Fizik Aliante R5 S-Alloy Road Saddle
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Fizik Aliante R5 S Alloy Saddle
The Aliante is 1 of Fizik's 3 Spine Concept (TM) Men's Road Saddle shapes.
Of these 3, the Aliante shape is the widest and most longitudinally waved. Fi'zi:k launched the first Aliante in 1999. During the intervening fifteen years it has become one of the most loved and favoured saddles in the world, by both pros and enthusiasts alike If you have a relatively low degree of spinal flexibility (more than 90 degrees between your straight legs and back when bending over as far as you can, keeping your legs straight a shoulders' width apart), you are a Bull.
Your degree of Spinal flexibility will top out quite quickly when attempting to adopt the performance position. For this reason you will rotate you pelvis fully.
Specification: Nylon shell.
S-Alloy rails. Black Light Microtex Cover. I.C.S ready for bags & lights.
Comfort Core foam padding.
|Aliante R5 S Road Saddle Specification|
As far as I'm aware this product is currently out of stock - however it was originally for sale at Merlin Cycles. Below are their current UK delivery costs:
Standard Delivery FREE for items over £20 and £2.99 for items under £20. Bulk Orders (Bikes, Frames & Wheels etc) £19.99. Full details on Merlin Cycles' P&P charges can be found here.
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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/.