Fizi:k Antares 00 Carbon Braided Saddle - Road Bike Shop

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Fi'zi:k Antares 00 Carbon Braided Saddle
Retail Price: $349.99
Our Price: $279.99
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Casual spins on your exercise bike while you watch reality TV don't merit a stiff and aggressive saddle, but you'll want something powerful when you're hammering up mountains, getting in and out of the saddle, and sucking down oxygen like it's going out of style. When you need a saddle that'll hold you up and propel you forward without getting in the way, turn to the Fizik Antares 00 Carbon Braided Saddle. The Antares is built around two buzzwords: weight and stiffness. It's heavy (not literally) on the carbon, with braided carbon rails that save 30g, equivalent to 20% of the saddle's overall weight. Their oval shape adds durability, and the textured surface makes for seriously secure clamping. Carbon rails are all well and good, but the carbon saddle is where the Antares really makes its money. The shell is composed of a thin layer of foam sandwiched by two layers of carbon fiber, which provides stiff support while maintaining a flexible edge (Fizik uses its WingFlex design) for the ultimate combination of power and comfort. While it's stiff, the Antares isn't a one-dimensional brick. At the nose, 10mm of superlight high-density foam padding provides targeted cushioning for riders who spend a lot of time in the drops or riding aerobars, and the fairly wide 45mm nose provides extra support when you're riding in the front of the saddle.