The Arione R1 Open saddle adopts some of Fizik's best technologies, a flat profile and an anatomically shaped cut-out to reduce discomfort in sensitive areas. It's designed to offer you a perfect balance of flexibility and power transfer.
Within the Fizik Spine Concept system, this saddle is categorised as a “Snake” type, which means it’s designed for those who have lots of flexibility and minimal rotation of the pelvis when pedalling.
The base of the Arione R1 Open is manufactured from a composite of nylon that’s reinforced with carbon fibre. This design reduces the weight and provides a stable platform for consistent comfort and a low weight. This advanced shell is wrapped with Fizik’s Comfort Core foam and a durable Microtex cover.
In addition to the carbon fibre reinforced shell, this saddle has braided carbon rails. These are light, strong and combine with the shell to ensure ultra-efficient power transfer.
Fi’zi:k is the premium, racing brand of Selle Royal S.p.a. Its name is synonymous with the shape and form of the human body; hence the intuitive association with products that are contact points between riders and their bikes. More than this, fi’zi:k represents beauty, speed, passion, freedom for those who race against each other, race against the clock and for enthusiast cyclists around the world who identify with the feeling of the fire of competition. The humble origin in 1996 stemmed from a vision to improve rider performance by creating superior saddle comfort. Today’s Spine Concept™ provides a guideline to help riders find their most comfortable saddle. Integral to this comfort is the design collaboration with professional athletes and the fact that each saddle is 100% “fatto a mano” (hand-made) in Italy. Some credit Fi’zi:k with redefining the racing saddle category thanks to its destructively-innovative elegant products that are not only comfortable, but also a source of style and beauty in their own right. The Arione, launched in 2003 is one such example. In 2006 fi’zi:k launched a product for riders’ hands: a strong, washable Microtex bar tape. Shoes were then launched in 2010 offering a unique blend of innovative materials with an inimitable style. 2014 saw fi’zi:k launch road cockpit components employing The Spine Concept™ to help riders choose their perfect handlebar shape. In 2016 fi’zi:k saddles are ridden by 8 UCI World Tour Teams. Fi’zi:k’s relentless innovation is facilitated by many such committed professional athletes, from all cycling disciplines. Relentless testing and refinement has helped fi’zi:k to push the boundaries of possibility. It will come as little surprise then that Fi’zi:k products have been ridden to many Cycling World titles, Ironman World Championship titles and beyond.
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