Ritchey WCS Carbon Streem Saddle
The WCS Carbon Streem saddle from Ritchey simply highlights and matches what is important to many riders. The WCS Carbon Streem is superlight at 145 grams; yet durable due to its high quality perforated microfiber cover and its carbon-injected nylon shell. The big weight drop from the 200 gram ti-alloy rail version is the tubular carbon rails that have a slight oval shape, at 8mm x 8.5mm. Users of Ritchey's 1-bolt design seatposts will require the specific clamp needed for those rails, but the two bolt version, or virtually all seatpost clamps that use an upper and lower plate design will work without any adapter. Always follow installation directions and use a torque wrench.
This minimalist saddle has been the choice for many riders over the years because the flex built into the ‘wings’ of the saddle. Ritchey has patented this design as the Vector Wing, and it works extremely well, allowing the muscles of the hindquarters to travel throughout the pedal stroke without bounce, keeping contact with the saddle for maximum power transfer, while evenly reducing pressure across the contact area.
Riders who favor the WCS Carbon Streem design tend to prefer narrower (132mm), firmer saddles with just the right amount of padding, but now Ritchey offers a 145mm width for riders who require a mid-width saddle but still want the sleek design. Ritchey uses a moderate layer of mid-density superlight foam that hits the Goldilocks measure for many riders. The overall length allows the rider to move fore and aft easily, defining the pedaling position best suited for the immediate effort. As a superlight saddle with high-end design and construction, the WCS Carbon Streem is ready to perform.
- All around carbon rail saddle, patented Vector Wing design dissipates pressure evenly
- Carbon-injected Nylon shell, perforated microfiber cover, superlight mid-density foam
- Low profile design with slight thigh wings on leading edge of tail support
- Available in two widths: 132mm, 145mm
- Length: 132mm width- 278mm, 145mm width- 276mm
- 8mm x 8.5mm tubular carbon rails
- Colors: Black, White
- Weight: 145-150 grams (132mm)