Bontrager Saddle Saddle

2.84/5 (70 Reviews)
MSRP : $70.00


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Bontrager


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by sam a Cross Country Rider from downingtown pa. usa

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2010

Strengths:    looks good

Weaknesses:    its like sitting on a cement block with sharp edge.. would not give this saddle away for free to anyone

Bottom Line:   
i removed this socalled great saddle and replaced it with a saddle off of an old cheap walmart kent glendale.. now its like setting in your ez chair.. just goes to show you, high price does not always get you the best....

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Favorite Trail:   any paved back road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $535.00

Purchased At:   bikeline

Bike Setup:   trek 7.2 fx

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by f a Weekend Warrior from zagreb,croatia

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2008

Strengths:    good papreweight

Weaknesses:    uncomfortable and weak

Bottom Line:   
bars that hold it to the seatpost bended and seat fell off,i didn't notice it untill i got home,i only sat on it if i was very tired.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jon Burnley a Weekend Warrior from Charlotte, NC

Date Reviewed: March 15, 2008

Strengths:    Looks nice!?

Weaknesses:    Hard on the butt

Bottom Line:   
Got my Trek Alpha (21.5)less than a month ago,first time on the trails and I was out in the woods 3 miles deep, my Bontrager seat broke. The piece of plastic that holds the nose of the seat broken in two and my seat fell to the ground. Definetly a manufacturer defect. I wasn't riding the bike hard, I had my wife with me and we were taken it easy. Very disappointed! I just hope someone will step up and take care of this for me. The seat is not comfortable but you do get used to it after a little while. Overall a ok seat as long as it does break on you 3 miles deep in the woods!

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Favorite Trail:   Anne Springs

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   21.5 Trek

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Steve from Sacramento, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: December 10, 2007

Strengths:    It beat riding just on the seat post when the bike was new

Weaknesses:    Man, did it hurt!

Bottom Line:   
I thought it was just a matter of getting used to it, since I was pretty much a rookie rider. But, man o man did it make me hurt for it! I nicknamed it the "taint wrecker" because it numbed me up and made me hurt no matter what I did. I replaced the seat and my nether regions have never thanked me more. I guess it's a matter of fit, but be careful hopping onto this saddle! It came on the bike, so I'm not sure what the value would've been.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Specialized

Bike Setup:   Stock Trek 4300

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Scott a Cross Country Rider from Murfreesboro

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2006

Strengths:    You can use it as a weapon

Weaknesses:    It's like riding with a brick on your seatpost. A sharp brick.

Bottom Line:   
This thing blows. No padding, whatsoever. Maybe it fits someone else. I don't know. I went numb on the 20 minute ride I took today. Thank god I have a WTB Laser V progel coming in the mail. Ti rails. WooHoo! Anyhow, don't buy this saddle. Invest in something that will allow you to have children down the road. If it comes stock on your bike, just go ahead and replace it right away. It's not worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   came stock on Trek bike

Similar Products Used:   Trek, WTB, Fizik, Terry

Bike Setup:   Trek Fuel 80

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Elvis a Cross Country Rider from NC

Date Reviewed: December 29, 2005

Strengths:    none other than harder than hell

Weaknesses:    its harder than hell

Bottom Line:   
get rid of it if youve got it wish i could give less than one chilli

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jim a Weekend Warrior from Los Alamos, NM, USA

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I got my Bontrager seat stock on my Trek. This seat caused hideous pain on even the shortest rides! Then it started to fall apart and developed these jagged plastic claws that ripped my clothes and flesh. Mercifully it busted (bent right in two!) when I hit a good bump. About four weeks after that, the feeling returned to my testicles. Now I have a Koobi seat and my jewels are fine and happy! Long rides are a breeze, too. Ahhhh. No one should buy this seat and suffer the anguish. If you have one, give it away (No, on second thought, that would be cruel!); throw it away, or go over some hellacious bumps to get it to bust. Having that seat break was the best thing that ever happened to me. There is a God ...

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Duration Product Used:   6 months


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Peter from montclair, nj, usa

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2003

Bottom Line:   
ahhh, f*uck my balls. if u want to have babies this isn't the seat for you. it hurts your a$$ and it's killer on the balls. plus the seat comes apart.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   from friend

Bike Setup:   Garyfisher, manitou front fork

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Romper Stomper a Cross Country Rider from Blue Mts, NSW Australia

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2001

Strengths:    It is comfortable, I don't give a stuff on what anyone has written. It fits my dimensions like a glove. It is better than most stock seats.

Weaknesses:    The stitching is a b1tchin. Twice I have taken my saddle back to the vendor because the stitching has come loose. Not happy. But it is cheep and comfortable so I can't complain. Beats the stock Gary Fisher seats at the low end. THese G-F seats were designed for male sterility.

