Fizik Antares Saddles

4.4/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $320.00

Product Description

The Fizik Antares 00 saddle is the latest addition to Fizik’s road cycling range. The Antares 00 embodies all of the essential Fizik elements: comfort, flexibility, and incredible lightness. The Wing Flex shell flexes downward wher...

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stephane Guay a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2012

Strengths:    Well built, light, very stable and confortable when you push on the pedals ! Great look.

Weaknesses:    unconfortable for a smooth ride. Expensive.

Bottom Line:   
Good saddle for training and racing. Unconfortable for commuting, It's a racing saddle. Good value. If you're over 180 pds or you prefer touring than racing (over 4 hrs on the saddle), you better go for the Alliante Gamma.

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Favorite Ride:   Cabot Trail, C.B.I.

Price Paid:    $180.00

Purchased At:   Probike.

Similar Products Used:   Fizik Alliante Gamma

Bike Setup:   Argon 18 Gallium, Shimano Ultegra, Campagnolo Zonda wheels.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by austincrx a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2012

Strengths:    Looks 'Baller' good!

Weaknesses:    Everything except the looks:
stiff as a board
no padding
no pocket
wide nose
very long nose

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this saddle because all my cycling friends have Fizik saddles and swear by them, so I thought I'd try it. I selected the Antares (2011 model) because it fit my sit bone width, and flexibility. The problem is that I never got comfortable on it. The saddle has almost no padding, and what little padding it does have is very hard. It's like a piece of cloth over some plastic, with some fake leather over that. Ther is very little flex, and it puts alot of pressure on your taint area. I would be fine for about an hour, but after that and especially in the third hour I got VERY uncomfortable. I moved around ALOT to try and get comfortable, finding myself standing up every five minutes to try and get comfortable. I finally switched back to my Specialized Phenom saddle and immediately fell in love all over again. The fact that there is no relief in the Antares, and it's basically a board caused me to hate it.

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Favorite Ride:   none with this saddle

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   E3 saddle
Specialized Phenom

Bike Setup:   Cannondale CAAD8 with 105 and Ultegra components, Raleigh RX1.0 factory setup with Mavic Ksyriums

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Sablotny a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2011

Strengths:    Light weight, good looks

Weaknesses:    Sharp nose catches shorts on standing/seated transitions

Bottom Line:   
Thought this would be the one for me, gave it several hundred miles, but it just gave me pain from 20 miles - I'm used to suffering after 80-100 but this was too much. Its a saddle of course, so YMMV

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Favorite Ride:   most of Sonoma County

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Much of the Selle Italia Flie family, Fizik Gobi & Aliante, various WTB's

Bike Setup:   2011 Fuji SST, Duracci, Fulcrum Racing 1 wheels, Ritchey bits

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

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2010

Strengths:    Comfortable, light, came with cool split bartape

Weaknesses:    Not cheap, saddles are very individual-based

Bottom Line:   
This saddle fits my butt! This is the first time I feel my sit bones on a saddle instead of pressure in between them. I took one out for a demo for a week and even during the first ride, when I hadn't fully dialed in its position, I could tell that this was "the one" (well unless something better comes along). I like that this saddle relies more on shell flex than foam for padding. I found the arione to be too soft on long rides. I also like how this still offers a fair range of seating positions, unlike an SMP or Aliante (but not as many as the arione), as I tend to slide back on climbs or slide up when I get into an aero tuck. Oh, and the split color bar tape it came with was a nice touch.

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Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Secret Deal

Similar Products Used:   Fizik Arione and Aliante, Selle SMP Composit, Argon 18 ARS1000

Bike Setup:   Cannondale SystemSix 3 Ultegra, FSA traditional bend bars, FSA SL-K seatpost, Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels, Maxxis Columbiere tires @110 psi

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bdaghisallo1 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2010

Strengths:    Great support in the back and nice suspension effect with the carbon shell and wingflex feature.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for an Antares 00 saddle.

Wow! Great saddle. Had been using an Arione but it always felt a little narrow at the back. The Antares sat on my shelf for about a month before I had the guts to give it a go. It looked so flat and looked like it wouldn't be all that comfortable. I actually bought a kium antares last summer when they were released and rode it for 200 yds before giving up on it. Love this thing.

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Price Paid:    $287.00

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Similar Products Used:   Arione.

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arione to antares

I rode on a Fizik Arione for almost a year. I loved it however I would like to try something different like the Antares. Has anyone here switched saddles like I want to do? Some people would ask why switch? I like the shape of the Antares better than the Arione plus I believe that the Antares wei ... Read More »

Fizik Antares alternative

I've been putting in a bunch of miles on a Fizik Antares VS saddle. I have figured out that a saddle that's pretty flat side-to-side works well for me. The Antares VS is pretty good, the channel is good for a low-pressure-on-the-flesh experience and I can move around on it easily, but I have two c ... Read More »

Difference between a Fizik Antares Test saddle and production saddle?

I stoped in my favorite LBS today and bought this saddle for 40.00. I hope I did well. What is the difference in this test saddle, which says TEST on it, and the production model? [IMG][/IMG]Read More »

Fizik Antares vs Antares Versus

I have heard that the regular antares saddle is flexible enough so that there's no need for a channel or cut out. Given that there's no lbs that demos them, does anyone have any feedback? Thanks!Read More »

Ritchey WCS Stubby Seat mast thing+ Fizik Antares 00 Winglfex = FFFFFFUUUUUUU

So my new frame got here today and I started building it up. All is done except for the fact that my Fizik Antares Wingflex 00 seat has ovalish railes and won't fit into the the Ritchey WCS Seat Mast stubby, topper thing. Am I hosed or just incompetent at putting this thing together? I have waited a ... Read More »

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