Fizik Versus saddles get carbon braided rails

Carbon braided tech trickles down to new Arione, Antares and Aliante Versus saddles

by David Arthur   April 3, 2013  

Fizik has rolled out the carbon braided rails from their top-end saddles to their Versus range, including the Arione, Antares and Aliante, to make them lighter with prices starting from £149.99.

Sharing the same general shape as the regular Arione, Antares and Aliante, the Versus models feature a pressure relieving central channel. Until recently you had to have titanium rails with this design, but now you can get the same stiff and light carbon braided rails found on the top-end models on the Versus range.

That change brings the weight of the Arione Versus Braided down from 239g to 209g. The price is £149.99 and it’s available in two colours, red/white or white/black, and both have a nylon carbon reinforced shell.

The Antares Versus Braided now weighs 179g (down from 209g) and costs £159.99 and is available in the same two colourways as the Arione.

Lastly, the Aliante Versus Braided drops from 259g to 219g and costs £149.99. It too is sold in two colours, all black or red/white.

They're available now from your nearest Fizik stockist

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I don't know if it is still the case, but the last new bike I bought came with a carbon railed saddle...

It needed a slightly larger clamp size for the carbon rails, and essentially tied me into carbon railed saddles, had I opted for it.

Not a reason not to do it, but beware of thinking it's a straight and easy swap.

posted by crikey [272 posts]
3rd April 2013 - 16:21


Fizik saddles have round rails if they're Kium or oval rails if they're carbon braided so yes there are possible issues for compatability with some seat posts (my Deda SuperZero is fine so if yours is a clamp like that it shouldn't be a problem).

Good to see it trickling down though as the carbon railed versions of the Anteres are brilliant. Stiffer than the Kium version and as a result great all day comfort.

posted by racingcondor [122 posts]
4th April 2013 - 11:14