Fizik Aliante R3 Saddle
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- The carbon shell provides plenty of rigidity and maintains its shape for longer.
- The combination of high-gloss and matte finish gives this saddle a sleek look.
The Fizik Aliante R3 saddle is part of the further developed Spine Concept. Before, this just looked at the flexibility of your spine, but now it takes the way you ride into consideration as well. The rotation of your pelvis is essential to determine whether a saddle suits your needs or not. There's now both a Regular (140 mm) and Large (152 mm) version available of the Fizik Aliante R3. The faster you ride, the lower the pressure gets on the saddle, requiring less surface area for support.
The Fizik Aliante R3 saddle was made for the so-called Bulls. The Bull is a rider who's spine isn't overly flexible. Their power is best transferred to the pedals in a slightly more upright position. The seat bones therefore also require a little extra support. The Bull is probably best off with the equally named and extremely compact Cyrano Bull bars and the wider Aliante saddle. The Fizik Aliante R3 is a lightweight and rigid saddle in the Aliante range. This is because of the Nylon-injected composite shell, Wing Flex technology, and K:ium rails.
This saddle has a round rear part, making it ideal for riders who move around on the saddle and rock their pelvis from side to side while riding. The round shape provides some extra freedom of movement over a flat one.
This is an S-shaped saddle, meaning it's raised at the rear and lowered in the middle. This S-shape makes it possible for riders with an inflexible back to still assume an aggressive position on the bike. This has to do with the rotation of your pelvis. Someone with an inflexible spine will have more trouble tilting their pelvis forward.