WTB Rocket V Stealth Saddle

WTB Rocket V Stealth Saddle 

DESCRIPTION

It's no surprise that so much praise has been given to the Rocket V. Its fit is legendary, and it's look distinct. The Rocket V, with its Love Channel, Comfort Zone feature, and smaller Whale-Tail pedaling platform, is the choice of many top professionals.

  • Rails: Titanium
  • Cover: Leather

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 10, 2010]
RiftZone
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

To date this is the best saddle I have used thus far. Comfortable yet narrow enough to slide back and lean behind the saddle on steep drops. The curve of the saddle cradles your sitting area in the center, the center of the shell has a cutout prevents hotspots with just the right amount of padding, not too thin or too thick. Looks great with the silver and black color scheme, even after 5 years. I have the titanium rails version and it's light. I'm buying the same saddle when it's time for a replacement.

Weakness:

stitching on the nose is wears out, fake carbon fiber love channel cover is cheesey and already peeling off after several rainy trail rides.

Get this saddle if you're tired of the usual 'Weapons of Ass Destruction'. Everybody is different anatomically and saddles are tough to buy without sitting on them first hand, but just like everyone here who reviewed it I totally love this product.

Similar Products Used:

Fi'zi:k, SDG and several Cannondale saddles,

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 15, 2010]
rob1208lv
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

looks, light, love channel

Weakness:

NONE!

Nothing better in my opinion, but seats are personal preference if you ask me.. I just got a white and red one for my niner, but I have had a silver on for 2 years now it's seen 3 bikes....

Similar Products Used:

stock seats

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 21, 2008]
jreedesq
Racer

Strength:

Most comfortable Seat I've owned, period. Only slightly heavier than the ssm aspide and similiar race saddles that don't offer much comfort or padding. The dip fits me well. Much lighter than some other saddles I've had that were almost as comfy. I think it's reasonably priced considering what the weight and the price of the european competition.

Weakness:

Durability?? I've seen a few of these broken, although I've not broken one myself. The soft spot seems to sag after a few years.

I've got 3 bikes. All 3 bikes so I have to have 3 of these saddles. My XC race bike has such nice parts on it I'm thinking of getting another SS hardtail for bad conditions. If so I'll be buying a 4th.

Similar Products Used:

SSM Aspide (x3) SSM Aspide with the cutout (much less comfy than the normal Aspide, Selle Italia Flite and Some Flite variates. Fizik (nice but usually heavy).

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 21, 2007]
kenneth adadams
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Comfy hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
its cushy but it doesnt feel slow,
which the speed v does

Weakness:

if you bought a more expensive saddle then you've been ripeed off coz this is awesome

comfy hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and light and fast and hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Similar Products Used:

WTB speed v

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 08, 2007]
SOGOAK
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Leather Cover, DNA Padding that molds to you, Love Channel, Light TI Rails, Stiching lasts, Reflective Corners

Weakness:

None

Like a couple of other posters said, THE BEST. I've ridden this saddle pretty hard for years. I noticed them onsale for $79 at PMart and Beyond.

I am getting a new one.

If you see one at that rate, get it. You'll be happy.

The first 10 rides will be good, but after that, the saddle will be unbelievably comfortable.

This saddle looks good and is not a gimmick piece.

Similar Products Used:

Terry Dragonfly and 1st Gen Specialized Body Geometry

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 30, 2007]
Justin Cashion
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Leather is nice and it is constructed extremely well. Love the Love Channel! Ti rails keep the weight down.

Weakness:

Nada

I love this saddle! Got it at cost from my old job, and I love it. Everyone should be given one with the purchase of a bike. Never ridden a more comfortable saddle! wish I had one for the road bike, too...Hmmmmmm

Similar Products Used:

Selle Italia

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 27, 2007]
Simon

Strength:

Narrow, Flat, all leather, minimal padding, Ti rails, light weight, Small V and 'Crush Zone" for your vein to your boys.

Weakness:

The colour! White is pretty easy to get dirty. I think it looks good but practically you've got to expect it to get dirty. The saddle doesn't have much crash protection - so if you crash often and your bike keeps endo-ing further than you do, look to the Rocket V's which have more durable construction. This is a Racing saddle!

This saddle is good for racers and experienced trail riders. The narrow saddle is of course, suited to people with narrow hips (just like me!). It's a very comfortable saddle with just enough padding to be perfect for enudro's but not so much to weigh it down. The Ti rails definitely help with the comfort factor. It's also quite flat, which allows me to move around quite easily.

Just keep in mind that this is a narrow racing racing saddle. Wider riders look at the Deva/Devo or other brands. It's perfect for riders like me: narrow hips and a saddle hardened bum. I love this saddle so much it's on my Trance and my XC HT racer.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Body Geometry, WTB Rocket V.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 27, 2007]
Dalton
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very comfortable, light.

Weakness:

None found yet.

Very comfy. It is on a road bike. The back edge of the seat is well padded allowing me to slide back and comfortably hang my butt off the back edge for a better climbing position when slogging up the mountains around here. I have had a cheaper model of wtb rocket with CroMo rails on the mountain bike for a few years and it has held up well.

Similar Products Used:

fizik arionne, some selle italia with a cut out, wtb shadow, old selle italia 'shark', and a few brooks pros a couple of decades ago.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 06, 2007]
patrick
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Light, very comfortable, seems durable.

Weakness:

None found.

Great saddle, very comfortable and light. Nice on steep technical downhills, quickly can get behind it. Not much else, it's a saddle.

Similar Products Used:

fizik

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 24, 2006]
Jim Coles
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

High quality. The drooped nose really works when I scoot to the front on climbs. It's very stiff for such a light saddle -- I get no flex when I slide up front or off the back. The narrow width makes it easier to get off the back than the WTB Laser. The price is fair. Variety of color/cover fabric options if you look around.

Weakness:

Rough material (like a synthetic burlap or such?) on back of saddle grabs my baggy shorts when I get behind the saddle. Wish that where a more slippery fabric. Sometimes I actually get stuck behind the seat and have to dab. Humorous for my riding buddies.

The best 'narrow', light, high-end saddle I found. Great for tech trail riding with steep drops and steep climbs that require frequent shifting from the nose to off-the-back.

Similar Products Used:

'98 Bontrager San Selle Marco clipped-ear. WTB Laser.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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