WTB Rocket V Race saddle review

Steve Peat’s seat of choice

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3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £30.00 RRP | USD $60.00
WTB Rocket V Race saddle

Our review

Solid, good-value saddle if the shape works for you
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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. 

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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.

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This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Rocket V Race Saddle (11)
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