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WTB Rocket V Race Saddle

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The Rocket V Race is WTB’s most popular high-performance saddle whether you ride streets or fireroads. The uniquely contoured pad shape helps increase power output by properly angling the sitz bones.
  • Cromoly rail
  • ABR corners
  • Synthetic construction
  • Weight: 275 g
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WTB Rocket V Race Saddle
 
3.9

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Good padding (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All around (3)
    • Mountain biking (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This is one butt comfy saddle!

    I'm using this saddle since 2008 and I've tried to replace it with a Fizik, Bontrager, WTB Devo but still prefered the feel of this. I would like the lighter version but the...Read complete review

    I'm using this saddle since 2008 and I've tried to replace it with a Fizik, Bontrager, WTB Devo but still prefered the feel of this. I would like the lighter version but the comfort and price is hard to beat.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Persons with wider sitbones, stay away

    I recently purchased a bicycle spec'd with this saddle. I've since put about 400 miles on it and just can NOT ride it anymore. The mid-portion of the saddle is far too narrow with...Read complete review

    I recently purchased a bicycle spec'd with this saddle. I've since put about 400 miles on it and just can NOT ride it anymore. The mid-portion of the saddle is far too narrow with too sudden a transition to the rear butt-pads, allowing the saddle to ride too far up into the crotch area. Severe hot-spots can develop on this saddle if you have wider hips / sit-bones typical of persons 6' and over. Changed out for a Charge Spoon™ and the difference is night and day.

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    4.0

    Good thus far

    By Skedasticity

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Padding

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Around
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

      I picked this up as I wanted a little more padding for longer rides. The shape seems to be pretty well matched and I prefer it to the previous Specialized saddle that came stock on my bike. I'm still interested in trying some other options but this seems like a solid option and measures up to the popularity.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      WTB Rocket V Race Saddle

      By KRL

      from Panama City Florida

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Medium Price Replacement
      • Reasonably Comfortable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • All Around

      Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

      Rides well on a 2008 Jamis Dakota 29er over Florida hard pack.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Great all-purpose saddle

      By Lastmissouriexit

      from Missouri

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Padding

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • All Around

      Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

      This saddle came with a complete MTB bike I bought in 2010. Until then, I had been an exclusive Fizik user. I liked it immediately, and have transferred it to several other bikes. I built up a superlight carbon hardtail and bought another WTB model for lighter weight (Volt), but it rubbed me the wrong way. I put my trusty Rocket V on and it felt great. I even transferred it to my carbon road bike for a 500-mile Colorado bike tour. It didn't look "racy" but felt great over the 12,000' peaks. Saddles are personal, just like your tush. I have spent up to $180 on fancy lightweight saddles and been disappointed. Rocket V is a great saddle for my body, and is affordable. That's a rare combination in cycling these days!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Right for my Tush

      By Himmelbomb

      from Evans, GA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Padding
      • Looks great

      Cons

      • Still Not Perfect

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

      This seat is perfect for my butt. maybe not for yours, dont buy any seat without trying. here are my measurements so maybe you can make an informed decision. 5'8", 145 lbs, sit bones hurt on most other seats, not on this one till over 12 miles.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      My go to seat

      By Britt

      from Denton Texas

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

        Avid mountain biker, this is my 3rd Rocket V Race. Best fitting and best feeling saddle I have ever used.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Comfortable but wear out fast

        By santacruz

        from Singapore

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Price
        • Thicker Short Snout
        • Very Comfortable

        Cons

        • Cromoly Rails Chipped Off
        • Stitches Wear Out Fast

        Best Uses

        • XC AM

        Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

        I bought this saddle for my hardtail coming from a good experience with the speed and the pure.  The rocket v race surpassed these two in comfort.  It took a couple of long rides before my rear came to terms with the cushion.  I had numbness in my first few short rides.  But at 150 lbs, that's understandable.  After that it was pure comfort.

        I particularly like the slightly angled short and thicker snout.  It allows adjustability for different riding positions especially on long climbs.  The signature thick raised rear is just perfect for going downhill.

        The silver stitch design looks cool but they wear out fast.  It didn't take long for it to turn dark grey with the water, dust and mud.  Later the stitches started to tear.  The cromly rails feels too soft when tightening the post clamp and chipped off in a couple of rides.  No noticeable impact on the saddle stability but I get that nagging feeling it will loosen out some time. 

        I have sold this saddle and will replace it with the high end version.  Hopefully, it keeps the pros and gets rid of the cons. 

        For the price and the bottomline, I give this saddle a 4.

         
        4.0

        2010 Hardrock Sport Disc

        By Ed

        from Irvine, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • feel
        • Looks

        Cons

        • Needs To Break In

        Best Uses

          Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

          Got this to replace the stock seat on my 2010 Hardrock because I had bent the rails. Much lighter than the stock seat and looks much better. It was very hard in the beginning and requires a little breaking in. All good though.

           
          4.0

          Great budget saddle for long MTB rides

          By Porgy

          from Middle America

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfy
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

            Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

            I happened upon this because I got a good deal and ended up loving it. Race saddles I have tried are very uncomfortable for me, but this fits my anatomy just right. It also allows for free movement while pedaling. I found the Laser V too big in this respect. Get the higher end version if weight is important to you, but it is great for performance on a budget.

             
            4.0

            Cheap & Comfortable Perch

            By Dsds

            from Singapore

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Looks good

            Cons

            • Heavy Base Models
            • Quality

            Best Uses

            • Am
            • DH
            • Fr
            • Trail
            • XC

            Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

            This is the most comfortable saddle I've used. It's a lower end version though, so the love channel under the saddle gave way on me after some months of use and some of the foam started to fall out. Ironically, this made the saddle more comfortable. Heavy at 320g but this is the cheaper version. Still the most comfortable saddle ever... go for the higher end models of the Rocket, they seem to be made better.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Persons with wider sitbones, stay away

            By Colorado commuter

            from Littleton, CO

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Construction durable

            Cons

            • Abrupt transiton to flare
            • Very narrow mid-section

            Best Uses

            • ALL

            Comments about WTB Rocket V Race Saddle:

            I recently purchased a bicycle spec'd with this saddle. I've since put about 400 miles on it and just can NOT ride it anymore. The mid-portion of the saddle is far too narrow with too sudden a transition to the rear butt-pads, allowing the saddle to ride too far up into the crotch area. Severe hot-spots can develop on this saddle if you have wider hips / sit-bones typical of persons 6' and over. Changed out for a Charge Spoon™ and the difference is night and day.

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