Monday, February 18, 2008 12.00pm
By Justin Loretz
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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