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Customer reviews for Fizik Arione Versus Saddle

Fizik Arione Versus Saddle

Overall rating:
4.6 / 5
4.6
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5
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5 out of 5(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Fizik Arione Versus Saddle
Review 1 for Fizik Arione Versus Saddle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
CountOlaf
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

The channel works

PostedJanuary 30, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
Cons: Expensive
Its the usual story... I've tried a few saddles including the Charge knife & Selle Italian kit Carbonio SLR. All were initially comfortable but after a few hours in the saddle I consistently suffered from 'urinating razorblades' and 'numbness' that would last for up to 24 hours. It was these particular symptoms that made me consider a saddle with a 'channel' and I narrowed it down to either a Specialized or Fizik. I chose the Fizik because I liked the idea of a longer saddle offering potentially more position options. I set the saddle up flat with a very slight tilt forward. My initial impressions were ... a firm sit bone platform... I would not want a saddle with any less padding. Excellent opportunities to move forward and back on the saddle which I find useful when climbing or just to provide a slight change in position. The saddle has become moderately more comfortable with time. All of my unpleasant 'soft tissue' symptoms have disappeared :) I find the saddle comfortable and I'm very happy with it. Shame its so expensive.
Im 5ft 7'' tall , weigh 69Kg.
ref the Fizik website my back flexibility is good and I'm a 'Snake'.
My saddle is about 1.5 inches above my bar height.... probably average and not overly aggressive.
My average rides are 2.5-3.5 hours and I ride a few 5-8 hour endurance rides/year.
I've ridden around 600km on the Fizik and the maximum time in the saddle has been just over 3 hours. Nothing suggests its going to be any less comfortable with longer saddle time.
My shorts have been consistent for all saddle comparisons and have a high quality pad... (Louis Garneau Course)
I measured my sit bones on a Specialized memory foam pad and they are 130mm
I would happily recommend this saddle.
Hope the above helps...
+3points
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Review 2 for Fizik Arione Versus Saddle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
sebby456
Country:Australia
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist

Excellent saddle

PostedJuly 16, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
A very comfortable seat and the pressure relief channel works a treat. The seat is a good weight and the price was excellent, well worth it!
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Review 3 for Fizik Arione Versus Saddle
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
vesh13
Country:Australia
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Fixed my saddle sores / numbness

PostedMay 22, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Looks great, euro cool
The centre channel is perfect for me. Any other saddles dont suit. I still dont consider myself a 'snake' according to Fizik criteria, but this Arione is perfect.
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Review 4 for Fizik Arione Versus Saddle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
JohnNSW
from NSW Australia
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Great saddle. Great quality

PostedJuly 4, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Lightweight
Love the channel design. A little wider at the rear would make it perfect.
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Review 5 for Fizik Arione Versus Saddle
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Coolie
from Odense, Denmark
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Fizik Versus

PostedJune 7, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
Cons: soft
I have had an standard Arione saddle before, and I must say that this new saddle is better for longer rides.
Only one bad thing to say, is that this saddle is a little soft, if you ride interval training.
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