Fizik Arione Saddles

3.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $299.95

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Product Description

A braided carbon rail and lightweight foam on the Fiazi:k Arione CX Carbon Braided Road Saddle cut the weight down to 159 grams and dampen vibration so you get less of a jackhammer effect while you ride. The Wing-Flex design flexes slightly at your thighs so you can pedal efficiently, and the low race profile slims the saddle down without sacrificing comfort. A carbon shell mixes stiffness with slight give so you wonat feel like youare riding a moonbounce or a wooden plank.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wetpaint a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2011

Strengths:    Excellent build quality
Light weight

Weaknesses:    Flatter than the regular Arione

Bottom Line:   
I have the regular Arione and found it to be comfortable even for 8 hour rides and decided to get this one to save some weight. The shape is alot flatter than the regular Arione and my butt just could not tolerate the saddle for rides over 3 hours. I used it for ~60 hours before giving up and going to to the normal wingflex saddle. Another strange thing is that the foam gets significantly harder when the temps get below 45F.

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Similar Products Used:   Arione wingflex
Sella Italia Flite Gel Flo

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by carbonconvert a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2009

Strengths:    cool looking, comfy I suppose if you're arse is naturally padded more than mine!

Weaknesses:    Overpriced, extra length useless

Bottom Line:   
My 09 Giant Adv 1 came with a standard arione which I rode for a couple of weeks. Being new, I couldn't really have an opinion of it. I switched it for the CX since it looked cool with the carbon rails. It has less padding but basically the same saddle. I apparently don't have the rear end for this style of seat because a year of riding hasn't made the saddle comfortable. The extra length is useless and the nose pokes you in the rear when standing now and then. What is this "break in" period about? It is stiff like brand new. What a waste of money...
Will I feel any diffence with the Selle SLR's?

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Bike Setup:   09 Giant TCR Advanced 1/Sram Force, Rolf Prima Elan w/Conti 4000 and speedplays.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Caruso a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2009

Strengths:    light, light, cool look,

Weaknesses:    no click mechanism for saddle bag, orig retail price,

Bottom Line:   
Bottomline is that this saddle is one of the harder bricks out there but still comfortable. Compared to the classic arione the padding is harder but compared to similar saddles in this weight class like the Selle SLR it is way nicer. Also the bibs play a big part, good bibs will make the saddle feel way nicer, i would not pay the original retail price, let's see how long the carbon will last...., 50 miles are no big deal haven't tried longer rides so far.

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Favorite Ride:   Mt Tam

Price Paid:    $127.00

Purchased At:   Backcountry

Similar Products Used:   Selle Ital filte/ SLR, Fizik Arione Wing flex Ti

Bike Setup:   15lbs rocket!

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

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2009

Strengths:    Comfort and a longer profile

Weaknesses:    Nothing what so ever

Bottom Line:   
Have had the standard Arione for some 3 years and had it set up as well as I think you could get it , but was not completely happy. Nearly changed brands but got a bargain on Ebay and cannot say anything but excellent. Where the standard arione is a little boardy and stiff the flex wing takes all of this out and virtually the saddle dissappears underneath. No numbness after hours in the saddle, no hot spots just joy. The saddle will need a little time to soften a little but I am sold on it. Bought an Aliante on ebay as well at a bargain price as I had demo it prior and it was pretty good too, but I was missing the slightly longer profile of the Arione. The Aliante is very good as well and would have been very happy on it compared to the standard Arione but the Carbon Arione is the one and the aliante will be relegated to the cross bike

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Favorite Ride:   Long and alone

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Arione, Aliante, Selle Italia,

Bike Setup:   R3, Campy Chorus through out, Neutron wheels PR3 rubber

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erik Mitchell a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 27, 2007

Strengths:    Weight savings over the original Arione...looks good...feels good!!

Weaknesses:    NONE!!

Bottom Line:   
I bought this saddle to replace my Fizik Arione Tri Saddle. I rode this saddle for years. I bought a new Specialized Roubiax Pro and went with the braided carbon version for a weight savings. I had the same problem with the previous reviewer regarding the thickness of the rails. It was an easy fix for me. We just pulled another Specialized seat post with a more traditional clamp...problem solved! I don't think the new design is cause for a one-star a new seat post!!

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Favorite Ride:   Vicksburg National Military Park

Price Paid:    $225.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Fazik Arione Tri Saddle

Bike Setup:   2008 Specialized Roubiax Pro...full Dura Ace...Zipp 404's

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Help with tweaking my Fizik Arione

I recently got a Supersix with the Fizik Arione and have a few questions about getting a comfortable saddle position. My old bike had some cheap, Bontrager saddle with no cutout but a significant amount of padding and I didn't ever have any [I]significant [/I]issues with it. Is there a tried and tr ... Read More »

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 »

Green Fizik Arione

Does anyone have pictures of this saddle on your bike? I've got a 2012 Supersix Replica and can't decide on this saddle or other team color ones... Share please!Read More »

Arione Saddle Sliding Issue

I have been playing around with adjusting my new arione saddle. Right now it sits level tip to tail. The problem I am having is that I keep having to pull my self forward on the seat. It's when I go to apply power It pushes me back and I need to keep sliding myself forward so I can actually crea ... Read More »

Another Saddle Post: Arione Versus

I am interested in the Fizik Arione Versus, can anyone provide some real world opinions? Currently riding a regular Arione on three bikes and a cx on another. Looking for some additional comfort. ThanksRead More »

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