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Fi'zi:kAntares R3 Open Saddle
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What do you think about this product?
May 30, 2021
- I've used it several times
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 5` 11"
- 170 lbs
I know saddles are personal, but this one has panned out great for me. I have about 500 miles on it, with a couple of very long rides and several trainer sessions. My reaction when I first got on it was "oh... oh, yeah!". I'm 5' 11", 170 and I would describe my build and pelvic flexibility as average in most or all regards. Hopefully, that can help you decide if this might work for you. I have found through hard experience that a saddle with a modest cut-out works best for my parts, and this saddle hits that mark just right. This is really well-built, and hits a nice balance of firmness and comfort. The sizing spec was spot-on, too, which I've found to not always be the case with other brands. Hopefully, Fizik will keep building this one for years to come; so tired of saddle searching!
August 11, 2020
Finally the Perfect Saddle!
- I've put it through the wringer
I've used numerous higher end Fizik saddles and several Ergon saddles and nothing compares to the comfort of the R3 Open saddle. The prior reviewer nailed it when he said you notice nothing which is a first for me. Absolutely no numbness or discomfort.
Jeffrey A. J.
May 11, 2018
Lets call this a first impression
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got this saddle to replace the Specialized Power Comp that I never quite fell in love with. I found the curvature of the saddle kept me in an uncomfortable position, or cause me to slide, and at about the 3 hour mark would become unbearable. I wanted something flatter. I was on the fence between getting this saddle and the Fabric Scoop Flat. I ended up choosing this one due to the relief area, and a flatter profile compared to what Fabric had to offer. So far I am glad I did. My bike is setup with about a 3.5" drop from saddle to bars, and I have the saddle mounted with a slight downward angle. Having just got it last night, this review is based on my initial impression from this morning's ride. The most important thing that I noticed was nothing. When I say I noticed nothing, I mean exactly that: nothing drew my attention to the saddle. No discomfort, no sliding, no feeling locked in a position, no *cough* numbness *cough*, nothing. It turns out that nothing was everything that I was looking for in a saddle. Today's ride was only 23 miles, but this first impression should be predictive of how I will feel about it in the long run. My previous saddle I had for 2000 miles, but I knew within the first 25 that I just didn't like it. This will be a long season for me, and if my opinion of this saddle changes, I will update this post.
May 14, 2018
Erik, Can you comment which width Power saddle you were using and what width Fizik Antares saddle you are using....along with any updates?
May 14, 2018
Both the Specialized Power Comp and this Fizik Antares Open R3 (regular) are 142mm wide. Raced this weekend on it, and still good.
May 16, 2018
Thanks for the follow up Erik. I have also wished for something flatter than the 143 mm Specialized Power. I will be ordering one of these in the regular width.
May 29, 2018
So at this point in the past two and a half weeks I've ridden 400 miles, with the longest being 76 miles and 6000 feet of climbing, and 6 races. Still very happy with the saddle. Only change I made is leveling it out a little. My mountain climb ride was 4.5 hours, and my saddle was not an issue at all.