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Bontrager inForm RL Saddle

The Bontrager inForm RL saddle has been designed with the RXL as the model, making use of the superlight zone density foam padding to give the saddle the necessary support. This saddlefeatures the firmness that you would expect from many performance racing saddles. In other words, this is not the saddle to buy if you are new to the sport.

The inForm RL saddle has been created with a few ideas from Bontrager in mind. The first is that saddle cut-outs don’t actually alleviate any pressure on the sit bones. Also that a single sized saddle will not fit all types of riders making it necessary to create the saddles in a range of widths. The specific placement of padding is necessary to take advantage of the fact that there is an optimal place for it to be included.

The RL has more padding than the top of the line RXL saddle. The widths that are available have been designed to help with the fit of the saddle and come in 128mm, 146mm and 154mm. Take a look at the range of saddles that have been displayed below.

Buy A Bontrager inForm RL Saddle



BONTRAGER INFORM RACE LITE RL 128 HOLLOW RAILLED SADDLE
BONTRAGER INFORM RACE LITE RL 128 HOLLOW RAILLED SADDLE
$12.00
Time Remaining: 12d 14h 13m
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New Bontrager Inform RL Saddle WSD 140mm Hollow Cr Mo Rails White
New Bontrager Inform RL Saddle WSD 140mm Hollow Cr Mo Rails White
$20.00
Time Remaining: 10d 22h 34m
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Bontrager Inform RL Saddle WSD 160mm Hollow Cr Mo Rails White
Bontrager Inform RL Saddle WSD 160mm Hollow Cr Mo Rails White
$19.95
Time Remaining: 8d 2h 12m

Bontrager Inform RL Saddle 128MM Mens Briefly Used Black and Silver
Bontrager Inform RL Saddle 128MM Mens Briefly Used Black and Silver
$29.99
Time Remaining: 14d 8h 7m
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Bontrager inForm RL Fusion Gelfoam Cycling Gloves Blue
Bontrager inForm RL Fusion Gelfoam Cycling Gloves Blue
$31.89
Time Remaining: 19d 3h 46m
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Bontrager Inform RL Saddle Mens 128mm
Bontrager Inform RL Saddle Mens 128mm
$29.99
Time Remaining: 11d 6h 13m
Buy It Now for only: $29.99

Bontrager inForm RL Saddle Features

• Weights: 212, 220, 227 grams
• Widths: 128, 146, 154mm
• Rails: Titanium

The Bontrager saddle range includes the following popular models

Team Issue • Affinity RXL CarbonAffinity RXL WSD • Team Issue TT • inForm RXL • Affinity RL • Affinity RL WSD • inForm RL • inForm RL WSD • Affinity RL WSD • Affinity R • Affinity R WSD • Evoke RXL Carbon • Evoke RL • Evoke RL WSD • Evoke R • Evoke R WSD • Nebula Plus • Nebula Plus WSD • Boulevarde • Boulevarde Gel Plus • Commuter Gel • Sport

Listed below is a selection of reviews that have been posted elsewhere online. These reviews should give you a taste of some of the strong points as well as some of the weaker with regard to this particular saddle.

5 Star Reviews

I have ridden many, many different saddles, some for just a half hour before I knew it wasn't going to work, and some for months, or even years, before I began searching for something that I liked a little better. I originally purchased a bontrager inform R for my commuter bike. I rode it for my 30 mile round trip commute for the last 6 months or so. My initial impressions were that it was a "good" saddle . . . ok for my commute but not quite comfy enough for the long distances I do on weekends. Then, almost by accident, I visited the bontrager website and read the part where is says to set up the saddle absolutely level. As I normally set up my saddles with a very slight downward angle (or just the nose of the saddle level), I decided to follow their instructions to see if it made a difference. Once I leveled the saddle, the true comfort of the saddle was immediately apparent. Once I had the inform R saddle dialed in properly (level, fore/aft, etc.), I immediately went out and bought an RL for my weekend bike. It is absolutely the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden. The RL replaces the coveted and highly rated Fizik Aliante (a close second in comfort). The Bontrager saddles require a bit of tinkering to find the right setup, and I encounterd a bit of a break in period because you do tend to sit on it differently than other saddles - rather than directing all of your weight onto your sit bones (I used to get two very pronouced hot spots on my sit bones with other saddles),the bontrager rewards rolling your hips forward and keeping a flat position on the bike.
roadbikereview.com

4 Star Reviews

128 mm size fitted to me very well. It wasn't very comfortable during the first rides, especially in the road when needed to sit for a long time. Need to mention that it was the beginning of the riding season. But ride after ride, and it started to look as the best saddle I ever tried.
Only the back shape can somtimes demage your tights during the downhill when you try to stand behind the saddle.
mtbr.com

3 Star Reviews

I purchased the 128mm off of ebay. I liked the design and the price was right. I put it on my bike and used for about 150 miles and could not get used to it. I prefer low profile saddles and usually use harder seats, but I could not get used to it. I think it was the width.

If you know your size, you can score this saddle cheap. It is pretty good quality, just not for me. I am a bigger rider. If Bontrager provided a "rule of thumb" for picking widths, it would have been helpful.
mtbr.com

2 Star Reviews

This saddle might work for younger men (say 40 or younger), but is definitely not a good choice for older men. That soft padding in the nose area has an unforgiving hard shell under it. I tested this saddle on my routine 35 mile loop,stopped @ mile 11 & adjusted the nose down another 1.5 degrees (like you'd do with a Fizik Arione), didn't help, aborted the ride and headed for home. If Bontrager modified this saddle with a middle cut-out (like Specialized), they might have a tolerable saddle. Also, a 146mm Inform RL fits like a 130 mm saddle. Mine now lives in a spare bike parts box. Gone back to a Terry Falcon Y. Sorry Bontrager.
roadbikereview.com

1 Star Reviews

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