PRODUCT: WTB SL8 SADDLE
The SL8 saddle intends to make a statement. It wants to prove that true comfort has never weighed so little. Its weight resides within the competitive high-end road class of target weights but it is suitable for both on and off road riding. Here's the low-down.
LIGHTEST PRODUCTION SADDLE
The WTB SL8 saddle is WTB’s lightest production saddle to date, weighing 146g in its carbon level offering, and it's based on a new saddle shape. While the SL8 is not marketed as a road or mountain specific saddle, it takes design cues from fellow WTB saddles. A long tapered nose shares similarities with WTB’s popular Silverado shape and a very slight rise to the tail is reminiscent of the Volt saddle. The SL8 saddle utilizes WTB’s highest end DNA padding throughout its offerings, putting a premium on support through lightweight padding.
TORTURE TESTED BY TEAM WTB
WTB SL8 saddles have spent the last year in development and testing underneath Team WTB riders Jason Moeschler, Mark Weir, Ben Cruz, and Marco Osborne as well as fellow Cannondale and WTB athlete Jerome Clementz throughout the past race season with Enduro World Series stops as well as the Big Mountain Enduro Series. Team riders used SL8 Carbon models throughout racing and development.
“If it can withstand Team WTB and quickly become Jerome Clementz’s favorite, then that’s certainly a good sign for a good looking saddle,” stated Jason Moeschler, WTB’s global OEM sales manager and Team WTB racer.
WTB SL8 saddles will be available in Carbon, Team, and Pro models ranging from $119.95 for the Pro to $249.95 for the Carbon option. SL8 Carbon saddles use WTB’s 7mm by 9mm oval shaped Carbon rail, are compatible with top-down clamp seatposts, and have no weight restrictions. Projected availability for all SL8 models is June of 2015.
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