Ritchey Streem WCS review

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£60

Ritchey Streem WCS

BikeRadar verdict

80.0 out of 5 stars

"A racer saddle that’s also good for thumping about"

Monday, February 18, 2008 12.00pm By

The Ritchey Streem had us fooled. We were expecting this thinly padded, flat-looking saddle to chop us clean in half in under an hour. How wrong we were – the WCS Streem proved that you shouldn’t judge books by covers.

Yes, it is quite a firm saddle, but there’s a degree of hull flex to help improve comfort, and the overall shape of the saddle is quite similar to the Selle Italia Signo – which we like. We found it easy to move about on the Streem, too, and for fast rides up to the three-hour mark, it has to be near the top of our list of favourites.

The Streem in WCS guise, with its titanium rails, is a fairly racy weight and consequently often gets the nod when we’re working on cross-country test bike builds. A cheaper non-titanium railed version is also available.

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Specification

Name:
WCS Streem Saddle
Brand:
Ritchey
Price:
£60

Description:
length: 280mm
Weight (g):
213
Width (mm):
130
Available Colours:
Black
Road/Performance Compatibility:
Race Road
Saddle Padding:
Foam
Saddle Decoration:
Logo
Saddle Rails:
Titanium
Saddle Cover Material:
Leather

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