bakasterwrote a review of Fi'zi:k Antares R3 Saddle - K:ium Rails on December 3, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I recently signed up for, and completed an Ironman 70.3. Through the training and race I got more and more passionate about (read "obsessed with") cycling. It was the training I enjoyed most and still love.
After the completion of the triathlon, I decided my 20 year old Selle Italia Flite saddle, while comfortable, was so slick and flexible that it really worked better on my commuter/touring bike than on my dedicated road bike. Thus, the hunt for a new saddle began.
In the last year i've tried all sorts of different saddles, and this is the one that finally made my seat and my rides the happiest. It's light weight, the perfect shape, and a wonderful compromise of stiffness and comfort for longer days in the saddle.
I will say that I like fizik's animal spine concept, however there are limitations. According to them I am a snake, however my sit bones are too wide to work with any of the snake specific saddles (unless I totally missed something, that's bit of a hole in their lineup).
As the days have been getting shorter I've started putting saddle time into turbotrainers/zwift, and have noticed that not only do I move around on my saddle a LOT when I'm riding outdoors, the comfort level/fit required for long indoor rides is quite a bit more exacting than when moving around in the saddle a lot on outdoor rides. I highly recommend spending a chunk of time on a turbo trainer to get the best feel for your saddle fit.
It took a few tries and some false starts, however this saddle is the one that made my butt the most happy and am looking forward to putting a lot more miles under it in the coming years. (oh by the way, it's light weight, but seems surprisingly bomb proof considering that)