Bontrager Inform RXL saddle review

Lightweight race perch

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £79.99 RRP | USD $149.99
Bontrager Inform RXL Saddle

Our review

If you count the grams in pursuit of speed, this is the saddle for you
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The Inform RXL from Bontrager is a true go-faster saddle with minimal padding and hollow titanium rails. With race saddles, paying more gets you less – weight, that is. And this is the lightest saddle we tested.


The barely-there padding is slightly softer through the nose section, which also has a grippier panel to help keep you in place as you hurtle towards the red mist zone.

Riding it, you feel very much perched, which works well when the power is on, but we found that even though it has a deep V at the back and titanium rails – both of which should help absorb shocks – this was still a hard ride.


It is available in different widths so you do get the opportunity to customise your pure racing pain.

Product Specifications


Name Inform RXL (09)
Brand Bontrager

Description * inForm technology blends three elements for a perfect riding experience: performance, design, and support * Rear curvature is carefully modified between saddle widths to provide correct support to the rider's sit bones * Three different curvature (or width) options provide support for different skeletal structures and a customized fit * Bontrager ZONE DENSITY foam is strategically placed in specific areas of the saddle to provide support and compliance * Bontrager superlight ZONE DENSITY foam adds support and compliance to the specific zones that need it most * Unconditional Comfort Guarantee
Manufacturer's Description Length - 270mm
Weight (g) 175
Available Colours Black White
Width (mm) 145
Saddle Rails Hollow Titanium