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Fizik Antares R1 Open Saddle
Fizik Antares R1 Open Saddle
Fizik Antares R1 Open Saddle

Fizik
Antares R1 Open Saddle

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The happy medium of comfort.

Whether you're looking at some long days in the saddle in the coming months and you want some added comfort, or you're a flexible rider looking for a flat profile saddle with a cut-out, Fizik's Antares R1 Open is calling your name. Designed for pros and proven on the world's stage, the Antares R1 brings an anatomic central cut-out to their iconic shape, increasing comfort without impacting performance.

With the R1 version, Fizik's carbon-reinforced shell provides a lightweight, durable foundation to build on. Pulling out the stops, Fizik's 7x9mm carbon braided rails help ensure that the saddle maintains its small footprint on the scale. The Microtex cover and Comfort Core foam work together to provide durable comfort, enhanced by the full anatomic cut-out to avoid pressure on your sensitive soft tissue areas.


Features:

  • Bringing an open central cutaway to the proven Antares shape.
  • Designed for Chameleon riders with medium flexibility and/or low pelvic rotation during pedaling.
  • Integrated Clip System compatible.
  • Carbon-reinforced nylon shell.
  • 7x9mm Carbon Braided rails.
  • Microtex cover with Comfort Core foam layer.
  • Regular Dimensions: 276x141mm.
  • Large Dimensions: 276x153mm.
  • Regular Weight: 185g
  • Large Weight: 190g
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B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. Saddle rails may have minor scratches. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

 

Saddle Type: Cut-Away Saddles 

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Mfg PartNum: F1422020 

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Mfg PartNum: F1422030 

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Knowing your sit bone width is important.
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by Bigringcyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
Lake placid,NY
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Bought this in a 140mm width, with sit bones at 110mm and it's perfect for me. Very comfortable on long rides compared to Prologo Scratch2 PAS Saddle which is good for short crit races.

Reviewed 1/18/2019
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excellent saddle
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by Zbig
Cycling Enthusiast
Toronto

A few bike fits and neumerous saddles (Specialized Romin, Toupe, Power, Power Arc, Shimano Pro Stealth) I arrived at Fizik Antares R1 Open. All previous saddles caused me pain and sicomfort. Riding was not fun. After reading a research paper on Fizik saddles conducted by Fizik in collaboration with CU Boulder, prompted me to take a chance and buy this Fizik saddle in regular size (142mm). First ride of nearly 3 hours and I am beyond happy with the the shape the padding and the non-slip textured surface....most importantly, no pain!!!! The service and the expediend delivery were a bonus in the whole experience of searching for the right saddle. Thank you Fizik and thank you Westernbikeworks!

Reviewed 7/28/2018
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Not for me
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by Duck
Cycling Enthusiast
Berkshires

Obviously saddle fit is highly personal, and this saddle is great for some folks, but not me. I had an Aliante Gamma, which I really liked, on my gravel bike, but I went with this saddle for my road bike because of the Fizik fitting guidelines. I found this saddle hard in the wrong places and uncomfortable after mile 30 on longer rides. My sit bone measurement is 114mm, btw.

Reviewed 4/27/2020
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Nice comfortable road bike saddle for racers or high milage riders
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by Greg
Competitive Racer
Upstate NY

Bought this for my road bike. Replacing another Fizik Antares model without a cut out. This saddle has been a more comfortable. I like cut out and the cover on this one. It is very light and has the correct amount of padding. Important to set it at the right angle on the bike as the back is slightly higher than the front.

Reviewed 9/1/2019
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Excellent upgrade
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by Eric @ MD
Cycling Enthusiast
Frederick, MD

I've been using a Romin Pro (155 mm) for the past 4 years and was glad to have made the upgrade to the Antares R1 (large) when it was on sale for $130. It's a bit lighter (although I couldn't tell the difference when I'm riding) than my old saddle, but definitely more comfortable. My only minor complaint is that I wish that the nose was around 1-2 mm narrower.

Reviewed 7/27/2019
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I hate it
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
NY

Didn't work for me. Feels like your sitting on two golf balls and you also move around a lot on this thing. Its hard to maintain one position. I also hate how there is a drop from the back of the saddle to the flat part in the front. This makes it really hard to get comfortable and stay in the same positoins. I gave it some time but the saddle just continues to irk me.

Reviewed 4/23/2019
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Comfortable
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Maine
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Very happy with the feel and comfort of this saddle. Had a fizik Allantra for 4 years so wanted to stay with the brand. The open channel is new to me, roughly 500 miles on it and again it feels great.

Reviewed 3/21/2019
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impressive fit
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by DaFastOne
Cycling Enthusiast
Sunnyvale, CA
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

So I had a Specialized Romin Evo Pro that I was fitted for, which at the time felt like a good saddle, but I didnt feel like it was a great saddle. So I had a bad crash and the seat got a little torn up, but still worked, but always want to replace it. So I saw this saddle on GCN so decided to take the plunge. Went on the Fizik website and entered in the information and was told this saddle is best fit for me. Ordered this saddle and wow is this saddle way more comfortable. Very impressed with the quality and fit.

Reviewed 3/2/2019
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Saddle relief
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by Allen
West Virginia
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

If you like the standard Antares you'll love the new cutout design. My only complaint was about some occassional pressure points. This has been addressed and it's been great. Size 143mm.

Reviewed 9/18/2018
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