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Old 05-06-08, 02:05 AM   #1
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Anybody tried a WTB Shadow V saddle?

Trying to get opinions on people's experiences with one. There aren't any available at my LBSs that i can try, but I'm considering ordering one off eBay

I'm trying to find a new XC saddle after using a Specialized Indie, which is so-so. The Selle Italia SLR was definitely NOT it (feels fine to sit on it, but the thing feels like its gonna slice into your thighs if you hug the back of it on descents)

Any help appreciated!
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I have one and like it. http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=414256

That being said, saddles are relatively personal. What feels perfect for one person may be torture to another.
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Trying to get opinions on people's experiences with one. There aren't any available at my LBSs that i can try, but I'm considering ordering one off eBay

I'm trying to find a new XC saddle after using a Specialized Indie, which is so-so. The Selle Italia SLR was definitely NOT it (feels fine to sit on it, but the thing feels like its gonna slice into your thighs if you hug the back of it on descents)

Any help appreciated!
Hey PanaFisher. Saddles are a very personal thing. What fits one person may not fit another. However, for me, the WTB Shadow series of saddles have been fantastic. I got a WTB Shadow saddle on a new bike I bought. I liked it so much, that I've now snapped them on all 7 of my steeds.

Again, it's a pretty personal choice, but for me the WTB Shadows are a perfect fit.

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Old 05-06-08, 07:16 AM   #4
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As mentioned, saddles are personal. I will say, however, that if your butt really liked the SLR (except for the sharp bits) it may not like the WTB. I ride on a few different styles of SLR saddle and love them all, I won't ride anything else, and the WTB saddles are the most painful things I've ever had the misfortune of sitting on. So if your butt is SLR shaped like mine is, the WTB may not be a great idea.
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Guess I could be trying out the other WTBs if nothing else

Thanks for the advice guys, I appreciate it!
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I have a couple thousand miles on my shadow v and I like it ok. I am skinny and ride probably way too much but it hurts my butt. then again, so do most seats.
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I have a WTB, but don't know what model it is. It was a demo that I decided to keep (yes, I paid for it).
You'll find that saddles are as unique as our tushes are. What works for one, won't work for another.
There is no magical saddle for you, just the one that you've tried and liked. Keep riding and trying saddles.
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