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If you want a race-inspired saddle, but you need some extra comfort, the F'iz:ik Arione VSX K:ium Saddle may be exactly what you're chasing. Based on the modern classic Arione shape, the VSX model incorporates ample padding and a generous pressure relief channel down the middle.
The Versus (VS) range of saddles features thicker foam than their standard F'iz:ik counterparts. It's specifically shaped to provide more padding for your sit bones to keep them from getting tender on long rides. This X variation involves a deeper relief channel than the standard VS level Arione.
The rear wings of the saddle are 132mm wide, making it ideal for those with medium-width sit bones, and the generous 300mm length gives you plenty of fore-aft movement to adjust your posture over the course of a ride. As you’d expect from F'iz:ik , this saddle’s shape isn't an accident; rather, it was developed after long-term laboratory blood flow analysis and thermal mapping of multiple groups of test subjects.
The Arione VSX is built on a carbon-reinforced nylon body, which provides comfortable shell flex. The rails are K:ium, an alloy that’s proprietary to Fi’zi:k and offers similar weight to titanium rails at a significantly more affordable price point.