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aggiegrads 06-10-10 08:46 PM

Saddle issues - Need advice on WTB saddles
 
I am currently riding a Brooks B17 and the shape is perfect, but I am having issues with perineal pain. The pain and irritation is pretty far back, so I am looking at WTB saddles with a channel all the way to the rear of the seat. I picked up the Rocket V Pro SE and the Pure V to given them a try.

The Pure V is nice and wide in the rear, but also has a wide mid section. The Rocket V has a much narrower mid section, but is also narrower in the rear. I am looking for a seat that has a narrow mid shape, but a wide rear section (similar to what the B17 has). When I ride the Pure V, I can fell the pressure from the mid section in my groin and I can feel numbness even after a fairly short distance. There is none with the Rocket V, but I feel like I'm barely perched on the rear of the saddle.

Does WTB make any seats in the "V" line that fit this description?

I currently commute 12-20 miles per day and am interested in longer recreational rides and overnight camping. I weigh just under 160 and have about 1500 miles on the B17 in just under a year. The bike is a LHT with a fairly upright sitting position - think French fit.

sstorkel 06-10-10 09:08 PM


Originally Posted by aggiegrads (Post 10945344)
Does WTB make any seats in the "V" line that fit this description?

They make a million different "V" saddles. Have you looked at their website? I think it has specs on everything. Or called them? IIRC, they're pretty helpful guys... Aside from feeling different than what you're used to, are you having any problems with the Rocket V? Kinda sounds like it's working for you...

aggiegrads 06-10-10 10:10 PM


Originally Posted by sstorkel (Post 10945470)
They make a million different "V" saddles. Have you looked at their website? I think it has specs on everything. Or called them? IIRC, they're pretty helpful guys... Aside from feeling different than what you're used to, are you having any problems with the Rocket V? Kinda sounds like it's working for you...

I haven't ridden the Rocket V long enough to form a solid opinion. I can't tell what I need to know from their website, other than I think that I want a saddle wider than 130mm and it needs to be narrow in the mid section.

I think I will take you advice and give them a call.


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