J Justin B.wrote a review of Fi'zi:k Arione 00 Saddle on April 27, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Every saddle that I have loved I could tell by the first sit. Any other saddle that at first sit I said, "Well, maybe I just need to get used to it" never, every became comfortable. The Fizik Arione, at first sit was heaven. Saddles, like helmets, can be subjective. One head fits one brand, while one head fits another. I have always like flat saddles, and this one is the most comfortable saddle I have ever ridden. Period. Over the years my posterior has been on Selle Italia Flites, and Selle San Marco Regales, but the Arione kicks them out of the park. All of these were flat with no center channels or cut outs. Those never worked for me. According to Fizik's system I am a Snake, IE flexible, and it feels like the saddle was custom made for me. Whether I am on the nose or in the center it is comfy - on pavement or gravel. The flex is perfect. The fabric has just enough friction to hold but it does not bite. The 00 Carbon model is a silly luxury, but one can get all the benefits of the saddle with any rail combo as I have in the past. I cannot comment yet on the longevity of this saddle, but other long term reviews rated it well.