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WTB Pure V SLT Saddle

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $150.00


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Product Description

The WTB Pure V SLT is a curvaceous saddle that looks, upon first glance, that it may be too big and too heavy for high performance riders. We've found this not to be the case. And if you don't believe us, just ask Wade Simmons, one of the forefathers of freeriding. If your daily ride is more of an all-day adventure into uncharted, nasty terrain as opposed to a quick, two-hour hammerfest on buff singletrack, then this may be the saddle for you.The WTB Pure V SLT saddle is possibly the cushiest seat in the WTB line. WTB supplies this saddle to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. The WTB Pure V is the opposite of the sleek, thinly-padded saddles that are often preferred by cross-country riders. Those saddles are narrow and long; the Pure V is wide and short. Those saddles are pretty flat; the Pure V is generously curved, with a drop nose in front and whale tail in the back. The WTB Pure V SLT saddle is an all-purpose mountain-riding saddle. It features WTB's trademarked Love Channel down the middle. Its DNA padding is light, dense, and comfortable. There's a Whale Tail pedaling platform for holding the body in place when grinding up the mountainside. And, there's a padded drop nose for pedaling hard and fast. The shell is flex-tuned with a soft Comfort Zone toward the front of the saddle. The dimensions are 145mm by 277mm. The rails are titanium. The color is Silver and White leather with Kevlar corners. 250g.


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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MikeReding a Cross Country Rider from Albuquerque

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2011

Strengths:    Lightweight comfortable saddle with good contour for the male perineum. Great stabilizing with thighs in downhill runs.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Highest ratings. For saddles ratings should be in hours not chilis. This is a five hour saddle.

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Favorite Trail:   Foot Hills

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Can't remember

Similar Products Used:   WTB SST

Bike Setup:   2004 Epic Comp

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by emergencygeek a Weekend Warrior from CT

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2010

Strengths:    Comfortable, light, great churning uphill

Weaknesses:    Currently none

Bottom Line:   
This saddle is quite good. The slopped long nose makes churning up the mountain much easier then the stock saddle. The titianun rails and the padding on it makes it super comfortable over the roughest rock gardens and roots. The price is a bit high but if you search around you can find a good deal. Overall if your looking for a all mt saddle you can ride all day look no further then the pure v slt.

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Favorite Trail:   The res, Tylers mill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $86.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Wtb saddles

Bike Setup:   Kona Dawg

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nitrogenus a Weekend Warrior from TN

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2009

Strengths:    Great-looking, lightweight, solid, AND comfortable

Weaknesses:    None... for me. It may be a bit hard for some.

Bottom Line:   
This was an amazing upgrade from my bike's stock saddle. It is comfortable enough for any ride from gently sloping singletrack to hump-busting rock gardens.

It seemed a bit stiff at first, but after a few rides this saddle and my butt have become friends

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Similar Products Used:   Other WTB saddles


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ozzybmx a Weekend Warrior from australia

Date Reviewed: August 25, 2009

Strengths:    Awesome saddle , if you are lucky to find the saddle that fits you ass without costing you too much cash in the process you are lucky . This was the second (TYPE) of saddle i bought.

Weaknesses:    On the SLT the white leather loses colour, it ends up natural leather colour. So the white will start to dissappear in less than 3 months

Bottom Line:   
Bought it because my Pure V race's did not match the colour of my new bike . Definately lighter and i got it at a special price too . Only down is the loss of colour.
5 for value , 4 for overall because of colour loss.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   WTB pure v race ( x 3 )
WTB shadow v
Specialized


Bike Setup:   AM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jnubike a Weekend Warrior from Jakarta

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2009

Strengths:    Comfort for big guy, good for long ride more than 3 hours it still feels good

Weaknesses:    So far None

Bottom Line:   
Im wasting my money try many kind of saddle, and finally i found what I really want and this saddle feels great on me, the price was not good, better get the Chromoly rail version but i got this SLT on Sale, so maybe for me the price is doesnt matter i give 5 Chillis for the price.

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Favorite Trail:   All trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   WTB Silverado (Great saddle too), Fizik Nisene HP, Selle Italy Flite Gel

Bike Setup:   Giant XTC Alliance and XTC Teaam

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Digitaldon1 a Weekend Warrior from Tampa, Florida

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2009

Strengths:    Super light and Super comfortableand I am a Really Big Cat. Can move all over this thing when needed.

Weaknesses:    White may fade soon?

Bottom Line:   
this seat caught my eye because it would go with the color's on my new build, but man I have to say this seat is simply awesome. like the Thomson stem and seat post its works as advertised. quality is not always easy to describe but this seat feels top shelf. feel me?

