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WTB Speed V ProGel Saddle - Men\'s


    WTB Speed V ProGel Saddle - Men's

    With ProGel for cushioning comfort, this performance saddle offers perineal area and soft-tissue relief.

    • $49.00

    Item # 722272

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    • Soft shell with Comfort Zone™ channel reduces pressure on the perineal area without detracting from the support of the saddle
    • Features an abbreviated nose, a 6mm center drop and a slightly wider rear and mid-section for additional support
    • Rounded profile allows easy transitions
    • Made with durable synthetic cover and hollow chromoly rails


    Item 722272

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    WTB Speed V ProGel Saddle - Men's Specs
    Best use
    10.7 x 5.8 inches
    430 grams
    Saddle type
    Cutout seat
    Saddle cover material
    Cushioning material
    Rail material

    WTB Speed V ProGel Saddle - Men's

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    Rated 3.9167/5 based on 12 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromNot comfortable or durable! I originally purchased the WTB Pro Gel saddle and had high hopes after reading reviews. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed with the comfort (i.e. The WTB "love channel" does not cut it) and durability (my brother-in-law had his fall apart on him). I purchased the Respiro Soft A-5130 and could not be happier. The cut out design really relieves pressure from your nether region and the "Royal Gel" is not too soft or hard. The vent design keeps your boys cool. Make the switch...I did!
    Date published: 2008-11-28
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromSaddle Up? After reading the reviews on this seat, I decided to try one out for my road bike. The seat is a bit on the heavy side, but this does not bother me. The gel padding is nice and comfortable. However, the seat is not made for an aggressive road bike sitting position. It is comfortable for short rides (5 miles) after about the 6th mile, I can feel my sit bones starting to hurt. I completed an uncomfortable 50 mile ride with this seat, but this is my breaking point. On the plus side, when I ride on my top bar and more upright, the seat feels perfect, but when I go down to my hoods, the seat loses its comfort. I believe, this seat would make a great mountain bike seat, but I would not recommend it for a road bike. I upgraded to the WTB Laser V Pro and this saddle works much better for road riding.
    Date published: 2010-08-18
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromMountain or Road I bought a mountain bike but also bought tires and extra handle bars to use on the road. This seat is much better than the stock seat on my Giant XTC. This seat is fine for mountain biking and is good for short rides on the road 10 miles or less. But if you are going longer distances on the road it is not as comfortable. I don't have much padding when I sit down so I need a comfortable seat to ride long distances. After riding for 10 or 11 miles the comfort of this seat starts to go down. My seat bones start to hurt and I get a little discomfort where my thigh hits the seat. This seat also makes you sweat a lot even during the winter here. I am going to try and look for a seat that has an air channel after I take this seat back to REI.
    Date published: 2011-01-14
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGood cushioning and not too heavy. Some of the reviews said this seat was heavy. I disagree. It provided more cushioning than my original OEM seat on my Trek Fuel 6 and the weight wasn't any heavier. You will still need some cushioning but overall it's a nice upgrade.
    Date published: 2013-09-18
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGood-quality saddle, reasonably priced Choosing a saddle is a personal thing, so it's hard to make specific saddle recommendations for others. However, if this saddle fits you, it's a good choice. The materials and workmanship are excellent for the price.
    Date published: 2007-10-23
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromComfortable Saddle This seat works great for me. It beats out my factory K2 seat by a long, long shot. Gel padding is good and after some seat adjustments and positioning I'm very happy with it.
    Date published: 2008-05-19
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat saddle - you won't regret it I've now used this seat for more than 3000 miles, and I can say I am still very happy with it. I tried 6 different ones, and this is the only one I could live with. At the end of a century ride, I was not in pain - a major accomplishment for me! As others have said, it is not the lightest seat out there, but if you're riding in pain what difference does it make if you have a lighter one? This seat is only showing very minor wear, mostly just the lettering, otherwise it is holding up very well.
    Date published: 2011-08-21
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromNice and comfortable I bought this saddle to replace a stock saddle on my hard tail. So far It has proven to be really comfortable and worth the expense. It's not lightweight, or a racing like saddle, but if you are looking for extra comfort especially on a hard tail this will help a lot!!
    Date published: 2014-05-13

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