Bontrager launched a new series of saddles this week called the – Serano RL and RXL. The Serano is is based on the same design that Andy Scleck was seen riding in the this year’s Tour de France.
Over the last few year’s, Bontrager has been focussing on the subject of biomechanics, and the importance of "rider-saddle interface" in the design of it’s saddles. As a result, Bontrager has divided it’s saddles into five posture types: leisure, fitness, performance, aggressive, aerodynamic.
To accomplish this, Bontrager used digital pressure mapping on riders in the field to develop its five posture categories as well as to shape individual models.
The Serano falls within the ‘aggressive’ category, with an emphasis on rotating the pelvis more forward.
The Serano comes in three widths: 128, 138 and 148mm. Each of the saddles has a size-specific curvature, and all have a flat shape between the contact points of the sit bones, which Bontrager says acts similarly to a cut-out (reducing perineal pressure) while still providing a little support. That flat section is also softer than the rest of the saddle.
The Serano RL has round, hollow ti rails and depending on width, weighs between 210 and 220g. The RXL features ovalized, carbon rails, and again depemding on width, and weighs between 180 and 190g. It retails for $225.
Whether you race in the pro peloton, hammer with a local club team or just compete against yourself, the classic curves and futuristic inForm BioDynamics technology of the new Serano RXL saddle offers the optimal combination of fit and efficiency for the aggressive road riding. With a turned up tail, the Serano RXL promotes a low, forward position on the bike, with a power pocket for huge wattage. Oversized carbon rails and a carbon-composite shell keep it ultralight and supportive.
With its classic curves and futuristic inForm BioDynamics technology, the new Serano RL saddle offers the optimal combination of fit and efficiency for the aggressive road rider or racer. With a turned up tail, the Serano RL promotes a low, forward position on the bike, with a power pocket for max wattage. Hollow Ti rails and a carbon-composite shell keep it light and supportive.
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