Grading on the bull Kurve.
How does a bull hide from ranchers? By painting its nails red and
climbing a cherry tree. How does a bull ride a bike? On the Fizik Kurve
Bull Saddle. In Fizik's Linnaean estimation of cyclists-as-animals,
Bulls are less flexible and rotate their pelvises forward when they
ride, an adjustment that requires a saddle with a larger, deeper pocket.
Bull cyclists can also experience some discomfort from their sit
bones on traditional saddles, and will benefit from a wider saddle with a
bit more of top-to-bottom wave to decrease pressure in sensitive areas.
This type of thinking is just one example of the R&D nous that went into the Kurve.
Instead of relying on padding — which can degrade over time and is
really only treating the symptoms of saddle discomfort — Fizik looks to
imbue the saddle's actual form with elements of comfort. The Kurve's
composite Re:Flex shell incorporates Kevlar in order to behave like a
sensory receptor, mirroring your movements as you ride to offer support
while conforming to your body. This further complements Fizik's TwinFlex
and WingFlex technologies, which provide pedaling compliance in the
center and wings, respectively.
The Kurve Bull Saddle also features Fizik's new Tuner insert, an
interchangeable nosepiece that allows you to customize the flex of the
saddle. By installing the more flexible nosepiece for a softer, gentler
ride or the rigid piece for more stiffness and less flex, you can
fine-tune the saddle's properties for comfort or efficiency.
The Fiziki Mobius Rail is a one-piece circular rail system
constructed of cold-forged aluminum alloy. Rather than supporting the
saddle along its latter half, it places the support along the back edge.
This lets the Kurve's various elements — especially the TwinFlex center
— provide even more comfortable compliance.
- 7x9mm aluminum rails
- Mobius rail provides support without padding
- Designed for “Bull” type riders, with slightly-less-flexible spines