The Fizik Aliante has been my go to saddle for many years and the R1 Open only makes this saddle better. There definitely is less pressure from the open design and I still find the saddle comfortable to sit on.
I had an Alliante for about 6-7 years that I loved. When it finally broke I tried to order another one just like it and discovered they discontinued that version. I tried a newer version and was going numb.
The I discussed this concern with the salesman at BTD. He suggested I give this one a try . I am happy I did. Nice comfortable ride and no numbing.