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WTB Rocket V Laser Saddle

4.61/5 (23 Reviews)


Product Description

  • High Quality Psuede and leather cover and Black Diamond corners
  • Lightweight DNA padding
  • Titanium rails
  • 210g


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    Reviews 1 - 15 (23 Reviews Total) | Next 15

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Lew a Weekend Warrior from UK

    Date Reviewed: March 4, 2010

    Strengths:    Fairly comfortable, good shape, light, inexpensive.

    Weaknesses:    Stitching = too much grip on seat in some situations, why so much stitching? Lighter more comfortable seats out there, but for more money of course.

    Bottom Line:   
    It's not bad, and I'd be pretty happy with this if it came on a new bike, but compared to a Fizik Gobi XM, which is to be fair much more expensive, the laser is a tiny bit heavier, less cool looking and less comfortable.

    Also I'm used to saddles without stitching or much less, and the stitching seems to get in my way, that is because I like to slide around the saddle on descents and move my weight around according to the terrain.

    The previous reviews say the saddle will last, and I can't argue with the durability given I haven't had much time on it, but if price is no issue, or you are an endurance rider, possibly think again.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Fizik Gobi XM, Selle Royal etc

    Bike Setup:   XC

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gatorzman a Weekend Warrior from Tampa, FL, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 20, 2009

    Strengths:    I read all the MTBR reviews on this saddle here before buying this saddle. I have over a year using this saddle since purchasing it. This is the best saddle I've ever had. There was no pain right out of the box. I can ride for many hours with no problems. Although skinny it is stable enough that I can easily ride with no hands on the trails (when needed). The stitching stayed strong with no noticeable wear until about 9 months in. Although the white stitching has started to wear thin, the pieces of the saddle haven't been affected and there is no concern it will be needed to be replaced any time soon.

    Weaknesses:    Stitching wearing thin

    Bottom Line:   
    This has been a great buy for the money and I would definitely do it again.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $40.00

    Purchased At:   Ebay


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by friedwilly a Weekend Warrior from Yorktown Hts., NY USA

    Date Reviewed: August 7, 2009

    Strengths:    Comfort, weight and finish

    Weaknesses:    none yet

    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased this seat based on other reviews of the stock seats that came on my Fisher. This seat is great. It's very comfortable on long rides and no worries of bruised tail bones. Definitely a must purchase if you want a lightweight and comfortable seat.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   Danny's Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager SSR

    Bike Setup:   09 Fisher Pirahna

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Wrobo84 a Weekend Warrior from Kalamazoo, MI, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 7, 2009

    Strengths:    Affordability, strength, and comfort.

    Weaknesses:    Silk screening wore off quickly, but I'm not one to judge products on looks.

    Bottom Line:   
    I purchased this product to replace my stock Bontrager saddle that came on my bike. The Bontrager rails bent within the first year. This saddle broke in quickly and has made long rides much more enjoyable. The rails have also withstood the abuse of my 205 lb body with all the abuse I have thrown at it. Withstands mud, water, dirt, and snow greatly.

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    Favorite Trail:   Ft. Custer Battle Creek, MI

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $68.00

    Purchased At:   Niagara Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Stock Saddle

    Bike Setup:   Trek 4500 w/ upgrades

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Ian Hatton a Weekend Warrior from New Port Richey, FL

    Date Reviewed: November 23, 2007

    Strengths:    Comfy as heck, I'm getting another one.

    Weaknesses:    I bent my rails.

    Bottom Line:   
    I really do honestly love this saddle, But sadly the rails bent. I should also mention that I'm only like 160 pounds. Still, this is a really old saddle, I got it from my neighbor about 3 years ago when I bought his bike from him. It was a retired Police bike, our guestimate is that it's from 97.

    5 stars for Value
    and 4 stars because it did bend.

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    Favorite Trail:   Alafia

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   Given to me

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing really comparable

    Bike Setup:   Kona Fire Mountain w/ 120 mm Manitou Black Platinum 120mm fork and a bunch of other upgrades.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Michael Hooper a Weekend Warrior from Cayon, TX, USA

    Date Reviewed: June 6, 2006

    Strengths:    just the right size and shape. perfect feel, not too hard or too soft. not too big or small. just the best MTB saddle i have ever used.

    Weaknesses:    mine split at the seem with the love channel. and the staples came undone.

    Bottom Line:   
    i wish that it would have stayed together longer. i would like to buy another, because i loved this.... but do i want to spend a chunk of change on something that is going to just fall apart again?

