Bontrager Inform R Saddle

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $70.00

Product Description

  • Custom Tuned Shell for support and comfort
  • Hollow cro-moly steel rails

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hellokitty a Downhiller from Victoria, BC

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2010

Strengths:    it is meant to be a road saddle but i use it for downhill which proves it is a insanely strong seat and is surprisingly comfortable.

Weaknesses:    material on cover and

Bottom Line:   
good seat buy it

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Favorite Trail:   torpedo run, Mt Work

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   trek cycles

Similar Products Used:   sdg belair, and countless dj's

Bike Setup:   giant reign x1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pro4tundra a Cross Country Rider from Wisconsin, United States

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2009

Strengths:    Comfortable, light, cromolly seatrails, great looks

Weaknesses:    Pointy parts on the end of the seat

Bottom Line:   
I bought this saddle after breaking my old saddle in a rockgarden. The inform saddles are very comfortable if you get fitted and buy the right size seat. A decent amount of padding but chamois is definitely a bonus for you butt. My shorts do get caught from time to time when you drop back behind the saddle but haven't ripped them yet.

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Favorite Trail:   9 Mile

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Brings Cycling and F

Similar Products Used:   Bontrager sport

Bike Setup:   Trek 4500

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by los36 a Cross Country Rider from Dallas, TX

Date Reviewed: August 7, 2009

Strengths:    Good quality, respectable weight, works for me.

Weaknesses:    Points on the back of the saddle are too sharp for off-road riding.

Bottom Line:   
I really like this saddle. It fits well for XC and road riding. The narrow version of this saddle works for XC.
It's hard to give quantitative arguments when talking about saddles. I personally liked the way it fits me the best for XC < 3 hrs. For longer rides, I use the WTB.
The down side is that I've torn 3 pairs of short by getting them snagged on the points at the back of the saddle. Getting behind the saddle for downhills and then quickly returning to the saddle or moving forward for a climb, causes problems. I like the saddle, but replacing shorts is expensive. I am looking for a saddle that feels as good but with smoother lines right now.
I do have the mid-width (a little more comfort) version of the saddle on my road bike. I find it works as well and the shape is not problematic in that environment.
For Off-Road, I give it this: Value=3, Overall=2
For Road, I give it this: Value=5, Overall=4

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Favorite Trail:   Womble, AR

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   RBM

Similar Products Used:   WTB Laser V, Specialized Alias, Fizik Gobi

Bike Setup:   Turner Flux, XTR, carbon, ect...

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