Fi'zi:k Arione Saddle $159.95
Length does matter.
The Arione is the only rival out there for the Fizik Aliante in terms of popularity. Why? The key is the Arione's Wing Flex technology, allowing the saddle to flex in key areas to yield a virtually custom fit without sacrificing the critical shell rigidity and support you need for optimal power transfer and comfort. Combine Wing Flex technology with the fact that it's slightly narrower and longer than the Aliante, your rear will feel fantastic and you won't give up one whit of style to get there.
You might have noticed that the Arione is no longer produced with Titanium rails. The cost of Ti has gone through the roof, and Fizik was keen to keep the price of the standard Arione in check. In place of Ti is a new rail material Fizik calls k:ium. According to Fizik, k:ium offers an 8% weight reduction in comparison to Ti rails, and thanks to its use of Silicium and Chrome, it has better vibration-absorption qualities and more corrosion resistance.
The Arione is available in a wide variety of color options, and it's 100% compatible with Fizik's ICS taillights and saddle bags. They literally snap into the rear of the saddle -- say farewell to velcro straps and awkward clamps!
What community has to say
Flite (90') vs Arione or Arione Cx
- Gender: Male
I have problems with flite, because that saddle does not allow you much positions changes, so because of friction by high cadance, and lots of pressure on soft area, my bibshort also sport short are worn out, I'm flexible but I am not sure that I should buy arione. What is your advice that which kind of fizik saddle I should buy?
In addition, can you tell me what are the certain differences between arione and arione cx by all edges?
little longer than other saddles
Nice saddle, comfy for me but saddles are a very personal thing.
Weight is actually 248Grams, so I reduced to 4 stars for this fact.
Does anybody have a preference between the...
Does anybody have a preference between the suede strip of glossy strip in the middle? I was thinking the suede would be make the seat 'sticky' so I'd move around less, but I'm worried it might be too 'sticky' for actual use.
The strip is supposed to make you more planted in the saddle and it does keep you from slipping around but its not noticable until you ride on another saddle and start slipping.
I was measured for a saddle at 143mm. I'm...
I was measured for a saddle at 143mm. I'm 5'11" and weigh 260lbs. I want to find a saddle that will be comfortable for long distances. Working on doing 100 miles a week and want to improve on that. Which Fizik saddle would be right for me? I've been riding for a year now and 35 miles is my longest ride so far.
Fi'zi:k saddles focus mostly on the way you bend forward.
How you bend forward will determine how to find the right angle for your sit bones/taint area. This is an area that Fi'zi:k does well at.
going from 30-100 is obviously a big change in riding style and stamina (not in the way you are thinking).
I am very happy with my Fi'zi:k but i went to an authorized dealer to confirm my saddle fit.
I am a Believer
I had an average saddle that came with my bike when I bought it. I decided it was time for an upgrade and I am so glad I did. I tried this saddle out because I took the "Fizik Test" online, (for those who don't know Fizik's website has a test to see what saddle fits you best.) This saddle is great. I used no chamois cream and was able to ride 75+ with no soreness. Great design and feels great.
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What is the best seat for a big guy 60years old, 6'1" 260lb ride 120 mi/week?
Man that is alot of miles for a big guy, you may not that big if you keep it up. I assume you have a larger frame structure since you call yourself a big guy.
There are few seats if demographic and this seat, the Arione you will want' to avoid forsure. One seat that is still high-performance and light weight but is made for larger guys is the Selle Italia Flite Max. It is a awesome and comfortable seat with 150mm width.
My favorite saddle
Saddle comfort is a personal thing and for me the Arione is great. It a long saddle and super comfortable. I've used it on double century rides and recommend it highly.
great for long rides
Used this on my first double and without cream I didn't start hurting till around mile 165. All saddles are made for different behinds but this one is well constructed and offers compatibility with the Fi'zi:k clip saddle bags.
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