Nashbar XR1 Saddle

Item # NB-XR1

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Nashbar XR1 Saddle
Who says you have to pay big bucks for pro-level performance? The Nashbar XR1 road bike saddle incorporates many of the same weight-saving, power-boosting features you find in more expensive saddles, but at a mere fraction of the price. The XR1 is ideal for distance riding, racing, and everything in between.
  • Innovative shape is ideal for road racing to help increase comfort and boost power
  • Durable synthetic cover won't fade and is easy on your shorts
  • Nylon injected base is stiff and lightweight, but with just enough flex to keep you comfortable
  • Chromoly/titanium alloy rails are strong, lightweight and won't deform while riding
Nashbar XR1 Saddle
  • WEIGHT 245g
  • COVER Synthetic
  • RAILS Chromoly/titanium alloy
  • DIMENSIONS 139x292mm
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar XR1 Saddle
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Good padding (9)
  • Durable (6)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All around (13)
  • Long rides (8)
  • Road racing (7)
  • Commuting (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (14), Competitive cyclist (5)
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4.0

Best Value on the market by far

By Mario C

from New York

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Pros

  • Good Padding
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around

    Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

    I hadn't bought a saddle in years and was "amused" by the going rate for the more popular styles. (The San Marco Rolls I've been using are finally starting to wear out!) I gave this one a try and was impressed. With a few adjustments (the back of the saddle needed to be about 2 mm higher than the front), it felt great -- even on all day rides.

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    4.0

    Great saddle -caviat

    By mattmania

    from Lilburn, GA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable
    • Good Padding
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Around

      Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

      long rails allow optimal for aft positioning, long seat great for climbing and moving about on the seat to relieve pressure points. Good padding softer in pp zone denser for sitbonz. Not ideal for my old Peugeot seatpost because of it's bizarre seatpost that prevents the saddle from flexing. Saddle (on my newer bike) flexes almost like a Brooks, but is stiff back by the "wings." Material is smooth, this used to be called the glide saddle, and it is nice feature. No center cutout.

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      4.0

      its a saddle

      By midwest cycler

      from IL.

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      Pros

      • Accurate Weight
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Product

      Cons

      • To Early To Tell

      Best Uses

      • All Around
      • Long Rides
      • Road Racing

      Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

      saddle fit is very personal. could never get comfy on spesh. romin OR toupe.. So far this saddle works fine.. no undo pressure or numbness

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      2.0

      You get what you pay for

      By Blast

      from CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Cheap
      • Good shape
      • Is A Saddle

      Cons

      • Breaks
      • Warps

      Best Uses

      • All Around

      Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

      After only a few months of relatively gentle use, my saddle was visibly lower on the right side.

      Nothing is obviously broken, but I am disappointed that my saddle warped/deteriorated so quickly.

      I liked it while it lasted, but I'm moving on to a higher quality saddle.

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      4.0

      XR1 Saddle

      By Richard

      from So Cal

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Racing

        Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

        Road race. Great saddle stiff for sprint flex for sit bones. Bottom line buy it as a spare use as everyday saddle.

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        5.0

        very comfortable

        By Barb

        from Loveland Colorado

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        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long Rides
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

          I have been running this saddle for two years. I have it on three bikes. Like to race endurance distance so I do long rides. Never have any saddle issues. I notice when people jump on my bike they comment how comfortable the saddle is. And now they run the saddle. And you keep beat the price.

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          5.0

          Like a Fzk Arione

          By Tribot

          from Kalamazoo, MI

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Around

              Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

              I have Tri bike that came stock with the Fizik Arione, a saddle I really like. I needed a new saddle for my road bike and ran across the Nashbar XR1. Some of the reviews said it is similar to the Airone, it looked similar, the reviews were good, so I ordered it.

              When I received it I held it up next to the Fizik and other than cosmetics, the seats are identical. Both top and side profile look exactly the same. I then pushed on both saddles with my thumbs to compare the padding and the flex. Very similar, although my Arione was broken in. The Arione does flex a little more on the wings; the Arione has (patented?) features that allow more flex there. Both saddles have softer foam in the nose than in the tail, and if you look at the underside of the XR you can see the different colors of the foam through cutouts in the shell.

              Next, I mounted and road the XR. It feels just like the Arione. I don't notice the difference in the wing flexibility while riding. If I were doing a blind evaluation, I am certain I would not be able to tell the difference. I love this saddle.

              Bottom line; if you like the Fizik Arione, and it works for you, as it does for many, you will like the Nashbar XR at a fraction of the cost. Very pleased with this saddle. Five stars for comfort and value.

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              5.0

              Perfect For Me!

              By Screaminmeemer

              from Sunny Florida Panhandle

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Padding

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Around
                • Commuting
                • Long Rides
                • Road Racing

                Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

                Saddles are a personal preference. Personally, for me this saddle is working out perfectly. I have gone through several in order to get the right one. I chose this saddle because it has a curved shape to it and closely emulates an old saddle I liked real well. Because of the comfort level and low cost this Nashbar XR1 saddle has been a home run for me!

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                4.0

                I like this saddle

                By damark

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Padding

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • All Around
                • Commuting
                • Long Rides
                • Mountain Biking
                • Road Racing

                Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

                I bought this to replace the Fizik saddle that came on my new bike. My butt would not adapt and after 40 minutes would start to hurt. I have not been sorry with this Nasbar XR1 after 2 months use.

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                5.0

                great saddle

                By tech

                from conshohocken pa

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Good Padding

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around

                  Comments about Nashbar XR1 Saddle:

                  I have the same saddle on another bike. I got a new bike and ordered one to replace the stock saddle.

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