The Fizik Antares 00 Carb. Braided Saddle is the best saddle I've ever bought and I have bought many in my days of bicycling. It fits my riding style to the tee, meaning less padding, super light, good looks and comfort. Can't ask for anything better thanks to Casey for helping me out on this.
I Have owned 4 Fizik saddles Prior to this one. The first was the original Arione which was great. Then came the Arione CX which I felt could not be improved on. Then I got the Antares with Kium rails and I thought, this is it! I tried the carbon rail Antares for a while and it was highly uncomfortable I was extremmely dissappointed with it. Weird considering that it is the same shape as the Kium rail. Needless to say I was wary about trying the Antares 00 with Carbon rail. However...wow! The saddle is incredibly light! The wing flex seems to solve the problem that the standard carbon rail had in relation to comfort. It is almost like the saddle was already broken in when I installed it and leveled it out. I took it for a test ride and It was just as comfortable as my Antares with Kium rail that had about 2500 miles on it. I did feel that it smoothed out road buzz better than the Kium rail. Awesome saddle, I highly recommend it!
I have ridden bikes all my life, and I'm 61 now. This saddle, by far, is the best saddle I've ever owned. Prior to this, I rode the Fizik Aliante - a bit heavier and bulkier, but nice. The Fizik 00 is much lighter, hand-made, and oozes with quality throughout. The underside is intertwined with carbonkevlar, and the carbon rails are tight and very very comfortable! The padding is unobtrusive and yet very comfortable for long rides - you forget the saddles underneath you.
I highly recommend this saddle if you have a high-end machine. Mine sits on top of a Pinarello Dogma, the perfect match!
Everyone butt and bone size are different and do have minute differences even from the same butt. My road bike is 30 years old and time for a new seat. So I had been searching for a while and found this expensive but worthwhile in the end. I sat the seat just a little back because as with time on riding I tend to slip back and so the butt bone sat on it perfectly. Everyone is different but the seat was very comfortable and light.
Great seat, amazing built quality, as light as it gets, pricey. If not adjusted correctly can be down right painful to ride. There are NO instructions in the box, including the clamping force for the mount. Once properly adjusted, a heavenly seat!!! Need to tilt it back somewhat to where the wings are close to being flat.
I'm a cycling enthusiast trying to get in 10 hrs week. The saddle and comfort are the key to achieving this goal. I'm at 6 hrs now but this saddle is really going to help. It's a nice well made saddle. It's very very comfortable. I road the Specialized Toupe before and this is much more comfortable.