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WTB Rocket V

I recently built a new bike, I demo'ed multiple saddles before making the final choice. I rode at least 4 different WTB Saddles for a couple of days each. The WTB Rocket V was by far the most comfortable for my Clyde rear (6'3 235) . WTB has a demo program available with most of it's shops that carry their products. See if you can find an LBS that has the demo program and try several out. Saddles are truly up to the individual and what fits one, ma not e comfortable for another. I strongly suggest a test ride if possible, there are only three contact points on a bike, they all need to as as comfortable as possible. Hope this helps.

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Specialized saddles

I've had good luck with some of the specialized saddles due to their shape and different widths. I found the WTB saddles were the wrong shape for me. Best thing I could suggest is to try as many different shapes and types as possible using EBAY, demo programs, and stores with liberal return policies.
 

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If you have wider than normal sit bones, don't neglect trying womens saddles

I bought 5 or 6 fitted guys ones before sucking up my pride and buying the same one as my wife. best saddle ever, even taking into account the pink flowers =-)
 

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Try as many as you can. I went through 5 or 6 last year before settling on the WTB Rocket V. One thing I found it reviews are nearly worthless on seats. You simply must try them out.
 

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MadDuc916 said:
I recently built a new bike, I demo'ed multiple saddles before making the final choice. I rode at least 4 different WTB Saddles for a couple of days each. The WTB Rocket V was by far the most comfortable for my Clyde rear (6'3 235) . WTB has a demo program available with most of it's shops that carry their products. See if you can find an LBS that has the demo program and try several out. Saddles are truly up to the individual and what fits one, ma not e comfortable for another. I strongly suggest a test ride if possible, there are only three contact points on a bike, they all need to as as comfortable as possible. Hope this helps.

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MadDuc916
Hey, another Ducati guy! I like your taste in bikes, with and without engine! :thumbsup:
 

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Another vote for the rocket v, on the plus side in its cheapest version it is very affordable easily $35 street price. I also have the ti version and they feel exactly the same, one is just a little bit lighter.

The rocket is one of the most popular saddles around these parts seems to work for many different body types.

I've also really like Selle Italia Flites (w/o gell) but they are expensive to replace if you rip the cover.
 

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I likeD the WTB saddles. That is until I destroyed 3 in 3 months. The rails just don't hold up. I'm 250. I wrecked them on my soft tail and flat out destroyed them once I switched over to the hardtail. It just aint right. But you can't beat the price on the replacements.

A friend of mine runs Fizik. 220lbs FS bike and I'll bet its 3 years now.

I think I'm bending them on hills climbs of all place. I'm def NOT on the seat during descents. Best of luck.
 
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