Fi'zi:k Antares with K:ium Rails
Fi'zi:k's Antares line of saddles consists of three models -- the K:ium, Braided, and 00. This model, with K:ium Rails, provides the most value, whereas the 00 is the lightest and most expensive version. However, all Antares saddles are designed for medium flexibility riders, or more precisely, what Fi'zi:k refers to as 'Chameleon.'
Fi'zi:k divides its saddles into three shape designs for varying flexibility, calling this its Spine Concept. Each level of flexibility is denoted as either Snake, Chameleon, or Bull, with the serpent being the most limber and the ox intended for muscular riders. If you can easily touch your toes, then the Snake would be your ideal saddle shape. However, if toe touching is just as much out of reach as podium spot at the Tour, then a Bull designated saddle will support best. But, the Antares' Chameleon profile fits right in the middle of these polar opposites.
Why is this? Well, the Antares' Chameleon shape is semi-narrow, and it's intended for riders who instinctively manage the body's position and weight over the saddle. This shape is perfect for competitive athletes and recreational riders alike. Additionally, this concept is reinforced through its forgiving, yet supportive, carbon-reinforced Rilsan shell.
The shell is lightly padded, covered with a durable Microtex, and supported by Fi'zi:k's proprietary K:ium rails. Essentially, K:ium is a combination of metal alloys, and a specific tubular design that increases fatigue resistance. The result are rails that are lighter than solid titanium, and feature a strength-to-weight ratio that's exceeds most alloys. This enables Fi'zi:k to keep this Antares just under 189 grams.
The Fi'zi:k Antares with K:ium Rails is 274mm long, 142mm wide, and is available in the colors White or Acid Green. It is also compatible with Fi'zi:k's line of Integrated Clip System products.
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