Koobi Au Enduro 2.0

Discussion in 'Saddles' started by blixet, Dec 16, 2021.


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  1. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    For reference, this link will take you to the website: https://www.koobi.com/road-mountain-saddles/au-enduro

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    Searching for that saddle that is the nexus of comfort, support and pressure relief led me to try out this saddle thanks to Mssr. Gary, @sir crashalot. Mounted it on the Timberjack hardtail figuring that's where it would do the most good and headed off to the rough parts of the hills that I usually ride on full suspension for a solid test run. Also rode it this morning on mellower stuff that I usually take the hardtail out onto.

    Immediately out of the driveway, I was struck by how comfortable the fit was. The shape is perfect for my butt and the cushioning is just right. The website calls it medium and I think that is a good description - not too firm, not too soft. The shorter front end works well for me. As I move forward to get over the front wheel for climbing, there isn't that uncomfortable feeling of a giant dildo probing my soft underparts.

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    Seated pedaling, the channel cut-out relieves all the pressure on the perineum. As I slide forward, the channel does its job even closer to the nose. Also, the slight downward turn of the outer, rear left and right portions of the saddle makes for less rubbing along the inside of the thighs vs a more squared off saddle (like the WTB Koda, which is like sitting on a ping pong paddle).

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    The important thing for me right now is how do the parts that concern me (prostate/bladder/pudendal nerve) feel after a couple of hours of riding across roots, ruts, rocks and trail chatter? Have to say as irritated as my innards are, I feel fine down in the nether regions. No added aggravation that I can sense. This gives me confidence that I can still ride a mountain bike with my condition which is a big relief.

    I don't know if there are better saddles for me as I haven't tried that many others. I'd like to have a little go at the saddle that Steve, @Faust29 uses sometime for comparison. But for now, I will say this Koobi is a winner.

    The Koobi, being handmade in Italy, needed to have its picture taken with the basil plants that go in my pasta sauce!

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  2. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    I'm glad you found something that should work for you! So many more choices nowadays than even 10 years ago... :thumbsup: If ISM keeps raising their prices past boutique level, I may give one of these options a try next time...

    Glad to see I'm not the only one who's still getting peppers... :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Thanks for the review and the link. I think I may try one of these as it's not the price of a moon rock. Just can't figure out which width to get and website ain't much help.
     
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  4. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Thanks for the review, Blixet! gonna order one I think. Hope your condition has improved
     
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  5. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    @blixet did you get the 145 mm width or 155? The old model was 150 so i dunno which way to go, ive used that model for like 10 years
     
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  6. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    @blixet F The Saddle!!
    (not really looks cool)

    Where are the pictures and specs on the full bike!!!
     
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  7. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    I have the 155mm version. I have always used the wide sized WTB saddles in the past. I have a wide pelvis all the better for childbirth now that I am on anti-testosterone medication (finasteride) to shrink the beotch. :confused: I ordered another one of these saddles today for the Scout.
     
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  8. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
  9. ~JB~

    ~JB~ Member

    Location:
    Murrieta/Temecula
    Name:
    Juan B Garcia
    Current Bike:
    2019 RFX
    Hooked n landed.. Ordered one..
     
  10. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    I'll be interested see what you think. I rode my full suspension with the Ergon SM saddle yesterday and immediately ordered another Koobi when I got home.
     
  11. ~JB~

    ~JB~ Member

    Location:
    Murrieta/Temecula
    Name:
    Juan B Garcia
    Current Bike:
    2019 RFX
    The Ergon SM is what I ride on now.. will see..
     
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  12. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    how to put this-measuring sit bones is a literal pain in the ass if your glutes are swole (That ones for you Herzy ). Or maybe theyre just not pointy enough. I think theyre 130 mm, hard to tell for sure. which puts me smack in the midde between 145mm and 155mm wide saddles (Im in between sizes with everything it seems) Think im gonna go with the 155, better too wide than too narrow I guess. only 2 mm wider on each side than old model, and looks like the sides slope down more. @blixet, can you measure the exact width of yours for me? wondering if 155 mm is the entire width, or just the top "flatter"part
     
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  13. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    I measured it to be 155mm at the widest point from edge to edge on the bottom of the taper. The part that I think we'd mostly sit on, using the outermost of the 3 white outlines on the top/flatter part, measures about 130mm. So I'd think 155mm should be perfect. Also, given the difference of 10mm in the two sizes is only around 0.4", that's less that a quarter of an inch difference on each side. Probably close to not that significant.
     
  14. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Thanks blixet! Old model actually measuring 152 mm at widest point . Waiting for advice from Phil at Koobi but I think you’re right
     
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  15. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Ordered! 155 mm
     
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  16. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    Nice! Maybe after the holiday madness I could drive out your way and we could do a ride. Never ridden Laguna area although I used to hang out there in the summers during college in the '70s a lot. Only for surfing and diving, though. We could sway stories. Kind of feeling the carpe diem thing lately with regard to riding new dirt.
     
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  17. sir crashalot

    sir crashalot iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    laguna beach
    Name:
    gary fishman
    Current Bike:
    2018 banshee rune
    Sounds great, id love to show you around Laguna! im also itching for new dirt. Never ridden the San Gabes. But Im probably still keeping to myself until the omicron surge dies down. Hopefully not too long! Im kinda antisocial but I am starting to miss riding with others.
     
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  18. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Transition Scout, TJ Ti
    Received my second saddle for the Scout today. Ordered it Friday so that was pretty fast service. Also included in the package was some electrolyte mix and some energy gel, but this time I also got a pair of Marino wool Koobi socks. And he knocked 10% off this order for having multiple saddles. Pretty cool!
     


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