Bottom Line:   
I think when it comes to saddles, it is a fit thing, much like clothes. They are either perfect, acceptable, or lousy.

I give it three for overall rating because I know I will take this saddle back for a third time - the stitching is falling apart again.

Anyone else had problems with this?

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Racer from Steamboat, CO

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2001

Strengths:    easy to come off the back of
not too uncomfortable
cheap


Weaknesses:    may not be the most comfortable saddle around

Bottom Line:   
I really like this saddle, it may not be the most comfortable saddle around, but for $20 it's a great value. The only time i've felt at all uncomfortable with it is when i climb without stopping for over an hour, something that doesn't really happen that often. I also really like the minimalistic shape of it, it makes me much more confident on technical downhills to know that my legs won't get stuck on it going back, or coming back forward. I believe that there are more comfortable saddles out there, but when i go riding i'm not really looking to be comfortable all the time, otherwise i'd stay home on my couch. I think this saddle improves my ridding with minimal comfort loss, and minimal $$ loss. On a side note, i don't think this is a very comfortable saddle for women, I lent my bike to a female friend once, and she was rather uncomfortable to say the least. If your male though, and looking for a good, cheap saddle, look no further.

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Favorite Trail:   webb

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   bike attack

Similar Products Used:   older bontrager saddles

Bike Setup:   cannondale with my specs

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Cross-Country Rider from Steamboat, CO

Date Reviewed: June 22, 1999

Strengths:    
easy to come off the back of
cheep
good padding for a race seat


Weaknesses:    
still is not perfect comfort (of course)


Bottom Line:   
This is a good cheep seat that my not be the lightest of most comfortable, but for $30 I'm not complaining, especially when I can ride for 4 hours straight without pain.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
older bontrager
some coda stock seat that put my ass to sleep


Bike Setup:   
Cannondale F500

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Zoe a Weekend Warrior from Seattle, WA

Date Reviewed: May 17, 1999

Strengths:    
Cool graphics (race day version)
Reasonably padded, for men maybe
Really easy to get behind


Weaknesses:    
Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow
NOT A WOMENS SEAT, folks


Bottom Line:   
I rode the Paola Paezzo / Sella San Marco Bontrager RaceDay saddle, same one different colors, shorter nose, bit of gel: Ow ow ow. Holy heaven I have NEVER had pain like this saddle gave me. It was very cushy for about twenty minutes, then I paid for it for A WEEK. A week! Like the pelvic bones were being shaved off.Bontrager does NOT make a women's saddle!! This saddle is very easy to get off the back of, and feels cushy to the touch and early test ride; however, dont try to do any road training on it (i.e. SIT on it) or any cross country rides. Its too narrow to perch a girl's sit bones on. Switched to a Serfas Dual Density ARC PRO on reccomendation from a chat site; just as easy to get behind, nice kevlar crash-bumpers on the sides, and the thing actually supports the BONES in my SEAT. I can sit on it without agony, and (coolest of all) can actually ride two days in a row. Serfas knows their stuff, and BikeWorld has them for $40.Here's a gossip bit: on one chat site I saw, Juli Furtado (?) popped up explaining that she pulled her name from the saddle since it was so uncomfortable. Fact or fiction? Who can tell?One chili for cool graphics on the Selle Race Day version, and for women with narrower pelvis than mine.

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Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Specialized Body Geometry
Serfas Dual Density ARC Pro
Various men's racing saddles



Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Huli Honu a weekend warrior from Edwards, CA.

Date Reviewed: December 31, 1998

Bottom Line:   


I've used mine on a cross-country bike on some multi-hour rides and It's a big improvement over the stock saddle. I currently use it on a commuter that sees foul weather duty that I won't subject my good bike with it's Brooks saddle to and it performs well in this role.
A good balance of comfort and price. Four chilis.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by sore a cross-country rider

Date Reviewed: November 17, 1998

Bottom Line:   


this saddle hurts my ass. it's just really uncomfortable. it's not necessarily when i'm riding, but the next day i pay. and it sucks. so i'm getting a new saddle.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jeff a cross-country rider from Washington

Date Reviewed: August 27, 1998

Bottom Line:   


Was quite suprised to read so many negative reviews on this saddle. Admittedly not as comfortable as the SDG on my road bike, but geez, don't you all ever STAND UP when you ride off road? I got this cuz:
--I bent the steel rail Trek saddle that came with my FS bike
--I LIKE being able to slide off the back of the saddle without spreading my legs wide enough to give birth
--very light
--very cheap on saleIf you plan on parking your keester on the saddle for 4 solid hours off road, then get an SDG or WTB-SST($$$), but if you need a light, narrow, affordable place to rest your behind for a few moments at a time while REALLY riding off road, then consider the Bontrager Ti, leather or Kevlar. At $29 on sale, WHO CARES if it tears and looks a little ragged? After a season's use, my legs and elbows look worse than this saddle.

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