WTB Silverado Pro Saddle
The Silverado's long, flat shape enables riders to utilize more of the nose while climbing, while the square profile distributes more weight onto the sit bones. This saddle uses a Flex-Tuned shell, Comfort Zone and DNA padding. The Silverado is the official saddle of ten-time DH world champion Nicolas Vouilloz.
The Flex-Tuned shell boasts an exceptional mix of comfortable flex and firm efficiency. Not as supple as the Soft-Shell and not as stiff as the Carbon Composite, Flex-Tuned saddles provide the happy medium that is ideal for most enthusiasts.
Featured exclusively on high-end WTB saddles, these small windows are cut-away from the base of the saddle to provide additional relief from pressure on sensitive areas. Comfort Zone is a subtle difference that provides impressive long-term comfort. Found on all of WTB's high-end models, this dense padding dramatically reduces the weight of the saddle.
DNA padding also features superior memory properties, which conforms to your individual anatomy. ABR corners are durable patches of material that protect the corners and sides of the saddle from rips and tears.
Some squeaking if not mounted correctly (the leather will rub as your weight makes it bow in the middle) - rubs the rails.
I was a little nervous as to how much I would like this saddle when I bought it because it was a different shape than the Pro V that I had been running. The tail is narrower side to side and the front is wider. I must say, I actually like it better than my old Pro V. The narrow feel in the back feels more natural under my hips and the wider front gives just a bit more support when sitting far forward on the seat (critical in Moab type steeps where traction is huge and slopes are too steep to sit in the middle of the seat). Overall, I'm really happy. For the money, its decently light, not overly padded, great shape and comfortable on long rides.
After years on an older mountain bike, I finally upgraded. Fortunately, this saddle came stock on that upgrade. At first it was less plush than my previous bike's saddle, but after riding it more I really came to appreciate it. I don't get hotspots, or numbness like I do with the seats on other bikes. The only downside is that I now have 3 other bikes I have to buy this saddle for...
Nice saddle, not overly plush, pretty stiff. The width and length work out great for me, very comfortable on my 29er and fs 26. May take a few rides to get used to this thing. These can be a little expensive, but seem to go on sale a lot. Replaced a WTB SST.
I have had several WTB saddles including both the Devo Chro-Mo and Ti. I find this saddle more comfortable. Solid, stable, light, comfortable. Can't ask for much more. Highly recommended.PK
Bought one of these for my AM rig and loved it so much that I scooped up another for my rigid 29er. Surprisingly very comfy for a thin saddle. Found this to be more comfortable than thicker WTB saddles. I've always had great luck with WTB's and this is my favorite yet! I ride 3-4 days a week and have spent many pain free hours on this bad boy.
I have been a fan of WTB since their inception. They just work for me. Their ergonomic cut-out with gel insert was the only one of many I tried that seemed to offer some genuine relief. Up until now the Rocket V was my favorite but now it is the Silverado. I have put one on all my bikes.
I've been using the Silverado on all 4 of my bikes for several years. Saddles and saddle fit are different for everybody but the Silverado fits me perfectly, is reasonably light, well priced, and durable. The only complaint I have is that the synthetic cover feels kind of sticky when moving around on the saddle (compared to leather covers) but I'ts not a big deal, I'm used to it now.