It is a pricy but I have found it worth the cost. Very comfortable and light. I have a Kurve Snake saddle and this was worth a try because it's considered a snake as well. It's light weight and fit the bill. I have no issue riding distance it just works for me I would definitely buy it again
The CX is a little different. Not sure how but it will take getting used to if you are upgrading it won't be seamless. Once you get used to it, it will be super comfortable.
I purchased this seat to replace the seat that came on my Trek Madone. My other bicycle has an Arione Classic saddle. I found that seat best suited my riding style. I wanted another Fizik Arione seat, but wrestled with the model. I chose the R1 and couldn't be happier.