Item # FIZ004T
Fi'zi:k Aliante R3 Race Edition Saddle - K:ium Rails $149.95
Celebrate the classics.
The Fi'zi:k Aliante R3 Race Edition Saddle with K:ium Rails takes everything we love about the standard Aliante and adds a hint of colorful flair to celebrate the storied spring classics. Whether you're grinding out the walls of the Ardennes in torrential downpours or mashing up Flemish hellingen, the Aliante is there with its renowned wave shape and legendary comfort.
A proven standard for many cyclists, the Aliante features a rare blending of comfort and weight savings. It's built on K:ium rails that aren't as lightweight as carbon but do enjoy the benefits of being less expensive and more difficult to crush while installing. The rails support a composite glass co-injected nylon TwinFlex shell, which uses a mixed material construction to make it forgiving enough for long endurance rides, stiff enough to handle punchy criteriums, and durable enough to last for years. TwinFlex engineers extra cushion in the center while maintaining a stiff perimeter, balancing pressure relief for sensitive areas while maintaining support and durability.
The Aliante falls into the bull category within Fi'zi:k's Spine Concept guidelines, an approach to finding the right saddle choice that recognizes differences in spine flexibility among cyclists. With its wider stance and waved shape, the Aliante is the top recommendation among the Fi'zi:k saddle range for cyclists with relatively rigid spines. When you settle into its basket, the Aliante rotates your hips forward, keeping you on top of the pedal stroke and reducing the amount of bend you need to coax out of your back in order to reach the hoods.
- A road cycling saddle that commemorates the spring classics
- Pronounced basket for long-mile comfort
- K:ium alloy rails are light and durable
- TwinFlex shell design blends support with pressure relief
- The Bull Spine Concept category benefits less flexible riders