WTB Speed V Comp Saddle

DESCRIPTION

The Speed V Comp from WTB offers a unique "Love-channel" designThat protects your sensitive parts while still providing great performance. Steel rails, synthetic cover. With a plush soft shell and deep supportive padding,This saddle will keep you smiling asThe miles roll by. Weight: 420 grams Rail Material: Steel Feature: Love Channel

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 18, 2013]
betorac

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable once broken in.

Weakness:

Heavier than race saddle.
Needs WTB "whale-tail" feature

I bought this saddle to have a more comfortable on my hardtail. It is comfortable but to my surprise it took a few rides to break in. At first it felt harsh but than became more compliant. This saddle doesn't have the "whale-tail" feature so under heavy peddaling you feel like you slip a bit. I prefer the Specialized Body Geometry saddles, but you have to try and find what works best for you and your body type. I would recommend it for some looking for a quality, comfortable saddle at decent price.

[Jul 07, 2012]
AlseepInSeattle
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable!!!
Not too wide.

Weakness:

None

I am a bike commuter, riding between 15 and 21 miles per day from spring through the fall. Over the years, I have tried a number of different bike saddles, and been disappointed because they were not as comfortable as I would have liked. After reading the high ratings of this saddle on different websites, I decided to give it a try. It has been wonderful! I should note that this is somewhat narrower and more firm than any of the previous saddles that I had owned. Now realized that I was mistaken in my belief that greater width and softness would provide extra comfort. I only wish that I had found this saddle years ago.

[May 21, 2012]
pillguy8
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfort
Pricing
looks
durability
reasonably light weight

Weakness:

none

I have purchased 2 of these saddles in the past 6 years. One for my 2006 Stumpjumper FSR and one for my wife's 2009 giant trance based on my experience and reviewers ratings.
It is a very comfortable saddle for long rides or the afternoon runs to the local trail. I replaced the factory saddles with these as they were much more forgiving to the body.
My one that is 6 yrs old still looks new and only a slight nick on it from an accident.
I will definitely purchase another one in the future.

Similar Products Used:

fizik

[Mar 13, 2012]
dynamite9000
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable right out of the box. Rides high on the rails and avoids bottoming out on the seat post. Great price.

Weakness:

none

I have several of these saddles and they are all different ages but the constuction seems to be the same whether the saddle is 4 years old or 3 months old. They have all held up very well. I have never had one break or fail somehow.

Similar Products Used:

serfas gel, Specialized gel, Giant oem, Kona Velo oem.

[Feb 22, 2012]
beecrazy
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable saddle that was pretty good out of the box and became more comfortable with a few rides. The price is very nice!

Weakness:

None

You here all too often that seats are all a personal preference- with all the reviews on this one I thought I would give it a shot. I didn't want to spend $80 dollars on a seat that felt horrible (I already had one of those!). It is true that a squishy seat does not make it better. The "Love" channel in the middle reduced pressure and made the bike much more comfortable. For $30 dollars you can't beat it, therefore the 5! There may be more comfortable seats out there so I gave it a 4.

[Jun 29, 2011]
BokorSolo
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stitching and material is strong and durable. Comfortable for all day riding and remaining seated while climbing.

Weakness:

Would be nicer if it had the whale tail design that is featured on the higher end saddles.

This saddle has been great. I started with this saddle and used it for years then I upgraded to the Rocket V when I wanted to try something new. After a year on the Rocket, the rails broke and I slammed the old Speed Comp back on there and it's still as awesome as day 1.

Similar Products Used:

WTB Rocket V

[Aug 26, 2010]
heybrady
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable

Weakness:

None

I was getting some tingling after about 30 minutes into my ride so I started looking on this site and noticed a large majority of riders had this seat. Reviews seemed favorable and it was on sale at Performance, so I figured it was worth a shot.

Been on three rides with it and have had no discomfort at all. It is firm but super supportive. Recommended it to a couple of friends already.

Similar Products Used:

Stock Schwinn saddle

[May 09, 2010]
barrytroter
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

hi, i payed £650 for the bike (giant talon 1) i dont no haow much the seat is worth but the seat is a great seat only downer is that for me on long journeys it isnt to comfortable but a great seat and bike the bike is a very good and strong bike and i highley recomend it !!

Weakness:

on long range trips it isnt to comfortable

great seat and it is very durable and great for everything realy.

[May 09, 2008]
Patrick Carney
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Comfortable, Durable.

Weakness:

Weight (400g), it's only about 150 grams heavier than most $100 saddles though.

Comfortable all day long, isn't that really all that matters? No quirks (I can attach a seatbag to the rails, unlike the Selle I had earlier), just a tad on the heavy side but for 30 bucks, who cares? I give it only 4 overall chillies 'cause of the weight, but unless you'll lose sleep over 150 extra grams on your bike, make it cinco peppers.

Similar Products Used:

Selle Italia

[Jul 17, 2003]
mike
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

comfort, solid, cheap, comfort

Weakness:

heavy

for the price, a great comfort upgrade

Similar Products Used:

oem wtb

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