Nashbar FR1 Saddle

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Nashbar FR1 Saddle
This lightweight bike saddle is great for training, racing or just cruising in the paceline on a club ride.
  • The Nashbar FR1 saddle features supportive foam padding, a deep central channel and an anatomic cutout in the nose to help relieve pressure and prevent soft tissue compression
  • Nylon cover is durable and waterproof
  • Titanium alloy rails are lightweight and extremely strong
  • Dimensions: 133 x 280mm
  • Weight: 251g
Nashbar FR1 Saddle
  • WEIGHT 251g
  • COVER Synthetic
  • RAILS Titanium alloy
  • DIMENSIONS 133 x 280mm
  • Rating 4

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Nashbar FR1 Saddle
 
4.0

(based on 24 reviews)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Good padding (13)
  • Durable (10)
  • Dries quickly (5)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Road racing (11)
  • Long rides (10)
  • All around (9)
  • Commuting (6)
  • Mountain biking (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (18), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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1.0

I got one of these and ....

By Blue/ Red Cannondale

from Crystal River, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

    Cons

    • Chafes

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

      Got one for my bike, I red the reviews thinking it would be a nice saddle, nice upgrade, when arrive I put it on my bike and went for a ride and 15miles to my ride...I could not go far with unwanted brick-like saddle. Live and learn, save my $$$ in low quality item.

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      4.0

      Saddles are a personal fit thing

      By hazben

      from little rock, ar

      Pros

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Long Rides

        Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

        I've had this saddle for several years and put 1,000s of miles on it. Feels good even on rides of 70+ miles without stopping. It has held up well. Saddle fit is a very individual thing so I can't say if it will work for you or not. What I can say at this price you are not taking too much of a chance to try it. I have tried a much more expensive saddle and it felt like a Hachett.

        Some companies offer a free exchange is you don't like a saddle. However, for me it was a hassle to keep sending them back and it got expensive with return shipping.

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        4.0

        Great Saddle

        By powern@p

        from Corvallis

        About Me Avid Cyclist

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Quickly
        • Durable
        • Good Padding
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long Rides
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

          I no longer think about my saddle. Previous saddle was like a torture rack, and I had to get off bike to stretch and allow blood flow to return to my saddle region. New saddle is great, and now the only time I have to get off is when I just can't make it up some hill. I have logged about 70 miles on it so far with no complaints. Recommended.

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          5.0

          Great value for a nice saddle

          By Living The Dream

          from Colorado

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Padding
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Racing

            Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

            This the second I purchased. Put one on my MTB to replace factory one damaged in a crash. Very comfortable for up to 40 mile ride. My wife liked it and bought one for her road bike. Lightweight saddle. Great price and better when on sale. For the comfort and price can't see spending huge bucks for the name brands which can easily get torn up from a drop or a crash. Material was a little wrinkled but certain will smooth out with use.

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            2.0

            Not my favorite

            By Jedediah

            from Tulare, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Pros

            • Dries Quickly
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • No numbness

            Cons

            • Hurts The Sit Bones
            • Not Enough Padding

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Road Racing

            Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

            My stock racing seat was ok in terms of padding and use but I got horrible numbness with it, in the worst places. I tried this seat based on the reviews and price. The padding seems perfect to my fingers by doesn't seem to work well for me on the bike. The cut out resolved the numbness but for whatever reason it absolutely kills my sit bones. I have used it for several 80+ mile rides but I can't do more than 20 miles without having to get off for a while due to pain. The material is really grippy- so much so that sometimes it seems to make the chamois wrinkle. The other seats I have used allowed more sliding and motion on the seat, but I am not sure if that is what is making the seat so uncomfortable for me. I have used creams but I still get pressure spots and can't seem to find a way to make the seat work, so after a few months of use I am giving up. Saddles are a very individual choice that have to fit to your particular anatomy, and this one didn't agree with me.

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            5.0

            The best all around saddle for the money

            By PacNW Hiker

            from Washington State

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Padding
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Around
              • Long Rides

              Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

              I've tried a bunch of saddles and this one offers the best shape and fit for me. I have the FR1 on all four of my bikes...need I say more?

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              5.0

              Mantra Saddle Bliss

              By Jittery_Joe Coffee

              from Southern California Desert

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Dries Quickly
              • Durable
              • Good Padding

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

                I love this saddle. Along with my new Canari Grand Prix shorts. I got the sit bones for this saddle. It cradles and centers my seating position. I use to slump to one side my privates hanging to one side out. And when its time to go into the drops, the extra padding in the rear of the saddle is there for me to mash all day, up or across the great devide.

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                5.0

                "Saddles R Ah Funny Thing"Ive Been Told

                By Jittery?Coffee Joe

                from Southern California Desert

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Century Or Tri Use
                • Good Padding

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around
                  • Century
                  • Commuting
                  • Gran Fondo
                  • Long Rides
                  • Road Racing

                  Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

                  For me the saddle has been the most comfortable. I'm 5 feet tall and have tried and thought 134mm width was my fit for my sit bones. I tried this 130mm width and it feels much more comfortable "ON THE LONG ALL DAY RIDES"
                  The padding in the back is softer and I'm feeling better going into the drops position when it's time to cheat the wind or climb. I've ridden without padding and that's when the hurt after 25 miles happens and I feel like crying even embrocation crème could not save me from the sand paper chafe. With a padded gel bib or short no problems. "Bring On the Smiles n Miles! If you see other cyclist who are happy and smile Youlle begin to know why.
                  Thanks Nash bar for the great saddle. I wanna try the Nash saddle that someone commented feels like FIZIK Aliante/Ardea hybrid saddle.I saw a person at the bike shop getting a pro fitting on an FELT tri bike and I noticed ,like me they had the Nash FR1 saddle. I thought to my self, wow I'm doing something right on my 2012 Nashbar Famous maker SRAM Force Road bike.

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                  1.0

                  Super duper uncomfortable for me

                  By Dan

                  from Beaverton, OR

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Narrow

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Racing

                  Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

                  It's really well made, and looks great in white, but it's the most uncomfortable seat I've ever owned. I've always ridden ultralight race bike seats, so I'm accustomed to spartan seating without total comfort, but this one achieves a whole new level of butt pain. No amount of adjustment solved the problem. Imagine riding on a piece of wood post that's just a bit too narrow for your sit bones and you'll get the idea. I'm not a big person and it seems like this was too small. Maybe my sit bones are wider than usual? Never had much trouble with other seats though.

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                  4.0

                  very confortable...excellent price

                  By Luccini

                  from coral springs florida

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Confortable
                  • Good Padding
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Around
                    • Road Racing

                    Comments about Nashbar FR1 Saddle:

                    I like how it looks on my 1985 shwinn fixed bike, also I ride about 30 miles a week...very confortable .

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