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Review: WTB Pure V Race

From WTB Pure V

I first sat on a WTB Pure V Race saddle while demoing the Nomad at Interbike. The seat felt like I was sitting on a couch. It was the most comfortable saddle I had ever sat upon. I knew then and there I had to have it. My buddy and I both ordered the Pure V Race when we got back from Interbike and we’ve been riding in lazy-boy comfort ever since.

I’m a light rider, at 150 lbs, so the chromo rails suit me fine. I’ve never had trouble sliding on and off the back of the saddle on tech spots. I actually like the grippiness of the cover material.

The seat weighs 355g so it’s not the lightest seat in the world, but I will argue that it’s one of the most comfortable. The stock Bontrager Race Lite Lux I’d been riding for almost two years pales in comfort. I wish the rails had broken sooner so I could have replaced it sooner. The serfas LOLA I have on my hardtail is like riding on a brick. Until riding on the Pure V I had no idea what comfort was. I’m finally going to have to get another Pure V for that hardtail. Upgrading the hardtail to the Pure V will be like getting an inch of travel in back.

I am sure there are other saddles that are as comfortable as the Pure V, but I sure won’t be looking…until Interbike 2008. Thank you WTB for getting my back.

MTBR Reviews of the Pure V Race