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    Saddle: WTB Silverado vs WTB SST Race

    Which one is comfortable, for around the same price I can order one of those online.
    The SST what I like is the nose dip and the measurements are almost the same as my now bent Pure V.
    The Silverado looks sweet.

    Is it recommended or advisable to 'realign' a bent rail? take a look at the pics:

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    the sst looks similar to my now bent pure V. which one to get. particularly another wtb model?
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    I have the SST and it is not the most comfortable saddle out there, for sure. I bought it because it's pretty wide, but it is not padded very well. The Pure V is more comfortable. The dimensions on the SST are pretty similar though, it is a pretty long and wide saddle and if that's what you want, and you like the Pure V but want something not really as thick, it's not the worst saddle ever. I got it for 20 bucks on close out at Jenson.
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    I have a Pure V and a Silverado. I prefer the Silverado, but there is nothing wrong with the Pure V. More padding on the Pure V, but I really don't notice the Silverado being too hard. It fits me just about perfectly.

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    I dont live in the US (Mexico actually) this weekend im going to Laredo TX to buy a new one, or buy online from my country. Will a Speed V or Rocket V be comfortable enough.
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    The Silverado hurt so bad I sent it back (100% customer satisfaction)...awful for my backside. I'm running an SST right now and I like it. No its not cush but I own quality shorts, the width is nice, the nose area gives well on climbs (no numb nuts), and the drop nose is great for not snagging my baggy shorts.

    If your bending rails, stay clear of the Speed V...the cheap steel rails are soft, the Cro-Mo steel rails (like on the SST) are more durable.

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    I have a Silverado that I really like. I don't ever think about the saddle which is a good thing. I will replace the one I have with another when this is worn out. Of course every rear end is different, it may not fit your sit bones.

    I haven't ridden the other. So my recommendation would have to be the Silverado.

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    OK, i would take a look at the LBS on saturday to see if they have some silverado's removed from bikes.
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    FYI, I'm 185lb, medium built, around 32 waist, a normally 'sized' buttocks.
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    Just an update:
    I went to an LBS but they had way too expensive saddles, the cheapest was a ARS Planet Bike @ 35 bucks. I went to Walmart and bought a Bell Dart saddle. It have a 'love channel' like the WTB and feels comfortable (haven't test ridden it on the trail). Here some pics:
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    And also bought a new wedge seat bag, the velcro on my old one broke off when I crashed that day.
    Main Rig: Blue Forge Sawback 5xx 19" | Past Rigs: '07 Giant Boulder SE, Jamis Dakar 05

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