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WTB Speed V Saddle

4.08/5 (78 Reviews)
Weight : 395 grams


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Product Description

  • Features the Love Channel and Comfort Zone Soft-Shell technology
  • Black/gray/red leather with cromoly rails & Gel V, 390 grams
  • Black/gray synthetic leather with steel rails


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by michael

    Date Reviewed: April 29, 2013

    Strengths:    Inexpensive

    Weaknesses:    Heavy, weak and cheap

    Bottom Line:   
    The frame bent after about 8 rides (4-16 miles each). I'm 6"0' and 180lbs and ran it on a hardail 29er. I'm not hard on my stuff and it's just unacceptable to me for something to break this fast. You could buy 1 $100 saddle at the beginning of the season or 3-4 of these at $28.
    I'd rather just drop the coin on a better one.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Richwon4 a Weekend Warrior from Fort Wayne, IN, United States

    Date Reviewed: October 24, 2010

    Strengths:    Very Comfortable, looks good.

    Weaknesses:    Frame was bent out of the box, but Bikes direct had a new one in the mail right away. I've road it hard and had no other problems with it.

    Bottom Line:   
    I really like the seat and plan on wearing it out if that is possible.

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    Favorite Trail:   Franke Park

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Bikes Direct

    Bike Setup:   2011 Phantom Comp

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Holmes a Weekend Warrior from Berthoud CO

    Date Reviewed: October 11, 2010

    Strengths:    Cheap, comfortable

    Weaknesses:    none (for what it is)

    Bottom Line:   
    I've used this on my road and mtn bikes. It's not *quite* as comfortable to me as the WTB Pure V, but pretty darn close. I can easily spend hours in the saddle without padded bike shorts on either of them. I'd say this a great saddle for general road or XC riding. If you want super light, super narrow yadda yadda look elsewhere.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   Jenson USA

    Similar Products Used:   various synthetic saddles, various leather saddles

    Bike Setup:   Currently on my road bike, have used on my KM as well

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by dan51 a Weekend Warrior from San Jose, CA

    Date Reviewed: August 26, 2010

    Weaknesses:    Heavy
    Too flexy


    Bottom Line:   
    Seat was initially pretty comfortable. However it's too flexy and doesn't support well enough. It flexes so much that the plastic under the seat is getting a whole worn in it by the seatpost bolts that hold the seat to the post. The seat is flexing over 1/2" to make contact with the bolts. I imagine it would flex a bunch more if it didn't hit the bolts.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by mrcaseyman a Weekend Warrior from Victor, NY USA

    Date Reviewed: August 11, 2010

    Strengths:    Pretty comfortable for an inexpensive saddle. Only paid $28.

    Weaknesses:    Weak rails.

    Bottom Line:   
    I only weigh 162lbs and I bent the seat rail. On top of that I use a Thudbuster suspension seat post which really takes out the hard hits so I don't think it should have bent.

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    Favorite Trail:   Dryer Park

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $24.00

    Purchased At:   Jenson

    Similar Products Used:   Other WTB inexpensive seats.

    Bike Setup:   Motobecane Titanium Fly 29er.

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by lew242 a Cross Country Rider from Devon UK

    Date Reviewed: July 8, 2010

    Strengths:    Cheap, moderately comfortable.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy and much too bulky.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you are coming from a regular cheap saddle this saddle certainly is an improvement, it's pretty comfortable and hard wearing, but don't be fooled it isn't that good.

    Having ridden on higher-end saddles such as Fizik Gobi and even saddles at the same price point such as Selle Royal Viper, and some of WTBs more expensive offerings, I have to sat this saddle seems way too bulky and resembles some kind of 'city shopper comfort saddle' that has some real wide bulk to it, and sacrifices control on technical downhill sections.

    Spend more money or shop around with the same money and you can find something with a better narrower profile for real riding performance and save at least 100 grams off the weight.

    All in all seems like a comfortable entry level saddle for newbie hard-tail riders on flat fire tracks. Hardcore riders should spend more money.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gawton HSD

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Many, some better good some worse.

    Bike Setup:   XC bike ridden in AM/light FR style (because ride roads to trails).

