Bontrager Race Saddles

1.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Made In Italy By Selle San Marco
  • Cr-Mo or Titanium Rails
  • Cover Available in Black, Grey or Dizzy Izzy / Leather, Perforated Leather or Kevlar


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    Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by brinntache a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: January 16, 2009

    Strengths:    Somewhat comfortable, didn't give numbness to my man parts.

    Weaknesses:    too narrow, irritates certain soft tissue.

    Bottom Line:   
    The seat is narrow and curved. So much so that is goes right into you butt. Gave me an external hemmeroid. Might work for someone with narrow sit bones.

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    Favorite Ride:   Calisle Loop

    Purchased At:   Neworld Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   selle italia max flite.

    Bike Setup:   trek 1500


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by casualrider1 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 14, 2008

    Strengths:    Cheap enough to keep the price of the Trek 1000 down.

    Weaknesses:    Very uncomfortable. My weight seemed to be supported not on my sit bones but in between. No matter how my seating position was adjusted, I could not get this seat to be comfortable.

    The saddles is way too soft, even for a recreational rider. I ride approx 700 km a year and this was soft by my standards. I did not realize this until I tried a Selle Italia C2 Trans Am and it was comfortable from the beginning. I have done hundreds of Kms on the Selle Italia C2 and this saddle is a dream.

    The saddle seems to get very hot and does not allow for much circulation around the seating area, a topic not often discussed in saddle design.

    I never wore nicks, but I think that would have made things worse.

    The saddle is very high in the middle, hence putting a lot of pressure in between your sit bones.

    The side lining of the saddle meant that the very upper part of your thigh in contact with the saddle created a lot of friction during pedaling. This didn’t cause chaffing but seemed to make the bike feel slow (relative to other saddles) and make peddling seem laboursome.


    Bottom Line:   
    Too soft, even for recreational riders.

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    Favorite Ride:   Sydney Australia without too much traffic

    Purchased At:   Cyclery, Sydney, Aus

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia C2 Trans Am,

    Bike Setup:   Trek 1000, 50 cm frame, mostly stock
    Mt31 shoes, spd cleats, m424 pedals.


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by casualrider a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: March 14, 2008

    Strengths:    Cheap enough to keep the price down on an entry level bike like the Trek 1000.

    Weaknesses:    Very uncomfortable.

    My weight seemed to be supported not on my sit bones but in between. No matter how my seating position was adjusted, I could not get this seat to be comfortable.

    The saddles is way too soft, even for a recreational rider. I ride approx 700 km a year and this was soft by my standards. I did not realize this until I tried a Selle Italia C2 Trans Am and it was comfortable from the beginning. I have done hundreds of Kms on the Selle Italia C2 and this saddle is a dream.

    The saddle seems to get very hot and does not allow for much circulation around the seating area, a topic not often discussed in saddle design.

    I never wore nicks, but I think that would have made things worse.

    The saddle is very high in the middle, hence putting a lot of pressure in between your sit bones.

    The side lining of the saddle meant that the very upper part of your thigh in contact with the saddle created a lot of friction during pedaling. This didn’t cause chaffing but seemed to make the bike feel slow (relative to other saddles) and make peddling seem laboursome.


    Bottom Line:   
    Too soft even for recreational road riders. Must discard, there are much better saddles out there.

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    Favorite Ride:   Anywhere in sydney without too much traffic

    Purchased At:   Cyclery, Sydney Aus

    Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia C2 Trans Am, 2008. A much harder and better saddle, even for recreational cyclists.

    Bike Setup:   Trek 1000 stock except:

    Mountain bike shoes, cleats and clipless pedals.

    50 cm frame
    Rider: 60 kgs, 165 cm tall, male.



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