If you want a race-inspired saddle, but you need some extra comfort, the F'iz:ik Arione VSX K:ium Saddle may be exactly what you're chasing. Based on the modern classic Arione shape, the VSX model incorporates ample padding and a generous pressure relief channel down the middle.
The Versus (VS) range of saddles features thicker foam than their standard F'iz:ik counterparts. It's specifically shaped to provide more padding for your sit bones to keep them from getting tender on long rides. This X variation involves a deeper relief channel than the standard VS level Arione.
The rear wings of the saddle are 132mm wide, making it ideal for those with medium-width sit bones, and the generous 300mm length gives you plenty of fore-aft movement to adjust your posture over the course of a ride. As you’d expect from F'iz:ik , this saddle’s shape isn't an accident; rather, it was developed after long-term laboratory blood flow analysis and thermal mapping of multiple groups of test subjects.
The Arione VSX is built on a carbon-reinforced nylon body, which provides comfortable shell flex. The rails are K:ium, an alloy that’s proprietary to Fi’zi:k and offers similar weight to titanium rails at a significantly more affordable price point.
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No more numbness!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I tried alot of saddles before trying the Arione VSX. Based on the Spine Concept, I am a bull, but the saddle designed for bulls felt horrible. After about 500 miles, this saddle has solved my numbness problem. Highly recommend.
No pain or soreness after 59 mile ride on some rough roads. This saddle replaced three year old original specialized saddle on tarmac sport.