Fizik Tritone 5.5 K:IUM Rail Saddle
Fizik Tritone 5.5 Saddle
The Tritone 5.5 is designed specifically to increase hip rotation & help your performance when in an aerodynamic position on the bike & its 240mm length is compliant with UCI rules. The solid base-design ensures durability & stiffness-to-weight ratio. With K:IUM Rails Features Comfort of the nose-less saddle is derived from specifically developed foam density and the front indentation Solid base design ensures durability and optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio Extra long rail (85mm) to fit any Tri or TT bike Front transition hook makes the transition faster and easier Silk screen printed silicone stripes increase the grip on the saddle cover Modular carriage kit included with saddle: this includes holders for 2 bottle cages, CO² canister and inflator, and a spare tube Saddle's length of 240mm is compliant with UCI rule of minimum saddle length for time trial races Specification Shell: Nylon Carbon Reinforced Rail: K:ium Nose: Front Transition Hook Length: 240mm (UCI legal) Width: 135mm Weight: 220g. Cutout: Yes Fizik ICS: Yes Length (mm): 240 Rail Material: K:ium Use: Tri/Time Trial Width (mm): 135 The comfort of the nose-less saddle is derived from specifically developed foam density and the front indentation with a solid base-design ensures durability and optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio. The extra long rail (85mm) to fit any Tri or TT bike and with a length of 240mm it is still compliant with UCI rule of minimum saddle length for time trial races On the front of the saddle is a transition hook which makes transition faster and easier while the Silk-screen printed silicone stripes increase the grip on the saddle cover. On the back of the saddle is a removable modular carriage kit that includes holders for 2 bottle cages, CO² canister and inflator, and a spare tube.K:IUM Rails K:IUM is a fi'zi:k proprietary rail formulation. It's the combination of a particular metal alloy, a specific tubular design and a special finishing process which increases fatigue performance on the rail surface. Fact: 8% weight reduction compared to solid titanium. K:IUM features a high strength-to-weight ratio grade and high corrosion resistance.
Latest saddle deals
Founded in 1996, Fizik (or Fi'zi:k to be more accurate!) are primarily known for their range of bike saddles, which are aimed at the performance and racing end of the market. Typically they're lightweight and sleek - you don't find any beginner style chunky padded saddles in their ranges. The company is owned by Selle Royal, an Italian saddle maker, and Fi'zi:k obtains it's name from the phonetic spelling of the word physique. Recently they've branched out into other areas, such as cycling shoes and road bar tape, as well as road finishing kit such as bars, stems and seatposts, mainly finished in their customary black colour scheme. Famous riders to have competed using Fi'zi:k's products include Geraint Thomas, Phillipe Gilbert, and Rohan Dennis.
For more information on the Fi'zi:k brand please visit http://www.fizik.com/uk_en/the-brand/ or read more details on third party websites at Bellati Sport or Extra UK. The Fi'zi:k homepage can be found at http://www.fizik.com/uk_en.
I originally found this deal at Wiggle, who are widely established as one of the biggest cycle retailers in the UK. The first incarnation of this giant was as a small bike shop based in Portsmouth, named Butler Cycles. A few years later this evolved into Bikes @ Butlers to highlight their intentions to move the business online with the .com boom and subsequent rise in online sales. At the end of May in 1999 Wiggle.co.uk was launched by Mitch Dall and Harvey Jones. A rapid growth resulted in a need to move premises, and so in 2002 it relocated to Jackson Close, Portsmouth. This strong growth continued, and Wiggle has relocated twice since, the first being to Lakeside 1000, and then leaving Pompey altogether for a huge warehouse located centrally in Wolverhampton. Similarly to CRC, Wiggle stock many own brands, such as dhb, Eastway, Lifeline and Verenti, as well as bike, components and clothing from all of the leading manufacturers. Despite it's origins as a bike shop, Wiggle continue to stock equipment and apparel for not just road cycling and mountain biking, with extensive product lines for other disciplines such as triathlon kit, children's and commuters products and also running clothing and accessories. Prompt in delivery, and offering efficient returns and competitive pricing, Wiggle remain a firm favourite amongst serious and recreational cyclists alike, not least because of the customary bags of Haribo they include free with orders to keep their customers sweet!