Fizik Arione R1 Saddle
Take one of the most popular saddle designs on cycling since 2000. Apply the lightest, highest performing materials. Add-in proven technology, two width options, and a design standard that defines the manufacturer and you have created the Arione R1 Carbon. Light? How about 165 grams (130mm version) grams. High performance and high technology? How about braided carbon fiber rails that define stiffness, yet expand and contract as necessary under the extreme loads of professional cycling. Combine that base with the Composite Carbon co-injected Nylon Wing-Flex shell and you have just the balance of support and comfort that not only enables hours in the saddle, but keeps you fresh for the competitive finish. Fizik strives for, and delivers, magic.
The Arione 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 experience riding and selling this saddle is that many riders of different body types will enjoy the Arione. 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. If you are a high mileage rider who loves the Arione design, the R1 Carbon is the best choice for you. With the addition of the 142mm width, more cyclists will be to enjoy the essential qualities of the Arione R1. This saddle delivers a consistent feel and flex for thousands of riding hours. At this level, you more than get what you pay for. Heavier riders who love the Arione will truly benefit from the material choices and longevity as well.
- Fizik Spine Concept Type: Snake
- ICS System compatible
- Unidirectional braided carbon fiber rails 7x9mm oval
- Composite Carbon co-injected Nylon Wing-Flex shell
- Black Microtex cover and thigh glides
- Length: 300mm
- Size options: Regular 130mm wide, Large 142mm wide
- Weight:165 grams (130mm), 175 grams (142mm)
- Handmade in Italy