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Embrace the stones.
With vibration damping carbon braided rails, the Fi'zi:k Aliante R3 Race Edition Saddle with 7x9 Carbon Braided Rails celebrates the storied cobbles of Roubaix with an anthracite colorway and hints of fiery red. Boasting the same shape and comfort we've come to love from the standard Aliante R3, this race edition adds a hint of unique flair to any day in the saddle while signaling your to riding in all conditions and surviving grueling terrain.
The Aliante R3 is a proven standard for many cyclists looking for a perfect blend of comfort and weight savings, and the carbon rails on this model take those savings even further by shedding 16g of claimed weight compared to the models with alloy K:ium rails. Despite that weight loss, the saddle is still forgiving enough for long endurance rides, stiff enough to handle the local criteriums, and durable enough to last for years. It owes much of this versatility to the TwinFlex shell design, which features multiple materials across its breadth to let the saddle yield in the center while providing support at the wings. This relieves sensitive areas without compromising the Aliante R3's solid pedaling platform.
The Aliante falls into the bull category within Fi'zi:k's Spine Concept guidelines, an approach to finding the right saddle choice that recognizes differences in spine flexibility among cyclists. With its wider stance and waved shape, the Aliante is the top recommendation among the Fi'zi:k saddle range for cyclists with relatively rigid spines. When you settle into its basket, the Aliante rotates your hips forward, keeping you on top of the pedal stroke and reducing the amount of bend you need to coax out of your back in order to reach the hoods.
- A road saddle that pays tribute to the Queen of the Classics
- Carbon braided rails absorb vibrations and shed grams
- Durable, lightweight TwinFlex shell accommodates pedaling
- Fizik's Bull Spin Concept category fits less flexible riders