Fizik unveiled three new Team Edition saddles – Arione, Aliante and Antares. Each comes with 3mm wide matching bar tape with 1mm more padding than Fizik’s other tapes.
The three saddles are divided into three categories – Snake, Bull, and Chameleon – based on rider flexibility. The Arione CX shown above is for Snakes, super flexible riders that move about the saddle for different terrains. Measurements are 300 x 132mm. Weight is 205g with a nylon carbon reinforced shell, microtex cover and Fizik’s K:ium steel alloy rail. Arione CX gets two color schemes, solid black to match Team Sky, or white/green to match Team Liguigas-Cannondale (after the break) . MSRP is $210.
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Aliante Gamma Team Edition
The Aliante Gamma Team Edition saddle is for Bulls, riders that remain in the pocket while riding regardless of terrain. Measurements are 265 x 142mm. With a microtex cover and nylon carbon reinforced shell with Fizik’s steel alloy K:ium rail, weight comes in at 259g. Retail is $180. The white and blue saddle matches the French team FDJ-Bigmat while red matches BMC.
Antares Team Edition
Antares is Fizik’s in-between saddle built for Chameleons, riders that appreciate features from both of the above designs. Construction is flat and a bit wider than the Arione platform. The lightest of the three, Antares weighs 189g and measures 274 x 142mm. It gets a Rilsan polyamide carbon reinforced shell with microtex cover and the K:ium rail. Black and red matches team Garmin Barracuda, white matches Rabobank. MSRP is $230.
When the Tour de France concludes, they’re available for purchase.