At 262g Ritchey’s WCS (World Championship Series) Trail isn’t super light – but then, it’s not overly girthy either.

Ignore the racing pedigree hinted at by the UCI World Champs rainbow stripes though. This is a saddle that’s designed for cruising trails all day, and for that purpose it’s actually very good.

The broad rear offers plenty of room and support, while the seat is long enough to enable you to winch forward for steep climbing efforts. Its Vector Wing design is claimed to alleviate pressure on your nether regions and things do stay comfortable on longer rides.

The titanium alloy rails have been strong enough to see off a few less than graceful ‘landings’ too, while the shell is reinforced with carbon for added strength and weight saving.

This is definitely a saddle that feels most at home on long spins, and it’s that comfort and great build

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