Bontrager InForm RXL Saddles

2.92/5 (13 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Bontrager Science of Comfort blends three elements for a perfect riding experience: performance, design and comfort
  • 3 widths of saddles allow perfect match to your sit bones
  • Rear curvature of saddles is customized based on saddle size for optimal seating support
  • Custom Tuned Shell for support and comfort
  • Superlight Bontrager ZONE DENSITY foam puts the support and the compliance in specific zones where it's needed
  • Graphics are optimized to be away from high friction zones during riding
  • Hollow titanium rails

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Sillgey a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: August 13, 2015

    Strengths:    Comfort, fit, light weight

    Weaknesses:    Two rear points.

    Bottom Line:   
    This saddle came with the 6.9 Madone I purchased over 5 years ago. While I thought it quite firm initially, the saddle and my crotch quickly came to terms with each other and it has been comfortable ever since. For comparison purposes, I tend to like old school "plush" saddles which I have on some of my other bikes (Selle Regal & Super Turbo, Avocet R1, and lately a Brooks Flyer), but the Bontrager seems to offer the most comfort on an all-day ride. The shape and support must be just right for me as it is comfortable whether I'm riding the tops/hoods or down in the drops.

    The only negative I have experienced is that the two points on the back of the saddle sometimes grab my bibs. This happens when I stand up and back out of the saddle and then try to slide forward in re-seating myself. If I were to change anything about the saddle it would be rounding off those two points.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by phoehn9111

    Date Reviewed: September 11, 2012

    Strengths:    Comfort, variable positioning

    Weaknesses:    Grid running down middle can grip bibs on extremely hot rides

    Bottom Line:   
    Best saddle I have ever ridden, even better than the Selle Italia SLR. It is possible to move
    around and slide slightly back and forth while preserving comfort, useful on rides. Literally
    feels as if my nethers are like a towel draped on a hanger, no pressure points whatsoever.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Ryan a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: July 30, 2012

    Strengths:    Didnt hurt me or leave me numb.

    Weaknesses:    Plastic-ish material needed occasional light rubdown with spray wax detailer to keep from grabbing the shorts. The devil horns at the back eventually see the shell peek through material and those dig into your shorts. practically destroyed an 8th ride pr of pearl bibs on a century this weekend. Why does Keith allow junk like this to carry his name. Junk MTB cranks, Junk road wheels, junk saddles, and now 10000$ Treks littered with his...JUNK

    Bottom Line:   
    See above. Gave it 600mi. The last 100mi saw it scuff a still new pr of pearl bibs. Didnt notice sooner b/c the saddle didnt hurt me. Might've still sought a slightly better ride feel over long haul (and 5.9 looks wrong with a brooks)... but hell make it a round tail or something. You cost me a pr of 140$ bibs!!!

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    Favorite Ride:   Anything on the road

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Various

    Bike Setup:   Trek 5.9. Full DA. Various wheelsets depending on ride of choice. Carbon Controls.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Kevin a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: May 10, 2011

    Strengths:    Firm

    Weaknesses:    Poor shape- the gradual wing design causes serious pressure points resulting in saddle sores
    - the slight cradle shape puts too much pressure on the penal area

    Bottom Line:   
    This saddle SUCKS!! I've given it a more than fair chance accumulating over 2500km on it since installing it in February and I can honestly say I absolutely hate it. I used Bontrager's saddle measuring device and I read their technological write-ups and everything checked out, but in practical use the saddle did not perform at all. The shape is awful! If it's not giving me the worst saddle sores I've ever had in countless thousands of kms of riding my junk is going numb from moving myself forward to relieve pressure on said saddle sores. This saddle is absolutely awful.. Now I know why Bontrager offers a 90 day NQA return policy... they must have realised the serious problems these saddles cause and tried to recoup their losses...

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    Favorite Ride:   Fluffy white clouds hills trees on a windy highway and no traffic but me and my compadres

    Price Paid:    $100.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia SLR TT, Selle Italia Flite, previous Bontrager saddles (also garbage)

    Bike Setup:   Madone 6.9 pro frame with standard road components.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Dave a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: December 28, 2010

    Strengths:    Light weight

    Weaknesses:    I would probably have not bought the saddle if it was full price but with the sale I figured I would try it.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought this saddle on clearance at the lbs. The employees informed me about the 90 guarantee so I purchased it. I felt the discomfort on the first few rides with the saddle but ever since then I have enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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    Price Paid:    $70.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Stock Trek 1.5 seat
    Stock Scott CR1 elite seat

    Bike Setup:   Scott CR1 Elite with SRAM

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