WTB Rocket V Team White Saddle
The Rocket V is WTB's most popular high-performance saddle both on the road and in the dirt. The uniquely contoured pad shape helps increase power output by properly angling the sit bones. This is the saddle of choice for current downhill world champion Steve Peat of the Santa Cruz Syndicate.
I used this for the first time for my first ride of the season. It was about a 2 1/2 hour ride I did not get the soreness that I usually do. Its wicked light and looks great.
I have used three WTB saddles in the past, including an earlier version of the Team saddle, that I used on my cross bike. Based on my previous experience, I bought this Team V in white for my new Salsa 29er xc race bike. The Team V is comfortable, lightweight and is holding up well. To date, I have had one high speed and one low speed bail outs and the saddle survived without a mark. I compete in a 12 hour endurance series in the Southwest. The courses are typically rocky but also include long seated pedaling sections. This saddle has shown itself to very comfortable for pedaling sections while still allowing easy maneuverability for technical sections and for steep descending. Finally, I like that the WTB drop nose doesn't grab my baggies as much as some other saddles. Highly recommend.