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CODA Competition Road Saddle Saddles

2.33/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Hand tooled leather with two-tone black color
  • Super strong and featherlight forged alloy rails
  • Side scale indicator on rails for precise adjustment
  • CODA designed suspension road bridge system for increased comfort
  • CODA designed "ASCEND" saddle shell system increases comfort and protects soft tissue
  • CODA logo on sides and rear

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by frankmuenn a Commuter from Menlo Park, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: June 28, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks nice.
    More padding than racing saddles.

    Weaknesses:    Narrow, padding not firm enough.

    Bottom Line:   
    The saddle came with a Cannondale T700, Y2K model. I used it for a
    27mi daily commute and for occasional weekend rides, often on rough
    roads or single track, in the Santa Cruz mountains. I'm hard on
    equipment. The Coda saddle was not nearly as comfortable as the old
    no-name saddle on my 1980-model Univega touring bike. So I ditched
    the Coda in favor of said much older saddle after two years of trying
    to make it work. For me, the Coda is too narrow (about 135mm, the old
    saddle is 160mm wide), and I found the padding not firm enough. When
    sitting to the back of the saddle, it tended to deform downwards and
    become much more convex than I like. Moving around on the saddle did
    little to redistribute pressure points or improve comfort.

    Generally, the coda saddle looks cool and it's more comfy than the
    racing style saddles which typically ship with touring or commute
    bikes nowadays. It's fine for short rides and works well on fast
    smooth descents, where I want to tuck and keep my weight back. Fair
    for commuting, riding in heavy traffic, rough roads or single-track

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    Favorite Ride:   Alpine Road, Menlo Park/La Honda

    Purchased At:   Garner's Pro Bike, P

    Similar Products Used:   Many different saddles

    Bike Setup:   Canondale T700, Y2K model, used for commuting.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by hawkman a Triathlete from Sydney, Australia

    Date Reviewed: June 1, 2003

    Strengths:    Average on the comfort factor. Looks OK.

    Weaknesses:    Lousy job on the stitching front. Will rip through your expensive nix.

    Bottom Line:   
    Reasonably comfortable on short distance. Anything over 60kms and the 'sit bones' get very numb. Mind you, I have a skinny butt. The main problem with the seat is the stitching. It's rough and has ripped up my expensive Castelli bike nix after a couple of rides - not happy!

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    Purchased At:   Came with bike - Can

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale R1000. Ultegra.

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by whiskycobra a Road Racer from Boston, MA, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 19, 2002

    Strengths:    Ok comfort, Fairly light

    Weaknesses:    eats your shorts...and shorts are costly

    Bottom Line:   
    Fairly Comfortable, but the bottom edges are rough which skuffs your cycling shorts making them wear out faster...it came with my bike

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    Favorite Ride:   Any ride with the Tufts University Cycling Team

    Bike Setup:   cannondale r600, shimano 105

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