Bontrager Inform RL saddle review

Excellent quality but the fit is selective

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£49.99 RRP
Three size options mean you can find the right saddle to support your sit bones

Our review

Excellent quality but the fit is selective, not universal
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Inform is Bontrager’s entry into the mass-produced, mass-marketed saddle fitting game.

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The titanium railed RL saddle is a top of the range race model. It’s very well made and looks the part with some tidy finishing touches, but we’re just not sure that the saddle fit system works for us.

It’s comfy but no more than an off-the-shelf saddle, and although saddle choice is subjective, we’re split 50:50 on whether comfort was improved.

It’s good to have the correct saddle size, but some testers found the front uncomfortable when riding head down and, although it’s well made, we’d still choose other saddles over the RL.

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The Inform saddle system measures your bum’s sit bones to fit one of three saddle widths (128mm, 143mm and 150mm). The rear curvature of the saddle is customised, based on saddle size, and Zone Density foam adds support and comfort to specific regions.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Inform RL
Brand Bontrager

Description Custom-fit race saddle
Weight (g) 222
Width (mm) -9999999
Road/Performance Compatibility Road
Saddle Padding Foam
Ergonomic Saddle Features Anatomically Formed
Saddle Rails Titanium
Saddle Width Availability 3 widths