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Item # FIZ000M

Blessed relief.

If you want a race-inspired saddle, but you need some extra comfort, the Fi:zi’k Arione Versus X Saddle may be exactly what you need. Based on the modern-classic Arione shape, it adds a generous pressure relief channel down the middle, and ample padding.

The Versus range of saddles makes use of thicker foam than their standard Fi’zi:k counterparts. It is specifically shaped to provide more padding for your sit bones to keep them from getting tender on long rides. This being the “X” version, it employs a deeper relief channel than the standard “Versus” level Arione. The rear wings of the saddle are 132mm wide, making it ideal for those with medium-width sit bones. The generous 300mm length gives you plenty of fore-aft movement to adjust your posture over the course of a ride. And as you’d expect from Fi’zi:k, this saddle’s shape was developed after long-term laboratory blood flow analysis and thermal mapping of multiple groups of test subjects.

The Arione Versus X is built on a carbon-reinforced nylon body, which provides a comfortable shell flex. The rails are K:ium, an alloy that’s proprietary to Fi’zi:k, which offers similar weight to titanium rails, at a significantly more affordable price point.

The Fi’zi:k Arione Versus X Saddle is available in one size, and in the colors Black/red, and Black/black.

Tech Specs

carbon fiber reinforced nylon
Seat Length:
300 mm
Seat Width:
132 mm
Actual Weight:
Black/Red, 132mm: 260g
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

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Avg. ride time: 42m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

I've am relieved

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

As like anyone else cycling, I started out with multiple purchases of different saddles. Some of my purchased saddles were from BG, ISM, Cobb, and the list goes on. However, I can now rest assure and say that I have found the perfect saddle. Before the Arione VS X, I had the Arione VS which I found to be a quite comfortable saddle. I still believe it's one of the best saddles ever, but it did not fully relieve pressure in sensitive areas on longer rides. This is my 3rd Arione saddle, and have fell in love with the shape of the Arione because together we fit like peas and carrots. I was determined to remain in the Fizik line of saddles, and grudgefully did not want to give up the Arione VS because of some tolerable discomfort. The introduction of the Arione VS X has allowed me to continue with the Arione line and has since delivered nothing but superb comfort and expectations of the Arione saddle. The padding is dense and allow me to remain hovered over the relief channel, which I find superior to any cutout or noseless saddle that I personally have ever used. The saddle maintain the long favored Arione shape which eliminate chafing, and length that allow flexible movement. I have ridden this saddle for 50 plus miles without padded shorts, and found it to be just as comfortable as if I did wear padded shorts. I am not a Tri Athlete or Time trialist by a long shot, but I think that this saddle may be useful as well as benefitial to the extreme aero positions and support wearing minimalist chamois. Well that's all I have to say about that.

I've am relieved

The only saddle

    I have always had the biggest issue with going numb on the road bike, especially after harder seated efforts/races. There is honestly nothing worse than riding in a break and having your junk go completely numb.

    This is the only saddle ive ever ridden that has 100% eliminated the issue, and yes i've been fitted multiple times by both BG and retul fit specialists.

    This saddle has been fantastic.

    Avg. ride time: 8h 41m per week
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    Just the saddle I needed

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Saddles are a personal choice, so this saddle may or may not be for you. I bought this to replace a cheap Prologo Kappa Evo saddle. As saddles go, the Prologo was fine in many respects and I've ridden centuries on it. But in road race breakaways, where I would often be in the drops and needing every watt of energy, my lower regions would actually start to go numb from the perineum region being compressed. On the longer rides, even when not in the drops, my nethers would feel fairly abused. This indicated that I could benefit from a saddle with a cutout or at least a relief channel.

    There are many saddles with the required features. The Arione has a superb reputation and many of my racing friends use the regular version of the saddle. If you don't need the relief channel, the regular version is a little bit lighter. On this one, my sit bones are perfectly comfortable and, because of the minimal padding and clean design, chafing hasn't yet been an issue. If I'm in the drops, I can still go numb; however, that's usually because I'm off-center on the saddle. I simply shift my perineum area properly into the channel and the problem goes away. Otherwise, I don't even notice the saddle--which is exactly how it should be.


    Goes the distance

      Switched to this saddle from an Arione CX, and biked from Chicago to Michigan the same day. After 200 miles round trip, I have no regrets with the saddle switch. Have gotten used to the shape of the Arione, but needed the relief from the channel. And it was a relief. Before, going on long rides would result in numbness. Fortunately that was not the case with the Versus.


      Ultimate comfort!

      • Gender:Male
      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      In short, this saddle is the proverbial "bomb!" It's awesome.

      I bought this saddle from a local bike shop a couple of weeks after it hit the market in the U.S. I've owned three other saddles: a Selle Italia SLX flow, a Specialized Toupe + Expert, and an Antares, which I found terribly uncomfortable after mile 45. After re-checking the "animal" in me, pursuant to Fizik's spine concept, AND measuring my sit bone width properly, I realized I am a "snake," not a "chameleon."

      After nearly 1,300 miles, including a Century and a 200K, and just under 70 hrs on the saddle since acquiring the Arione VSX, I can tell you this saddle is, by far, the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden.