Fizik’s Arione R3 Versus EVO Saddle is a light and flexible performance road saddle made for “Snake” riders. According to Fizik’s Spine Concept EVO, a saddle selection system, Snake riders have high flexibility and no pelvic rotation while pedaling, with a waved saddle for optimal support, power generation, and comfort. In addition to its waved profile, this saddle features a full-length pressure relief channel that alleviates pressure on sensitive soft tissue and properly distributes the rider’s weight across the saddle. Comfort Core foam padding beneath a Light Microtex cover ensures lasting comfort. The 7mm k:ium rails combined with a carbon reinforced shell deliver lightness and durability while the integrated clip system offers mounting versatility.
Features & Specs:
Full-length pressure relief channel.
Carbon-reinforced nylon shell.
7mm k:ium rails.
Light Microtex cover.
Rear clip system.
Comfort Core foam padding.
Dimensions: 279x140mm (regular) / 279x152mm (large).
Weight: 229g (regular) / 235g (large).
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Good concept, uncertain execution
I've been riding the traditional Arione for several years and decided to give the Evo model a try because some friends told me they like pressure relief channels. I rode my Arione Evo for about 600 miles and couldn't feel any positive difference. The saddle edges are sharper and more pronounced, and I sometimes noticed them rubbing the inside of my thighs while riding in an aggressive position. I eventually switched back to my old Arione felt an improvement in comfort immediately. On a positive note, Fizik's actual weights always match their claimed weights. My Arione Evo weighs 210g on the scale, just as the marketing info suggests. Overall, this isn't a bad saddle-just not the right saddle for me.
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