Building on the popularity of the Arione saddle design, Fizik has developed the Versus X version for riders who enjoy the longer saddle profile but require a recessed channel and some extra padding for all day comfort. The original Arione Versus had a slight channel and a higher density foam, the Versus X delivers a 20mm deep channel, and a specially developed foam that compresses slightly more, but still supports the rider's weight and bone structure. The channel relieves the possibility of pressure in the central region throughout the length of the saddle, giving the rider the same positional flexibility all Arione aficionados have come to rely on.
The Arione Versus X falls into the Snake category within Fizik's Spine Concept, recommending riders have full flexibility from the hip (touch hands to the ground when bent at the waist). Our long experience selling the Arione design shows many riders of different body types will enjoy the saddle, but those who truly need central zone pressure relief will love the Versus X. One of the challenges in designing a saddle that is both supportive and forgiving is durability. There is a fine line between flex and a lack of support. Here Fizik's use of high end materials and techniques ensure a great user experience. Coatings and covers are thermo-welded to protect and stand the test of miles in the saddle. Attention to detail means the channel cover is a reflective material that wraps around the tail end of the saddle. The Arione Versus X will soon be a favorite of the century rider and those who accept the challenge of rougher urban or rural roads.