Fizik Gobi XM Muzzle saddle £94.99

Toughened seating

BikeRadar score2.5/5

The Gobi saddle has long been a BikeRadar favourite for mountain biking – the slender shape and malleable base is ultra comfy and the long nose allows weighting of the front end on steep climbs. But its deserved popularity among harder riders has called for extra protection…

Enter the Muzzle. This is the Gobi with a removable rubber bumper that wraps around the back of the saddle, offering superior protection for uplifts, crashing and so on.

We found it gripped a little too much on some shorts for all day riding, but appreciated the protection it offered in abusive conditions.You can pick up a standard Gobi XM Manganese for a lot less money though, and we’d like to see the Muzzle as a separate accessory.

The muzzle: simple, effective, expensive: the muzzle: simple, effective, expensive

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