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

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 www.fizik.it

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.


crikey [1251 posts] 4 years ago

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.

racingcondor [238 posts] 4 years ago

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.