Fizik Ares Saddle Pro Review - By Twain Mein
- Specifically designed for to meet UCI regulations for time trials
- Cost: $199 MSRP
- Natural Leather Seat Cover
- Made in Italy
- ICS bag compatible
- Cool black and white color scheme. However, the white is subject to grease and fingerprints.
- Weight: Claimed 155 grams. Actual: 159.
This is a review of the Fizik Ares saddle, which is expressly designed for time trials. Fizik has been making some fantastic products and the Ares is the newest in the line. Fizik’s most well known offerings include:
The Arione — extremely popular and uniquely longer than most saddles (unfortunately, this saddle causes numbness for me)
The Aliante is perhaps the most comfortable saddle ever made; I can’t recommend it highly enough for folks who commute. And it will make any “superstiff” bike a lot more tolerable.
The Antares, while not as comfortable as the Aliante, is an excellent triathlon saddle and provides a firmer ride than the Aliante that doesn’t rob any power.
So I was really excited to test the Ares, thinking it could be the ultimate triathlon saddle.