Fizik Arione K1 Saddles

5/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $430.00

Product Description

The Fizik Arione K:1 is made of strong carbon fibres and soft Technogel. Mobius is a circular rail, securely attached to the perimeter of the shell, to increase the suspended seating surface area. Made of braided carbon, it has 50% higher max. Load capaci

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User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2011

Strengths:    Comfort, looks great, weight

Weaknesses:    Price, ok, not as bad as some, but they don't give them away.

Bottom Line:   
I had put about 500 miles on my new Roubaix but was having difficulty with rides over 35 miles because I could never get comfortable because of the torture device Specialized psses off as a saddle. I had Fizik on my mountain bike, which I really liked so I tried this one. It took about 100 ft from the drive way to figure out this saddle is awesome. The saddle is flat and long and you can actually change your fore and aft positions and still feel great.

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Similar Products Used:   Fizik Gobi (mountain), SPecialized ASSGouger

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by highway hamburger a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2009

Strengths:    Light weight, surprisingly comfortable, long (good for sitting back while climbing or getting "on the nose" while sprinting.

Weaknesses:    None that I have found yet.

Bottom Line:   
A friend that is far more fit than me (amateur road racer) offered up his back up K1 after I cracked my saddle (Specialized Toupe 143). Given the very minimalist look to the saddle, I assumed that it would be very firm and uncomfortable. After ~400 miles on it on a variety of road surfaces, I have to say that I am astonished at how comfortable it is. Yes, it is firm, but it is not punishing. If you are looking for a saddle that is soft, look elsewhere.

I am 6'5" and ~215 lbs. I consistently ride ~4,000 miles a year. I don't race (no desire or time), but I do ride hard, and as often as I can. If you like to cruise down flat bike paths on your way to the coffee house, forget this saddle, unless you are trying to impress other posers with its sleek look. If you want performance, light weight and a firm, but non-punishing saddle, then this is for you.

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Favorite Ride:   Mt. Hamilton, San Jose

Purchased At:   N/A

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Toupe 143m
Selle Italia (can't remember model, too long ago)
Selle San Marco (can't remember model, too long ago)

Bike Setup:   Seven Axiom SG (custom Ti frame)
Campy Record (9 spd)
Winwood Carbon Handlebars
Easton EC 70 seat post
Mavic CXP 33 wheels (customized with brass inserts in hubs to strengthen spokes)
Vredestein Fortezza Tri Comp Quattro Tires (at 145 psi)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mohd Faizal Bin Jasni a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2008

Strengths:    Wow...I would say 9.9 out of 10
for the strength

Weaknesses:    Nil

Bottom Line:   
The K1 is a worth buying saddle.
Although it cost me SGP $650, I found it's more comfortable than my previous Selle Italia SLR..Carbon railings are as strong which can really support me (75kg)..
Would strongly recommeded....

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Similar Products Used:   Selle Italia Carbonio Flite
Selle Italia SLR
Selle San Marco Aspide Carbon

Bike Setup:   2008 Orbea Orca (Red)
2008 Ultegra SL Gruppo
2008 Mavic Kysrium SL Wheelset
K-Sword Handlebar
Zeus Carbon seatpost & Stem(100mm)

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