Fizik brings its second generation Spine Concept to triathlon saddles. The ever popular Arione design offers the rider an adaptable seating position and flexibility to move fore and aft as physical needs change. Employing the Composite Glass co-injected Nylon Wing-Flex shell keeps the weight low, and provides just the right amount of flex under load at the outer edges of the saddle when under pressure. This action effectively delivers power and alleviates the restriction of blood flow to the tissues making contact with the saddle. Many riders who embrace the Arione speak of less foot numbness and fatigue- a key for triathletes facing a tough run after T2.
For triathlon, the K3 adds more padding to the center and forward extension of the saddle, utilizing a foam of perfect durometer to offer support and durability, and compressing just enough under load. The main cover has tacky quality that allows movement, but reduces slippage as the rider reaches for more power, and a perforated surface that reduces heat. The Arione K3 is classified by Fizik as "Snake" within the Spine Concept, and is generally favored by those who have flexibility at the hip that allows them to touch the floor easily. That said, the design has become the favorite of countless cyclists since its inception. As always, you get the high quality construction and striking aesthetic that Fizik is known for. Here at Excel Sports, many of our staff enjoy the Arione design and have considerable experience with how it works best.