The Aliante is 1 of fi’zi:k’s 3 Spine Concept™ Mens Road Saddle shapes. Of these 3, the Aliante shape is the widest and most longitudinally waved.
The Aliante Carbon is the top-of-the-line saddle available in this shape. The carbon shell with Twin Flex™ ‘sweet spot’ at the centre and carbon braided rail make this a lighter and stiffer alternative to the Aliante Carbon Kium or Aliante Gamma models, whilst not compromising comfort.
Aliante Carbon is for The Bull: Rigid Spine.
If you have a relatively low degree of spinal flexibility (more than 90 degrees between your straight legs and back when bending over as far as you can, keeping your legs straight a shoulders’ width apart), you are a Bull. Your degree of Spinal flexibility will top out quite quickly when attempting to adopt the performance position. For this reason you will rotate you pelvis fully.
You will benefit from the increased curvature (support) of the Aliante shape.
Shell: Carbon with Twin Flex™ ‘sweet spot’ at the centre
Rail: Carbon Braided 7x9mm
Scuff guards on either side towards rear of saddle
Integrated Clip System: Yes
Buy Fizik Aliante Carbon Braided Saddle from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Creaks
I like Fizik saddles and have been using them for years. Fitted this one to a Thompson seat post on my new Santa Cruz Tallboy and I like the comfort but it creaks like crazy. I tried tightening it up but it still creaks. If I can't solve it I'll be replacing it with something else. Could be my weight (about 100kg). Very frustrating.
31 August 2011