A most comfortable perch.
Fizik’s Kurve series of saddles is designed to maximize comfort while minimizing padding. Fizik know that padding can degrade over time, leading to a saddle that’s not nearly as supportive as it once was. By using a single, continuous rail that runs around the perimeter of the saddle, the Kurve saddles provide support in much the same manner as a hammock –you’re effectively suspended between the rails.
This particular Kurve sadde is designed for Bulls, according to Fizik’s Spine Concept. Bulls are riders with a bit less spinal flexibility, who are more likely to tilt their pelvis forward on the bike, and thus need a bit deeper ‘pocket’ in the saddle for comfort. This saddle also makes use of ovalized, 7x9mm carbon rails, meaning it will only be compatible with seatposts designed for ovalized rails.
- 7x9mm carbon fiber rails
- Mobius rail provides support without padding
- Designed for “Bull” type riders, with slightly-less-flexible spines
- Q & A
If the seat fits - wear it!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Since we're all built differently getting a bicycle seat that "fits" can be difficult. My criteria is simply: "Can I ride for one-hundred miles wearing unpadded, cotton shorts and still feel comfortable?"
The Fi'zi:k Kurve Bull Saddle does just that. It's ability to work slightly from side to side as you pedal has proven to be a welcomed addition to saddle build. I've done 105 miles on this (over an eight hour day) and was absolutely fine at the end.
When used with padded shorts . . . well, it's sublime.
Topping off the features is the light weight of the saddle. Normally I'm not a weight weenie but there's no reason to add additional, unnecessary ounces.
A great saddle - if it fits your backside!