OWilderness Trails Bikes (WTB), began off Eurobike by releasing trendy, upgraded variations of their immensely fashionable saddles: the Silverado and Volt. The brand new saddles have a recent look, and improved consolation utilizing WTB’s new Fusion Type Expertise.
It’s been roughly a decade because the Silverado and Volt had been launched, and so they’ve stayed nearly unchanged since then. When WTB made the choice to replace them, they needed to be sure that the brand new variations of those fashionable saddles lived as much as the fame of their predecessors.
After numerous trail-tested hours, WTB thinks that the newly up to date variations of the Silverado and Volt are “merely higher in each manner”.
WTB took the OG Silverado and used strain mapping expertise to find out the place pinpoint pressures existed, and the best way to higher distribute these pressures to the sit bones. The result’s a barely flatter profile that WTB says reduces perineal strain.
The reworked Silverado encompasses a shorter size of 265mm that helps in offering “seamless on-off transitions” whereas nonetheless permitting room to slip ahead for steep climbs.
The Silverado can be accessible in a conventional wrapped and stapled model in 142mm width (medium), with both metal or Chromoly rails for comparable consolation at a extra reasonably priced price ticket.
Volt…New Look, Similar Soul
WTB says that “over one million riders have trusted the consolation of the Volt”. And that it’s for that reason that their purpose was to refresh the look of the Volt whereas leaving the center of the saddle untouched. Once more, utilizing strain mapping tech, they ensured that the consolation and form of the Volt stayed the identical whereas giving it a extra trendy look.
The center of the Volt is what WTB says makes it “one of the vital trusted saddles in biking historical past”. The up to date Volt is similar Volt you recognize however with a brand new look made potential by Fusion Type.
Refined with Fusion Type
Fusion Type expertise permits WTB to “fine-tune the quantity of fiber that’s infused into the nylon of every particular mannequin to create a flex profile that balances consolation, help, and sturdiness to match the meant use of every particular person saddle“.
WTB additionally says that just like the lately launched Gravelier, the Silverado optimizes effectivity in a forward-leaning pedaling place by utilizing comparable fiber percentages.
The up to date base of the Volt makes use of much less fiber to extend flex and enhance consolation for the extra upright pedaling mountain bikers. Permitting the padding to recess into the bottom, Fusion Type supplies a smooth aesthetic with out decreasing general padding thickness.
All of this ends in the identical comfortable saddles you’ve all come to know, that use the standard wrap and stapled building, however with a complete new cleaner look.
4 New Ones with Extra to Come
Becoming a member of the occasion that features the brand new Gravelier and Devo saddles, the brand new up to date Silverado and Volt type a set of Fusion Type saddles. And WTB says that “that is just the start, as they’ve numerous saddles within the works to additional reinforce a brand new period of WTB saddles”.
Retail and Availability
These saddles can be found now. And the up to date Fusion Type model of the Silverado is available in slim (133mm) or medium (142mm) widths. The brand new Volt is obtainable in medium (142mm) width.
All WTB saddles are priced solely primarily based on the rail materials, slightly than by product household. Out there rail choices fluctuate relying on the saddle, see beneath for the rail materials and the related retail value.
- Metal: $48
- Chromoly: $96
- Stainless-steel: $120
- Titanium: $143
- Carbon: $250