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Fi'zi:k Antares R1 Versus EVO Saddle

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Get stuck in the middle.

The middle ground often gets a bad rap, but with most of us falling somewhere in the median range for flexibility, speed, sit bone width, and size, it can be a great — and comfortable place to ride. Now, we don't mean that you need to skimp, and go for mid-range bikes that don't fit right, or ride in the middle of the pack where you feel cramped with no space to breakaway, but rather, go for the mid width saddle, for riders with medium flexibility with the Fi'zi:k Antares R2 Versus EVO Saddle for support to keep you comfortable for rides that blast past mid-length.

Giving you a saddle to stand on, or rather, sit on, the Antares R1 Versus EVO supports your sit bones for long rides, thanks to its comfort care foam that cradles you and absorbs harsh road chatter for a soft feel. It features a pressure relieving channel in the center to give your most sensitive tissue, ensuring your weight is properly supported across the whole saddle. Much like you've come to know with Fi'zi:k, the Antares R1 Versus EVO is lightweight and flexible, designed with carbon rails and a reinforced carbon-nylon shell that stands up to long and grueling climbs with minimal weight penalty.

  • A light saddle with medium width for riders in the middle
  • Evo concept fitting for Chameleon, or mid-flexibility riders
  • Absorb road chatter and reduce fatigue with carbon rains
  • Carbon-reinforced nylon shell flexes to accommodate movement
  • Pressure relief channel gives sensitive tissue a break
  • Designed with flexibility for finding your perfect position
  • Smooth sides make it easy to move fore and aft on the saddle
  • Item #FIZ007K

Rails
7 x 9mm carbon, braided
Shell
carbon-reinforced nylon
Cover
light Microtex, Comfort Core foam padding
Seat Length
[medium] 275mm, [large] 275mm
Seat Width
[regular] 142mm, [large] 152mm
Claimed Weight
[regular] 179g, [large] 185g
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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>Rating: 4

Great other than Rail Size

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 7"
Weight
130 lbs

I had to return this seat even though it is a very nice saddle. My Trek Domane can only support round 7x7 or oval 7x10 rails and this saddle has 7x9 oval rails. It seems most saddle brands use a 7x10 oval rail so it makes is very difficult to use this saddle. With the new Trek bikes the seat post is unique to Trek so you have to buy their seat posts and they do not make seat post ears that fit this seat. I ended up buying the R3 with round rails. It is nice but not as nice as the R1.

>Rating: 5

Great saddle

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Regular
Height
6` 2"
Weight
178 lbs

I’ve been searching for the right saddle for months, trying everything from Brooks to Selle SMP with no luck, but after two weeks with this saddle I’m not going back. Obviously saddles are highly personal, but this saddle’s shape works perfectly for my sit bones and the center channel is just wide enough to prevent numbness. I was worried the lack of curvature would make me feel like I was sitting on the saddle rather than in it, but the carbon-nylon shell has enough flex to all but eliminate that feeling. It doesn’t hurt that the saddle looks pretty nice on my BMC Teammachine as well.

>Rating: 5

My favorite road saddle these days

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've been riding this for several months now on top of an ENVE seatpost mounted to an Alchemy Chiron. On balance, this has become my favorite road saddle. This saddle replaced an Arione R1. Compared with that saddle, I like the very slight curvature toward the rear of this Antares saddle. The channel in the middle seems to increase airflow and generally reduces heat. Pressure points have never been a problem for me, which is why it took me a while to try out a saddle with a center channel. I'm happy I did. I find this saddle amazingly comfortable for the weight that it has. The surface is quite smooth and allows for sliding on the saddle with little friction. But I find that it provides enough grip for me to stay put easily when pedaling hard. I also do occasional gravel riding on this saddle and it's served me well for that purpose, too.

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