We review the innovative Bontrager Hilo RXL Speed Dial saddle.
Bontrager Hilo RXL Speed Dial
With the Hilo RXL Speed Dial, Bontrager have created a mechanism that allows up to 16mm of width adjustment at the saddle’s nose via a simple 5mm Allen bolt. The result is a perch that you can leave on all the time, tweaking the width depending on the type of riding you’re doing while also allowing fine-tuning to develop your most comfortable position possible. Opening out the nose gives a really comfy platform for racing triathlons, relieving pressure well. The padding is firm but with just enough give and the textured rear reduces slipping. There are even hooks for hanging the bike in transition. The only downsides are that it’s quite expensive and that despite the hollow titanium rails, it weighs in at a hefty 339g, so you’d have to prioritise practicality over weight.