Our most popular mountain saddle, the Volt, has been updated with our new Fusion Form base technology to provide the same trusted comfort paired with a modern aesthetic. Shaped for speed and comfort, time-tested and proven, the Volt makes for an incredibly versatile saddle that has gained endless acclaim among riders.
Contoured shape cradles the pelvis to provide optimal support in one sitting position. Contoured saddles are best for riders who prefer to lock into a specific sitting position while pedaling.
Small window removed from the centerline of the saddle base to provide additional relief from pressure on your sensitive areas. Comfort Zone is a subtle difference that provides impressive long-term comfort.
This middle level of padding provides an exceptional balance of comfort and support to provide optimal performance without being too squishy. Medium padding saddles are often the top choice for all-day riders.
Fusion Form Base
Fusion Form technology allows us to fine-tune the amount of fiber infused into the nylon of each specific saddle model to create a flex profile that balances comfort, support and durability to match the intended use of each individual saddle. The Volt optimizes efficiency in a forward-leaning pedaling position with a fiber percentage that balances flex and support. Fusion Form also allows the padding to be recessed into the base, which provides a sleek aesthetic without actually reducing overall padding thickness.
FUSION FORM SHELL
New Fusion Form base allows us to fine-tune the amount of fiber infused into the nylon and create a flex profile that balances comfort, support and durability to match the intended use of the specific saddle.
Found on all WTB saddles, the Love Channel is a valley down the center of the saddle that provides soft-tissue relief and prevents unwanted pressure that would otherwise cause numbness.
INTEGRATED TOOL MOUNT
Fusion Form saddles feature an integrated mount for securing tools and on-bike storage, located on the underside of the base.
Anti-microbial cover both protects and enhances the foam supporting your sit bones without interfering with its comfort or durability.
*Recommended torque for all carbon rails: Vertical load clamp- 80 in-lbf (9.0N*m). Side-load clamp- 120 in-lbf (13.5 N*m)
Recommended torques are specific to WTB carbon saddles. You must also consult the saddle User's Manual for the seat post's recommended torque. If the seat post torque recommendation exceeds the saddle's recommendation's always use the lower torque recommendation.
Microfiber Synthetic Cover
Found on all WTB saddles, our Microfiber Cover closely replicates the look and feel of a leather cover, but with the anti-microbial and cruelty-free benefits of a synthetic material. The supple nature of the Microfiber Cover allows the foam to fully support the sit bones without interfering with its resiliency.
Updated Volt: New Look. Same Soul.
Over a million riders have depended on the comfort of the Volt and therefore our goal was to refresh the look of the Volt while still retaining its soul. We utilized pressure mapping technology to ensure the comfort and shape of the Volt stayed the same while giving it a modern look. After all, there’s a reason why the Volt is already among the most trusted saddles in the history of cycling. So here it is, the same Volt you know and love…now with a new look made possible by Fusion Form Technology.
FUSION FORM BASE TECHNOLOGY
The updated Volt saddles feature WTB’s new Fusion Form technology, which allows us to fine-tune the amount of fiber infused into the nylon of each specific saddle model to create a flex profile that balances comfort, support and durability to match the intended use of each individual saddle. The updated Volt base features less fiber to increase flex and improve comfort for mountain bike riders who tend to pedal in a more upright position. Fusion Form also allows the padding to be recessed into the base, which provides a sleek aesthetic without actually reducing overall padding thickness.
Read The FAQs
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FUSION FORM AND FLEX-TUNED SADDLE BASES?
Fusion Form base technology allows us to fine-tune the amount of fiber infused into the nylon base of each specific saddle model to create a flex profile that balances comfort, support and durability to match the intended use of each individual saddle. Fusion Form also allows the padding to be recessed into the base, which provides a sleek, modern aesthetic without actually reducing overall padding thickness or affecting comfort.
The Flex-Tuned base featured on most WTB saddles over the last decade utilizes a singular base profile to optimize comfort and support on all sad. All saddles with a Flex-Tuned base are made using the traditional "wrapped-and-stapled" method of saddle construction where the microfiber is stretched over the padding and then stapled to the underside of the saddle base. This makes the saddle appear more pillowy, although comparable saddle models share the same amount of padding thickness between Fusion Form or Flex-Tuned versions.
IS THINNER OR THICKER PADDING BETTER FOR ME?
Thinner padding tends to be preferred by riders with good flexibility who are leaned forward while pedaling for rides longer than two hours. Thicker padding is often better for riders who sit in a more upright position and find themselves on rides that usually involve less than two hours of riding.
Thicker padding allows a rider's sit bones to sink into the saddle for a more cradled feel that feels plush and maximizes comfort for short durations of time. However, this same support can also pinch the soft tissues around your sit bones after a bit of time and end up causing more discomfort on lengthy rides. Saddles with thinner padding provide less cushion, are therefore firmer, and allow the sit bones to sit perched atop the saddle rather than cradled within it. While thinner padding may seem less comfortable at first, it often proves more comfortable for rides longer than two hours.
WHAT IS THE MAX RIDER WEIGHT FOR WTB SADDLES?
Our saddles don't have a specific weight limit. The reason being that rider weight is not what limits a saddle's strength. It's the amount of force that a rider (or the ground during a crash) exerts on the saddle that determines whether it will be damaged. It's hard to put a max rider weight limit on a saddle when a 350-pound rider may not encounter any saddle strength issues while a 120-pound rider may accidentally come down too hard on the saddle and damage it. The amount of force is a bigger factor, as well as where the force is directed on the saddle. Instead, we rely on ISO testing standards to ensure our saddles are strong enough to withstand the forces exerted in most riding situations within the intended usage. All WTB saddles meet or exceed the ISO saddle standard, which is 400 kN in a downward direction on the tail of the saddle.
WHICH SADDLE MATERIAL IS THE STRONGEST? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT RIDE CHARACTERISTICS?
Heavier riders will exert more force on their saddle compared to a lighter rider if the rider is traveling at the same rate of speed during the point of contact. Cromoly and steel saddle rails tend to be more resilient and provide increased sheer strength over titanium or carbon rails, therefore heavier riders may find more peace of mind on a saddle with cromoly or steel rails.
All properly manufactured saddle rails should be able to handle the weight of riders well over 100kg, but how those materials fail when stressed to their limits would be my biggest consideration when suggesting a saddle that will be used by a heavier rider. Steel tends to bend, whereas titanium tends to shear and carbon tends to crack/snap. Heavier riders will likely find the most peace of mind on a saddle with steel or cromoly steel (lighter weight, yet still strong) rails.