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WTB TriLite Saddle

3.14/5 (7 Reviews)

Product Description

  • WTB's lightest and sleekest road and cross country racing saddle
  • Features DNA padding and Comfort Zone Technology
  • Two-toned black and gray leather cover with titanium rails, 190 grams
  • Two-toned black and gray synthetic leather cover woth cromoly rails, 230 grams

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    Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Tmack a Racer from Atlanta,Ga

    Date Reviewed: October 21, 2003

    Strengths:    Light, stiff, not too big, comfortable, looks good.

    Weaknesses:    Not the most comfortable saddle ever.

    Bottom Line:   
    Its a good stiff saddle that doesnt get in the way of peddling, absorbs the bumps well but takes a little breaking in/getting used to. More suited to road riding or XC racing. Its not good for long Mtn bike rides or DH/FR. Gell relief zone is nice. This one stays on my road bike, the SDG BelAir stays on the MTnBike. Good seat for cheap.

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    Favorite Trail:   IronHorse

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   W/Road bike

    Similar Products Used:   SDG BelAir, other cheapo crappy saddles.

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Alez comp, all Ultegra.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Douglas from Corvalls, Oregon, USA

    Date Reviewed: February 10, 2003

    Strengths:    LIGHT! It's stiff and strong, just the way i like it.

    Weaknesses:    I've had one or two occasions after 5+ hour rides where i was a little numb. Nothing that wearing better bike shorts couldn't fix

    Bottom Line:   
    Wow compaired to the seats i've ridden on up until this one, it's a dream! And for the weight saved, i guess i can just plan my night life around the down times in riding. The bike also came with the easton carbon fiber post which adds to the weight savings. all in all, very dependable and rigid. Just periodically check all the hex bolts on the saddle to make sure nothing's comming loose.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Similar Products Used:   Crappy seats that came standard on crappy bikes.

    Bike Setup:   2002 KHS Alite 4000 - Performance View Point Helmet Mount lighting system.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Freddy Steele a Cross Country Rider from Huntsville, AL

    Date Reviewed: July 13, 2002

    Strengths:    Seat is strong. Looks nice

    Weaknesses:    Tooooo Hard. Hurts your butt and prostate really bad

    Bottom Line:   
    Do not buy this saddle unless you like pain, don't want to have sex, or ever have kids! This saddle will end a ride early due to severe discomfort.

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    Favorite Trail:   Flat Rock

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:   Pricepoint

    Similar Products Used:   WTB Rocket V

    Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Truth. Magura Louise Discs, CrossRoc Disc wheels, All XTR W/Sram shifters, Python Tubeless, Thompson seat post and stem, WTB Rocket V Ti, Manitou Black Elite Air fork, Fox rear shock, ODI Lock on Grips

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by matt a Weekend Warrior from Ithaca,NY, usa

    Date Reviewed: May 5, 2002

    Strengths:    tough

    Weaknesses:    hurts my pee pee

    Bottom Line:   
    This seat is very painful. I will put a 5 dollar cheapy that doesn't hurt me.

    No lovin' tonight

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   came on bike

    Similar Products Used:   lots

    Bike Setup:   k2 team

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Martinsburg, WV

    Date Reviewed: February 13, 2002

    Strengths:    Good looking, light, well made, and it is comfortable.

    Weaknesses:    none

    Bottom Line:   
    This review is for the cromoly version. I bought this (and the Easton EA50 seatpost) to use as a replacement for my Bontrager/thudbuster set-up, mainly for when I'm racing.
    I figured that between 230gr saved on the post, and 100gr saved on the seat (and various other race day changes), that I'd have a bike that was quite a bit lighter.
    I also figured my rear would get a beating, having gotten pretty used to the Thudbuster.
    I've tried this saddle out for several rides now (w/o Thudbuster), and I'm real pleased with the comfort.
    If you do happen to get this, and don't like the way it feels, make a few minor adjustments. The two reviews before this one didn't faze me in the least when making a decision here. Whether or not you like a seat (or shorts, shoes or anything else where comfort plays into it), is real subjective, and depends on factors othere than just the seat itself.
    I like this seat a lot.

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    Favorite Trail:   Green Ridge State Forrest (MD)

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $20.00

    Purchased At:

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager

    Bike Setup:   Trek 6500 with EA50seatpost

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by joe nicholson a Cross Country Rider from winter park fl. usa

    Date Reviewed: December 13, 2001

    Strengths:    light, nice leather.

    Weaknesses:    hard as a rock. It's un-useable

    Bottom Line:   
    Well built, attractive worthless piece of junk. Into pain? Tri the tri-lite.

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    Favorite Trail:   snow hill, bithlo fl.

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   airborne

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Bike Setup:   airborne valkyrie

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Coonass a Cross Country Rider from Austin, Texas

    Date Reviewed: October 28, 2001

    Strengths:    Light, comfy, well priced, well constructed, no gaudy colors

    Weaknesses:    none so far

    Bottom Line:   
    I actually got it to put on my recently aquired Kula, but my butt likes it so much, it will go on my primary bike, the Hot. Slender shape is very familiar, plus it has a little cut out with gel that is a little langiappe. Real leather and Ti rails to take the sting out of our rocky trails. I love it so far.

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    Favorite Trail:   Hermosa Creek

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $38.00

    Purchased At:   CBO

    Similar Products Used:   Flite,Bonti Ti, SDG TI

    Bike Setup:   Kona Hot

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