scuff guard to add to their own saddle because they are not sold separately.
The saddle is designed with thigh glides to keep the cadence smooth and manganese rails ensure minimal weight. The mid section of the saddle is flexible to provide less restricted pedalling.
This is the Fi’zi:k Wing Flex at work and is one of the reasons that this is a solid long distance performer.
The Wing Flex allows the shell to flex downward when the inner thigh makes contact with the saddle.
Saddle specs: cover – black microtex, shell – carbon reinforced nylon, rails – manganese, weight – 255g, scuff guard – yes.