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Fi'zi:kAntares R1 Versus EVO Saddle
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My favorite road saddle these days
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been riding this for several months now on top of an ENVE seatpost mounted to an Alchemy Chiron. On balance, this has become my favorite road saddle.
This saddle replaced an Arione R1. Compared with that saddle, I like the very slight curvature toward the rear of this Antares saddle. The channel in the middle seems to increase airflow and generally reduces heat.
Pressure points have never been a problem for me, which is why it took me a while to try out a saddle with a center channel. I'm happy I did. I find this saddle amazingly comfortable for the weight that it has.
The surface is quite smooth and allows for sliding on the saddle with little friction. But I find that it provides enough grip for me to stay put easily when pedaling hard.
I also do occasional gravel riding on this saddle and it's served me well for that purpose, too.