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by S_Trek a Cross Country Rider from Maui

    Date Reviewed: May 3, 2010

    Strengths:    Very VERY Comfortable!

    Weaknesses:    None so far

    Bottom Line:   
    My ass never been so happy! One word best describes this seat, AWSOME!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   REI

    Bike Setup:   Go anywhere Wallyworld full suspension Treker

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by TwoHeadsBrewing a Cross Country Rider from Norcal, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 12, 2010

    Strengths:    Cheap, light, comfortable

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    I tried our various saddles at my local bike shop, and this one was the best...and surprisingly one of the most inexpensive. You can find it for under $28 online. I now use these on my commuter, road bike, and mountain bikes. I can ride for 4-5 hours on my road bike and still be comfortable. And I don't need to ride with padded shorts either to make my seat comfortable.

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    Favorite Trail:   Bidwell Park

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   The Bicycle Wheel

    Similar Products Used:   various other MTB saddles

    Bike Setup:   Cliff 29er Pro, Windsor Knight road bike

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by j50005 a Downhiller from Flagstaff, AZ, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 11, 2010

    Strengths:    Looks good and cheap

    Weaknesses:    frame bends

    Bottom Line:   
    these saddles are crap. I have bent 3 of them on both all montain and freeride bikes.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   several

    Bike Setup:   multiple

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by MotoMatt19 a Weekend Warrior from Palm Beach, FL USA

    Date Reviewed: September 10, 2009

    Strengths:    Looks Great, Feels Great

    Weaknesses:    None So Far

    Bottom Line:   
    Haven't had too much time with it, but I love it so far. WTB is solid.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came With Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Schwinn

    Bike Setup:   '09 Moto

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by STEVENSAN a Weekend Warrior from vancouver island

    Date Reviewed: August 3, 2009

    Strengths:    inexpensive, easy to wash off, was comfortable until it bent

    Weaknesses:    doesn`t hold its shape, bends easy. heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    I weigh 215 lbs and the seat bent after a couple of months of XC use. comfort is average. After an hour or two in the saddle your ready to give your back side a break. Not the lightest, but for the price you can`t really expect it. i`m in the process of selecting a new seat.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Bike Setup:   kona hoss

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by prodigy321 a Weekend Warrior from Gilbert, AZ

    Date Reviewed: July 27, 2009

    Strengths:    Cheap, Looks better than stock

    Weaknesses:    Wide nose

    Bottom Line:   
    Good all around saddle for weekend riding. Probably not the best for competitive, but I would recommend it to a friend.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $24.00

    Purchased At:   Performance Cycles


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by cg61doc a Weekend Warrior from Annapolis, MD, US

    Date Reviewed: July 17, 2009

    Strengths:    None

    Weaknesses:    Strength

    Bottom Line:   
    My 240lb behind broke the dang thing within two weeks (around 400 miles of equal amounts of fire roads, paved and singletrack). No really big hits, just a few minor crashes that did not impact the seat nor the post. Just not built for someone a little larger than normal. It was pretty comfortable while it lasted...

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    Favorite Trail:   Arundel

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   To many to count

    Bike Setup:   Stock Motobecane Phantom 29 with following mods: wellgo rodeo spds, jamis stem, bontrager select extra long seat post, kona cowan handlebars

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by JTCONCORD a Weekend Warrior from CONCORD, CA

    Date Reviewed: May 25, 2009

    Strengths:    Looks, comfort, value.

    Weaknesses:    A little heavy.

    Bottom Line:   
    Bought this saddle on recommendation of mechanic at LBS. What a great deal! No more sore tailbone. In the future, I will always look first at WTB saddles.

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    Favorite Trail:   Various

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   Performance

    Similar Products Used:   Selle SM, Forte


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by sprocket73 a Cross Country Rider from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA

    Date Reviewed: April 28, 2009

    Strengths:    Seat Zen no more butt pain

    Weaknesses:    Bit on the heavy side

    Bottom Line:   
    Great riding seat on long rides

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    Favorite Trail:   Olida

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $25.00

    Purchased At:   MTBR

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized ergo

    Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper E120 Expert

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