The fi’zi:k Tundra is a firm saddle, but if you keep your weight centered in the sweet spot, it rides nicely. The shape of the saddle worked well for doing technical moves, had plenty of maneuver room and the sides were decent for squeezing, and it had just enough slipperiness for moving around. The flat pointy nose is a great place to get up on for those steep climbs, but the nose was a bit hard and not the most comfy spot to sit on for extended climbs. I think that a tad more padding on the nose would really be a great addition. The carbon rails are very innovative and I really like the carbon cloth wrapping for gabbiness it gave to the seatpost clamp, but not all seatpost clamps might accept the somewhat fat carbon rails, so be forewarned. And let’s just say the seat is White!
fi’zi:k’s has another winner with the Tundra Carbon in the cross country racing and weight weenie category, although it is a tad heavy for the weight weenie guru.
-Square flat nose
-Carbon taped rails
-Nose needs more padding
fi’zi:k Tundra Specs:
Weight – 209.8 grams (2 grams less if you take off the ICS fi’zi:k logo insert)
Color – White
Carbon railed – $199
K:ium railed – $159
Blin:k light – $19
Pa:k bag – $25
Value Rating: 3.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Overall Rating: 4 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
fi’zi:k MTB url: http://www.fizik.it/products_mtbsaddles.aspx
fi’zi:k Tundra url: http://www.fizik.it/catalog.aspx?subid=Tundra_braided