Bontrager Race Lite Saddles

3.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $85.00


Product Description

  • Ergonomic base
  • Superlight padding
  • Synthetic Leather Cover
  • Unconditional Comfort Guarantee
  • Hollow Stainless Steel Rails


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dick Elwood a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2011

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
I sold my 2005 Madone 5.2 early this year and bought a 2010 (the last US made). I replaced the stock Bontrager saddle on my old bike and assumed I would do the same on my new bike. I thought I'd first give the Bontrager a chance and was surprised that it is actually quite comfortable. I've ridden a 1000 miles I don't see any need to change it, at least for now. It works for me.

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Favorite Ride:   Wisconsin Centurion

Purchased At:   Trek Dealer

Similar Products Used:   Selle San Marco Aspide

Bike Setup:   2010 Trek Madone 5.2


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Scott Ayler a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2008

Strengths:    Price is fair, good padding.

Weaknesses:    Poor workmanship.

Bottom Line:   
This seat came with my Madone. It is fine for fitness riding, but accordingly to the dealer I purchased the Madone from (in Zion), there has been many defective saddles that have been returned. I noticed my saddle during a photo session. I drooped on the left side (ever so slightly). Supposively it is covered with a 5 year warranty ... but I still have to be issued a replacement. Very sad.

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Favorite Ride:   Specialized SL2

Price Paid:    $8500.00

Purchased At:   Spokes

Bike Setup:   Madone has Campy Record, Mavic ES wheels, Continental Force/Attack tires, Race XLite stem, Race Lite handlebars, Look Keo Carbon pedals, Nokon cable system.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by The Jiggler a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2008

Strengths:    Very comfortable, normal shape (no cut out), nice quality construction.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
I originally tried this saddle on a rental bike last summer while I was up in Mt Vernon Washington. I did a 35 mile ride and was instantly in love. When I got back, I decided to try and make my current saddle work (Selle Italia SLK), but could not make it. I finally picked one up on ebay for next to nothing and could not be happier. I have had all sorts of saddles, but nothing seemed to be really comfortable. In spite of the lack of a cut-out, I have no problems with numbness on this thing. I have tried various cut-outs, but they all eventually cause caffing or sores. I have not had a problem with that either.

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Favorite Ride:   Coffee Repblic

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Selle Itallia SLK and SLR, San Marco Aspide and Aside Arrowhead, plus lots of other cut out and gel saddles.

Bike Setup:   Custom Steve Rex With Campagnolo Rcord shifters and Cranks, Chorus derailleurs and Proton Wheels.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mrpotatohead a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2008

Strengths:    strongly made, light, good looks (temporarily)

Weaknesses:    minimal pressure relief, bony in the wrong places. The wrong saddle for me

Bottom Line:   
seat came with bike, it seems to be light and quite well made except for white colouring on sides which started to rub off after 3 rides. Very little in the way of pressure relief therefore ended up numb, sore and tired after anything more than 1 1/2 hrs. Probably would suit some butts but not mine! replaced it with my old velo saddle which cost $5 2nd hand..no problems now.

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Favorite Ride:   long bays

Similar Products Used:   specialized bg comp, several wtb saddles,

Bike Setup:   trek madone 5.2 2008, standard except dt swiss 1450 wheels..and $5 velo seat!


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tom Henderson a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2007

Strengths:    None for me.

Weaknesses:    Narrow, hard, no flex, causes numbness.

Bottom Line:   
This saddle came with my bike, so I decided to try it out. It was uncomfortable from the beginning. And when I did my first 40 mile ride on it, I had some numbness in the privates area. So this saddle has to go.

I don't have an especially wide butt (34" waist), but I feel like my cheeks are hanging off the edge of it. It might work better for someone who's very narrow in the hips.

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Favorite Ride:   Silver Comet Trail

Purchased At:   Local bike store

Bike Setup:   07 Trek Madone 5.2 SL w/Ultegra gears and shifters. Bontrager Race X Lite fork, rims, wheels, seat post.



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Choosing new bars - Race lite aero?

I'm in need of a new set of drop bars, I'm not getting on with the ones that came on the bike mostly because the transition from the hoods dips before coming backup to meet the tops. I'd much prefer a smooth transition from the tops into the hoods. I've come over from mountain biking (had the road ... Read More »

2013 Bontrager Race Lite vs ROL Volant

Hi guys, I've got some new 2013 Bontrager Race Lite Tubeless Ready wheels with R3 tyres. They weigh in at 1500g (obviously without tyres and tubes). I also have a new pair of ROL Volants - tried and tested as solid - weigh in at 1650g. They have gatorskins on them. I am finishing a new build on a ... Read More »

Opinions - Vuelta Corsa lite vs Blackset Race

Hey everyone. Looking to upgrade my wheels from the Shimano RS10s that I have on my SS105 These will be for everyday training and enthusiast riding. Paved trails with occasional rough surfaces - wooden bridges, potholes every now and then, some old trolley rail type tracks on one of my route ... Read More »

Race XXX lite Carbon Wheels

First they were listed as unavailable at the Bontrager site and now they are gone. What's up?Read More »


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