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Favorite Trail:   Ridgeline

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction Cycle

Similar Products Used:   WTB Laser V (good seat) SDG Bel Air (Looks great but arse buster)

Bike Setup:   07 Marin Rift Zone all Upgraded....

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Indiana Andy a Weekend Warrior from Indianapolis, IN

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2008

Strengths:    Its light.

Weaknesses:    Its just not cushy at all and the stitching on the sides wore out after just a few rides.

Bottom Line:   
This is an ok seat. Its really lightweight and its fairly easy to get back behind the seat on sketchy downhill sections. I like the contour and width. I just dont like how stiff it is. I thought for the price that it would be comfy AND lightweight. WRONG. There just isnt much "give" to it and even feels stiff when i wear my padded spandex. If it were a little more comfy on my ass id have probably given it a 5. Id say for the amount of money i spent on this, there are other WTB saddles that are way better for the same price or CHEAPER.

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Favorite Trail:   Brown County

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   some website

Similar Products Used:   Other WTB saddles

Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ffphilip a Weekend Warrior from Montbeliard, France

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2008

Strengths:    COMFORTABLE ! Very light
...and very nice with its White/Gray leather cover


Weaknesses:    None so far, excepted may be that light color leather wears in surface rather quickly, but It's so nice that I accept this little drawback

Bottom Line:   
For the last 3 months I have been testing (at least 3 X 1,5 hour each) many high end saddles and/or reputed for comfort ones.

1°) Bought (no test possible in my LBS')a SDG Bel Air Ti because of the so numerous excellent reviews all around the world. Very disappointing. Far (far !)too smooth padding, and the central chanel is just an alibi on this saddle. Numbness an feeling my bones after less than 1/2h.
Can't understand the hype about that saddle...

2°) Tested a Max Flite Gel Flow for 2 weeks. The elastomer suspension system seems efficient for vibrations and small shocks. But there's something feeling non homogeneous in this saddle. As if the excessive suppleness of the rear was contrasting with the feeling of the edges in the middle. The nose is very uncomfortable. It is not on the light side with it's 300+ g.
Sounds like I only pointed out the drawbacks but its a far better saddle than the SDG Bel Air !

3°)Bought my WTB Pure V SLT without test (same prob as for the SDG) and...enlightment !! This saddle is GREAT ! Very firm but thick padding with a perfect shape make this saddle extremely comfortable wherever you sit on it. + the gel insert and supple support in the nose offers a rare comfort in its nose.
The WTB "love chanel" is actually very efficient. Not the least numbness after a 4+ hour ride on the contrary of EVERY other saddle I have used or tested. Sitting "normaly" in the middle or sliding to the whale tail and even getting on the nose when climbing gives you more comfort then you can expect !I'm still surprised. And everything is so "continuous": that's the first time I never think about changing intentionally from a position to another because I would feel some discomfort. Sometimes I notice that I'm rather near the whale tail, sometimes closer to the nose but only because I (probably) naturally moved for efficiency. But never to find some relief.
I'm just back from a 4,5 h ride and I'm (once more)so pleased with my WTB Pure that I wanted to tell !
That kind of product make you love MTB even more.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Flite Titanium, SDG Bel Air Titanium, Max Flite Gel Flow


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan0 a Cross Country Rider from Nashua, NH USA

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2008

Strengths:    comfort, strength

Weaknesses:    seams

Bottom Line:   
great saddle, second only to the pureV pro( no seams)

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Favorite Trail:   sidewinder

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Similar Products Used:   too many to list

Bike Setup:   rip9 xt/xtr

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam from Australia

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2007

Strengths:    most comfortable saddle on the market! hull flexibility is good due to the wtb "love channel"

Weaknesses:    lack of colour options

Bottom Line:   
great saddle, perfect shape for me. I find the rocket and flight a little too skinny for my sit bones. the pure V SLT has the perfect mix of minimal weight, comfort, hull flexibility and durability. best saddle i've ever had in every respect (just wish there were more colour options). some may prefer a narrower profle for racing applications ie the Rocket V would be a suitable choice. 5 outa 5 for value and performance.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Similar Products Used:   WTB rocket, Selle Italia Flight, various specialized saddles

Bike Setup:   yeti 575

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WTB Pure V SLT Saddle $89 at Performance

Dear Everyone, I have a WTB Rocket V saddle that came standard on my 09 Kona Dawg. This evening I ordered a wider (and more comfortable) WTB Pure V SLT saddle from Performance Bike for $89 which includes 2-day shipping. Quite a good deal considering that retail price is $150. Cheers, JohnRead More »

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