Fizik Arione Versus K:ium Saddle
Fizik Arione Versus K:ium Saddle
Fizik Arione Versus K:ium Bike Saddle
The Versus model is for riders who wants a Fizik Snake saddle with a relief zone. It has a solid base with an ergonomic 5mm deep central relief channel along the length of the saddle. The flat, narrow and long shape of the Arione is ideal for Snakes. Arione Versus is for The Snake: Flexible SpineIf you are very spinally flexible (far less than 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 Snake. You achieve the performance position using your spinal flexibility alone, not rotating your pelvis at all. You will like the flat, narrow and long shape of the Arione. 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. Specification information Fi'zi:k Tecnología ICS: (Integrated clip system) practical design that allows quick fitting of bags and Fi'zi: k lights to the base of the saddle & no additional supports or tools are needed. For The Snake: Flexible Spine. Solid base ensures saddle's structural integrity is unaffected. No reduction in saddle's surface area, therefore no subsequent increase in pressure. Relief channel spans the length of the saddle, allowing the rider freedom to move along it. Edge of relief channel is a gradual change in the foam mould leaving no sharp edges that might cause pressure points. Shell: Nylon Carbon Reinforced. Rail: K:ium. Cover: Black Microtex. Thigh glides: Glossy Black Microtex. Padding: Low density with relief channel. Integrated Clip System: Yes. Length: 300mm. Width: 128mm. Weight: 225g. Rail Material: Alloy.
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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/.
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... Find out more details about Wiggle here.