The Race is the budget version of WTB’s Rocket V saddle, with chromoly rails that keep the price down at the expense of weight. It’s not a bad trade-off, given that you get the popular Rocket V shape, the Comfort Zone cutaway shell and a pressure-relieving channel along the top.
The Rocket is a well-regarded saddle, although the shape’s a bit love/hate – you’re either a WTB person or you’re not. It’s quite short overall and distinctly flat across the back with squared-off corners. That won’t suit all backsides, but the cutaways, channel and padding work well together.
The synthetic cover features grip-enhancing embroidered sections and reinforced corners to ward off trail grazes. If you get on with the Rocket shape but want to go posh, various spendier versions are available, up to the £89.99, 215g Rocket V SLT.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.
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|Brand||Brand, 0, 20, Brand, WTB|
|Description||Description, 2, 0, Description, Length: 265mm Width: 130mm|
|Weight (g)||Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 278|
|Colour||Colour, 2, 0, Colour, Black|
|Available Colours||Available Colours, 2, 0, Available Colours, Black|
|Width (mm)||Width (mm), 2, 0, Width (mm), 130|
|Road/Performance Compatibility||Road/Performance Compatibility, 2, 0, Road/Performance Compatibility, Race Sport|
|Aerodynamic||Aerodynamic, 2, 0, Aerodynamic, Yes|
|Saddle Padding||Saddle Padding, 2, 0, Saddle Padding, Soft|
|Saddle Decoration||Saddle Decoration, 2, 0, Saddle Decoration, Graphics Logo|
|Ergonomic Saddle Features||Ergonomic Saddle Features, 2, 0, Ergonomic Saddle Features, Anatomic Groove Mid Width Rear Rounded Nose|
|Saddle Rails||Saddle Rails, 2, 0, Saddle Rails, CROMO|
|Saddle Cover Material||Saddle Cover Material, 2, 0, Saddle Cover Material, Synthetic|
|Saddle Shaping||Saddle Shaping, 2, 0, Saddle Shaping, Central Ribbing|