aliante saddle by fizik 1 300x157   Fizi:k Aliante Carbon Womens SaddleFizik just released a wider line of recreational and women specific saddles aside from their regular collection of race performance seats. Recently out of the market, The Aliante (143mm wide), the Arione (132mm wide) and the Anatres (143mm wide).

Their best seller is the Aliante saddle. It is wider and with a slight ergonomic dip as to its length. Selle Italia and Selle San Marco introduced their new carbon railed and shelled versions, however the move appeared to be a response to a marketing strategy. Aliante maintains its comfortable design of durability. The Fizik Aliante Carbon is 199 grams of a wider and softer saddle. The exterior shell is 35 grams of multi-directional carbon fiber and around 15 grams bi-directional carbon/Kevlar weave interior “hammock”. Just be sure not to fall asleep while riding.

SRP is €175-€299, depending on the rails chosen (K:ium or Carbon Braided).