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WTB Laser V Stealth Saddle

4.53/5 (81 Reviews)
Weight : 238 grams


Product Description

  • Light, anatomic supportive racing saddle
  • Features the Love Channel and Comfort Zone Shoft-Shell technology
  • Black leather cover with titanium rails


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by dblspeed a Cross Country Rider from Dublin

    Date Reviewed: May 14, 2011

    Strengths:    It's a saddle.

    Weaknesses:    Natural leather not the best in wet weather, degrades fast in the hot sun. Gel padding became hard as a rock after a year or so. This saddle made me sensitive areas feel NUMB.

    Bottom Line:   
    This saddle did not work as advertised for me, only kept it for so long only because I was using on my SS and I wasn't sitting very much.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything unpaved

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized Romin, Phenom, Henge, Alias.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Rick a Weekend Warrior from Mililani, HI

    Date Reviewed: January 24, 2008

    Strengths:    Comfort for the long haul.

    Weaknesses:    None to speak of.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is by far the greatest seat I've owned. I've had it on three different bikes now including one hardtail. I can't see myself buying another brand, or model for that matter. The Laser V is obviously a little wider than the other models but it's perfect for me.

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    Favorite Trail:   Secret

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia Flite gel; original equipment saddles.

    Bike Setup:   Chumba XCL

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Christian Wessel a Cross Country Rider from SC

    Date Reviewed: November 19, 2007

    Strengths:    Sidewall is abrasion resistant.
    Very confortable even after 4 hours of riding.
    'Love Channel'
    Soft nose.
    Acts like a suspension.
    Doesn't stay moist.


    Weaknesses:    Weight ? Actually if there are heavier saddles that are less confortable, then it could be considered light!

    Bottom Line:   
    You can't expect anything else from a saddle.
    The nose tip is confortable and wide enough to acomodate your weight on those long climbs, yet it is narrow enough to not rub in your tighs when you are seated on it's back. That is a perfect balance hard to find on many saddles.
    The frame is made of a very confortable material that deforms as an actual 'suspension', it is not like those saddles that are very smooth when you clench your fist but when you seat on them it will bottom out pretty easy with your weight, losing this capability to absorb impacts.
    There is a fabric on it's sidewall that is abrasion resistant, right where it most demands.
    The center groove relieves pressure under your vital parts, I feel confortable even on those last few minutes when I'm almost back home after a long ride. I consider it the best money can buy. Unless you're a weight weenie that scales your bike more often than you ride it, this saddle may be the perfect choice.

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    Favorite Trail:   Down, anything

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Pure V Stealth; Specialized BG Comp

    Bike Setup:   Titus Motolite 2006 with Shimano Deore XT 2008.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 2007

    Strengths:    Lightweight, good width, and comfy.

    Weaknesses:    Ti rails might not be best for a clyde (broke the rails once)

    Bottom Line:   
    I just finished riding 47 hours over 7 days on this saddle... logging roads and singletrack... and this saddle was comfy and while I can't say my butt never got sore after that much time in the saddle, it was really just minor (and nothing compared to the soreness in my legs!).

    I've been riding with a Laser V on my bikes for 2-3 years now, but given my recent experience, I felt compelled to write a positive review!

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    Favorite Trail:   Tahoe Rim Trail

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   Rocket V

    Bike Setup:   A couple of bikes: Turner Burner, On-One Inbred Singlespeed 29er

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by BRIAN a Cross Country Rider from LAGUNA BEACH, CA. USA

    Date Reviewed: June 30, 2007

    Strengths:    Lightweight, WTB has a plethora of styles to choose from - any type rider can be happy. Kevlar sides, titanium rails sloped nose and good looks make this a great ass cushion.

    Weaknesses:    MSRP is a bit hard to swallow (120 duckets for the Ti rail model) but ebay has some for a good price.

    Bottom Line:   
    I was getting some burning pain in my right glut and nut (Pudendal nerve entrapment / compression)I figured it was time to replace the seat. After reading a lot of reviews I picked the Laser V Stealth Ti as best suited for my riding (XC and trying to hammer up hills as fast as possible - not a DH bomber)
    Let me tell you, this seat is a little bit o' heaven. From the very first ride the difference was profound and I no longer felt the burning nut pain. Great support in just the right places and it encourages seated steep uphill climbs. I'm 5'10" and 173 lbs and I can tell you this seat is so good I just had to write about it.

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    Favorite Trail:   MEADOWS in ALISO WOODS

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   EBAY

    Similar Products Used:   Jeez, too many to list. Specialized Geometry came off last (a brick thinly veiled as a bike seat).

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Stumpy hardtail - much carbon, XT and XTR components. Thomson set-back, FSA carbon stem, Easton EC low rise, Cane creek S-8, Salsa bits scattered around.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Loren Bourassa a Cross Country Rider from Clackamas, OR, USA

    Date Reviewed: March 21, 2007

    Strengths:    Light, Looks cool

    Weaknesses:    Too soft for us heavier riders. Made in Taiwan?

    Bottom Line:   
    I have a hard time tossing this saddle because of how much I paid for it. It was the best saddle I had tried when I bought it, but if I had known how much more comfortable a Brooks B17 would be, I would have returned it after a few rides, as Bike Gallery has a saddle demo/return policy. It's incredibly light, and I keep the saddle as a race only saddle (short races). It's comfortable for a short time in the saddle, but turns into a big burning hotspot after 15 mins in the saddle. It has a way of gripping your butt and not letting go. My Brooks saddles are nice and smooth, and let your butt find it's happy place, this saddle keeps you searching for it. It was an improvement over every other saddle I had tried, but man, do yourself a favor and try a B17 if you're having a hard time finding a comfortable saddle. They've been making saddles for quite a long time, and seem to have really figured things out.

