Fizik's Antares R1 Versus EVO Saddle is built for performance and comfort. It features a neutral profile and full pressure relief channel that's ideal for riders with medium body flexibility and low pelvic rotation while pedaling.
The composite Carbon-reinforced nylon shell features Wing Flex technology, enabling flexibility where the thighs meet the saddle. A layer of Comfort Core foam beneath a sleek and durable Microtex cover provides long lasting comfort that's compounded by the full-length comfort channel which reduces pressure on soft tissue and ensures weight is correctly supported across the entire saddle.
Features & Specs:
- Full Pressure Relief Channel.
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Saddle Type: Road Saddles
Rail Material: Braided Carbon
Primary Color: Black
Mfg PartNum: 70A5SOSA03A02
Mfg PartNum: 70D5SOSA03A02
Light, easy to adjust padding where needed and with the central canal, no loading where it is not wanted. I used to think I had a good saddle but could only ride about 10 miles before the saddle started getting uncomfortable; I have almost doubled my comfort. Worth the price.
Reviewing a saddle is like reviewing underwear since people have preferences based on personal criteria. That being said, I like this saddle. One thing, the carbon rails are fatter than standard rails, and may not fit some seat posts. My Lynskey titanium couldn't accommodate it, but the Profile fast forward did. Ok, the padding isn't plush, but I did a 112miler on it out of the box and felt good. The thin profile also didn't chafe, which has been a problem with wider saddles. The channel design worked great for pressure relief. Especially for the price I got it, its a great deal.
Was currently using a Brooks C13 Carbon saddle but it was a little to hard on the tush so switched to this saddle and right away could feel the difference. Recently did a Century on it and no pain or discomfort. Will keep this one on the bike until it wears out.
Full disclosure, the Aliante suits me better because I rotate my hips forward when riding even though I am flexible like the chameleon archetype. Focus on hip rotation more than spine flexibility when choosing Fiziks saddles helped me choose the right saddle.
The Fizik weight average speed saddle width decision guide also worked for me resulting in a wide saddle width even with 120 cm sit bones.
It is a lovely saddle that looks as nice as it is high tech... Dense padding and enough flex but not too much. Oh and light too.
Bought this saddle after trying out a Brooks C13 all weather saddle which was a little to hard for me. Overall great comfort and just the right amount of padding for me. At first wasnt sure but after a few rides my bottom thanked me. If you are unhappy with your current saddle I would give this one a try.
This makes my fourth Fizik saddle over the years. I was replacing a older version of the Antrares saddle, and remember how long the previous saddle took to break in. This one was dialed in right out of the box. Absolutely the most comfortable saddle I have ridden. I highly recommend it.
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