WTB Volt

WTB Volt saddle review: safe bet for biking bums

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The WTB Volt saddle is not a new saddle. New aesthetics aside, the shape and construction remain unchanged. Thank heavens for that!

  • Brand: WTB
  • Product: Volt Saddle Chromoly
  • From: hotlines-uk.com
  • Price: £69.99
  • Tested by: Benji for 5 years (at least)
WTB Volt
WTB Volt Chromoly Medium/142mm

Three things I liked

  • Comfort
  • Decent price
  • New styling is a big improvement

Three things I’d change

  • Durability could be better on the rear corners
  • Fancier rail option with deep padding would be nice
  • Wish it came on all test bikes (to be fair, it often does!)

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Review Info

Brand: WTB
Product: Volt Saddle Chromoly
From: hotlines-uk.com
Price: £69.99
Tested: by Benji for 5 years (probably more)

Cotic RocketMAXer. Schwalbe Magic Mary Purple Addix front. Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra rear. Coil fan. I have been a writer for nigh on 20 years, a photographer for 25 years and a mountain biker for 30 years. I have written countless magazine and website features and route guides for the UK mountain bike press, most notably for the esteemed and highly regarded Singletrackworld. Although I am a Lancastrian, I freely admit that West Yorkshire is my favourite place to ride. Rarely a week goes by without me riding and exploring the South Pennines.

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    Have you ever compared the Volt to the Rocket? My Rockets on both MTB are dying, the oldest one is 14yrs old

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    At first I thought this was a bit of a strange review because I needed to replace my WTB Rocket last year and could not find any UK stockists but there are a few now which is great news.
    I have been using WTB saddles for as long as I can remember and they are just right for my backside. I have tried other makes but can never get along with them.

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    I always got on with my Volt but the colour stripe on it didn’t go with a new bike so swapped it for an Ergon Enduro. I immediately liked the Ergon for the bit extra thigh clearance it gave when peddaling seated but it does chafe a bit after many hours in the saddle. Never had the same chafing with the volt so I’m thinking I might switch back.

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    I had a rocket saddle in the past and liked it. Tried a volt and thought it could do with a bit more padding to be honest. Maybe I got the wrong version. Currently favouring a charge spoon. Seems a very similar style.
    I wouldn’t call £70 rrp or £50+ on eBay a good price though. My spoon was £29 from merlin recently.

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    I’ve literally bought an XL volt in the past as that’s all I could find and it was ridiculous 🤣 , I love them though and now have a M one which is much more suitable now it’s not whacking me on every drop!

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    I have a Volt that came as stock on my Ibis Ripmo. Not felt a need to change it for my default option of a Madison Flux, so it must be alright.

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    My bum has been raised and moulded on WTB rockets and always thought they lasted well. However the new volts appear to use a cheaper covering that doesn’t last as well.

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