Stiff, lightweight, and ready to race, the Arione places the emphasis on power transfer. It scores high in the performance category, but cannot match the comfort of the Editors' Choice, the Specialized Phenom Expert. Minimal padding, and a long, flat profile allow for multiple positions. The Mirotex cover, Kium rails, and nylon carbon reinforced shell make for a durable, long lasting product. This is a saddle for the flexible rider who likes a low, stretched performance position. It is well suited to road, cyclocross, and mountain bike racing. Steer clear if comfort is your primary concern, or if you prefer a wide saddle.
Fizik saddles now come in a couple options. R1 is a Carbon rail and R3 is an alloy K:ium rail. Sizes are regular and large.