The Gobi is one of Fizik’s four mountain bike saddles, and is well-suited to handle long days in the saddle. The Fizik Gobi XM’s wing-flex technology allows the sides of the saddle to flex, which provides some added comfort without forcing you to use a huge padded saddle that de-sleeks your rig.
I have been testing this saddle in Colorado for the past couple months and wanted to share my thoughts. See below for my full review of the Gobi XM saddle.
Fizik Gobi Review
This saddle came stock with my trail bike, and I haven’t given it a single thought since. I’ve spent some really long days on this saddle, doing both XC and trail-style riding, and I’ve never found it to be uncomfortable. The combination of the saddle’s overall shape and black microtex cover combine to make this a comfortable long-haul kind of saddle.
At 229 grams, this isn’t a super lightweight saddle (for that, you’ll want the Tundra 00, which comes in at 145 grams), but it’s not a tank, either. It’s available in four different models—manganese rail, kium rail, braided carbon rail, and braided carbon rail with a 00 carbon shell.
Upgrading to the Gobi isn’t a cheap proposition—the manganese rail version has an MSRP of about $130, while the top-end model has one of over $350—but it’s absolutely worth it.