Ritchey Streem WCS review

Surprisingly comfortable minimalist seat

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £60.00 RRP | USD $119.95
Ritchey Streem WCS

Our review

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

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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.

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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.

Product Specifications

Product

Name WCS Streem Saddle
Brand Ritchey

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