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WTB Pure V Race Saddle (discontinued)

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Comfortable and Lite - Poor Construction

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The Good:

Comfortable and lite

The Bad:

tears easily

Overall Review:

Have ridden on WTB seats for 10+ years and have always loved them. Picked this seat up on sale and to replace an old seat that getting uncomfortable. When I got it I was happy with the construction, comfort, and weight. On rides it feels good and when you are in the saddle it soft enough to not hurt, substantial enough you don't feel like you'll fall off, but thin enough in the right places that it doesn't rub and you are able to slide around on it when you need too. The big problem has been the poor construction. The model I have came the "diamond" corners on the rear that are supposed to be tear/rip proof; this isn't so. Both rear corners have tears in them after one season of riding. I haven't even put the bike down that hard and I ride dirt trails, no major rocks are other debris. I contacted WTB about this and was surprised to be told that this was considered normal wear (after only one season) and would be covered by any warranty on construction. Still using it now, but will be looking around for something better as the tears are getting larger as the seat is used.

Specifications

Product WTB Pure V Race Saddle
Riding Type Cross Country, Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Rider Unisex
Interface Railed
Materials Cromoly rails with synthetic cover, flex-tuned shell, ABR corners
Colors Black
Black/chrome
Weight 0 lb 12.5 oz (355 g)
Miscellaneous The Pure V features a distinctive drop nose design, wide whale-tail pedaling platform and an ergonomic contoured shape, incorporating a Flex-Tuned shell with Comfort Zone cutouts. The Pure V is the saddle choice of freeride legends Wade Simmons and Thomas Vanderham.
Comfort Zone
Mid-width x long (145mm x 277mm)
Price $45.88
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