- Fizik Antares VS X Saddle With Braided Carbon Rails
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Spine Concept 2.0 - Introduction
Fizik Antares VS X Saddle With Braided Carbon Rails
The Antares VS X saddle's carbon braided rails reduces weight and increases saddle stiffness. The VS X model has a 20mm-deep relief channel spanning the length of the saddle and is for riders who want a fi’zi:k Chameleon saddle with a relief zone.
Top Features of the Fizik Antares VS X Saddle With Braided Carbon Rails
- For The Chameleon: Medium Spine
- Solid-base saddle with an ergonomic channel spanning the length of the saddle
- 20mm-deep relief channel set between two specifically-formulated double injections of foam
- Shell: Nylon Carbon Reinforced
- Rail: Carbon Braided 7x9mm
- Channel: Black Microtex with reflective thermo-welded film
- Thigh glides: Black Microtex
- Padding: Double injected foam with specific formulation
- Integrated Clip System: Yes
- Length: 275mm
- Width: 142mm
- Weight: 210g
|Padding Material:||Double injected foam|
|Rail Material:||Braided Carbon|
Antares VS X is for The Chameleon: Medium Spine.
If you have an intermediate degree of spinal flexibility (approximately 90 degrees between your straight legs and your back when bending over as far as you can, keeping your legs straight a shoulders’ width apart), you are a chameleon. Your degree of spinal flexibility helps you so far, before you need to rotate your pelvis slightly to achieve fully the performance position. You will benefit from the increased width and slight curvature of the Antares shape.
Provided this saddle’s width isn’t too narrow for them, some women may find this model comfortable due to the presence of the relief channel.
About Performance Saddles
Performance saddles are narrower than the models designed for shorter ride comfort. They're intended for riders who have a committed riding style with weight on hands and feet so they're narrower and lighter. High tech padding materials and flexible body designs keep your pressure points comfortable and lightweight chassis components keep the weight down. Most have some kind of ergonomic design to reduce pressure on nerves and allow unrestriced blood flow to your sensitive areas. Womens models have a wider design to suit their naturally wider pelvis. Saddle widths vary across the ranges from narrow (upto 130mm), medium (upto 138mm) to wide (upto 146mm). Narrower saddles are the popular choice for longer distance riders as they do not cause the hips to be placed in an unnatural position. Wider saddles will often feel comfortable initially due to their greater surface area but then progressively decrease in comfort as the miles increase, the correct choice of saddle is a case of getting the balance between initial comfort and overall comfort.
About the Fizik brand
Fi’zi:k is the premium, racing brand of Selle Royal S.p.a. Its name is synonymous with the shape and form of the human body; hence the intuitive association with products that are contact points between riders and their bikes. More than this, fi’zi:k represents beauty, speed, passion, freedom for those who race against each other, race against the clock and for enthusiast cyclists around the world who identify with the feeling of the fire of competition. The humble origin in 1998 stemmed from a vision to improve rider performance by creating superior saddle comfort. Today’s Spine Concept™ provides a guideline to help riders find their most comfortable saddle. Integral to this comfort is the design collaboration with professional athletes and the fact that each saddle is 100% “fatto a mano” (hand-made) in Italy. Some credit Fi’zi:k with redefining the racing saddle category thanks to its destructively-innovative elegant products that are not only comfortable, but also a source of style and beauty in their own right. The Arione, launched in 2003 is one such example. In 2006 fi’zi:k launched a product for riders’ hands: a strong, washable Microtex bar tape. Shoes were then launched in 2010 offering a unique blend of innovative materials with an inimitable style. 2014 sees fi’zi:k launch road cockpit components employing The Spine Concept™ to help riders choose their perfect handlebar shape. In 2013 fi’zi:k saddles were ridden by 8 out of the 19 UCI World Tour Teams. Fi’zi:k’s relentless innovation is facilitated by many such committed professional athletes, from all cycling disciplines. Relentless testing and refinement has helped fi’zi:k to push the boundaries of possibility. It will come as little surprise then that Fi’zi:k products have been ridden to many Cycling World titles, Ironman World Championship titles and beyond.
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The saddle would be great if you road on super smooth roads but that's not going to happen in the UK.
I am 6,3 & 14.7st.
I have used it with one bottle (700ml) and i weigh 14st:7lbs..
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