With the Arione R1, F'izi:k has updated their most popular racing saddle, perfecting the balance of comfort and weight savings.
To start things off, the R1 boasts a new carbon shell that's not only 14 grams lighter than last year's saddle, it's more flexible as well. Redesigned Wing-Flex sections allow the saddle to move at key areas, particularly the thigh contact points.
Despite this obvious flexibility, the carbon composite material still provides stiffness and support where it's needed most for long-term comfort and pedaling efficiency. Relieved side areas eliminate chafing, and the Arione's extra long profile offers a larger contact area than most saddles, reducing pressure points while allowing for a wide variety of riding positions.
Above the shell F'izi:k uses a new high durometer foam composite for cushioning and support. The material offers more rebound compared to their previous padding, increasing the saddle's durability, and ultimately extending its service life. Below, the 3D braided carbon rails remain unchanged. The 7x9mm oval shaped construction provides aggressive weight savings and comfortable vibration dampening, with all the strength of Titanium.
The Arione R1 Carbon Braided Saddle is available in Black or White. 85mm rail adjustability. 300mm Long x 132mm Wide. 145 grams.