Fizik Aliante Saddles

4.39/5 (135 Reviews)
MSRP : $179.99


Product Description

The Twin Flex shell technology offers full-length pressure relief while K:ium rails provide an 8% weight reduction over titanium and provides better vibration absorption.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joey F a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2012

Strengths:    High quality materials. Durable.

Weaknesses:    Shape of the saddle.

Bottom Line:   
For me, this saddle is a 1. I have tried the other Fizik saddles, without any luck. None fit me. For the Aliante, the shape completely puts pressure on the perennial tissue. I was measured in at about 142mm, so the measurements were supposed to be correct. But my sit bones have to perch on the sides of the saddle, which are lower than the center, upon which the weight of my body, via the soft tissue, bears much of the weight. Numbness has been a serious issue. I have used this saddle for some time, adjusting it, adjusting my posture, to no avail. I have tried numerous saddles, and I am going to test out the Specialized Romin models, which I hear tremendous things about, for people such as myself who are trying to find a saddle that is friendly to the soft tissues down there. This saddle is well-crafted, and apparently works well for many people. Saddles are a highly personal issue; that said, for me, I have determined after ample time trying to give this one a go that it is completely un-usable - a 1.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jacob Obara a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2011

Strengths:    Pretty, light, comfortable, great vibration dampening, replaceable side protectors

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
This is a very comfortable saddle. I have the carbon braided rails version and it soaks up the vibrations on the road like you wouldn't believe. I am used to it now, but when i changed from my San Marco saddle i was very impressed for days.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Ebay Australia

Similar Products Used:   San Marco

Bike Setup:   Bianchi Via Nirone 7


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by sqit101 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2011

Strengths:    Excellent material quality and craftsmanship. Interesting design concept.

Weaknesses:    Shape of the seat truly infringes on soft tissue area.

Bottom Line:   
Despite all of the raving reviews for the Aliante, my experience wasn't the best, so I figured I'd share it for those looking for a new saddle. The quality and craftsmanship of the saddle is wonderful. The design in theory seems like it would be a great saddle with the carbon mesh, however, for those riders with soft tissue concerns, this is likely not the saddle for you. Not only is there no center cutouts, but where your seat bones would normally hit, the saddle "falls off", or curves downward. This saddle put undo pressure on my soft tissue area more than any other saddle I've ridden (mostly stock Specialized saddles, which i've never had a complaint about). If you require soft tissue relief, look at the Terry Fly.

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Similar Products Used:   Specialized Comp Road, Terry Fly

Bike Setup:   Specialized Allez Sport frame, Ultegra 6600 groupset, Rol Volant Wheels, Serfa Tires,FSA neck and handlebars


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mads5566 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2011

Strengths:    really good at long rides

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   
really nice saddle. a little bit heavier than my old saddle...but much more comfortable

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Favorite Ride:   focus izalco 2011

Purchased At:   heino-cykler.dk



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J.W. Wirds a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2010

Strengths:    Comfortable from start to finish in long rides. I used have a Selle Italia C2, which was fine for rides < 50 k. But for a recent 9 day trek across Europe from northern Italy to The Netherlands (1350 km) I started doing rides above 100k. For this the C2 is useless. I tried an Arione which was better but not good enough. Finally got a test Aliante and was on it for 9 days without any complaint.

Weaknesses:    None that I can think of. Durability could be an issue, haven't used it long enough to know anything about this.

Bottom Line:   
Very comfortable saddle for long rides.

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Favorite Ride:   Groene Hart, The Netherlands

Purchased At:   not yet

Similar Products Used:   San Marco Rolls, Sele Italia C2, Fizik Arione

Bike Setup:   Colnago CLX carbon



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Fizik Aliante getting it level

Just got this saddle. My previous saddle was flat and easy to level. Aliante has a tail up design so do I just place the level on the nose? Across the entire saddle (told to do this by my LBS), or is there another way? Not sure how this one should be leveled. I know seems like a silly question ju ... Read More »

Fizik Aliante Carbon - Is there an ergo alternative?

I love every aspect of my Fizik Aliante carbon rail saddle except it's making certain parts of my nether regions fall asleep on extended rides. This doesn't happen on my other bike with a WTB Silverado that has an ergo channel. If you like the Aliante, WTB Silverado or original Selle San Marco Re ... Read More »

Aliante Braded rail torque spec

I just received my Aliante with the carbon braided rails and the torque spec in th manual is 18nm. Can that be correct? That seems like a lot. :confused:Read More »

Must consult with cool wall: Fizik Aliante scuff guards - Yay or nay?

Always been debating whether to have them on or off, and figured it was an aesthetic call. They don't hold the leather in anyway, and on a road bike I'm not prone scuffing anything. They make the Aliante look chunky, but is that + their considerable uselessness worth the loss of that "insurance" whe ... Read More »

Fizik Aliante

I'm thinking about ordering the Fizik Aliante Carbon with K:ium Rails saddle. I read that it has an integrated clip system. I'm planning to use a Topeak Aero Wedge Pack bag that uses the QuickClip. Will the Fizik integrated clip system interfere with the QuickClip installation? Has anyone re ... Read More »

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