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    Favorite Trail:   guedoloco@hotmail.com

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $110.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Gallery

    Similar Products Used:   Brooks B17, Stock WTB on Yeti 575, Fizik Nisene

    Bike Setup:   Klein Attitide Comp (hardtail)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by JOe a Weekend Warrior from Oxnard

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2007

    Strengths:    Comfortable

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    my rocket saddler sort of broke down, this is way more durable and better comfort

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Similar Products Used:   WTBH Rocket


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dustin a Weekend Warrior from Savannah, GA, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 4, 2006

    Strengths:    Seems strong for steel. Ride for hours with no butt pain!

    Weaknesses:    Maybe just a little bouncy.

    Bottom Line:   
    I forgot about the saddle. Until my seatpost broke. Seems to just mold to the sitbones, pretty easy to get off the back, great all around.

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    Favorite Trail:   FATS- Great Wall

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   jensonusa.com

    Similar Products Used:   Stock Giant, Pure V

    Bike Setup:   Stock Giant Yukon

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from TN

    Date Reviewed: July 5, 2006

    Strengths:    Very comfortable yet still firm enough, light, looks cool

    Weaknesses:    None that I have found

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy this seat!! It is the best seat I have ever had. It's not too hard, not too soft..but just right!!
    Seriously,,,,buy this seat, you wont' regret it.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $75.00

    Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

    Similar Products Used:   Fizik that came stock on my C'dale Rush

    Bike Setup:   Rush 800 stock..for now..

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Daniel a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix

    Date Reviewed: January 18, 2006

    Strengths:    Very comfortable and durable

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the best seat I have used. It is tough and comfortable.

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    Favorite Trail:   The closest one I can ride

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $50.00

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized BG products

    Bike Setup:   Epic, XTR, Crossmax, etc..

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tim from Newport Beach, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 8, 2005

    Strengths:    I have this saddle on two bikes. Great saddle, comfy. Bent the ti rails on my SS. WTB has a $25 replacement crash replacement policy. Marty the CS guy is the man. The cover was wearing off the nose and thought they might not do it. Got my saddle back looks like new.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    Great saddle. Great company.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   Adrinaline

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Spec. Bonty

    Bike Setup:   5 Spot, rigid Ibis ti SS

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by K Totten from Racine, WV, US

    Date Reviewed: October 14, 2005

    Strengths:    Looks great, well made.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    I would hate to know how many bike seats I have hanging in my basement. I've never been able to find one that didn't hurt my butt, especially on long climbs. I ordered this seat after reading the reviews and I'm glad I did. I rode today and climbed a fire road that usually has my butt numb half way up and experienced no pain whatsoever, and the seat isn't even broken in yet! I'll be ordering another one soon for my road bike soon.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $89.00

    Purchased At:   PricePoint

    Similar Products Used:   Too many to list...

    Bike Setup:   Cannondale Prophet 1000(stock)

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Fil from Adelaide, SouthAustralia

    Date Reviewed: September 3, 2005

    Strengths:    Looks good, feels great!!! Well made!

    Weaknesses:    Expensive

    Bottom Line:   
    After trying many seats, I read the reviews and found relief at last in the Laser V stealth! I now have it on 2 bikes, with a Rocket V on the steel "trainer" (its ok but the shape is too high at the rear and tends to "push" me forward - frame geometry plays a big part i think). Its well made and I love the tough edges so im not worried at laying it down or wearing it out. The weight is good for such a comfortable saddle, the lighter ones Ive tried seem to have absolutely no padding!
    I usually go for 1-3hr rides and can stay seated longer.
    Saddles are personal, I have a small butt, but (ha!) find these my perfect saddle!

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    Favorite Trail:   Any single track

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Speed V, WTB Rocket V, other cheap crap, "Gel" stuff etc,

    Bike Setup:   Merida Magnesium with Moxey suspension seat post

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Anders a Weekend Warrior from Norway

    Date Reviewed: August 18, 2005

    Strengths:    It feels very comfortable at first, it's ligt, looks good.

    Weaknesses:    After an hour in the saddle, it hurts like h***!

    Bottom Line:   
    Never experienced such butt-pain after a bike ride before as this saddle gives me. I suspect it being to wide for my behind, I feel much more comfortable on the narrower Custom Selle Italia Focus that came stock on my Element 50. I'm having big problems walking the stairs after a long ride on this saddle, so it's off my bike for good now.
    But as we know, saddles are an indiviual thing...

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $95.00

    Purchased At:   slightly used

    Similar Products Used:   a few Selle's and older wtb's.

    Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain Element 50 and Trek Liquid 30

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Brian Sevilla a Weekend Warrior from San Francisco, CA

    Date Reviewed: August 16, 2005

    Strengths:    I can feel my groin again!!! I am just getting into bike riding again so I purchased a new Trek and after my first ride on the stock Bontrager seat I had lost all feeling in my groin. I was seriously debating if it would hurt more to ride without the seat. Paid the full retail price at a local bike shop because I absolutely needed the seat in a hurry because I was going out of town for a ride and one day I want children. Very comfy seat and now I can ride without any pain

    Weaknesses:    for me, cost, but it was definitely worth it. I'm not sure if you can really put a price on having feeling in the family jewels

    Bottom Line:   
    Very nice seat and I would buy it again.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $120.00

    Purchased At:   Lombardi Sports

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Select - stock on Trek

    Bike Setup:   Trek 6700 '05.

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