WTB Rocket V Team Saddle

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WTB Rocket V Team Saddle 

DESCRIPTION

The WTB Rocket V Team is nearly identical to the top-of-the-line SLT version. It uses the same titanium rails as the SLT to keep it trim, but it features a synthetic cover instead of leather to trim a few extra bucks off the bottom line. The Rocket V Team is available in Black and White. Both...

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 30, 2015]
Maurizio
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Very comfortable, great design

Weakness:

None

After trying many other saddles ( Specialized Henge and Romin ) I eventually found the perfect saddle for my needs as, even after a very long ride I feel comfortable and I have no pain in any part of my body.

Similar Products Used:

Wtb Rocket V

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Available At:
[Nov 08, 2012]
ron hans erez

Strength:

light comortable saddle , look very nice .

Weakness:

Solid Titanium alloy rails are not the strongest, they are only the lightest and most expensive metal rail available. Standard CroMoly rails actually test out as the most durable metal rail over Steel and then Titanium. NiCro (some people call it hollow Ti) rails are probably the weakest, but they will typically bend and not break like Titanium. They are almost as light as solid Titanium, but less expensive. Part of the reason we typically don't warranty rails is because we are limited in design by the standard 7mm rail diameter size which limits the strength of rails based on any metals properties. Another contributing factor is the seatpost clamp used to hold the saddle rails in place. You might have noticed thay your rail probably broke right where the clamp ends. Titanium is notch sensitive and is most susceptible to point loads. If the clamp is short and has a sharp and abrupt edge, it is most likely to break there.

i use this saddle for over 1 year rode sround 15,000 km all aroud the globe and was very happy , then one rail broke and as i gave you on weekeness the explain i got titanium rails.
Wtb fred gave me a new saddle so for me wtb are o.k. that why i gave them 5 stars because thier warranty for 2 years is working and wtb stay and believe in thier products again thank you fred and wtb .

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 10, 2011]
korbs
Racer

Strength:

Comfortable, surface material provides the right amount of grip and slip. light weight, narrow for manuveribility.

Weakness:

a bit short, sometimes too sticky, price

great saddle. Its form allows for easy transitions for your techincal rides and climbs. Mine has not had any durability issues that others have mentioned, which is a plus for me! I agree with a few reviewers that their trademark drooping nose has been dissappearing. I have found that the longer, flexy silverado works for my needs.
Unfortunately while out on a ride, a wet ride, while traversing a very technical riverside section, I lost grip and slipping loose grit and mud. This sent me sliding down the bank on my side, into the river. Ew, and also pulling one of the rails out of its seat, on my rocket V. I have yet to re-insert the rail back into the rear of the saddle. bummer!

Similar Products Used:

many wtb: valcon, pure v, silverado, selle italia, velo

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 01, 2011]
phlegm
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Lightweight (Ti rails), surprisingly comfortable, looks cool

Weakness:

Relatively expensive, not the most comfortable saddle I've used, but there are always tradeoffs. Saddle details are white, and get dirty quickly.

FYI, the WTB Race Team saddle looks very different from the picture shown in the review (see their site).

The one area I'm willing to trade weight for comfort is with the saddle. I've purchased other lightweight saddles, only to be really disappointed (and sore). While this saddle isn't plush by any means, it's decent, especially if you wear biking shorts with the "chamois". It's a light saddle, and thus far it's the best combo of weight and comfort I've found yet.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 20, 2011]
Helmetless
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Fairly light, good looking

Weakness:

not comfortable for my arse

Less than 1 month using it and I am ready to give my opinion. Not so comfy for my legs, it is constantly rubbing me. Just not the saddle for me, but it does not mean it is bad or it can't work well for you.

Similar Products Used:

Fizik Gobi (not the XM version, just standard - best saddle I have ever owned), many velos, serfas, selle italia, specialized models

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 26, 2009]
mtbbiker@heart
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Construction (well made), Comfortable, no numbness.

Weakness:

None to date

Being a 200+lb rider, I could not ride more than 5 miles without going numb in the saddle. I tried diferent version of gel saddles, gel type shorts with no improvement. First ride out of the box, I had no numbeness for the entire ride. I have gone back to my basic chamois style shorts, and can ride in complete comfort. The narrower saddle with the "love" channel did the trick. I would recommend this saddle to all you guys out there that have ever suffered any discomfort in the saddle. I also like the one piece smooth saddle vs. SLT multi material. It removes any seam rubbing that could cause discomfort.

Similar Products Used:

Gel saddles of various manufacturers.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 24, 2009]
str8
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Comfort

Weakness:

No Flash

The best thing you can say about a new saddle - I never once thought about it. Like an old friend from the first pedal stroke.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 24, 2009]
tj90
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

comfortable and light, kevlar where it counts and not "hot spots" from stitching.

Weakness:

cant think of any

I actually dreaded buying a new saddle. Why? because I have trouble getting a comfortable saddle. I will sacrifice weight for comfort. Im happy to report that this saddle gives you both comfort and light weight. It has great cushion that is not too "spongy". It tips the scales at respectable ~200g. I used to ride a very old turbo and changed to niscene that was OKAY. I think this WTB product is a great upgrade. I havent even come close to getting numb nuts with this one!

Similar Products Used:

all kinds, have and love Brooks on my road bike so Im a saddle snob

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 17, 2008]
Plats
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Secure Fit, Easy to manuver on, reduced pain (eventually)

Weakness:

Can be sticky (leather), kinda small

My smallest seat to date, kept finding each subsequent smaller saddle I used to be more desirable than the previous (however, may have crossed the line a bit with this one). Despite its small size (its narrow and short), it does eventually break in and become quite comfortable. It flexes in the middle a lot from its original shape to flat on hard bumps during rides (you would never know, though, noticed this by pressing on it later). Very brutal but short break-in period (less than 10 hours). I plan to keep using it, I like it pretty good.

Similar Products Used:

Various Specialized BG seats

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 10, 2006]
Artur Soloviev
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

soft, looks good, seems having made from strong materials, rather cheap

Weakness:

It's black, so it probably will be dirty soon :(

Rather soft and comfortable. And cheap. Haven't used it for long now, so can't say more. But after 3 days of using haven't felt any pain :) like was always with my old saddle.

Similar Products Used:

stock IKE saddle that was with my bike.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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