WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle

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WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle
Legendary freeriders Wade Simmons and Thomas Vanderham worked with WTB to develop the ultimate mountain bike saddle, and then passed its perfectly formed and padded goodness on to the masses. Behold the WTB Pure V Race SE saddle. Worry not about comfort as there's a Love Channel to provide essential soft tissue relief, a Comfort Zone cut-out window in the shell to deliver additional relief, plus a Flex-Tuned shell for the perfect happy medium between comfortable flex and firm efficiency. The drop nose design prevents hang ups when the terrain demands getting quickly in and out of the saddle and exercising a bit of body english. The distinctive, rising whale-tail feature provides something to push against when the trail turns steep and makes it easy to find the saddle's sweet spot when first jumping on it.
  • Flex-Tuned shell with Comfort Zone provides lightweight support and disperses your weight for a comfort
  • Padded drop nose design allows for steeper saddle angles, forward climbing positions, easier transitions and a reduction in snagging shorts
  • Love Channel and DNA padding protect from unwanted pressure
  • Ergonomic shape gives you better pedal leverage when you're cranking out maximum power
  • Durable, synthetic cover with reinforced edges to resist abrasion
  • Chromoly rails offer strength without the extra weight
WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle
  • WEIGHT 320 g
  • COVER Synthetic
  • RAILS Chromoly
  • DIMENSIONS L=10.9" W=5.7" (L=277mm W=145mm)
  • Rating 4.5

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4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good padding (8)
  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All around (7)
  • Mountain biking (7)
  • Long rides (6)
  • Commuting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Great saddle!

By Great Blue Hill rider

from Boston

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Padding
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around
    • Long Rides
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

    Bought it to replace the stock seat on a used bike I just purchased. It's an upright sitting bike (cafe style road bike) and the WTB Pure Race V saddle was so comfortable, I bought a another one for my "regular" road bike with curved handlebars and skinny tires. It works great on that bike as well. Before I replaced by old saddle on the road bike, I was getting chaffing issues even in my best shorts. It wasn't that the shorts were getting worn out, it was my old saddle that got too old and lost its supportive function. The new WTB saddle is working very well. I no longer stay away from longer rides (40-50 milers).

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    5.0

    The best yet!

    By jeffingbmich

    from Southeast Michigan

    About Me Avid Cyclist

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfort
    • Good Padding
    • Great Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long Rides
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

      Best seat in 20+ years of riding mountain bikes, gravel, and rail trails on a cross bike. Very comfortable! And it's priced at less than half what I've paid for high-end brand seats.

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      5.0

      Comfy, comfy and comfy

      By ring of fire

      from CT

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Wears Through

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

          I now have WTB Pure V Race on 5 bikes. Did my share of a 4 man 24 hr mtb race on another saddle and wore through to the blood. This year rode my Pure V for 12 hrs (100 + miles in the woods), and no problems. Most of our crew rides these, and all are happy. My old one developed cracks after about 3 years, but it had a different cover. If in doubt and not a real weight weenie ... buy it.

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          4.0

          So far so good

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          By Juan

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Around

              Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

              I was worried that the saddle would have too much padding and cause discomfort on rides over 20 miles. So far I've not had any problems with the saddle and I like it, but I've only put on about 150 miles.

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              5.0

              Times Two

              By Joe

              from New Mexico

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adequate padding
              • Plain And Simple

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Around

                Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

                This is the second one I have bought. I won't say it is comfortable - in my opinion there is no such thing as a comfortable bike saddle but this one is certainly tolerable. Sufficient padding without being too heavy and a great simple cover that I believe will prove to be durable. I like it -

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                5.0

                High Value

                By flashalan

                from Tampa FL

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dries Quickly
                • Durable
                • Good Padding
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around
                  • Long Rides

                  Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

                  I have only had this saddle on a handful of rides but I will say it felt great from day one. I replaced the stock saddle which was like riding on a 2x4 for 1500 miles. THe comfort is superb on this one once fatigue sets in. Best saddle I ever rode, only time will tell how it holds up. Nashbar had a very low price on this which made the purchase easy.

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                  5.0

                  exelllent great after 15 milles

                  By JOnes

                  from Boynton Beach Fl

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                  Pros

                  • Good Padding

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Around
                    • Commuting
                    • Long Rides

                    Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

                    I have the same on 2 bikes

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                    5.0

                    Positive Review for Two Saddles

                    By Joe

                    from New Mexico

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Pros

                    • Good design
                    • Good price

                    Cons

                    • None As Yet

                    Best Uses

                    • All Around

                    Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

                    I'm retired, ride 30+ miles 4 times/week.I dread buying a new saddle - too often they aren't a good match to my butt so I intended to buy another Nashbar comfort saddle with which I have no complaints. My old one lasted 8+ years and 12,000 miles. A good saddle for me. But when I saw the WTB Race I decided to try it. Love it. No fancy design panels to shed, chafe or pull apart. Dense foam is sufficient but not overkill. I carried my old saddle in a rack trunk on my first ride in case I started to blister but no problem. For me this is the perfect saddle and today I'm ordering a spare.

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                    4.0

                    pure race saddles - comp vs race

                    By mtb'r

                    from oregon

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

                      great saddle. I love my wtb pure v comp and thought the race would be a lighter. The race has slightly less padding, otherwise very similar to comp. The cover on the comp seems more durable too. I like the add'l padding, but this is a good saddle too. 4 stars race, 5 stars comp

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                      4.0

                      Comfortable seat that doesn't snag short

                      By Stcroix

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Affordable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Does Not Snag Shorts
                      • Good Padding
                      • Good Shap

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Wilderness Trail Bikes WTB Pure V Race SE Saddle:

                      Comfortable , affordable and doesn't snag.

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