April 20, 2012
You may have noticed hanging on our wall some pretty posh looking perches – they’re Tour de France and World Championship Limited Edition Fi’zi:k saddles and there aren’t many about.
The green Arione celebrates Mark Cavendish’s already legendary Green Jersey win at last year’s Tour, the World Championship stripes celebrate his World Championship win shortly after, and the yellow Antares commemorates some Aussie guy called Cadel…
All have full carbon bases with braided carbon rails, meaning they weigh in at only 155 grams for the Antares and 169g for the Ariones. Many are already aware of the comfort one of the most popular saddles in the peloton provides, but for the uninitiated, we have demo versions for you to test before committing. The Arione is our custom build saddle of choice because of the seeming compatibility of if with the largest number of people, so if you’re in the market for a new saddle it should be firmly on the list.
But if you’re not lucky enough to have a bike with an appropriate colour scheme to sport one of these, take a look at the new-in-store (and all black!) Kurve range also from Fizik. Taking a lead from the classic saddle design of Brooks, the Kurve does away with the more common ‘soft padding on a firm base’ design and instead stretches material over the one-piece frame and rails, saving weight and improving comfort in the process. Thanks to this design it’s possible to adjust the feel of the saddle from softer (slacker) to firmer with the 2 tension tuners included.
We have test models in all three versions – Bull, Chameleon and Snake – and all are available online.