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WTB Saddles?(5 posts)

WTB Saddles?Jeff Rage
Nov 22, 2003 10:17 PM
I noticed there weren't any reviewed on the site here. Does anyone use them?

I have a Rocket on my Mtn bikes, and it's so much more comfortable than what I have on my road bike. I'm thinking about slapping the WTB on for my next road ride.
All I useMel Erickson
Nov 23, 2003 7:44 AM
I use WTB saddles on all my bikes, road and MTB. I use the older SST variety. Searched for years and finally found one that fits me. Great saddles for me, maybe not others. Saddles are so individual. If it works for you on the MTB it might work on the road but you sit very differently on a road bike. You're "in the saddle" much more. I found the one that works on the road bike first then started using it on my MTB.
Probably the saddles I love to hate the most...The Walrus
Nov 23, 2003 4:50 PM
...had some bikes that were spec'd with them (various SSTs), and I just could not get comfortable on them. As a result, I've got a box full of 'em. Give me a Flite Gel any day.
Transferred mine to my road bike. Hated it.HouseMoney
Nov 23, 2003 7:35 PM
I have a WTB Rocket V Stealth on my mtn bike & love it. It's the 3rd WTB saddle I've had. Put it on my road bike. Angled it the exact same way. My privates went completely numb about 10 miles into a ride. Padding's probably too soft and didn't support my sit bones for longer periods of in-the-saddle riding. Experiment over.
re: WTB Saddles?Matno
Nov 24, 2003 6:10 AM
Similar experience to a previous post. I tried my beloved Speed V on my road bike and it just didn't work the same. Now I'm on a Koobi Xenon and love it. Of course, I think ANY saddle would be more comfortable on a MTB. The bike itself is just that much more comfy and the riding position is more "natural."

HOWEVER, one of my riding buds just switched from a Koobi Enduro (the slightly softer version) to a WTB Rocket on his road bike, and he's loving it. I've never seen a saddle with so much concavity (i.e. it looks like it sags over an inch in the middle), but he swears by it. Wish I had bought that one that went for $13 on eBay... Doh!