Part 3: Accessorize – Fizik Antares saddle and KCNC quick releases
The next two were easy upgrades that actually saved a lot of weight.
Fizik Antares Saddle
- Cost: $199 MSRP
- Comfortable yet very light weight
- Natural Leather Seat Cover
- Made in Italy
- ICS bag compatible
- Weight: Claimed 175 grams. Actual: 177.
The Antares is the newest saddle from Fizik. It is positioned between the ultra-comfortable Aliante and the ultra-popular Airione. I love the Aliante but the Airione never quite fit me. The Antares’ real competitor is a minimalist saddle like the Selle Italia Flite which weighs an astounding 135 grams. However, I find the Flite extremely uncomfortable. The Antares weighs a little more but I found it to be surprisingly comfortable–even on 50 mile rides. Plus, at 177 grams, it saves 38 grams over the Aliante. You can read my in-depth review here.