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    Favorite Trail:   northshore, grapevine, TX

    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   mad duck adventure sports

    Similar Products Used:   lots

    Bike Setup:   trek 4500 aa (hardtail) with lots of mods.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Zoltan a Cross Country Rider from Budapest, Hungary

    Date Reviewed: March 23, 2005

    Strengths:    Perfect shape, love channel, flexibility, weight

    Weaknesses:    will not last long

    Bottom Line:   
    The first WTB saddle that is really suitable for racing, the oldschool sst was too wide at the middle. The WTB-like dropped nose is genial on the hard climbs. The love channel is a great idea that actually works. The flexibility of the seat makes the ride comfortable, but after a year or so (13 000 kms)the middle is too flexible, and if you are not sitting on the rear section (when you are climbing) it is not so comfortable any more.
    My Flite is 3 years old, looks disgusting but works perfectly, like a new one.

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    Favorite Trail:   Sorrento

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   the original SST, Flite, S.Marco Aspide, Era K, Avocet X-Country

    Bike Setup:   Author Sector, SID Team w remote, XT, Sram X9, Mavic, Michelin, Ritchey, ATAC Carbon

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by b s a Weekend Warrior from il

    Date Reviewed: August 8, 2004

    Strengths:    light weight, side/corner durability, mid price range

    Weaknesses:    are the seams and exterior stitching really necessary, product design should rethink manufacturing to eliminate this characteristic

    Bottom Line:   
    flexible shell in middle. rubberized cutout pocket for pern. tissue relief really works. just enough padding under sit bones. a very good value to perf rating. many of today's styles scrimp on padding just to save weight and acheive a "racer" look, this saddle is quite contrary.

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    Favorite Trail:   moab

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   pbs

    Similar Products Used:   turbo/bontrager/flite/slr/titanio

    Bike Setup:   road and mtb

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tino Saloomen a Weekend Warrior from Granada Hills, Ca.

    Date Reviewed: October 22, 2003

    Strengths:    Comfort, style and quality of worksmanship.

    Weaknesses:    None yet

    Bottom Line:   
    After my first ride, I was amazed as to how nice this seat is. You really do get what you pay for!

    It felt great. Very comfortable. I'd highly suggest purchasing one. This thing is designed very well with most riders in mind. I'm 5'11", 200lbs and this thing fits me like a glove. It must feel like a nice sofa for the lighter folks.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $90.00

    Purchased At:   Supergo

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized BG that came w/the 03' Epic

    Bike Setup:   03' Epic w/some XTR upgrades

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by HTail from SF Bay area

    Date Reviewed: August 12, 2003

    Strengths:    Nice shape, perfect for trail riding. Plenty of padding in the right places without feeling or looking over stuffed.

    Weaknesses:    None so far.

    Bottom Line:   
    Great saddle! The shape and initial sit-on-the-bike with jeans felt a little edgy after using a more rounded profile Terry saddle. But once in biking shorts and on the trail, the seat rocks! The shape is very complimentary for the climbs, bumps and descents that us mtn bikers do. It feels very stable without being obtrusive between the legs. Nice amount of padding in the right places. I'm impressed & would recommend it.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Terry Fly

    Bike Setup:   Truth/FoxF100X/MavicSL

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by justin a Weekend Warrior from mamaroneck, ny

    Date Reviewed: August 1, 2003

    Strengths:    Looks good

    Weaknesses:    CREAKS LIKE A BIATCH

    Bottom Line:   
    The seat is noce, I dont see it a a giant improvment over the stock seat. It creaks like crazy and I get a little numb. I paid $80.00 and I should have tried it our first. If I did, I would not have bought it.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Purchased At:   beyond bikes

    Bike Setup:   Fuel 90, King/Valiant wheelset

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Gregor a Cross Country Rider from Ketchum

    Date Reviewed: June 26, 2003

    Bottom Line:   
    It's all been said. Little spendy maybe, but still worth it.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   flite ti and a few others

    Bike Setup:   YBB

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Stoner a Cross Country Rider from Austin TX

    Date Reviewed: June 1, 2003

    Strengths:    pretty damn light
    nice padding
    sexy design
    finally, something that dosent feel like it was designed to crush my balls


    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    this saddle kicks ass, nuff said

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    Favorite Trail:   cant tell, its illegal

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $55.00

    Purchased At:   sun and ski sports

    Similar Products Used:   wtb sst x (never use this one)
    serfas arroyo (don't use this one either)


    Bike Setup:   2001 big sur w/ xtr and D.I.R.T. components

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Evan Lerner a Cross Country Rider from Mount Kisco, NY, USA

    Date Reviewed: March 27, 2003

    Strengths:    So comfy you forget about it.

    Weaknesses:    A little pricey

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy this saddle. If you're tired of doing the "butt rub" on the nose of your seat as a massage, buy this saddle. One ride and you'll be calling yourself stupid for putting up with any discomfort you had from the saddle you just ditched

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Bike Setup:   My road bike

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Al Campbell a Weekend Warrior from London

    Date Reviewed: March 24, 2003

    Strengths:    Most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden. Nice and narrow, easy to move about on.

    Weaknesses:    None yet

    Bottom Line:   
    Buy one

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $80.00

    Similar Products Used:   WTB sst, flite Ti, etc

    Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Truth, pace forks, romic shock,

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