Carbon version / Weight: 195g / Titanium rails / Real leather cover DNA lightweight padding / Nylon-fibre shell
Contact: Hotwheels 01208 723388 or Raleigh 01773 532699
The Devo is WTB’s new lightweight saddle aimed, it says, at cross-country racers. It gets lightweight titanium rails, lightweight DNA padding and a nylon-fibre shell, which is just plastic, so don’t let the ‘carbon’ bit fool you. There’s a Love Channel down the centre to relive pressure when hunkering down but we found the overall shape a bit flat and the padding pretty hard. In fact, WTB has chopped off all the elements that made the Pure V (one of favourite WTB saddles) a plush perch — like the hooked nose, deep shoulders and fat rear end. We can’t fault the quality of the Devo, but in the competitive lightweight race market there are lighter/cheaper alternatives.
MBR Rating: 7/10