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WTB Rocket V Race Saddle 2014

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WTB Rocket V Race Saddle 2014

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
3.9 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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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 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.

PROS: Construction durable

CONS: Abrupt transiton to flare, Very narrow mid-section
April 13, 2012
Location:
Littleton, CO
Comfy and supportive
I got this seat a couple of weeks ago and only got a few rides on it so far, but I have seen impressed. good bould quality, comfy, yet stiff; Way better than my old worn out brodie dh saddle it replaced (obviously). Unfortunatly I don't have any other worthy saddle to compare it to. But if you want a comfy saddle that looks pretty good, I think you'll be happy with this one.

PROS: Supportive, Looks good, Comfortable

CONS: None so far

BEST USES: Cross country, all mountain
April 1, 2012
Location:
Ontario Canada
I have been very...
I have been very happy with this saddle. After a good long ride through the Vermont woods I'll feeling like I can keep on truckin with no saddle fatigue. If you want a saddle that does not restrict your moving around, this is it.
October 28, 2009
Location:
Litchfield, Ct
Right for my Tush
always comes when they promise, a little slow but great for free shipping

PROS: Good Padding, Looks great

CONS: Still Not Perfect
October 8, 2013
Location:
Evans, GA
My go to seat
Avid mountain biker, this is my 3rd Rocket V Race. Best fitting and best feeling saddle I have ever used.

PROS: Durable
April 8, 2013
Location:
Denton TX
Great budget saddle for long MTB rides
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.

PROS: Comfy, Durable

CONS: Heavy
October 7, 2012
Location:
Middle America
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 comfort and price is hard to beat.

PROS: Chuck Norris approved

BEST USES: Touring, XC, all mountain
February 23, 2012
Location:
toronto canada
Comfortable but wear out fast
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.

PROS: Thicker Short Snout, Low Price, Very Comfortable

CONS: Stitches Wear Out Fast, Cromoly Rails Chipped Off
October 28, 2012
Location:
Singapore
Good thus far
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.

PROS: Good Padding, Durable

BEST USES: All Around, Mountain Biking
August 4, 2014
Location:
Seattle, WA
Cheap & Comfortable Perch
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.

PROS: Looks good, Comfortable

CONS: Heavy Base Models, Quality

BEST USES: Am, Trail, DH, Fr, XC
October 5, 2012
Location:
Singapore

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