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Being very pleased with the original fi'zik Antares saddle, I was surprised when the shell cracked in two across the middle of the width on a club ride. Granted, I was approaching mile 10,000 on this bike, which was a little over 3 years old. The saddle was the original on the bike. I got the new Antares Versus as a replacement for that saddle, trusting that the break was just a freaky fluke. As far as fear of the same thing happening again is concerned, I actually trust this new design a little more. It seems stronger and the tunnel design just might take the pressure of my weight (164 lbs.) and distribute it more evenly - reducing the risk for another shell snap. The tunnel design actually results in a greater feeling of lightness on the bike, too - different than a cut-out design, both of which have the same anatomic goal. So - there's a great two for one! When considering a new saddle, I also did not want to give up the Integrated Clip System by fi'zik, with which the separately purchased compatible saddle bag clips into the back of the saddle, eliminating the need for straps. Finally, the look of this saddle is very cool. It has a very stealth design, which compliments my newer road bike to a T. By the way, my other road bike also has an original Antares saddle with many miles on it. No shell snaps yet, so please do not let concern of such a thing keep you from the great updated design of the Antares Versus. I would recommend this saddle to anyone.
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