Bontrager Evoke RXL Carbon Saddle

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $179.99

Product Description

You don't need to sacrifice comfort to get an extremely lightweight saddle. At a feathery 145g, the Evoke RXL Carbon combines Bontrager's exclusive inForm Science of Comfort technology with advanced features like super-light Zone Density foam, oversized carbon rails, and a carbon fiber-reinforced base. The result isn't just proper ergonomic support and improved blood flow, it's also one of the lightest saddles on the market. If weight matters, and comfort does too, there's no better choice than the the Evoke RXL Carbon.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zachariah a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2013

Strengths:    ~ Weighs only 157g for 148mm(Blue Dot) saddle
~ Perfect amount of padding, in all the right places
~ Curved tail, permits easy on/off behind saddle position
~ Wide nose, for steep climbing comfort
~ Risk-free, try-before-you-buy program
~ Solid, 9mm x 7mm carbon rails fits all seatposts
~ 100% Made in Waterloo, WI USA

Weaknesses:    *None*

Bottom Line:   
Finally, Bontrager R&D develops a World-Class XC Racing saddle worth keeping! Made in three varying widths:

Red Dot = 128mm wide(S)
Yellow Dot = 139mm wide(M)
Blue Dot = 148mm wide(L - tested)

Bontrager/Trek invested heavily, in developing this saddle. They employed State-of-the-Art 3D pressure mapping of human sit bones in pedaling action. From this testing - they were able to determine how to engineer long-distance comfort, by applying just the right amounts and densities of EVA foam padding. You'll quickly notice the nose of the Inform Evoke RXL saddle is firm at the nose and significantly softer, at the rear. This facilitates smooth ingress/egress, when sliding behind the saddle on steep descents...all without hanging-up your shorts. The wide, firm nose perches your junk like a sports cup, as you power your way up that steep, technical climb.

Another cool feature of the saddle is the burly, 9mm tall carbon rails. Don't worry - it's still the standard 7mm width, so your Thomson or any aluminum or carbon seatpost will work well with it. Thanks to Bontrager employing the industry's leading anatomists - this saddle has a flat seating surface, with just the right amount of center cutout relief...perfect for Endurance Racing or five-hour Trail Epics.

For years, Bontrager saddles were one of the FIRST things upgraded from your Trek or Gary Fissure bike. Bontrager finally listened to us and now produces on of the finest, minimalist racing saddles today. But, don't take my word for it....try them ALL like I did and decide for yourself.

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Favorite Trail:   Hurkey Creek Park (24Hrs of Adrenalin course)

Duration Product Used:   2 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   eBay

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Specialized Phenom SL
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Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio
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Bike Setup:   2012 Trek Superfly 100 Pro - Full SRAM XX/Easton Haven cockpit/carbon wheels....equals a 22.7lb XC/Trail beast

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DiegoGTi a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2012

Strengths:    It is Very low weight, Strong structure, does not flex or makes strange noises, Super nice looks and the leather is soft but sturdy. I think in black with white accents looks better and last longer.

Weaknesses:    It is not a weakness, but the new carbon oversized rails are not compatible with older Bontrager carbon Seat post clamps. Be very careful, if you use the wrong clamp you may damage your saddle rails or even may be injured

Bottom Line:   
The most comfortable and best saddle I`ve ever have. Is very good for a race or for a long ride

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Favorite Trail:   El Capiro

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Bike House, Medellin

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Inform RL Saddlle. is is a little heavier and the layout with those sharp ends is not good for Montain.

Bike Setup:   15", Rock Shox SID World Cup Fork, Bontrager Race X - Lite (Wheelset UST, Seatpost carbon - ACC, Bar Ends & Stem) Bontrager Evoke RXL Carbon Saddle, XTR Chain, Hutchinson Phyton Light, Bontrager Race XXX Lite Carbon Handlebar, XT Group, Crack Brothers Egg Beater SL pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dlennard a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2012

Strengths:    This saddle looks awesome and is very light. I have only had it for a couple of weeks and the fit is great. I am using it with a Thompson seat post and the oversize rails work good with the Thompson.

Weaknesses:    Cost is high. It is stiff but is a XC saddle. May need different seat post or adapter for the oversize rails.

Bottom Line:   
Overall a good lightweight saddle with good looks.

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Price Paid:    $66.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager RL

Bike Setup:   Superfly 100 with Thompson setback post.

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