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Anyone have a WTB saddle on their road bike?(6 posts)

Anyone have a WTB saddle on their road bike?HouseMoney
Dec 18, 2002 2:32 PM
I *might* be in the market for a new saddle and there are no WTB saddle product reviews on RBR, so ...

I have a WTB Rocket V Stealth saddle on my mtn bike, which I like a lot. It's fairly light (195g), is about as narrow as the cheapo (and so far, uncomfortable) Selle Italia Nitrox on my road bike, and just a little shorter, with the WTB's usual drop-nose.

I'm thinking that what's comfortable in an off-road saddle may not translate to comfort on the road due to more time in the saddle. The top of the WTB saddle has stitching in several spots (shoulders & nose) and I'm wondering if this would lead to added irritation over time.

Any opinions?
re: Anyone have a WTB saddle on their road bike?laffeaux
Dec 18, 2002 3:32 PM
The stitching on top of the saddle does not bother me at all. However any stiching on the side (like the Flite Gel) is incredibly irritating.

I'd try your MTB saddle on the road to see if you like it first. Often good off road saddles do not translate well to road use, and vice versa. The Flite Gel is an example of a decent off-road saddle, and a horrible road saddle (IMHO).

I'm currently using a Serfas Lola MTB seat on my 'cross bike (mostly commuting on roads), and it seems to work fine.
I have the WTB podium on one road and serfas lola ready for nextishmael
Dec 18, 2002 5:18 PM
they're my two favorite saddles and, sad to say, both discontinued. Both are great for road as far as I'm concerned, I cant ride with anything else. I just ordered 6 lola saddles from England since they're gone from the US, if you want one tell me.
I have the WTB podium on one road and serfas lola ready for nextlaffeaux
Dec 18, 2002 6:11 PM
I have two Lolas (one on cross bike, and one on my FS MTB bike). I'm not sure why they discontinued it, it's a good saddle.
re: Anyone have a WTB saddle on their road bike?DINOSAUR
Dec 19, 2002 7:45 AM
Not exactly sure what "WTB" stands for (I'm a dinosaur here). But I had a Sellia Italia Max Flite, which is more of a MB saddle on my road bike. It is a tad wider and has a little bit more padding than the other Flite saddles. No ti rails and no gel, a little bit heavier than the other Flites at 300g. I found mine on sale for $20.00 and I just pulled it off and replaced it with a San Marco Regal. To tell you the truth I liked the Max Flite better, but the Regal fits the needs of old guys who have to keep an eye on their prostate (no wonder my neck gets sore)..for saddles just go by whatever works for you..
Got one on an MB I use as a commuterretro
Dec 19, 2002 8:03 AM
It gets about the same use as a backup road bike--rides of 10-15 miles several times a week. Had the saddle a long time, so I don't remember the model, but I think it's an SST. For long rides, I still prefer the Brooks I have on my roadie, but this is the most comfortable non-Brooks I own.