FUSION FORM FEATURES
FUSION FORM Technology
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.
|Product||Rail Material||Rail Color||Weight||Details||Width||Length||Sit Bone Range||Part Number|
Silverado Carbon Narrow (Traditional)
|Carbon* (7mm x 9mm)||Carbon||Microfiber Cover / Flex-Tuned Shell / DNA Padding||Narrow - 135mm||280mm||69-101mm|
Silverado Titanium Narrow (Traditional)
|Titanium||Metal and matte black||200g||Microfiber Cover / Flex-Tuned Shell / DNA Padding||Narrow - 135mm||280mm||69-101mm|
Silverado Cromoly Narrow (Traditional)
|Cromoly||Metal and gloss black||265g||Microfiber Cover / Flex-Tuned Shell / HLX Padding||Narrow - 135mm||280mm||69-101mm|
Silverado Steel Narrow (Traditional)
|Steel||Gloss black||295g||Microfiber Cover / Flex-Tuned Shell / DNAx Padding||Narrow - 135mm||280mm||69-101mm|
Silverado Carbon Medium (Traditional)
|Carbon||181g||Medium - 142mm||101-130mm|
Silverado Medium Titanium (Traditional)
Silverado Medium Cromoly (Traditional)
Silverado Steel Medium Steel (Traditional)
|Silverado 265 Medium Steel (Traditional)||Steel||Gloss black||308g||Microfiber Cover / Flex-Tuned Shell / DNAx Padding||265mm||W065-0682|
|Silverado 265 Medium Cromoly (Traditional)||Cromoly||300g||Microfiber Cover / Flex-Tuned Shell / HLX Padding||265mm||W065-0683|
|Silverado 265 Medium Fusion Form Carbon||Carbon||Carbon||187g||Microfiber Cover / Fusion Form Base / DNA Padding||265mm||W065-0667|
|Silverado 265 Medium Fusion Form Stainless||Stainless||Silver with gloss black||276g||Microfiber Cover / Fusion Form Base / DNAx Padding||265mm||W065-0669|
|Silverado 265 Medium Fusion Form Titanium||Titanium||Metal and matte black||245g||Microfiber Cover / Fusion Form Base / DNA Padding||265mm||W065-0668|
|Silverado 265 Narrow Fusion Form Carbon ||Carbon||Carbon||187g||Microfiber Cover / Fusion Form Base / DNA Padding||Narrow - 135mm||265mm||69-101mm||W065-0664|
|Silverado 265 Narrow Fusion Form Stainless ||Stainless||Silver with gloss black||226g||Microfiber Cover / Fusion Form Base / DNAx Padding||Narrow - 135mm||265mm||69-101mm||W065-0666|
|Silverado 265 Narrow Fusion Form Titanium ||Titanium||Metal and matte black||237g||Microfiber Cover / Fusion Form Base / DNA Padding||Narrow - 135mm||265mm||69-101mm||W065-0665|
*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.
Who says you can’t make the best even better? Pressure mapping technology was used to determine where pinpoint pressures existed on the original Silverado and how we could better distribute those pressures to the sit bones. The result is a slightly flatter profile that further reduces perineal pressure. Silverado also now features a shorter 265mm length, which allows for seamless on-off transitions while still providing plenty of room for riders to slide forward and maximize power output on steep climbs.
The updated Silverado 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 Silverado optimizes efficiency in a forward-leaning pedaling position by using fiber percentage similar to the recently released Gravelier saddle. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Please click this link to check out the WTB Fit Right System, which uses a simple method to determine personalized saddle fit. Based on your individual biometrics and riding position, we calculate your sit bone measurement and match it to our complete range of saddles.