Bontrager Inform RL Saddle

  • Three width options allow a perfect match to your sit bones
  • Custom Tuned Shell for support and comfort
  • Superlight ZONE DENSITY foam adds support
  • Hollow stainless steel rails

User Reviews (9)

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Michael Chin   Racer [Sep 29, 2013]
Strength:

Firm,comfortable and I stayed in the saddle. No sliding around. I ride 150 to 180 miles a week. I used to use the Selle Italia gel flow saddle. I liked that saddle too but the Bontrager is more comfortable and the price is better.

Weakness:

Myself.

I have been cycling for most of my life. 50 years plus to be exact. I have learned that most of us are not as good as our equipment. At 58 years old I can tell you that I can appreciate how wonderful bikes have advanced. Stop obsessing about the equipment and just ride! Have fun and build a healthier body and mind!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Twenty Times   Cross Country Rider [Jul 14, 2010]
Strength:

Nice design
Light
durable

Weakness:

Hard

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.

Similar Products Used: Bontrager R, WTB Rocket V, others
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
painless   Cross Country Rider [May 10, 2010]
Strength:

Lightweight, comfortable, selectible size, shape, colour.

Weakness:

Back side can damage your tights

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.

Similar Products Used: WTB Rocket, Merida X-mission
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
MTBERMISS   Cross Country Rider [Jan 02, 2010]
Strength:

Style and comfort. The 146mm size is perfect for my 170 pound frame.

Weakness:

None So Far

The saddle is a great low cost addition and upgrade of my old WTB saddle which weighed twice as much and didnt cost much less. I would recommend this saddle to those who experience constant pain from their old saddles. I would also recommend that you be fitted to the correct size.

Similar Products Used: WTB speed v saddle. To heavy and unconfortable
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
wmike83   Weekend Warrior [Dec 12, 2009]
Strength:

Light weight, white and comfortable

Weakness:

The back catches on your shorts sometimes, actually ripped a pair.

This saddle is good. I love that it comes in white. I went to my lbs and rode a few saddles around, I wasn't even looking at this saddle, but this one was by far the most comfortable. My criteria for a saddle was light but still comfortable and this one matched perfectly and even came in white, a little extra for me. After the nice break in period it is perfect. Some days I feel that I am not even sitting down. The only main problem with the saddle is the weird points at the back. They catch on down hill sections. They will rip loose shorts. My saddle also came a little lopsided, leaning to one side a bit. These are the only things holding it back from a 5'er. I recommend this saddle to anyone wanting a perfect match to your bottom with little weight penalty. Also in white.

Similar Products Used: none
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Wpalermo   Cross Country Rider [Jul 10, 2009]
Strength:

Most comfortable saddle I have ever had.
Put it on, rode miles and miles and had no soreness.

Weakness:

Snagged and tore 2 pair of baggy shorts in 1 week. Slid off the saddle for fast downhills and tore the shorts sliding back on. Both shorts were good, expensive biking shorts. One pair Trek, one Pearls so it was definitely caused by the 2 little points at the rear of the saddle. Too bad, really liked it, alas had to return it.

Comfy saddle, too expensive to keep replacing shorts. Probably OK if you don't wear baggies.

Similar Products Used: Race Lite
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
IrideItAll   Racer [May 03, 2009]
Strength:

Comfort, Weight, Appearance, Strength

Weakness:

None

This seat is extremely comfortable and long enough for taller riders. Seat looks snazzy, is light and feels great. What more do you need

Similar Products Used: Selle Italia XO
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Carn   Racer [Sep 06, 2008]
Strength:

Light, comfortable

Weakness:

Pointed edges of saddle may snag shorts. Have never had an issue wgile wearing the road shorts, but has had some small grabs with baggies. Never had it grab bad enough to effect my riding.

I have put quite a few miles in on this saddle. Have raced it three time and finished with zero soreness. Have done two spin around town rides in regular old shorts. Keep the rides with no chamois under 10 miles and you will have no issues. I buzzed around DC for about 15 miles and had a bit of soreness after 15 miles, but not the type that you're feeling the next day. It looks good, is very comfortable, and isn't to firm or to soft.

Similar Products Used: Fllte TT
WTB Rocket
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
destro 7000   Cross Country Rider [Aug 10, 2008]
Strength:

Light. Sleek. Aerodynamic. Looks cool.

Weakness:

Hard as a rock. No flex. Not comfortable at all unless you're wearing chamois.

It's a light, great looking saddle that's comfortable if you wear chamois everytime you ride. If you ever ride in normal clothes, give your sore ass my regards.

Similar Products Used: Stock Redline MTB saddle. Stock WTB chrome colored saddle (came from a S.A.S.S.).
OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
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