WTB Rocket V SLT Saddle $150.00
Your leg-powered crotch rocket.
Who's going to argue with Steve Peat? The World Champ rides a WTB Rocket V SLT saddle. So maybe he doesn't sit down as much as the rest of us, but when he does, this is what he plants it on. This curvy saddle harkens back to the glory days of the Concor saddle, but has greater width and more padding.
One theory about saddle fit holds that the curves on saddles like the Rocket V SLT help keep one's body in the same position, being cradled in just the right spot. WTB people would also probably add that the width in the whale tail works well as an anchor point for those who like to sit back in the saddle when powering along. It has an embroidered leather cover (in contrast to the synthetic cover on the Team version) with reflective 3M rear corners and the DNA padding is ample enough to keep you comfy.
Dimensions for the Rocket V SLT are 127mm x 258mm. It is available in Black and Silver/Black. The SLT is the lightest of the Rocket V line and features titanium rails to help keep the weight down. 215 grams.
What community has to say
This seat is great. I wasn't sure how I'd like the shorter length and narrow width, but it is great for a trail bike when you are on and off the saddle most of the day. The leather is high quality and the Kevlar corners on the SLT model keep durability at a premium.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have been riding a version of this saddle for 10 years - originally highly recommended by the guys at White Pine in Park City. I was an early convert to a cutout, and so really like the feature. While a saddle is a personal choice, this is comfortable, and I have never had any chafing, saddle sores or discomfort. Excellent choice for the trail.