Nashbar R1 Saddle

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Nashbar R1 Saddle
If you're in search of a minimalist saddle that delivers big in the comfort department then the Nashbar R1 is just the ticket. At just 220 grams this saddle is all about saving weight. And with a center channel cutout, you'll enjoy sweet relief no matter how much saddle time you log. The nylon-injected base, too, contributes to the comfort factor as it provides an optimal amount of support as well as flex. With all this going on the Nashbar R1 is perfect for long distance riding, racing, and everything in between.
  • Feathery light at just 220 grams
  • 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
  • Center channel cutout relieves pressure on your sensitive areas
  • Chromoly/titanium alloy rails are strong, lightweight, and won't deform while riding
Nashbar R1 Saddle
  • WEIGHT 220g
  • COVER Synthetic leather
  • RAILS Chromoly/titanium alloy
  • DIMENSIONS 133x266mm
  • Rating 4.5

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Nashbar R1 Saddle
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (9)
  • Good padding (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road racing (5)
  • All around (4)
  • Commuting (3)
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5.0

works for me!

By jake

from Oakland, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Energy Efficient
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around
    • Commuting
    • Recreational Rides

    Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

    I ride for commuting, errands and recreation. The last saddle I bought before this was a Fizik Arione ($150 at today's prices)—this saddle is at least as comfortable in my experience and as energy-efficient i.e., you don't lose energy into the seat the way you do with large padded saddles. I've only ridden rides in the 20-30 miles range so maybe the Fizik would offer more variety of positions than this on longer rides but I'm happy with this and buying another for my second road bike, so I'll have one for commuting and one for recreational rides.

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    3.0

    great saddle, but caused numbness

    By Bike Mike

    from Fort Wayne, IN

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Numbness

    Best Uses

    • Road Racing

    Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

    I bought this saddle for the price, the weight, and the cutout. I commuted a few yes with it and it was great. Then I used it on a 65 mile ride and it seemed great during the ride but afterwards I realized I was numb on the sides of my manhood. I suspect the cutout is not deep, wide, or large enough for my anatomy. I exchanged it for the FR1 which has a much larger cutout.

    Aside from numbness, this is a fantastic saddle and looks great on the bike.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not the best

    By mwsllc

    from Albuquerque, NM

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    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Enough Padding
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

      I purchased this saddle for my husband based on the reviews but he found it just as uncomfortable as the OEM saddle that was on the bike when he bought it. It seems to be well made but there was no position or adjustment that would make it comfortable for him (he is 5'9", 185 lbs). It is being returned.

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      3.0

      One size won't fit all...

      By papaw

      from Lancaster PA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good price
      • Lightweight
      • Seem To Be Well Made

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

        Was going to use on my spin bike this winter and then on my road bike when the weather warms up. It seemed to be a fairly good saddle but it just didn't fit my rear end. We're all a little different so it may be right for you. If it fits you, seems like a good buy.

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        4.0

        Great looking saddle. Perfect upgrade.

        By PacNW Hiker

        from Washington State

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        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Lightweight
        • Reduces numbness

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Racing

          Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

          Bought as an upgrade to OEM saddle. Attractive and light weight, it reduces the numbness associated with typical road saddles. Only got about 35 miles on it...but, so far so good.

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          4.0

          Excellent for the money

          By Rick

          from Boca Raton, FL

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Durable
          • Good Padding
          • Lightweight
          • Sale Price

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Road Racing

          Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

          Replaced like sized worn out Douglas Carbon saddle with this black & white one. Comfort is the same to me. Only ridden two 25 mile rides so far, with no soreness.

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          5.0

          Most comfort/gram

          By Chris

          from Davie, Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Great design
          • Lightweight
          • Surprisingly comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Around
            • Commuting
            • Long Rides
            • Road Racing

            Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

            I bought this to replace an old saddle which fell apart after many, many years of use. At 6 feet & 180 lbs, I was concerned about the small size and limited padding found on the Nashbar R1, but ordered it anyway. This turned out to be a great buy! Well designed, very light and very comfortable, despite the minimal padding. While it is not fair to compare a (very) old, used saddle to a brand new one, I found the new Nashbar R1 much more comfortable than the Avocet saddle it replaced.

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            5.0

            Comfortable bike seat

            By Fearless

            from Kapolei, Hawaii

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            Pros

            • Good Padding
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Rides
              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Racing

              Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

              This bike seat is so comfortable on my mt bike. It's lite and slick looking. The cut out portion is what makes this seat comfortable cause it helps releave that pressure area that gets numb on long rides. Set the angles right and this seat will make all your rides more enjoyable.

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              5.0

              Excellent for the price

              By Tom

              from Lafayette, Indiana

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around

                  Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

                  After four years and several thousand miles on this saddle, I'm happy with it. This is my first saddle with a pronounced center channel cut out, and a narrow nose. The cut out does relieve perineal pressure. A bit more padding in the rear would be welcome, but isn't needed to complete a century in reasonable comfort.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Value, Great Saddle

                  By Mac

                  from Montgomery, AL

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Good Padding
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Around

                    Comments about Nashbar R1 Saddle:

                    I bought this as a test of the anatomical feature. I figured that the sale price made it a decent financial risk if it didn't work out. It replaced a high dollar saddle I'd been using successfully for a year or so. I am well satisfied and do not plan on going back to the original saddle.

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