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WTB Laser V DH Saddle

4.14/5 (7 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Protective Black Diamond and Swiss Kevlar® cover takes abuse
  • Soft Shell is stable while soaking up big imapcts
  • Titanium rails
  • 270g

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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Money a Downhiller from Gilbert, AZ, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 19, 2005

    Strengths:    This is a review for the WTB POWER V. Not the Laser V.
    Amazingly comfortable seat, long and wide. The length of the saddle really comes in handy when climbing. Tough seat material, looks like kevlar, doesn't seem like it will rip.

    Weaknesses:    I have heard that over time, where the front of the rails connect will come loose. This is remedied by globbing some caulking in there. Not a big problem.

    Bottom Line:   
    Very comfortable seat! Large, but not so big that it gets in the way. Great for XC, Free riding, and DH. I ride my VP Free up, down and all around and the seat performs beautifully. So nice that you can throw away your spandex shorts with the butt pad. That says a lot!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:

    Similar Products Used:   Titec Berzerker DH, Azonic Hot seat, Marzocchi saddle, other WTBs...

    Bike Setup:   VP Free, 66RC, D321s, XT disc brakes, Evil DRS, Thomson seatpost, Hussefelt cranks, etc...

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Craig a Weekend Warrior from Calgary, AB, Canada

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 2005

    Strengths:    looks good

    Weaknesses:    this is the noisiest seat I've ever used in my entire life...enuff to drive you insane.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'm starting to wonder if all these reveiws have been written by "WTB shareholders". This seat is "ok" comfortwise at best. It seems to dig into the inside of my legs and cause substantial discomfort on longer rides. It is not soft enuff in my opinion, and the "love chanel" needs to be enhanced. My biggest complaint is that it "creaks" worse than anything I've ever seen in my life! do you shut this thing up? ....any suggestions would be apreciated.

    I got a smokin deal on this thru my lbs...about half price,(I think I have an OEM version they took off a new bike).

    overall terrible performance, not worth the money at all...did I mention it looks great?

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   old cheap saddles, original "SDG" that came on my Kona, Oryx (got it free, much better than the lazer v).

    Bike Setup:   Kona Stuff, extensive upgrades.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tom a Racer from philly

    Date Reviewed: September 28, 2004

    Strengths:    tough, comfy

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    great seat. look no further. I liked this seat so much, I got one of the light weight versions for my xc bike. Highly recommended, just get one and you'll agree.

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    Favorite Trail:   got dirt

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Purchased At:   came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   don't ride without a seat. ouch!

    Bike Setup:   this is on my gemini, my big hit bike.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Uthman Ray IV a Racer from Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 24, 2004

    Strengths:    Stong rails, light weight, and very comfortable!

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This saddle has the width, strength, and comfort needed to downhill and freeriding. Don't let the "DH" in the name fool you---this saddle works great in cross country applications as well. There have been numerous occasions where I have had to let my bike go in the air and it has landed directly on the saddle, and the rails to this day are identical to to the way they were when I first put it on my bike. If you are looking for a stronger saddle, or are tired of having a sore rear after longer rides, I recommend trying out a WTB Laser V DH.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia, SDG, and Tioga.

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz V-10, WTB rims, tires, seat, & grips, Fox Vanilla Rear Shock, Hayes brakes, Sram drivetrain, Truvativ cranks and BB, Easton bars, and Thomson seatpost.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nicholas a Weekend Warrior from BC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: June 23, 2003

    Strengths:    Fantastic comfort in a technical saddle.

    Weaknesses:    Durability of the rail attachment

    Bottom Line:   
    I was running the old WTB which I was happy with starting half way through last season. Took a trip to Moab in the spring after many months of inactivity had tenderized my butt. After two days of epic riding I couldn't sit on the bike anymore. I stopped in at the shop and admired the saddle and its nice padding. Weight was good and I love the WTB shape. Rode the saddle for the rest of the trip and my butt recovered very nicely. This thing is soooo comfortable.
    I crashed the first day and popped the rail out of the base. Funny thing was that the saddle never hit the ground, it was my butt slamming it off-centre which did the damage. Shop was great and replaced it on the spot. It has been crashed many times since and HAS smacked the ground numerous times with no trouble.

    I absolutely love this saddle, and two other people who've ridden on it want one now. Still, I have to give it a knock for the railing issue which I have heard of elsewhere too.

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    Favorite Trail:   Slim Chance

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $89.00

    Purchased At:   Poison Spider

    Similar Products Used:   WTB SST,Titec DH KTi, Ritchey comp-lite,Vetta, Schwinn stingray Ti.

    Bike Setup:   Turner XCE, XTR der and shifters, Hope Minis, Dave's Speedream wheels, RS Psylo, Race Face bb and cranks.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gene a Weekend Warrior from Vernon, NJ, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 21, 2002

    Strengths:    Very comfortable saddle, and you have to love the channel down the center. Strong but does not make you want to walk funny for a week after a long ride :)

    Weaknesses:    Nothing really to mention

    Bottom Line:   
    I have no problem with this saddle at all. Heck it does the job for me, I feel comfortable riding with it and that's all there is to say about that one.


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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1.00

    Purchased At:   Cycle Works

    Bike Setup:   C'Dale Gemini 1000 (sweet, ooh so sweet!)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by gary a Weekend Warrior from illinois

    Date Reviewed: July 18, 2002

    Strengths:    weight/ shape/ firmness

    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    the old wtb saddle was good and reliable but the new laser's are the best....after experiencing everything....wtb's/azonics/selle/ etc.
    you can't beat the WTB laser.......i had a little issue with a ripped seat that got taken care off quickly.....customer service is very prompt !! and the warranty(if you have problems) is very good !!! I highly recommend this saddle and WTB

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $1.00

    Purchased At:   addison cycle

    Similar Products Used:   every saddle made !!

    Bike Setup:   bullits/turner/ellsworth/azonic all have the new dh laser on them

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